Thread: McKenzie: Canucks chasing Bouwmeester
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03-05-2009, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter Griffin View Post
I tend to believe that it was Martin that was asking for Bieksa to be part of the deal. My guess is that Gillis likely offered something along the lines of O'Brien, Raymond and 1st for JayBo and Martin countered with Bieksa in place of O'Brien, ending the discussion. FWIW, Bob McKenzie stated that Bieksa was never offered, which meshes with what Gillis said, and that if Bieksa was part of the equation the deal would've been done.
This is right for the most part. I'm not sure it was Obrien in place of Bieksa though. Gillis did say that the discussions ended very early that morning. That part was untrue. From what I hear, they were going back and forth all the way to the deadline.

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