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01-04-2013, 10:59 AM
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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?
With no salary cap there's no reason for players to take pay cuts...
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