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We’re in first place overall. We’ve lost one game at home in two months. And suddenly we don’t have a guy who fights. I don’t see other teams taking liberties with our players. That was one body check (by Getzlaf) that turned out badly.

“We’re always looking to improve. But Detroit’s competed for the Stanley Cup every year for 15 years and I don’t see anyone who fights there. They’re the gold standard in our league and that’s the model we’re trying to follow.”

-Mike Gillis, GM of the Vancouver Canucks.  More on this topic from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province.

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Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Detroit’s . . . the gold standard in our league and that’s the model we’re trying to follow.”

Well for this season then, at least recently, you’ll have to start playing ridiculously inept and losing on a regular basis.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/10/11 at 11:53 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Well, if they’re having trouble with the bigger teams like San Jose and Anaheim, then it sounds like they certainly are following the Wings model.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 02/11/11 at 12:52 AM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

They’re the gold standard in our league

Gary would have a bone to pick with that statement.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 02/11/11 at 01:53 PM ET

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