Mike Gillis Discussion Thread
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03-04-2013, 09:12 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Firstly, the great team that Gillis inherited when he came here did not make the playoffs and I don't want to hear injuries as an excuse - Nonis built no depth around core players much like Jay Feebster did in Tampa after they won the cup - no idea of how to manage assets.
Secondly, although it is still early he has refocussed our drafting in North America nd specifically Ontario - where the majority of NHLers come from more than double any other region - Adding scouts in that area has landed us Tanev, Gaunce, Jensen, Corrado, Hutton and Archibald -- pretty much all of out future --- some of drafts previous to his arrival were complete abortions - Patrick White Taylor Ellington et al.
Lastly he has made Vancouver a prime destination for free agents creating an environment where players (Sedins Bieksa Burrows etc ) agreee to take less to play there.
If, for a moment, you think we are in a worse position with GMMG then you have the brain size of a peanut.
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