"I've had a couple of opportunities to speak in detail with Roberto and I feel great about the conversations and his mindset about moving forward with this team," Mike Gillis said. "He is completely devoted to the team, wants to be competitive, wants to be in the playoffs, wants to win, and he made absolutely clear to me that's his focus. The idea that he doesn't want to be here is the furthest thing from being accurate."Sure, he's devoted now, while he is still under contract. But that could change when his contract expires in a couple of years.
Ah, the free agency buzz is already a flutter. The Sun also reports in the same article that unrestricted free agent Pavol Demitra has been spotted around Vancouver, checking out the sights. Mike Gillis was Demitra's agent at one point.
So already there is speculation that since Gillis represented a lot of good players, that he may be able to attract some star free agents. Demitra is only fuelling that fire.
I don't want Demitra here, personally. Too injury prone. Only 1 goal and 3 points in 6 games during the Wild's first round loss to Colorado following a decent season...etc. I think someone misinformed him about the 'spas for men' in Van City. Yeah, it's the Swedish Touch, not the Slovak Touch! Adiose, amigo. Get back on the bus.
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