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07-02-2010, 12:36 PM
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MarkMM
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Originally Posted by ThirdManIn View Post
Let's see... Weber 4.5. Suter 3.5. Hamhuis 4.5

Poile isn't too bad
Poile is a solid GM and you're lucky to have him, but this comparison is bunk.

Your two guys were RFA's and under those circumstances you signed Hamhuis at $2.5M, when Suter and Weber face UFA status, then compare the numbers. The fact that Gillis got Hamhuis to sign for less than what other teams were willing to pay, got Ballard for spare parts, got our top forward target in Malhotra, and locked up the Sedin Twins and Luongo to below-market/cap friendly deals last year and Kesler to a long-term good value deal this year, and got thirty goals out of his $2.5 million Samuelsson signing, I don't think Gillis can be pointed to as a bad GM.

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