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10-02-2012, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Imagine17 View Post
The biggest reason we have Garrison (and so cheap) is because he is a BC boy with a connection to the team (MayRay). Could you imagine if we didn't get Garrison? We would still be missing that top 4 dman & I don't think Gillis would have overpaid a UFA to fill that.... however in the Luongo trade who knows?!?!

You're right Gillis does have balls & sometimes it really backfires. Gillis could have just dumped Ballard & kept Ehrhoff in reality.

Keeping/leaving Ehrhoff came down to his contract. He wanted more, Gillis didn't budge, and then he was shipped out. It had nothing to do with Ballard IMO. Ehrhoff at 5m+ was a non-starter for Gillis.

Yes, agree that getting Garrison was huge. Without him, Gillis likely targets an NHL dman in trade. It changed his needs in a big way... Too bad Shultz didn't follow.

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