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07-15-2008, 11:10 PM
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thinking about this one more... there is almost no way to justify it. Gillis has made some bold changes.

Demoting Smyl (captain, heart and soul of the team at one point), and cut ties with both Naslund and Morrison, long time serving Canucks.

He obviously recognizes that Delorme is not a good scout. He has said numerous times that he and Aquillini are going to attack the player development aspect of the organization with resources ($$$) and more manpower.

The only plausible explanation is that they want someone who is currently under contract. I'd throw a wad of cash at Kekalainen in St. Louis (who is already being paid like a GM) and try and pry him away. I think he is currently the best mind out there in the hockey world.

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