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01-04-2013, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Vankiller Whale View Post
Bieksa, Burrows, and Kesler are all real good friends and would likely all want to sign on the same team.

I think I can reasonably assume that all of:

Sedins
Hamhuis
Bieksa
Burrows
Kesler
Garrison
Schneider

Would re-sign with us. Booth, Edler, and depth players are more of a toss-up, but we'd also be active buyers ourselves.

Of course, that also means Luongo would likely leave, but the opportunity to go after superstars like Shea Weber or Corey Perry as well as the average players more than makes up for it imo.
Why would any of those guys re-sign in Vancouver? Everyone on the top line has signed for low money with the understanding that this team would persue a cup. They thought it was the Stanley Cup, not the President's trophy, you see.

Vancouver is not now, nor have they during Gillis' tenure stacking up for a cup run. This team is philosophically opposed to it, in fact, if you accept that goons are part of a cup winner. Even after it was proven to everyone no changes were made. I'd argue they have no desire to persue the Stanley Cup. "Win-now-mode" refers to the regular season in Vancouver.

Gillis has stated he thinks the Sedins will play longer because of the great amenities this team provides. Any player will tell you that a beating is a beating and warm blankets do not make that go away. Yet, Gillis doesn't get it. He also has not provided any on ice deterrent, as he is opposed to goons.

So, you absorb nightly beatings with no hope of a cup, accepting less money for a shortened career?

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