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07-26-2010, 12:52 PM
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MarkMM
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Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
I wonder if there was a trade threat in there somewhere..

Gotta say, Gillis seems to know all the little screws to get players re-signed at good numbers.
Haha, for all the talk that hiring a former agent as GM would be a bad thing (not part of the boys' club, blah-blah) there does seem to be this upside that he knows what goes on in a player's and agent's heads when they're staring across the table at a GM.

Love the deal, I was hoping for $2.75M as a fair amount, was prepared for $3M, but this plus a two-year security is good for the Canucks, and fair enough to Raymond that he won't be bitter.

If we could get cap relief, I wouldn't mind holding on to Bieksa until we get a better sense of Salo's future, but even if we do let Bieksa go, neither he nor Salo were in our top-four anyway, and we have three guys in Alberts, O'Brien and Rome who can be bottom pairing guys.

Edler - Hamhuis
Erhoff - Ballard
O'Brien - Alberts
Rome

That's not weak at all, and with our forwards and goaltending, we're solid. Would be nice to have a right-hander in there, but if Hamhuis and Ballard were honest about being able to play both sides, we don't have too much to worry about.

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