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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:47 PM

15=25=50 secret techniques on how to get extra 10 points with actually doing it is truly secretive and could bring us to cup. Do share please. Morrison doenst fit on the roster he'd be in the ahl after a month

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:50 PM

No sympathy signings.

Steve Tambellini did not offer his own son a contract to stay in the NHL.


Good thing he didn't, ZSC top scorer and a Swiss championship to his name in his first season, as well getting to live in the most beautiful city in the world... (Vancouver a close second) :)

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:51 PM

If we didn't sign Ebbett then maybe.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:08 PM

I like the guy, but there is an old saying "you can't go home again". It would be a mistake to bring him back here.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:23 PM

I would if there was no other options

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:25 PM

As much as I'd love to see a WCE era centerman on the Canucks, B-MO's time is done. Loved him while he was here. Let's turn the page, and really push for Doan, someone that can contribute offensively. I am definitely not dissing your idea; would love him on the team, but he just doesn't fit anywhere.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:28 PM

Morrison wasn't prepared to fight for a job here two years ago, he wanted an NHL job guaranteed. So why the hell should the Canucks offer him another chance, now that he's unemployed. It's always been a business to Morrison, so it should also be a business for the Canucks.

Why do people have this sort of silly and useless idea. We need to go forward, not back.


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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:40 PM

We gave Morrison a training camp tryout only a couple years back and then we passed on signing him and we instead signed Peter Schaefer. Morrison played well in that tryout and because he played well Calgary signed him and then last season they traded him to Chi town.

Canucks tryout = 2 more seasons for Morrison.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:43 PM

He is currently a free agent that could be had for cheap who would obviously relish playing out his career in his home province. He'd be a good 4th line depth player, power play specialist if Garrison ends up a dud. Not that I think he will but anything can happen!

Just think this would be a good signing instead of guys like PATRICK MULLEN, ANDREW EBBET AND STEVE PINOZOTTO <----- career AHL'ers. BMO is tried tested and true and could do what he did in Calgary and surprise us once again. I say he's good for at the very least 15g-25a-50pts


LOL 15 goals and 50 points on the FOURTH LINE!!!!!!!!do yourself a favor and think before you post.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:47 PM

He is currently a free agent that could be had for cheap who would obviously relish playing out his career in his home province. He'd be a good 4th line depth player, power play specialist if Garrison ends up a dud. Not that I think he will but anything can happen!

Just think this would be a good signing instead of guys like PATRICK MULLEN, ANDREW EBBET AND STEVE PINOZOTTO <----- career AHL'ers. BMO is tried tested and true and could do what he did in Calgary and surprise us once again. I say he's good for at the very least 15g-25a-50pts

Okay i dont mind the idea..... but 50 points?? cmon dude this is 2012 not 2003

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:52 PM

I'd sign him. He proved he could still put up points a couple of years back when given the opportunity. He'd be a good fit with Kesler hurt.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:52 PM

Do not throw a contract out of pity at BMO. He was good once, now he is injury prone and nothing more than a 4th liner..
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:54 PM

I would sign him to the league min 2 way contract. If he sucks and doesn't make the team, then no big loss on the cap.

I have to say though back when he had that PTO for us during training camp, he stood out as one of the better players and was robbed.

Not so sure if he still has anything left

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:59 PM

I have given this some thought....and I think if he would agree to a 2 way contract...and near the league minimum, then he would be a great addition. I believe he is still a capable centerman, who could play on either the 2nd or 3rd line. (not saying he is the best option there, but for the price and if we have injuries, I think he would make a very cheap and capable replacement.) After a year or 2 of being a call up, If he still has gas in the tank i'd keep him with the wolves to take over the role that Keane and Baumer used to have. I met Mr. Morrison once. I catered a wedding for one of his wives relatives. He is a nice guy, and I wish him well.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:02 PM

The Canucks blew it with a healthy,motivated Brendan two years ago.

He played very well that year for Calgary.

That was another Canuck player personnel mismanagement head scratcher.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:15 PM

Frankly, there is no reason Brendan Morrison should accept an offer from Vancouver after that last ordeal two years ago. Mike Gillis had promised him a full-time position if he passed his tryout; instead, he lowballed him, as he usually does with free agents, and offered him a two-way contract. The previous tryout was apparently only for "sentimental reasons," as Morrison later phrased.

The Canucks ended up signing Peter Schaefer, whose tryout was no where near as excellent as Morrison's. No one can deny Brendan looked very good that preseason; he deserved a one-way contract.

For goodness sakes, he accepted Calgary's $725,000 one-year contract immediately afterwards. There is no reason Vancouver could not have offered him a $725k one-way contract.

Gillis has now released Morrison on two occasions. The first time, he replaced him with Kyle Wellwood. The second time, he settled with Peter Schaefer. There should be no third opportunity for Gillis to sign him.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:26 PM

Frankly, there is no reason Brendan Morrison should accept an offer from Vancouver after that last ordeal two years ago. Mike Gillis had promised him a full-time position if he passed his tryout; instead, he lowballed him, as he usually does with free agents, and offered him a two-way contract. The previous tryout was apparently only for "sentimental reasons," as Morrison later phrased.


I remember Gillis offering Morrison a two-way contract, but I don't recall Gillis promising him a full-time position.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:35 PM

I remember Gillis offering Morrison a two-way contract, but I don't recall Gillis promising him a full-time position.


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After looking into the archives, it appears Gillis never offered Morrison a contract. There were reports that Morrison had been offered a two-way contract.

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Brendan Morrison isn’t going through a grieving process, but he wants closure on his relationship with the Vancouver Canucks.

On Sunday, the popular centre was released from his professional tryout with the NHL club. Today, he wants the answers to some lingering questions because he was certain a roster spot was there for the taking. Despite management pledging to add a better battle level to third and fourth lines, the 35-year-old Pitt Meadows native never thought he was a square peg in a round hole. Never felt like it was just a goodwill gesture by the Canucks to offer a player who had 393 points in 543 games here a chance to showcase his game and find employment elsewhere.

“There was a perception that there were huge odds to overcome, but I firmly believe I could have made the team,” said Morrison, who was never offered a contract. “My versatility would have been a huge bonus. It just boiled down to what the team wanted — what was their identity — and I’m a little surprised at the outcome.
“I told them at the beginning that I didn’t want this to be a sentimental invite. They assured me that it wasn’t, but until I actually talk to them and find out exactly why they went this route, it’s a tough question for me to answer. I want a little closure.”

Morrison thought his ability to win draws, aid an ailing penalty kill and be good insurance against injury to the top six mix would be a good fit. However, true to their word, the Canucks have opted for size and sandpaper and will probably open their regular-season schedule Saturday with Alex Bolduc between Tanner Glass and Guillaume Desbiens, because Rick Rypien is nursing a hairline fracture in his upper rib cage and won’t practise for another week. The Canucks didn’t see Morrison playing a role similar to that of the departed Ryan Johnson.

“After we evaluated everything Brendan brings to the table and what we have here, we just thought it would be better for us to go in a different direction,” said Canucks coach Alain Vigneault. “Younger players, bigger size and they bring sometthing than Brendan doesn’t. They give us a bigger and grittier line. But I’m confident he’ll be able to find a job somewhere in the league.

“If anybody wants my opinion on him, I’ll certainly give them a positive endorsement.”

The Calgary Flames could come calling. They have lost Daymond Langkow, Matt Stajan, David Moss and Ales Kotalik to injury and have to be considered the front-runners. Morrison’s agent confirmed discussions with two Eastern Conference teams and one in the Western Conference but wouldn’t elaborate. Morrison had one assist in four preseason games, was a minus-2 and had five shots. It wasn’t a clear indication of his skill set because he had different roles and different nights.

Morrison could call it quits. The thought has crossed his mind and moving his family again doesn’t sit well with him, but he wants to make it work again because he’s healthy and has rekindled his love of the game.

“I want to keep playing because I felt I had a pretty good season last year and still feel I can play in this league and not just play and hang on,” said Morrison, who had 42 points (12-30) in 74 games, his highest point total since the 2005-06 season with the Canucks. “Actually be a piece of a puzzle that can help a team. If I didn’t feel that, I’m at a point where I could walk away from the game.”

Morrison has been healthy the past two seasons after sports hernia, hip flexor, knee and wrist injuries curtailed his effectiveness. He has 547 points in 829 careers games with the Capitals, Canucks, Stars and Ducks but fell of the radar in Washington.

Morrison was playing at nearly a point-a-game clip last season until Christmas. Tomas Fleischmann then got healthy and was worked into the middle and the arrival of centre Eric Belanger at the trade deadline saw Morrison sink to a roster option.

Ironically, Belanger landed a $750,000 US free-agent deal in Phoenix, one that Morrison probably would have lept at. Now he’s prepared to leap again and expects to land somewhere soon. Very soon.

“We’re talking to teams right now and I hope that something happens fairly quickly,” he said. “I don’t know what is going to happen, but coming to camp has helped my situation simply because other teams have seen me play.

“If I didn’t, there may be some question marks can I still play and I proved that I can.”


Based on this, the decision to release Morrison looks even worse on the Canucks' part. If "younger and bigger" was their philosophy, signing Peter Schaefer obviously made no sense. Schaefer and Morrison are the exact same height. I do not believe the team's official reason to be true at all in this case.

Morrison had as successful a camp as he could have hoped to have. The decision to sign Schaefer instead boggles me. If it was about the aforementioned two-way contract, see the spoiler tag above.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:51 PM

Another ringing endorsement for Gillis player management.

Brendan had 43 points in 66 games for Calgary that year.

Brendan seemed to really want a chance to finish his career in Vancouver.

Chalk up another Gillis fail.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:06 AM

No sympathy signings, ever.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:39 AM

We need to start focussing.
We ALL know what this team needs and I hope it's on the way, because there is no sign of it yet...........

In answer to the OP, no I don't think we should think like that, we would only dislike the guy more if he foundered because most fans would think he didn't really earn it.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:49 AM

He is currently a free agent that could be had for cheap who would obviously relish playing out his career in his home province. He'd be a good 4th line depth player, power play specialist if Garrison ends up a dud. Not that I think he will but anything can happen!

Just think this would be a good signing instead of guys like PATRICK MULLEN, ANDREW EBBET AND STEVE PINOZOTTO <----- career AHL'ers. BMO is tried tested and true and could do what he did in Calgary and surprise us once again. I say he's good for at the very least 15g-25a-50pts


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:06 AM

Well we DO need a 3rd line, centre... =P

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:24 AM

old energy, will never happen because we have a GM with a brain.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:10 AM

Another ringing endorsement for Gillis player management.

Brendan had 43 points in 66 games for Calgary that year.

Brendan seemed to really want a chance to finish his career in Vancouver.

Chalk up another Gillis fail.

When Manny went down, he would have replaced him on the 3rd line no problem. That's too bad Gillis had a brain fart when offering him a contract.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:00 AM

If we are rebuilding our team, then yes. But we are cup contender, we have to get any possible help we can get to ensure we have a better chance for the cup, so No to Morrison. If he wants to retire, he is always welcome to join Canucks management team.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:04 AM

He is currently a free agent that could be had for cheap who would obviously relish playing out his career in his home province. He'd be a good 4th line depth player, power play specialist if Garrison ends up a dud. Not that I think he will but anything can happen!

Just think this would be a good signing instead of guys like PATRICK MULLEN, ANDREW EBBET AND STEVE PINOZOTTO <----- career AHL'ers. BMO is tried tested and true and could do what he did in Calgary and surprise us once again. I say he's good for at the very least 15g-25a-50pts


Uhmmm 15G + 25A = 40 PTS :picard:

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:24 AM

Another ringing endorsement for Gillis player management.

Brendan had 43 points in 66 games for Calgary that year.

Brendan seemed to really want a chance to finish his career in Vancouver.

Chalk up another Gillis fail.


i like Brendan but with all calgarys injuries and lack of depth he was getting top 6 minutes most of those games, something he would not have gotten here. I would be surprised if he got 25 points from the 4th line

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:26 AM

No. People need to stop living in the past.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:40 PM

The Canucks should Sympathy Sign me to a huge multi year mega millions contract!!! I would be forever grateful!!! And I really do promise I would try my best!!!! :bigblush:
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