You're hilarious King. A meagre return? You can regularly be heard uttering nonsense to the effect that the Canucks are fighting for table scraps in return for Luongo, and making absurd proposals involving Luongo and a top 6 (yes, Ballard is clearly a top six and is a top 4 on most NHL teams - to suggest otherwise is ridiculous) for Paajarvi (lol) and now here you are calling Bjugstad, Petrovic and Upshall a "meagre" return. You are consistent with your contradictions - underselling Luongo, and yet complaining that this deal would not be enough,. According to you, Edmonton won't part with Paajarvi, but those three Panthers are meagre. Hurr hurr.
You've got it wrong again. I'm not suggesting that the Canucks will
get Paajarvi; I'm suggesting that they'd be lucky
This most recent argument stems from the fact that you're aghast at the gall of me suggesting that the Canucks would accept "just" Paajarvi, while simultaneously targeting Nick Bjugstad and some other "big, mean D", which is strange, since Paajarvi's produced at both the AHL and the NHL level, while Bjugstad's a complete gamble at this point, playing against a bunch of stoners in the NCAA. You talk about contradictions, this is the greatest of them all.
I'd take Upshall as part of that deal in a heartbeat - if he is able to play, he's one hell of a player - if he's injured, his cap hit doesn't apply - and his contract is 3.5 for (less than) three years - hardly a "terrible" contract. You embellish - and obviously haven't seen a healthy Upshall play (or had your usual blinders on).
If that deal were cut, you'd be one of the very few complaining.
This is funny.
This is the same guy going on and on about Michael Frolik, and how guys like he and MPS have "fallen off the charts" on their respective teams. Scottie Upshall had 2
goals last year as a member of the Florida Panthers, in 26 games played (on pace for about 6). Scottie Upshall has played on 4 different teams since 2008. His career high in point totals is 34 - which MPS reached in 2010-11 as a 19 year-old rookie!
Yet you want to commit $10.5M of cap space to this guy, over 3 years, who really has no offensive upside (unlike Frolik - who has scored 20 goals twice - or Paajarvi), and who will surely be relegated to our bottom six?
Of all of the supposed contradictions that you claim that I make (BS), care to explain this one to me? You want Scottie Upshall, yet you're appalled by the suggestion of Michael Frolik or Magnus Paajarvi.
Edited by King of the ES, 05 November 2012 - 05:00 AM.