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01-30-2011, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by zeke View Post
Luongo - Nonis

Sedin - Burke
Sedin - Burke
Kesler - Burke

Do you really have to go any further than those 4 names?

those are the names that make your team great right now.
Burke and Nonis get credit for bringing those players in but Gillis gets credit for surrounding them with a solid team and every single one of those players (even Luongo has been excellent this season so far) have taken their game to a new level while Gillis has been around here.

Most GM's inherit some talent while in Vancouver. Heck Burke inherited his share of great talent in Anaheim as well but he brought in the final pieces needed to get that Ducks team to the next level.

Gillis so far has done a similar thing where he has not only seen these core players go to a new level during his time here so far but he's surrounded them with key peices.

For example many have said that Mats Sundin played a role in helping both the Sedins and Kesler get to the next level. Kesler played with Sundin and the Sedins have mentioned how they saw Sundin on and off they ice and it has helped their game.

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