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07-03-2009, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by bengay View Post
After sitting waiting patiently for Gillis to do something really "bold" - like he proclaimed he would - at the draft and during the UFA period, hoping he would add a top flight offensive goal scorer and/or a puck moving d-man, Gillis goes out and signs a 32 year old Jannik Hansen for at least 1.5 million more than Jannik Hansen would have needed. Terrible. Moronic.

Gillis talks a big game, but seems to have no idea what is going on. He talks trash about the twins, then retracts, then plays hardball, then relents and signs them to 12 million dollars per year. He balks at dealing a draft pick for Bouwmeester and then watches him sign with the Flames. He reportedly is ready to handcuff the team by signing Luongo to an obscene 8 million dollar a year contract. In response to a need for a top 6 forward, he goes out and gets a glorified 3rd liner and commits to him until he is 35 years old. He uses precious cap space to do this and in effect eliminates the teams ability to add a player of consequence now.

Gillis, officially, is an idiot. I wonder if Toronto would give permission for us to talk to Nonis?
why talk to nonis when you're clearly more qualified for the job

if you want bold, go be a habs fan

if you can't see the benefits of samuelsson over hansen, you're insane

i'm not completely on board with this move yet, but there's that tiny detail of next season to deal with before we know if it works

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