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#1 Guest_AriGold_*

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:34 AM

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - Canucks defenceman Shane O'Brien has decided not to rock the boat and tempt fate, agreeing to the Canucks' qualifying offer of $1.6 million.

The blueliner had two goals and eight points, in his second year with the Canucks this season, while putting up five playoff points. He has 79 penalty minutes in 65 games.

Three Canucks have filed for arbitration. Mason Raymond, who set career highs in goals, assists and points will likely get a raise. While Jannik Hansen and Tanner Glass also opted for mediation



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#2 Mike Vanderhoek

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:38 AM

Good, now they actially have enough depth at the position instead of previous years where we relied on AHL fill-ins, ie: Rome! Now they can take their time and possibly swap one defender whether in a package, etc to upgrade where needed. If they so choose.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:42 AM

Thought he do this. Time to trade someone away for forward depth, and cap space. And we all know the obvious sacrificial lamb...

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:43 AM

peter tessier seems to think the target for bieksa is an upgrade on a 2nd line right wing. i guess 30 goal sammy isn't good enough

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:46 AM

On step closer to saying goodbye to Bieksa. =)
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:49 AM

Bye Bye Bieksa
Nice to have O'Brien stick around, at least for another year
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:50 AM

peter tessier seems to think the target for bieksa is an upgrade on a 2nd line right wing. i guess 30 goal sammy isn't good enough


If he can get us something even better, upgrade!

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:53 AM

SOB is back.

Ballard - Hamhuis
Ehrhoff - Edler
Salo - O'Brien
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:00 AM

SOB is back.

Ballard - Hamhuis
Ehrhoff - Edler
Salo - O'Brien

Excellent, barring the obligatory Salo injuries, that's one solid solid looking D

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:01 AM

STOKED! I love that crazy SOB!
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:02 AM

Good, now they actially have enough depth at the position instead of previous years where we relied on AHL fill-ins, ie: Rome! Now they can take their time and possibly swap one defender whether in a package, etc to upgrade where needed. If they so choose.


I thought Rome (and his one way deal) played pretty well, hence the re-up of his contract.
They now almost have to move Bieksa and Alberts if they would want to have the space for Raymond and Hansen.

peter tessier seems to think the target for bieksa is an upgrade on a 2nd line right wing. i guess 30 goal sammy isn't good enough


Start the Bieksa/O"Brien to play starting 2nd line wing rumors!
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:17 AM

Erhoff
Hamhuis
Edler
Ballard

Salo
Bieksa
Obrien
Rome

thats really really good depth right there

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:18 AM

Excellent, barring the obligatory Salo injuries, that's one solid solid looking D

Salo on the 3rd would limit the amount of time he has per game to be injured :P. it should make him a little more durable than when he was on the first pairing.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:22 AM

Salo on the 3rd would limit the amount of time he has per game to be injured :P. it should make him a little more durable than when he was on the first pairing.

That's actually very true, and Rome is a capable replacement for a few games here and there

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:24 AM

Awesome. He improved a hell of a lot over the season. :frantic: Just needs to have a bit more discipline when things get out of control and he'll up his value even more. Wooo! :frantic: :towel:


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:26 AM

Has anyone considered moving Bieksa as a forward, and trading Raymond?

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:30 AM

I knew this would happen eventually. SOB is the great equalizer for D-Men salary. His low salary allowed us to spend a little more if needed on other D-men. the organization knows what he is capable of and that he can be good, so this works out well for everyone.

Bieksa being shipped is the really the only good option. I wonder what we will get in return.

I do think however Bieksa is going to have a really good season. Too many reasons why he wants/has to.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:32 AM

I think bieksa for a pick and a prospect is probably our best bet at this point. We need a salary dump, and we don't really need anyone in return, well at least no one that Bieksa could fetch by himself.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:33 AM

Thought he do this. Time to trade someone away for forward depth, and cap space. And we all know the obvious sacrificial lamb...



:P Ohh, who could that be? Ehrhoff? Hamhuis? Hrm, i'm truely stumped
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:34 AM

We are even tighter to the cap now.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:37 AM

We are even tighter to the cap now.

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We can go up to 10% over and sort it out later.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:41 AM

We can go up to 10% over and sort it out later.



Yeah, I know.


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:03 PM

SOB is a good asset. Either as D depth or as trade bait. Lots of teams would love to have a player like him on their team. We'll see if he fits into our cap situation.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:06 PM

$266,0000 left for Gillis to sign players.

So...does he wait patiently...or initiate trading a pair of players...or does he give up on Raymond/Hansen/Glass?!

Oh and im happy with the signing.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:09 PM

peter tessier seems to think the target for bieksa is an upgrade on a 2nd line right wing. i guess 30 goal sammy isn't good enough


I would almost rather see an unheralded 3rd liner (who can be moved up and down between the lines) and a draft pick
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:14 PM

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:29 PM

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:05 PM

Peace to bieska, and hopefully Alberts

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:10 PM

I think Bieksa's time is up..
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