Assuming (a big "if") no feathers were ruffled in the trade, Samuelsson would be exactly the type of target that would help. Sammy probably also thought that Burrows role with the Twins would have been his when he first signed here? He did throw a bit of disdain around from time to time.
A contract at $1.7 to $2.2 which delivered a 220 lb guy who was nifty enough with the puck to play on any of the top 3 lines would be smashing!
It will probably be someone else, but it's fun thinking!
Samuelsson is a UFA, and is an experienced playoff player. He would be a great depth addition I think. We all know how good he was a few years ago in the playoffs against the Kings, and I still think he would have helped a lot in the SCF.
Sign him? If so how much? I would give him a 1-2 year contract 1.5m-2m per.
But I would definately make a push to get him back here at the right price and if wants too come back.
Take personalities out of the way, and I can see clearly why MG traded for Booth. He's a faster, more athletic player. But Sammy was also more talented, certainly with the puck. So it was an incomplete trade, one that needed a 3rd player thrown into the mix to make it work. The trade left a play making void on the line.
It would be poetic to re-sign Sammy to fill that?
I'd take him over David "Bear Slayer" Booth at this point...
Yeah we need more gritty players, but it depends on who we can get? At 220 lbs, Sammy can compete physically on a line that has speed elsewhere. And he adds way more talent than any grit player we will get at his price. It could work?
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He is not the type of player the Canucks need. They have to bring in more girtty players as they have enough of those "soft types". He is not a bottom 6 forward and there is no place to fit him into the top 6.
Edited by Canuck Surfer, 18 May 2012 - 06:15 PM.