Chris Tanev Re-Assigned to Chicago
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01-23-2012, 11:01 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
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Was just pointing out a bad move. Obviously it's far outweighted by his other moves that off-season but the team would've likely been better without it.
Posts like these annoy me to no end. Both of the examples you provided do not consider any factors such as concussion issues or waiver eligibility. Decisions are not made in a vacuum! Neither of those 'bad moves' were bad. They were moves based on what the team needed moving forward.
The Canucks were not in a position to offer a player one hit away from a career ending injury the contract he desired (especially given the players' lack of speed and mobility in which the Canucks current system relies upon. Furthermore, there may or may not have been issues with the coach as well as with other players: Kesler). Although Salo is injury prone, he has not had a history of concussions. Plus his transition game is very good.
As for Grabner, being waived by Florida is all that needs to be said. Clearly just not a good enough player at the time of the trade.
Gillis may have made mistakes, but the the two you reference were not one of them.
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