Why does Gillis get a free Pass?
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05-08-2013, 08:41 PM
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I wouldn't bat an eye if Gillis was replaced (or moved into President's chair only) by L. Gilman.
I have always had the concern that Gillis might have a lot of enemies around the league - or some lack of friends in the old-boys fraternity that may GMs seem to be in.
There definitely been enough mistakes to warrant a firing, but as many mention, the Canucks have also been successful under his tenure (regular season).
My biggest problem lies with the (perceived) arrogance with respect to past mistakes made - he was too arrogant to admit the Ballard mistake and trade/waive him to make room for Ehrhoff. And too arrogant to give Ehrhoff what he wanted prior to July 1st where he was offered that crazy contract by Buffalo. Big mistake not to recognize what he meant to our transition game. Hindsight being 20/20, I'd much rather have paid Ehrhoff and Torres $8 million, than the $8+ million spent on Ballard and Booth.
Drafting and developing prospects IMO has been an improvement under Gillis.
Gilman isn't a GM type, he's a number guy.
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