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#1 blueadams

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:11 PM

He's big (6-3, 212...though not all that physical), solid defensively, moves the puck well, has a monster right-handed shot from the point, seems to be the odd man out of the Bieksa-Ehrhoff-Salo equation in VAN, made a reasonable 3.5mil last season, and at 36 years of age, might be willing to sign a short one or two year contract that doesn't tie us up long term. Durability seems to be the main concern.

I know how you all hate lines...but I like the looks of this

Lidstrom-Salo
Kronwall-Stuart
Smith/Ericsson-Kindl
Janik

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:20 PM

He's big (6-3, 212...though not all that physical), solid defensively, moves the puck well, has a monster right-handed shot from the point, seems to be the odd man out of the Bieksa-Ehrhoff-Salo equation in VAN, made a reasonable 3.5mil last season, and at 36 years of age, might be willing to sign a short one or two year contract that doesn't tie us up long term. Durability seems to be the main concern.

I know how you all hate lines...but I like the looks of this

Lidstrom-Salo
Kronwall-Stuart
Smith/Ericsson-Kindl
Janik





Vanilla. I can't get excited about Salo. Some call him Softo Salo becuase he is injured so often. Yes he's got a helluvalotta upside, but he just doesn't bring it often enough.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:21 PM

Man you get negged everytime you post something! (it wasnt me!)

What do I think about Salo.....well, after finding out that Tim Thomas played for the Detroit Vipers, I looked at their all-time roster and Sami Salo played for them too! So I think....I think that is pretty cool. But I don't think too much else about him. But it's just because I don't know too much about him....besides the fact that he is left handed and we need a right hander...

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:23 PM

Very good d-man when he's healthy.

Breaks down more often than a Chevy Vega.
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:30 PM

No thanks. Too injury prone, not physical, turnover prone when under pressure.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:36 PM

besides the fact that he is left handed and we need a right hander...


Salo is a right-hander.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:36 PM

:lol:

Salo?
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:37 PM

I like it. If signed on the cheap, he presents huge upside with an accepted risk that you might have him for all of 10 games. I also like one year contracts and that is all he would get.
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:40 PM

Man you get negged everytime you post something! (it wasnt me!)


oh no! my internet popularity is at an all-time low!

No thanks. Too injury prone, not physical, turnover prone when under pressure.


please, feel free to introduce your own, flawless suggestions.

Edited by blueadams, 08 June 2011 - 10:39 PM.


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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:44 PM

For instance - I would take Salo over Jovanovski, who gets mentioned a lot around here, and he would probably come well cheaper than Jovo.

Edited by egroen, 08 June 2011 - 10:45 PM.

Red Kelly #4 and Larry Aurie #6 belong in the rafters!!!

"For my game, I don't need to score the goal," Konstantinov once explained. "I need someone to start thinking about me and forgetting about scoring goals."

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:53 PM

I like Salo. I know he's injury prone, and I forgot he's already 36, so signing him might not be a great idea unless you plan on Smith getting in 30 or so games. I'd also like to see Bieksa and Ehrhoff here. If Lidstrom decides to retire, maybe Holland could steal all three if Vancouver doesn't sign them by 7/1...

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:55 PM

Salo is a chode made of glass

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:56 PM

please, feel free to introduce your own, flawless suggestions.



This is why the little punk gets negged all the time. He asks a question then is a prick to you when you don't agree with him.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:05 PM

I wouldn't mind Salo on a 1 yr deal, but only if Ericsson isn't re-signed. I want to see Kindl play full time and if that's the case then there's no way I would want to rely on one of Ericsson or Salo to be a top-4 guy.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:06 PM

I would rather have a crystal figurine of Sami Salo. It would be less delicate.

In 12 seasons in the NHL, he has played more than 70 games twice. I think Kenny is looking for someone who has proven to be a little more durable than that.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:06 PM

Salo is awesome but it would seem more like a temporary fix rather than a long term solution


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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:14 PM

For a cheap, one year contract I would love to see it done, everything besides that is risky.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:17 PM

Salo is awesome but it would seem more like a temporary fix rather than a long term solution


bridges the gap to ryan suter next off-season.

This is why the little punk gets negged all the time. He asks a question then is a prick to you when you don't agree with him.


seems like a fair proposal to me.

on this board we have, as we have in many other realms on this planet, an incredible surplus of people that love to shoot down others' ideas, and an incredible shortage of people that dare to propose their own.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:46 PM

bridges the gap to ryan suter next off-season.



seems like a fair proposal to me.

on this board we have, as we have in many other realms on this planet, an incredible surplus of people that love to shoot down others' ideas, and an incredible shortage of people that dare to propose their own.


Its probably because you come up with a line/who should we pick up thread everyday, you should just list the name of every player in the NHL and we can comment on them for you. As for Salo , the guy can hurt himself wiping his ass in the morning. He once got bit by a poisonous snake in Finland that wasn't even native to the country...thats about as rare as blueadams not starting a thread in the next 24 hours.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:10 AM

bridges the gap to ryan suter next off-season.



seems like a fair proposal to me.

on this board we have, as we have in many other realms on this planet, an incredible surplus of people that love to shoot down others' ideas, and an incredible shortage of people that dare to propose their own.


Your OP only asked for thoughts on Salo, and DetroitFan gave you his thoughts backed up by three sound reasons, and you got mad and pissy with your repsonse.

And further more, it's not bridging a gap until Suter gets here, it's wasting money while Salo sits injured when we could be getting good production out of someone else.

Yes, it's a quandry, but Salo (or Jovo for that matter) is not the answer.





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