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    Interesting how all of the dominoes fell after Tippett announced he was staying in PHX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Crunker View Post
    Apparently the Sedins were heavily involved in the coaching search and were big proponents of Gillis hiring Torts.
    I can just see their internal dialogue - "Awesome! We'll never have to backcheck again!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by jom View Post
    Interesting. Players involved in choosing a coach. Sounds like the NBA.

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    Sounds like the Gretzky days here in LA.
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    I don't really care who is coaching Canucks, what i am happy about that Stevens is still with Kings.

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    Anyone want to volunteer to manage the "WTF Torterella Said this week to the press" Thread?
    at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    I doubt they know what they're getting themselves into. They probably saw that he's won a cup and thought he'd be a good choice. Which brings me to my next point. Why would a GM ask his players what coach he should hire? Gillis doesn't know what he's doing and that's the main reason he never hired his own coach when he was brought in. This reeks of the Mike Keenan days.
    That's my worry. But at least it will be short. He either helps or they tank. Doubt it takes more than 2 years to know what's going to happen :-/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    Anyone want to volunteer to manage the "WTF Torterella Said this week to the press" Thread?
    So every late Nucks game we get to see him be a Richard to the Vancouver media. Didn't they see how BAD the Rags were against Boston?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vannuxforlife View Post
    That's my worry. But at least it will be short. He either helps or they tank. Doubt it takes more than 2 years to know what's going to happen :-/
    I'll say it again and I know Canucks fans don't want to hear it, but if I was GM, I'd sell like there's no tomorrow. The value of these guys will only depreciate each day. I don't even think Kesler should be off limits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    I'll say it again and I know Canucks fans don't want to hear it, but if I was GM, I'd sell like there's no tomorrow. The value of these guys will only depreciate each day. I don't even think Kesler should be off limits.
    Problem is Gillis' hands are tied. Van City is 3M over next year's cap*, as of today, and 10 of their players have modified or full NTCs. The bros. are UFA after next season so he has to appease them to get them to re-sign. You cannot let them walk because there's no way to replace 2/3rds of the 1st line.

    Kesler is the heart and soul of the team. The guy is always hurt but that's because he busts his ass every shift. He's the one forward you have to hang onto at all cost.

    He's got some nice pieces on the blue line but both Bieksa(4.6) and Edler(5) have NTCs.

    *Keith Ballard makes 4.2M so he can be bought out, Luongo is set to make 5.3M until Jesus returns and David Booth makes 4.25 but he's the one player in the league hurt more than Kesler.

    Gillis made his bed and now he has to lie in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kubrick View Post
    Problem is Gillis' hands are tied. Van City is 3M over next year's cap*, as of today, and 10 of their players have modified or full NTCs. The bros. are UFA after next season so he has to appease them to get them to re-sign. You cannot let them walk because there's no way to replace 2/3rds of the 1st line.

    Kesler is the heart and soul of the team. The guy is always hurt but that's because he busts his ass every shift. He's the one forward you have to hang onto at all cost.

    He's got some nice pieces on the blue line but both Bieksa(4.6) and Edler(5) have NTCs.

    *Keith Ballard makes 4.2M so he can be bought out, Luongo is set to make 5.3M until Jesus returns and David Booth makes 4.25 but he's the one player in the league hurt more than Kesler.

    Gillis made his bed and now he has to lie in it.
    Luongo/Booth/Ballard are the buyout candidates.

    Basically, they get another kick at the can, maybe two at best.

    If the twins won't sign a short extension at a discount for 14/15, he should start building around Kesler after they walk. They aren't going to be top flight, 1st line players for much longer.

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