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#41 Ally

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:40 PM

Detroit has almost that much wrapped up in Datsyuk and Zetterberg.  Datsyuk is older and Zetterberg has back issues.


I think the problem isn't necessarily having that much money wrapped in two players, it's having that much money wrapped up in two players that come as a package deal so they can't move them.

 
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:06 AM


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:51 AM

 

@Real_ESPNLeBrun: Hearing whispers change coming sooner rather than later in VAN, perhaps as soon as today or tomorrow...” Hearing same.

 

 

I try not to be this way because what comes around goes around, but I must admit that after my bad experiences with Nucks fans in person and on the internets a couple years back (when they won the presidents trophy and acted as if they were a dynasty), it's hard not to enjoy the absolute implosion taking place over there.  



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 11:30 AM

Rumors flying in Van.

Team 1040 says things getting really ugly behind the scenes. Rumors that Trevor Lynden will be President by the end of the day or so, and he will hire a GM.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 11:49 AM

Epic job by Gillie and Torts running this team into the ground. They have had two extremely good goaltenders and are now left with Lack (already overplayed) and Markstrom. Gillian gave Grabber and Hodgson away for basically nothing and their AHL talent pool despite Shinkaruk and Horvat is very blank. However is going to the new GM there will have his hands full

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:54 PM

Epic job by Gillie and Torts running this team into the ground. They have had two extremely good goaltenders and are now left with Lack (already overplayed) and Markstrom. Gillian gave Grabber and Hodgson away for basically nothing and their AHL talent pool despite Shinkaruk and Horvat is very blank.

However is going to the new GM there will have his hands full


Every time I want to pound on Holland, I remember it can get worse.

Also I say when Torts gets fired the Wings should hire him to be Franzen's personal motivator.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:49 PM

I think that Gillis hoped that the hiring of Tortorella would help fans forget about his action/inaction in available deals, especially in the Luongo/Schneider situation. 

How's Eddie Läck working out?


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:56 PM

Just got the NHL notification that Gillis is out. Just wanted to say...

 

SHOCKER!!!


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#49 Son of a Wing

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:57 PM

Well that's that. Bye bye Gillis.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:02 PM

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#51 wings87

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:06 PM

Gillis has been bad, but he's also getting scapegoated. Ownership is just as responsible for this mess.

"He usually shows up when the game is over and tries to be the hero. Puts his cape on and goes and flies out there." ~ Franzen 


#52 T.Low

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:39 PM

Rumour is Trevor linden as President, Jay Feaster as GM because he and Torty won a Cup together.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 03:18 PM

There is no way the Aquilinis are going to hire someone like Feasater! This is a guy, who f***ed up the draft although having very good draft positions with his "owskis fetish" and the famous "on our list" quote,  I think they are going to look hard at Hextall, Botterill and Chicagos Assistent GMs maybe Louiselle from Toronto but no way it will be Feaster.

 

Gillis oversaw this team going to from absolute powerhouse with some promising prospects to an absolute mess, where players want out and UFAs not willing to came thanks to Tortarella. The next GM will not only have to be a very good one but also know how to fix this mess. If I am the owner and my GM is on the golf course at Trade Deadline day he is gone after the season, there are 3 very important days for GMs to make the team better if you don't want to be at the office on that day, you certainly deserve to be fired.

 

Wondering if Edmonton will now fire Lowe and name Gillis the VP.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:18 PM

Gillis has been bad, but he's also getting scapegoated. Ownership is just as responsible for this mess.

 

Yeah, from the sounds of it it was ownership who insisted on forcing Tortorella on the team, and they may or may not have interfered in trade negotiations.


Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:26 PM

My list of candidates:

  • Don Cherry
  • Gino Odjick
  • That Farhan guy
  • Pierre McGuire
  • Mike Milbury
  • Craig Button
  • Mikael Samuelsson
  • David Letterman
  • Mats Sundin
  • Jay Leno
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  • Jay and Dan
  • Strombone1
  • Harold Snepsts

Don't Toews me, bro!


#57 wings87

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:37 PM

My list of candidates:

  • Don Cherry
  • Gino Odjick
  • That Farhan guy
  • Pierre McGuire
  • Mike Milbury
  • Craig Button
  • Mikael Samuelsson
  • David Letterman
  • Mats Sundin
  • Jay Leno
  • Arcade Fire
  • Jay and Dan
  • Strombone1
  • Harold Snepsts

Jay Leno as GM, Letterman as president, and Conan can wait in the weeds for Leno to retire.

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#58 T.Low

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:34 PM

Jay Leno as GM, Letterman as president, and Conan can wait in the weeds for Leno to retire.



I'm going with Craig Ferguson replacing lettermen on the late show. Mark my words

#59 wings87

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:21 PM

I'm going with Craig Ferguson replacing lettermen on the late show. Mark my words

 

I love Craig, but with all the other networks going with younger hosts-Jimmy Fallon, Kimmel, and Seth Myers- I think that Ferguson might skew a little old to get the job. Which is a damn shame.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:30 PM

The Canucks need a bottom 6 top 6 approach and a another coach. There are some serious candidates outthere Botterill. Chicago's Co GM, Loiselle a d if Nonis gets fired he too As for the owners getting involved sometimes they have to, Gillis made too much mistakes and it cost him,.the guy now play golf and will get 2 mill a year for doing nothing sign me in for such a horrible life But if they hire Feaster and keep Torts thrn wow

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