Jump to content

Welcome to canucks.com Vancouver Canucks homepage

Photo

[Signing] Sami Salo to Tampa Bay


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
387 replies to this topic

#121 JohnTavares

JohnTavares

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,736 posts
  • Joined: 02-July 06

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:31 PM

Couldn't afford 2 years or 3,75M. Sad to see Salo leave though.

EHL: Detroit Red Wings

 

medium.png


#122 TOMapleLaughs

TOMapleLaughs

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 31,759 posts
  • Joined: 19-September 05

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:31 PM

Good relief for Bergeron there. But Salo's days of being a full-season player are well over.

Respect and props to one of the better Canuck d-men over the years. Cheers.


TOML
Posted Image

#123 Edinburgh Capitals

Edinburgh Capitals

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 358 posts
  • Joined: 05-June 10

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:31 PM

Wish him all the best, we badly need some D right now
Posted Image

#124 Biznow

Biznow

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 318 posts
  • Joined: 14-December 06

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

Next season:

Bieksa - Hamhuis
Edler - Ballard
Dave the hotdog guy - Mark Donnelly

Posted Image~Biznow


#125 DeNiro

DeNiro

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,758 posts
  • Joined: 22-April 08

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

When Gillis said he wanted the team to get younger and bigger, I think that should have been a hint that this was going to happen.

I guess the numbers just didn't work out.

Posted Image


"Dream until the dream come true"


#126 Lillooet_Hillbilly

Lillooet_Hillbilly

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 685 posts
  • Joined: 04-July 11

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

a body of glass but balls of steel, i'll miss him :(

#127 Tystick

Tystick

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,496 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 12

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

At least he will get to play with Ohlund again
Posted Image

#128 hsedin33

hsedin33

    Canucks Third-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,651 posts
  • Joined: 14-February 10

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

http://capgeek.com/charts.php?Team=28

Unbelievable...

Dammit :(

#129 jmfaminoff

jmfaminoff

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,808 posts
  • Joined: 21-February 05

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

I cannot blame him for wanting to make some more money.

#130 WeatherWise

WeatherWise

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,869 posts
  • Joined: 20-September 11

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:33 PM

It did seem like it was about contract length. At the start of the day, according to Farhan Lalji, Salo expressed he wanted a multi-year deal. The Lightning offered him that.

It's the exact same situation we saw with Willie Mitchell.

Edited by WeatherWise, 01 July 2012 - 02:33 PM.

The greatest segue into a weather segment.

#131 Vancouver911

Vancouver911

    Comets Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 185 posts
  • Joined: 21-December 09

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:33 PM

please god pleaseeeeeeeeeeee let suter come to canucks

#132 Anti-Bettman

Anti-Bettman

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 532 posts
  • Joined: 04-October 11

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:33 PM

Well at least Ballard gets some more ice time unless he gets traded...

* 1st in Canucks Fantasy Hockey 2011/12*


Posted ImagePosted Image


#133 Fozzy

Fozzy

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 721 posts
  • Joined: 05-October 05

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:33 PM

I don't blame him taking that kind of money in the twilight of his career. I wonder what he would of accepted to stay here. Anyway good luck Sami.

#134 Li'l Fra

Li'l Fra

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,655 posts
  • Joined: 23-July 07

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

Guess we're going to finally get to see Ballard on the PP.


#135 youngbob_007

youngbob_007

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 311 posts
  • Joined: 31-December 08

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

wtf was not expecting that, our last piece from the WCE days gone. :(

He gave a lot to this franchise though, I feel bad that didn't retire a Canuck. At least he gets to re-unite with Ohlund though, wish him the best of luck with the rest of his career, hope he gets a cup before it's all set and done. Classy and respectable guy.


Uhhh... Sedins?

#136 Bombastik der Teutone

Bombastik der Teutone

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,933 posts
  • Joined: 11-January 07

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

nooo. salo should retire a canuck


this is what i also thought about naslund and ohlundits sad to see another great canuck goanyways he joins his old buddy ohlund..may they will retire together as bolts

#137 LeanBeef

LeanBeef

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,163 posts
  • Joined: 17-June 11

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

:(

Wow didn't see this coming
Sig too big.
"Being a Canuck fan, maybe sometime down the road be a Vancouver Canuck.... that would conquer all my dreams"
-Milan Lucic

#138 Samk

Samk

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 791 posts
  • Joined: 02-March 09

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

Couldn't afford 2 years or 3,75M. Sad to see Salo leave though.


He would of taken a discount to be here. Money wasn't the issue, the years was the issue.

#139 Tell Kelly I said hi

Tell Kelly I said hi

    Comets Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 257 posts
  • Joined: 03-May 10

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

Last chance for multiyear contract and he took it. Can't blame the guy.

Hopefully Garrison lowers his asking price...
Posted Image

#140 Jay86

Jay86

    Comets Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 169 posts
  • Joined: 04-February 12

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

on my way down to the canucks outlet store to pick up a left over salo jersey for cheap.
so sad to see the wise old owl fly off into the night......good for him, all the best.

#141 ninja321

ninja321

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,958 posts
  • Joined: 02-July 08

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

:( omg my heart sank when i heard this
Posted Image
Sig and Avatar by Me :)

#142 Fozzy

Fozzy

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 721 posts
  • Joined: 05-October 05

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

Next season:

Bieksa - Hamhuis
Edler - Ballard
Dave the hotdog guy - Mark Donnelly


I lol'd

#143 Remy

Remy

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,097 posts
  • Joined: 17-December 08

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

I wasn't overly worried about us laying low ... until now. We've just lost a piece, rather than adding or even standing pat. Something definitely needs to be added on D now, on top of the scoring up front that we should improve. Furthermore, there is virtually no chance that our goaltending will be as strong this year barring some miracle.

I'm usually very patient and I'm certainly not going to say that the sky is falling ... but I am getting a little nervous.

#144 Tanev's Smirk

Tanev's Smirk

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,427 posts
  • Joined: 30-August 09

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

Well at least Ballard gets some more ice time unless he gets traded...


I do not think the Canucks can afford to trade Ballard at this point.

#145 CookieCrumbs

CookieCrumbs

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,021 posts
  • Joined: 30-July 11

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:35 PM

1 less right sided D man is the last thing we needed. Ballard can't play the right side. He's borderline useless there.

#146 Connauton

Connauton

    Comets Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 194 posts
  • Joined: 14-March 12

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:35 PM

Hopefully this means Connauton will be given some sort of a shot, obviously not for the whole season but at least some call-ups here and there.

#147 Jay86

Jay86

    Comets Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 169 posts
  • Joined: 04-February 12

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:35 PM

Guess we're going to finally get to see Ballard on the PP.

AV would pull a sutter and put 5 d-men out there if he could....we might not even have 5 starting defensemen signed for training camp///

#148 -Vintage Canuck-

-Vintage Canuck-

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 69,194 posts
  • Joined: 24-May 10

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:35 PM

I really hope MG knows what he's doing.

307mg00.jpg


#149 Canucks17_33_22

Canucks17_33_22

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 391 posts
  • Joined: 03-June 11

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:36 PM

Salo wanted a 2 year deal last season.... and he accepted one year deal.

I guess this time he's not gonna accept another one year deal again.

All the best to you Sami!

#150 TOMapleLaughs

TOMapleLaughs

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 31,759 posts
  • Joined: 19-September 05

Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:36 PM

At least he will get to play with Ohlund again

Or not...
Posted Image




Canucks.com is the official Web site of The Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks and Canucks.com are trademarks of The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership.  NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.  Copyright © 2009 The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership and the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved.