Mike Gillis

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The Canucks record in the Mike Gillis era, by the numbers

For readers of this blog, it’s no secret that I’m a Mike Gillis supporter. I generally think he has been good for the Vancouver Canucks and think he has unfairly gotten a lot of bad publicity for various reasons. I made my case for the argument that he “inherited” this team and outlined his biggest contribution […]

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Canucks fans boo Mike Gillis, ignore reality

During the Pavel Bure jersey retirement on Saturday, a smattering of boos was reserved for Canucks’ general manager Mike Gillis (most had the good sense not to boo, but the booing was noticeable). Booing the most successful general manager in Canucks history (while giving a standing ovation to a much less successful former general manager, […]

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Make or break season for Gillis hinges on Tortorella’s team identity

After losing the Stanley Cup to the Bruins in 2011, questions immediately began to arise about the toughness and size of the Canucks. At some point, those same questions got to management, and the ‘stay the course’ attitude that had been preached, swiftly made way for a series of moves that has left the team […]

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Don’t cry for Roberto Luongo

Roberto Luongo spoke publicly for the first time today, sitting down with TSN’s James Duthie from his home in Florida. Luongo spoke very candidly and backed up most of the facts that Jason Botchford from the Province has been reporting on Twitter for months. The take-home message is that Luongo is not happy to be […]

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The Canucks had a pretty good day at the draft (other than that whole goaltending mess)

If you’re reading this right now you’re probably a Canucks fan, which means that you’re also probably still pretty angry about the Cory Schneider trade. And you should be. I am. But lets look at the bright side. The Canucks have prospects again! The cupboard is no longer completely bare. Unfortunately they aren’t likely to […]

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Arguments I Hate: Mike Gillis Inherited This Team

Every now and then I like to dip into one of the prevailing narratives that surrounds the Canucks and disprove it in a little something I like to call: arguments I hate. Today’s argument I hate is that the Canucks have been successful despite Mike Gillis, not because of him. Under Mike Gillis’ reign as […]

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Mike Gillis’ Big Money Contracts

It’s no secret that after two first round series exits, Mike Gillis is on the hot seat. He has fired his coach and any future failures will be on him. But lets not lose perspective here. The Canucks have undergone their most successful time (by a lot) in the time that Mike Gillis has been […]

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Mike Gillis’ trade history

For the first time in his tenure as Canucks general manager, the topic of firing Mike Gillis is being discussed heavily by a significiant number of Canucks fans. This is ludicrous, of course. Mike Gillis has been in charge of the Canucks for 5 seasons and the results speak for themselves. The team has won […]

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2013 Canucks Trade Deadline Preview – Third Line Centre

With just over one week before the NHL’s April 3rd trade deadline, now is as good a time as ever to look at potential players that Mike Gillis and the Canucks front office may be targeting. The Canucks are in the mix with a bunch of teams in the middle of the pack right now. […]

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Mike Gillis’ draft record isn’t as bad as you think

With the Canucks struggling to win games this season, fans are looking for answers. They see an aging team that appears to be in decline since their near dream season in 2010-11. The Canucks aren’t getting any younger. They have only four players on their roster under the age of 25 (Zack Kassian, Chris Tanev, […]

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