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Darcy Hordichuk signs with Vancouver

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07-01-2008, 08:34 PM
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Hordichuckem a Nuck... Interesting!

At least you guys get not only a decent fighter, but he is very entertaining. Guy has fast hands, and ights for the win..nt the hang on, turn your head, and noggie the back of the helmet!

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07-01-2008, 08:43 PM
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that a boy Gillis, go out and get a guy that does little more than drop the gloves, that should help your team in the long run. Geez the ownership group should smarten up and fire gillis now, if not he is only going to put the chances of a cup here on the west coast back a dozen years or so.

My what the heck was the ownership group thinking when they hired a player agent that has zero respect from the other GMs and not a stitch of experience as a GM???????????

gillis=brain fart on the owners side

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07-01-2008, 08:45 PM
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that a boy Gillis, go out and get a guy that does little more than drop the gloves, that should help your team in the long run. Geez the ownership group should smarten up and fire gillis now, if not he is only going to put the chances of a cup here on the west coast back a dozen years or so.

My what the heck was the ownership group thinking when they hired a player agent that has zero respect from the other GMs and not a stitch of experience as a GM???????????

gillis=brain fart on the owners side
oh Christ you again???

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07-01-2008, 08:55 PM
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oh Christ you again???
truth hurts, doesn't it. Lets look at the pros and cons of gillis

pros:
he was a player agent so he does have some experience in the hockey world
he knows how to say the phrase "moving forward"

cons:
zero experience as a hockey gm
makes a ridiculous offer sheet for Backes
has a fighting like relationship with most GMS
picked up Wellwood who is a lazy guy with some talent that is Torontos garbage
makes a ridiculous 10 million / year to Mats who was considering retireing
he ran Linden into retirement
he thinks he can win with the sedin twins as primary scorers

what is the upside of a GM like Gillis?

............concerned Canuck fan

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07-01-2008, 08:57 PM
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truth hurts, doesn't it. Lets look at the pros and cons of gillis

pros:
he was a player agent so he does have some experience in the hockey world
he knows how to say the phrase "moving forward"

cons:
zero experience as a hockey gm
makes a ridiculous offer sheet for Backes
has a fighting like relationship with most GMS
picked up Wellwood who is a lazy guy with some talent that is Torontos garbage
makes a ridiculous 10 million / year to Mats who was considering retireing
he ran Linden into retirement
he thinks he can win with the sedin twins as primary scorers

what is the upside of a GM like Gillis?

............concerned Canuck fan
I hate to jump in here but how did he run Linden into retirement? How is the Backes deal ridiculous...???? You can't come to this sort of cunclusion on a guy after what a month on the job?

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07-01-2008, 08:57 PM
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truth hurts, doesn't it. Lets look at the pros and cons of gillis

pros:
he was a player agent so he does have some experience in the hockey world
he knows how to say the phrase "moving forward"

cons:
zero experience as a hockey gm
makes a ridiculous offer sheet for Backes
has a fighting like relationship with most GMS
picked up Wellwood who is a lazy guy with some talent that is Torontos garbage
makes a ridiculous 10 million / year to Mats who was considering retireing
he ran Linden into retirement
he thinks he can win with the sedin twins as primary scorers

what is the upside of a GM like Gillis?

............concerned Canuck fan


did you just pick all of this out of the air?

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07-01-2008, 09:02 PM
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truth hurts, doesn't it. Lets look at the pros and cons of gillis

pros:
he was a player agent so he does have some experience in the hockey world
he knows how to say the phrase "moving forward"

cons:
zero experience as a hockey gm
makes a ridiculous offer sheet for Backes
has a fighting like relationship with most GMS
picked up Wellwood who is a lazy guy with some talent that is Torontos garbage
makes a ridiculous 10 million / year to Mats who was considering retireing
he ran Linden into retirement
he thinks he can win with the sedin twins as primary scorers

what is the upside of a GM like Gillis?

............concerned Canuck fan
The only thing that could possibly be ridiculous about the Backes offer sheet is that it was too low.
Wellwood is essentially a no risk move. If he doesn't work out, oh well we'll just put him back on waivers.
And running Linden into retirement?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Gillis apologist by any means. In fact, I was very against Nonis being fired in the first place. However, you have to give the guy a chance to prove himself before you go at his throat.

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07-01-2008, 09:15 PM
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as soon as gillis was hired, any chance of Linden coming back to the ice or the front office was gone. While Linden was the NHLPA president bad blood was created between the two. that ruled out any involvement from Trevor.

the wellwood signing was a gamble yes.....why do you think he was "released" from the leafs? Because he is a lazy player that has little desire to play the game.

signing hordichuck was useless IMO when they should be concerned about filling the gaps on the first two lines and not the fourth.

when you put in a qualifying offer for a player you must offer enough money to ensure the other team is not going to match the offer.

plain and simple this guy Gillis is a guy that most of his other collegues hate!

if you were an owner, would you hire a rookie GM that was a player agent that burnt too many bridges with other GMS?

Several teams GMS have already stated publicly in the media that they would not entertain any offers coming from Gillis.....


poor canucks fans we must suffer through the next few years with this guy and watch our chance of winning and Luongo leave in the next two years

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07-01-2008, 09:19 PM
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as soon as gillis was hired, any chance of Linden coming back to the ice or the front office was gone. While Linden was the NHLPA president bad blood was created between the two. that ruled out any involvement from Trevor.

the wellwood signing was a gamble yes.....why do you think he was "released" from the leafs? Because he is a lazy player that has little desire to play the game.

signing hordichuck was useless IMO when they should be concerned about filling the gaps on the first two lines and not the fourth.

when you put in a qualifying offer for a player you must offer enough money to ensure the other team is not going to match the offer.

plain and simple this guy Gillis is a guy that most of his other collegues hate!

if you were an owner, would you hire a rookie GM that was a player agent that burnt too many bridges with other GMS?

Several teams GMS have already stated publicly in the media that they would not entertain any offers coming from Gillis.....


poor canucks fans we must suffer through the next few years with this guy and watch our chance of winning and Luongo leave in the next two years
A gamble usually implies a potential downside. The worst case scenario is that he is put back on waivers.

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07-01-2008, 09:31 PM
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^ Why are you guys bothering?

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signing hordichuck was useless IMO when they should be concerned about filling the gaps on the first two lines and not the fourth.
so because we had a need in one area, we are to overlook needs in the other needs in the lineup? give me a break. when you have 4-5 holes in a lineup, what the hell does it matter what gets ticked off the list first? poor observation guy.

[qoute]when you put in a qualifying offer for a player you must offer enough money to ensure the other team is not going to match the offer.[/quote]he thought he was worth a 2nd.... not a 1st and a 3rd which would of been what the compensation if he went 100k higher... calulated attempt... the fact it was matched is a move that we had nothing to lose something to gain. Also the Blues end up paying a slight bit more than they wanted..

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plain and simple this guy Gillis is a guy that most of his other collegues hate!

if you were an owner, would you hire a rookie GM that was a player agent that burnt too many bridges with other GMS?

Several teams GMS have already stated publicly in the media that they would not entertain any offers coming from Gillis.....
really? who? if its been made public, than maybe you can produce 'several' names for us...
I'll start you off... 1) Lowe 2)... you take it from here......

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i just realized who i had replied to.... waste of time is right...

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I like this signing. Hordichuk is a pretty good fighter and hopefully means that Jeff Cowan will be waived and sent to Manitoba. Not sure what the cap hit is, but as long as it's no more than $700K per or so, I'm happy.

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Is the Ryan Johnson signing official?

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truth hurts, doesn't it. Lets look at the pros and cons of gillis

pros:
he was a player agent so he does have some experience in the hockey world
he knows how to say the phrase "moving forward"

cons:
zero experience as a hockey gm
makes a ridiculous offer sheet for Backes
has a fighting like relationship with most GMS
picked up Wellwood who is a lazy guy with some talent that is Torontos garbage
makes a ridiculous 10 million / year to Mats who was considering retireing
he ran Linden into retirement
he thinks he can win with the sedin twins as primary scorers

what is the upside of a GM like Gillis?

............concerned Canuck fan
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