Chat it to Bulis: Talk about Mike Gillis’s press conference while he’s talking

It’s officially the offseason for the Canucks, who crashed out of the playoffs in a four-game sweep at the hands of the San Jose Sharks. It was decidedly not awesome.

On the bright side, the rough end means that Gillis’s year-end press conference will be a little more heated than, say, if the Canucks had won 1) the Stanley Cup or 2) one game. Watch the fireworks here, and chat along with us below.

Talk while others are talking! Get in here, you.

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16 comments

  1. Jim
    May 9, 2013

    Injury card used in 3…2…1….done!

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  2. Jim
    May 9, 2013

    “get different”

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  3. steveB
    May 9, 2013

    that was as informative and entertaining as listening to paint drying.

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  4. Chinook
    May 9, 2013

    Yes, need to “get different” but the line-up is what it is thanks to Gillis. Vigneault made some mistakes and he will no doubt pay the price for Gillis.

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  5. Tom 1040
    May 9, 2013

    What a fraud!

    Reset just like ‘we reset 5-years ago’. What a joke. What was the reset – painting the dressing rooms?

    And, as expected, everyone and everything will be ‘reviewed’. God I wish he would have said ‘assessed’. Oh, that’s right, my bad, that was last year’s word for treading (sic?) water and wasting everyone’s time.

    Let’s see how he resets this time…most likely just a new coat of paint.

    Canucks don’t make the playoffs next year even with Schneider.

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    • Andre
      May 10, 2013

      I think fans have assessed Mike Gillis’ performance and want a reset.

      Let GMMG rest under a bus.

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      • Tom 1040
        May 11, 2013

        Indeed.

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  6. naturalmystic
    May 9, 2013

    Solkowski was on Team 1040 saying Gillis’ speech reminded him of previous years. He might do something tonight comparing previous years end of season comments with the ones made today .

    3-5% increase in season ticket prices with a 10% salary cut is pretty ballsy by the ownership. You would think the team would show real contrition and keep ticket prices the same. I predicted this team will have trouble selling tickets after this season and I am sticking with my position. Vancouver is not Toronto, fans are fickle here and will take their entertainment dollars elsewhere. If this team misses the playoffs next season or tanks in the first round the team will be looking at thousands of empty seats. Check out Peter Chao trolling Casucks fans. There are lots of people going to the game that can’t even tell you who plays for the team. They come to the games because it is the trendy/fashionable thing to do. I went to a few games last season and I was surrounded by people facebooking, twittering and not watching the game. The arena was dead quiet except when the team tried to manufacture energy by imploring people to make noise. This team is in trouble if they don’t make real changes to turn the team around. Gillis is not the man for this mission.

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  7. Lenny
    May 9, 2013

    Jannik Hansen sprained right shoulder, 2-4 weeks if team still playing. Was hit by ex-linemate Raffi Torres in 3rd period. #Canucks

    ****

    Exactly why we needed Torres. Corsi stats don’t capture this type of valuable info.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      May 9, 2013

      Um, the Canucks tried to get Torres. I’m confused at why Torres injuring someone with a hit could be turned into an anti-Corsi argument. For what it’s worth, Torres was a positive possession player this season judging by Corsi. It’s not like someone evaluating him strictly by Corsi would say he’s terrible.

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      • jeremy
        May 9, 2013

        it’s also daft. the canucks lay out a lot of hits in this series, and played well physically; i’m not sure how the fact that one of raffi’s dealt injury makes it especially desirable. i want a team that can beat the enemy even at full health. icing a team designed to injury is not just ungraceful, it’s cheating.

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        • Lenny
          May 9, 2013

          Winning is desirable.

          All other things equal, the team with the most injuries lose. MG has done everything in his power to bring out the best from his players, but hadn’t really thought of decreasing the other team’s ability to play.

          While I would never ice a team ‘designed to injury’, ability to hand out physical harm wins you series. We need it.

          Our team tried to play physical,. We were higher in hit count yes. But you have to be physical yourself to be effective at playing physical. During one shift in game 2, Raymond was going to the corner with Thornton, MayRay was half a step ahead so he decided to try to bully Thornton for body positioning. The result was Mason falling over the ice and Thornton getting the puck. Was that a hit for us? How about Corrado on Torres in game 1 where Corrado just bounced right off. Did that count as a hit for the Canucks? We laid out a lot of hits in the series yes. My girlfriend punches me a lot too but they don’t feel much.

          Stats do not capture the benefits of knocking out another team’s player. Every coach, every GM would want a Torres or a Cooke on their team. They don’t say it out loud in public, but they do.

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          • Daniel Wagner
            May 9, 2013

            I can pretty much guarantee that neither of those were registered as hits for the Canucks. Cherry-picking a couple collisions where two of the Canucks’ least physical players got the worst of it is a pretty weak argument.

            If you’re looking for injuries, which seems silly to me, but whatever, then you’ve got Roy hitting Stuart and giving him what looked to be whiplash. Daniel Sedin’s (clean) hit in overtime could have hurt Wingels pretty badly. Wingels went to the dressing room, at least. And those are instances from two players who aren’t known for their physical play. They got penalized for both of them, but I honestly felt that they were both clean hits.

            I’m not sure what you’re looking for, here. The Canucks have players that can “hand out physical harm” as you put it. Kesler, Kassian, Weise, Bieksa, and Alberts all come to mind. Heck, the Hodgson for Kassian trade was a move away from finesse towards that physical style you’re looking for, but that trade has been widely panned. So…

            And again, the Canucks did want “a Torres” on their team. They wanted Torres.

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  8. akidd
    May 9, 2013

    so schneider had a groin injury?!? he was looking pretty haggard for a guy with just a groin injury. also he said he was good to go for the start of the series. you’d think schneider would be a pretty good judge of his own groin and not need canuck staff to overrule him.

    somehow a concussion or virus explains all this better.

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  9. jeremy
    May 9, 2013

    here’s a great peice of writing on the topic. it’s by someone probably in the mainstream media, ABSOLUTELY not a blogger, and i don’t know what you mean when you ask why his name is jeremy and also my name is jeremy.

    The Player and The Game: Gillis Interview

    tl:dr; if the sedins are sacked because offensive zone finesse isn’t working to win any more, i hate my life.

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    • akidd
      May 10, 2013

      nice one! good points and well made. in particular i like the idea that the sedins may have some time left in the league. perhaps they won’t be art ross contenders every year but who’s to say they couldn’t enjoy 7-8 more 60 point seasons. they play a cerebral game and henrik in particular has been remarkably healthy.

      sometimes we jump so quick to categorize a player. henrik and daniel weren’t 1st liners and then they were. and then for a stretch they became the best of the top liners. it shouldn’t mean that everything else they did before and after their peak success should be considered a disappointment.

      perhaps that they were once trying to get a lou-length deal might be an indicator about how long they’re expecting to play. knowing how honest those guys seem they probably intended to play every last year of their unaccepted proposal.

      maybe they intend to put up some pretty gaudy numbers before it’s all done. if that’s what they want then i say’ give ‘er’!

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