A lot of the fun of being an armchair GM is not only griping about the fails in the organization, but also pretending you are the Canucks' General Manager and crunching numbers, adding players, subtracting players, etc. What follows is a massive list of transactions and personnel changes that Mike Gillis has made in his tenure as the Canucks' GM.
Right about now, I have to give massive props to the HFBoards because I copy/pasted the hell out of a super post done by 19nazzy there. He made my job 100% easier and he kicks ass.
In chronological order....
Mike Gillis was hired as the Vancouver Canucks' General Manager on April 23, 2008.
|May 5/08||Hired||Laurence Gilman||Hired as Director of Hockey Administration.|
|May 15/08||Hired||Scott Mellanby||Consultant to GM Mike Gillis and the Hockey Operations Department.|
|May 21/08||Fired||Barry Smith||Was Assistant Coach.|
|May 21/08||Fired||Mike Kelly||Was Assistant Coach.|
|May 22/08||Extended||Alain Vigneault||Received 1 year contract extension as Head Coach through 09/10 season.|
|June 17/08||Hired||Ryan Walter||Hired as Assistant Coach.|
|June 19/08||Promoted||Stan Smyl||Named Director of Collegiate Scouting.|
|June 19/08||Hired||Dave Gagner||Named Director of Player Development.|
|June 22/08||Hired||John Phelan||Hired as Sports Psychologist.|
|July 16/08||Re-signed||Ron Delorme||Stays on as Chief Amateur Scout.|
|July 16/08||Fired||Barry Dean||Was Amateur Scout (Saskatchewan).|
|July 16/08||Fired||Mario Marois||Was Amateur Scout (Quebec).|
|July 31/08||Resigned||Steve Tambellini||Resigned as Assistant GM to become Oilers GM.|
|Aug 13/08||Hired||Darryl Williams||Hired as Assistant Coach - Video.|
|Sep 11/08||Promoted||Lorne Henning||Named Vice President of Player Personnel & Assistant GM.|
|Sep 11/08||Promoted||Laurence Gilman||Named Vice President of Hockey Operations & Assistant GM.|
|Sep 11/08||Promoted||Stan Smyl||Named Senior Advisor to GM.|
|Sep 11/08||Promoted||Scott Mellanby||
Named Pro Scout.
|July 4/08||Acquired||Steve Bernier|
|Traded||3rd RD 09 (LA), and 2nd RD 10||To Buffalo|
|Sep 2/08||Acquired||Lawrence Nycholat|
|Traded||Ryan Shannon||To Ottawa|
|Oct 7/08||Acquired||Shane O'Brien and Michel Ouellet|
|Traded||Lukas Krajicek and Juraj Simek||To Tampa Bay|
|Round 1 (26th overall)||Brendan Gaunce||Center||Belleville Bulls (OHL)|
|Round 2 (57th overall)||Alexandre Mallet||Left Wing||Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)|
|Round 5 (147th overall)||Ben Hutton||Defenceman||Nepean Raiders (CCHL)|
|Round 6 (177th overall)||Wesley Myron||Left Wing||Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)|
|Round 7 (207th overall)||Matthew Beattie||Center||Philips Exeter Academy (New Hampshire)|
|April 2, 2013||Acquired||Derek Roy|
|Traded||Kevin Connauton, 2013 2nd round pick||Dallas|
-Traded Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for New Jersey's 1st round pick.
|Round 1 (9th overall)||Bo Horvat||Center||London Knights (OHL)|
|Round 1 (24th overall)||Hunter Shinkaruk||Left Wing||Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)|
|Round 3 (85th overall)||Cole Cassels||Center||Oshawa Generals (OHL)|
|Round 4 (115th overall)||Jordan Subban||Defeneman||Belleville Bulls (OHL)|
|Round 5 (145th overall)||Anton Cederholm||
|Rogle BK (Sweden)|
|Round 6 (175th overall)||Mike Williamson||Defenceman||Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)|
|Round 7 (205th overall)||Miles Liberati||Defenceman||London Knights (OHL)|
Keep in mind that at the year-end presser Gillis stated that he is going to hit the reset button on this franchise like he did when he first came into the organization. Well, the resetting process back in 2008 was an overhaul/mass hiring of the guys that surround the GM.
Is the same concept in play? Maybe.
I will let you all draw your own conclusions from the info I have provided. And damn it, there are a lot of conclusions to be drawn.