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#31 Smashian Kassian

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

I hope it's not his last year, he's the most underappreciated player in the league,

he's a player who deserves to win, hopefully he will stick around for another season and we will have another great chance.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

For who though?

He's had a no trade clause during his time in Vancouver..take a wild guess.





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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:53 PM

Counnaughton? Gragnani??

I really hope we're not betting on Gragnani...

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:56 PM

Can't say enough about Salo. He's been such a warrior for us. I hope he stays but if he decides to hang em up then I'll congratulate him on an unbelievable career. One of the best defencemen in franchise history and an all around class act.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

I really hope we're not betting on Gragnani...


Get a defensive coach to improve that part of his game and he'd be fine.

MG should go really hard for Schultz and Suter this off season.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:02 PM

I hope he stays, he was a class act and a great player
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

The year Sami is an iron man and we're eliminated already. :'(

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

If MG doesn't re-sign salo, then he's pretty much an idiot. Salo has been the Canucks # 1 defenseman, and he's been with us for sooooooo long, he deserves to stay with us!!!!!!!!!! He looks good in the #6 Canuck jersey!!!!!! RE-SIGN SAMI SALO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

I just hope Salo gets a damn cup!



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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

1 more year salo come on.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:50 PM

SAMI'S SWAN SONG? Veteran Canuck defenceman Sami Salo appeared in his 100th playoff game Sunday and, since his contract is up, it may have been his last in a Vancouver uniform. He has no plans to retire. “I'll be playing somewhere, we'll see where,” he said post-game. Asked if he had a sense it might be with the Canucks, he replied: “No. No. There is a lot of time to think about that. We'll see in the summertime.”

Read more: http://www.vancouver...ml#ixzz1sptF66o
I wonder what that response means or if it's taken out of context. Does it mean he doesn't know whether to come back to the Canucks?

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

I see no reason why he would go elsewhere. I'd expect he'll be signed for one more year for around the same or slightly less than this year. And that's the way it should be; he's a classy guy who plays a solid defensive game.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

Sami Salo better come back to Vancouver, he just won't look right in a different teams jersey.

Come on Sami! 1 more year in Van City!
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:32 PM

I hope not! We still need him.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

enough of this 8 top 4 dmen BS. This team needs a top 1 defenseman. So many people have been against this forever but we got Doughty'd today.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

I think Salo is just rolling the one year deals, in the hopes the team can continue to compete for the cup, and drop out if it goes downhill. I doubt he'd move anywhere, Vancouver is him and his family's home and he's not exactly early in his career to make moving worthwhile.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

I really hope we're not betting on Gragnani...


Or Kevin, LOL
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

Classiest guy in our lineup, hope he comes back for another one


I think its a tie for classiest player between salo and schneids

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:44 PM

I'm getting a Salo jersey if he stays another year.


I decided I'm going to be doing this too. I was going to order a Salo jersey the other day but I thought I should hold off until next season just in cast he doesn't sign here.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

We really missed Sami's slap shot from the point on the PP. I mean he scored 9 goals from there, 7 on the PP...

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

I don't think Salo will be back with the Canucks. Obviously he would re sign here for less money but I feel the Canucks need to get tougher and meaner all over their lineup and especially on the backend.

I think Salo will leave as UFA in the summer. The Canucks will go in a different direction.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:09 PM

For who though?


Salo has family here and has roots in Vancouver now. As a Cup contender, I'd find it really hard-pressed for Salo to not re-sign here.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:10 PM

I think he can give her one more season, the team should just give him a couple road trips off through out the season to keep him healthy and assure he doesn't get fatigued, great 6 or 7th dman when playoffs come, but I sure hope mike gillis brings in a true number 1 dman to log 30 mins a game and keep our bottom pairing to 10 mins a game or so

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

I hope Salo comes back. He's a real calming influence on Edler and he's still got that wicked shot from the point. I actually have to give AV credit this year as I think the way he used Salo helped him have one of the healthiest seasons of his career. I'd prefer him in the top 6 over Gragnani or Rome.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:50 PM

One of my all time fave Canuck d men. Hope he retires in blue and green. Would be heartbroken if he didn't end his career with us.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:04 AM

I don't know that he will sign another contract for that little... if MG gets him for $2 million again he is a genius.

He could probably get double that on the open market and maybe even get a multi-year contract which MG isn't going to give him. He showed he can stay healthy this year and showed that he is still our best all around defenceman when he is healthy.

Maybe he just won't want to move his family out of Vancouver for the sake of extra cash at the end of his career... then again, it will be his last chance to cash in for the rest of his life so a couple of extra million could look pretty nice.

He is a lot bigger and stronger than people give him credit for, he just doesn't lay out the big hits like we need someone on defence doing. Edler is supposed to be doing that, as is Bieksa.

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