Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis: Who’s in Denial Now?

May 26th, 2010 by Nucks IceMan Leave a reply »
After listening the other morning on a local radio sports program on TEAM 1040, to an interview in which Canucks GM Mike Gillis commented that he does not think his team needs to get tougher, I thought to myself (after I spit out my cereal), either he cannot see what the rest of the Canucks Nation sees or he’s in complete denial.

This team has been soft and small for many years, even before Gillis became GM. Maybe it has to do with having nine Europeans on the roster.

As one of the TEAM announcers said, he wouldn’t care what country they came from as long as they were “greasy” and “hard to play against.” I would have to agree with that comment as there are many NHL players that are tough to play against that come from outside of North America.

The problem with the Canucks, though, is that they do not have enough of these types of players on their team or within their organization.

That has become very evident over the last four regular seasons when the Canucks played teams like San Jose, Philadelphia, Boston, and especially the last two playoff seasons against Chicago.

With the exce ...

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