I think this story is complete BS. Why on earth would the Leafs offer their best center and center prospect when they already are short on center depth for a goalie they may or may not have needed at the time? Not to mention the massive cloud over everyone's head...the CBA.
Whis whole thing stinks of fabrication. Look at the timing of it...so convenient.
Exactly. The only stories that were floating in the summer was that the Leafs were offering X and Vancouver wanted XY and Z. And even those were completely unverified speculation from all the media pundits.
He'll be lucky to escape this without getting fired.
What do you want the guy to do?
The owner got Gillis to make the contract with Luongo despite Gillis advising him not to. To fire Gillis over that would be ridiculous.
Gillis also managed to get a pretty good deal for Lu if it wasn't someone from Florida telling him that they were going to get a deal done, which made Lu veto the deal to Toronto.
The only issue I have with Gillis is that he hasn't managed to get us a good replacement for Kesler but its not really his fault that his entire 2nd line has been injured for most of the season...yet we still might win our division.
An article discussing something that happened last summer doesn't have much to do with what's happening now. Given the path recent discussions involving Luongo to the Leafs have taken on this board, I'm shutting this down until there's actually something new to discuss relevant to this deadline.