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#181 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:59 PM

Vancouver got fleeced. Their fans are already rioting on their blog site

 

Reluctant as I am to defend anything Canucks related, in Kesler they had a disgruntled player with a full NTC.  Their bargaining position was pretty weak. 

 

Given those circumstances I think they did ok. 



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 03:52 PM

I understand the concern to a point, but Niskanen wasn't a Cheechoo. He was a very good defenseman for years, who has been improving each year, and had a breakout season. It's not like he came out of nowhere. He is the age where defensemen usually break out. If there was any player and age to take a risk, it's Niskanen. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:27 PM

 

Reluctant as I am to defend anything Canucks related, in Kesler they had a disgruntled player with a full NTC.  Their bargaining position was pretty weak. 

 

Given those circumstances I think they did ok. 

 

I agree.

 

Bonino isn't a chump player.  He had 49 points in 77 games for the Ducks last season.  He is also only 26 years old and coming into his prime years.  I think the Canucks will find Bonino will produce very well for them.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:50 PM

Be nice to have pair with Dekeyser
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:56 PM

I really want us to get Niskanen, he is just what we need right now.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:00 PM

Luca Sbisa?

 

Isn't he sleeping with the fishes?


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:00 PM

I know its way to far fetched but do you think it would be a improvement if wings nabbed up Havlet and Niskanen than let cleary walk and sign alfie for a cheaper rate?

 

 

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:02 PM

No thanks on Havlat, he hasn't been the same since Kronwall nearly killed him.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:04 PM

you left out Sheahan...


.. And Jurco


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:13 PM

Yeah...sign me up to put Havlat on the top line and Sheahan in the Twilight Zone...


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:14 PM

you left out Sheahan...
.. And Jurco


Who needs Sheahan and Jurco when you have Havlat? lol
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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:24 PM

Anyone hear anything new on Niskanen? I know he met with teams like Minnesota. If he goes there I'm going to go postal.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:25 PM

Anyone hear anything new on Niskanen? I know he met with teams like Minnesota. If he goes there I'm going to go postal.

 

Sorry for slightly OT but Postal 2 has been one of the best games ever made.

 

If he goes there their defense will be damn scary.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:29 PM

 
Sorry for slightly OT but Postal 2 has been one of the best games ever made.
 
If he goes there their defense will be damn scary.

I know they are going hard after Vanek too. Not sure if they have the Cap for both or not. Niskanen is a Minnesota native which scares me. Apparently they are meeting with him tomorrow because Niskanen is getting married today.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:48 PM

Overpay and get him.

 

The cap era has screwed over the players in every way except during unrestricted free agency. We're not going to fill the gap on defense by any other means so let's pony up.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 06:29 PM

In reality there is no such a thing as the Right D man for the Right price. No need to say that regardless of the position played, every UFA is being overpaid. Overpaying for the premiere D man is perfectly fine. And one more thing. Don't we, the loyal fans pay for some, if not the most of their salaries ? We want some results. I think we all have been patient enough waiting for our team to get what it needs to be competitive and be an elite team. I think we deserve that. Go Wings and get this guy already.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 06:45 PM

Just our luck he's from Minnesota and he'll probably go there. I honestly look at it through my eyes and if I was a player and had a chance to play for my hometown I would do it in a heartbeat. Especially a place like Minnesota where they're hockey crazy and they're starting to come together as a contender. I guess if we lose out on Niskanen we shouldn't go after Minnesota born players anymore. :sleepy:



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:07 PM

Do you guys think Minny has enough to sign Niskanen and Vanek? They have 9 forwards signed, 6 defensemen, and 2 goalies. They have roughly 19 mill in cap space so roughly need to sign 5 players or so. Hopefully they only go for Vanek.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:23 PM

I understand the concern to a point, but Niskanen wasn't a Cheechoo. He was a very good defenseman for years, who has been improving each year, and had a breakout season. It's not like he came out of nowhere. He is the age where defensemen usually break out. If there was any player and age to take a risk, it's Niskanen. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2

 

I think if anything he was just put in a position to excel. Bylsma seemed to understand his strengths and limitations and play him accordingly. Put him on your second pairing, give the toughest assignments to your first pairing, and let him run the first unit PP.


I fear we end up overpaying Sami Salo.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:36 PM


I understand the concern to a point, but Niskanen wasn't a Cheechoo. He was a very good defenseman for years, who has been improving each year, and had a breakout season. It's not like he came out of nowhere. He is the age where defensemen usually break out. If there was any player and age to take a risk, it's Niskanen. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2


 
I think if anything he was just put in a position to excel. Bylsma seemed to understand his strengths and limitations and play him accordingly. Put him on your second pairing, give the toughest assignments to your first pairing, and let him run the first unit PP.
I fear we end up overpaying Sami Salo.


That's exactly how we would use him, too, so...

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