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Do you think Salo was underpaid last year?


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Do you think Salo was underpaid last year?

  1. Yes (102 votes [64.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 64.97%

  2. No (25 votes [15.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.92%

  3. Just right (30 votes [19.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.11%

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#1 kj29

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:32 PM

Do you think Salo was underpaid last year?

opinions/suggestions/thoughts please :)

EDIT: IMO i think he should have at least earned about 2.5 mil last year

EDIT: he was paid 1.8 mil last year

Edited by lappy40, 01 July 2012 - 09:39 PM.

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#2 NightHawkSniper

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:33 PM

No, given how inconsistent his health has been in previous years I find his salary was quite fair.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:37 PM

How much was he paid? You should put that in the OP
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#4 kj29

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:40 PM

How much was he paid? You should put that in the OP


umm sorry...

but wat does OP stand for anyways...

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:45 PM

Salo made two million dollars last year and was top 4,leading all d men in (PP goals) scoring while only playing in 69 games.

Considering he has been $$ hosed the last two years,while carrying the team in the post season with his play and production I still think Gillis is cutting corners on LONG TIME Canucks like Salo and Burr,while lavishing Canuck nobodies like Sundin.

Reward your historical heart n soul guys like Sami.Don't discard them for a half a million bucks.

Gilis fail.

Edited by nuck nit, 02 July 2012 - 02:06 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:50 PM

Defencemen are earning more and more money lately, so based on how he played last season he deserved 3 million.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:51 PM

Most of our players are underpaid

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:08 PM

umm sorry...

but wat does OP stand for anyways...


"original poster" bro
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:09 PM

Dude he was making up for an injury plagued season. He's getting older and slowing down considerably. Not a PP force like heused to be. His choice to go elsewhere for more $$$. Wish him the best.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:10 PM

Salo made two million dollars last year and was top 4,leading all d men in scoring while only playing in 69 games.

Considering he has been $$ hosed the last two years,while carrying the team in the post season with his play and production I still think Gillis is cutting corners on LONG TIME Canucks like Salo and Burr,while lavishing Canuck nobodies like Sundin.

Reward your historical heart n soul guys like Sami.Don't discard them for a half a million bucks.

Gilis fail.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:11 PM

I'd say he was just right. He was due for a raise but Tampa Bay did overpay.

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#12 nuck nit

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:14 PM

Most of our players are underpaid


Bieksa - $7 million and $4.5 bonus

Hamhuis- $5 m and $2 bonus

Edler- $3.25 m

Ballard - $4.2 m

Salo-$2 million dollars.

Led all Canuck D men in points.Wrong,sorry,PP goals.

Played top 4-logging up to 25 minutes per night in ice time.

I don't think Bieksa is worth 6 sami Salo's.

Gillis ranks so low by throwing Salo he gets a Gillis = Epic Fail.

Edited by nuck nit, 02 July 2012 - 02:07 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:23 PM

Players mostly take paycuts to play on championship contending teams. Salos refusal to sign here is a sign that he doesn't think the team is a true contender.

I think expecting players to take paycuts to play on a winner can't work for the canucks right now. They gotta work with what they have and build championship swagger. But Lu's meltdowns and sheltering, trading away pure offensive players, lack of young player development, cutting raymonds salary rather than trading him and the first round exit don't inspire confidence.

If a player is signing to win, objectively I don't think the Canucks are on top. I think they do have to shake up the core and move at least one piece to get an elite forward and defenseman or else they're a good but not great team. The alternative is better coaching which is being sheltered right now by management.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:47 PM

Although he is by far one of the most dedicated Canucks and I will always be a big fan of his, I don't think we did a disservice to him by not matching his offers elsewhere. If he wants more money, and that is not something the team can afford given all of the factors that go into making such a complex decision, then it's better to part ways in the interest of both parties. Good luck to Salo. I hope that Tampa treats you well and takes into consideration that you need a day off here and there.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:51 PM

He wasn't underpaid, as much as everyone else was overpaid.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:53 PM

Yes. Top-4 d-men, esp. veteran ones, make more than $2mil.

Tampa had a hole on their defense. Can't blame them for giving Salo real top-4 money to man their pp.

That being said, while it'll be odd to see him in a TB jersey, it's been a good run for Sami as a Canuck.


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:24 PM

It was known that he took a large discount... He even admitted it.. I guess he felt that he didn't earn his past contract due to all the injuries and wanted to give back.. Plus our team had cap issues and it was needed if he wanted to stay..

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:24 PM

I miss Salo already

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:55 PM

Salo-$2 million dollars.

Led all Canuck D men in points.


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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:24 AM

Considering how shaky we were when he wasn't in the team, definitely underpaid. But at the end of the day it is the player's idea of his own worth that counts.

I think Sami found an environment where he was loved and appreciated and he paid to stay here.........that was good for us.

At the end of this season I think he saw the writing on the wall as his career drew to a close and decided to increase his retirement fund while his stock was high..............I also think Tampa will win a SC before we do, and I think Sami will be part of that. Good luck to him.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:27 AM

Players mostly take paycuts to play on championship contending teams. Salos refusal to sign here is a sign that he doesn't think the team is a true contender.

I think expecting players to take paycuts to play on a winner can't work for the canucks right now. They gotta work with what they have and build championship swagger. But Lu's meltdowns and sheltering, trading away pure offensive players, lack of young player development, cutting raymonds salary rather than trading him and the first round exit don't inspire confidence.

If a player is signing to win, objectively I don't think the Canucks are on top. I think they do have to shake up the core and move at least one piece to get an elite forward and defenseman or else they're a good but not great team. The alternative is better coaching which is being sheltered right now by management.


Agree with most of this.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:37 AM

Salo agreed to a one year term of $2 million for the 2011-12 season because he was negotiating from a position of weakness. He wanted to win a Cup, and he felt being with the Canucks was his best chance (based upon the 2010-11 season). He was also coming off what was, even for him, a bad injury year, so he took a hit on the term and the amount. Sadly, the Canucks didn't win this past season.

Feeling stronger after last year's perfromance (Salo did play well in most of the 69 games in which he played), Salo wanted an increase in pay and term. He and Gillis could not agree to the length of term/compensation and so Salo moved on.

Good luck to him in TB. However, unless TB gets a goalie I suspect that the best chance Salo will have to win a Cup with TB is if they trade him at the deadline to some other team looking for depth d-men.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:48 AM

What? When?


This year Salo led all Canucks D men in PP goals,despite playing in only 69 games.

2007-2008 -led all D men in scoring despite only playing 63 games.

2008-2009 -led all D men in playoff goals.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:32 AM

Salo remember prior to signing the contract had had some major injury issues - remember achilles heal? When he did come back remember all the other top 4-5 guys including hoff were playing really well. Salo wanted one more crack at the cup and as others said he was negotiating from a point of weakness.

Van wasn't willing to pay Salo the money nor the term. This is strictly for Salo a money thing cause he must know that Tampa is not a legit contender

Sad to see him go but this is a business at the end of the day. End of an era on the backend

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:37 AM

One more point my favorite thing about Salo was that everyone expected him to get injured, he usually did, and nobody panicked about it. I don't think there has ever been a van player like that.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:09 AM

Does anyone else think Mattias Ohlund was a huge factor for Salo when he was deciding on where to go?
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:53 AM

Salo remember prior to signing the contract had had some major injury issues - remember achilles heal? When he did come back remember all the other top 4-5 guys including hoff were playing really well. Salo wanted one more crack at the cup and as others said he was negotiating from a point of weakness.

Van wasn't willing to pay Salo the money nor the term. This is strictly for Salo a money thing cause he must know that Tampa is not a legit contender

Sad to see him go but this is a business at the end of the day. End of an era on the backend


Salo is getting another crack at the cup-with Tampa.Most every player wants as many cracks as they can,I would think.

This is not strctly a money thing as Gillis is quoted as wanting Salo back and Sami stated at the end of last year that he still felt good enough to continue contributing at a high level.

Salo was playing 21-23 minutes every night in a top 4 role,playing up to 25 minutes a night.

He was paid $2 million for scoring the most PP goals on a team where third liner Ballard made $4.2 and first liner KB made $11.5.

Gillis should consider whom he has underpaid and whom are the Canucks with the most heart when making roster decisions.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:24 AM

You would think Tampa would be gun shy about big money signings of older, injury prone, Canuck defence-man?

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:31 AM

No hockey player is underpaid.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:45 AM

Dude he was making up for an injury plagued season.  He's getting older and slowing down considerably.  Not a PP force like heused to be.  His choice to go elsewhere for more $$$.  Wish him the best.



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