Thread: McKenzie: Canucks chasing Bouwmeester
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03-04-2009, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by nuckfan in TO View Post
He never said Bieksa was never discussed... he just said he was never brought up by him.

All we know for sure:

- Gillis talked to Martin at 5:45 AM (PST) and Martin told him what he wanted.

- Gillis said that what Martin wanted was "undoable".

- Gillis said that Bieksa was never mentioned up by him. Nothing about whether Martin asked for him or not, just that Gillis never included him in any offer.

It sounds to me like Martin asked for a lot - Bieksa/Edler + Kesler/Burrows, etc... and that was "undoable" .... or Martin did ask for Ohlund (or Salo or Mitchell) and those guys refused to waive their NTC, which again makes the deal "undoable"

Either way, didn't happen... too bad. Wait till the offseason. The canucks have an excellent chance of signing him then.
My take on the Gillis interview was there was never a serious discussion. I doubt any players would have been mentioned, and Gillis never thought about it again.

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