"Then we sign a top four D who has as much push back, it would seem (unless I am missing something) as Mason Raymond on a bad day."
Surprised to hear you talking smack about Raymond Bodes.
Anyway - I think you may have missed something on this one - Garrison is not a pillow - actually a pretty solid, big blueliner (with more push back than Salo as much as Iove Sami) and a damn good fit for our top four - if you want the Canucks to get bigger and meaner, the fourth line is an easier place to do that. Aside from that, our first round pick (Gaunce was a good start) and I imagine the Luongo trade will bring another pair of big young prospects (Bjugstad and Petrovic please).
We may still be making a run at Doan with the remaining cap space.
And I'd like to see us get a tough depth forward - but I'd rather see us make a trade to do that - Ottawa is not shy and has made it clear they are reshaping their lineup - my choice would be to to out and give it up for Neil - I want those 10-15 goals and 250-300 hits in our lineup, and bad.
oldnews, you obviously saw what I did there.
As big a fan as I am of Raymond, it doesn't stretch to saying he hits big even on his good days.