FACTS: 1. Toturella has tuned out. No longer cares. 2. The players know it. 3. Gillis has no intention of firing Torturella. (yes, I spelled it that way purposely). 4. More than a facelift needed here...Players we MUST get rid of: Kassian, Edler, Hansen, Kesler, Booth, and Garrison.There is no way out of this toxic mess unless Gillis and Torturella join them...nice to see Jensen playing well, and having Burr back is great...but we have a long, long way to go here.
Fervent hope (also could be classified as pipe dream considering Gillis is a complete incompetent)
Kesler turns into a big young Canadian centre, a fourth line left winger, and a 1st.
Edler turns into a 1st rounder and a prospect
Kassian turns himself in for rehab and goes to a city far, far away (maybe for a 2nd rounder)
Booth is banished via the buyout, where he can marry Miss Tennessee (hottie) and hunt bears and make babies
Garrison turns into a 2nd rounder and D prospect
Corrado finds his way into the top 6 permanently
Gaunce is our upgrade on Hansen
Horvat finds work on the wing with the Kesler replacement
Jensen replaces Booth
Torterella turns his lucrative 4 remaining contract years into a rescue-dog operation...in New York state
Gillis is finally revealed to be a very bad clone of John Ferguson Jr. and banished to a law firm where he can irritate and be pompous to legal clients instead of the Canuck fan base
We hire a coach and GM that know what the hell they're doing with the squad they have, and how to build them up and keep the farm stocked...
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