Smashian Kassian, on 21 December 2012 - 04:39 PM, said:
He was on the 3rd pair when we were healthy, and he benefitted from the Sedins, without them he isn't a 50 point defensmen, it doesn't surprised me at all he was such a dissapointment in Buffalo last year.
He should give the Sedin's a big portion of that huge contract, they earned it for him.
Man ,are you clueless.Must be into the egg nog with De Niro ,is my guess.
I think Gillis should have been paying Ehrhoff out of his own pocket.He might have been less filthy rich but he would not look like a junior GM that is as clueless as some CDC posters.
Ehrhoff's game complimented the Sedins and made the PP better.
No other d man stepped up and did what Christian did so why not give him the credit he is due?
Last year our PP sucked.Too bad Gillis did not figure out the obvious before he lowballed his offer to him and let him walk to Buffalo.
"He has performed as advertised and has been very consistent for us all year both offensively and defensively," Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa
said. "I played against Christian for a number of years, going all the way back to the minors during the lockout season (2004-05). I have always known that he is a good skater with a good shot and moves the puck very well. He also has an excellent work ethic."
Daniel Sedin has suggested that the reason the powerplay struggled is that he and Henrik became too predictable
Take a look at every goal Ehrhoff scored last season
: he scored from everywhere on the ice. Some were one-timers from the blue line, but he found his way into the slot, the crease, the backdoor, and everywhere in between.
If the Canucks want to experience consistent success on the powerplay next season, they will need to figure out how to be unpredictable on the powerplay without Christian Ehrhoff. The most obvious answer would be to find a replacement Ehrhoff, someone with his unpredictable nature and offensive instincts.
And no,Gillis has not replaced Ehrhoff.He had a chance to fill a huge hole with Schultz.Garrison is a shut down,defensive d man and Eddy is rumored to be on his way out.Salo is gone as Gillis would not pay him.Which leaves......nobody to fill this role.
And that,is where the Smashian Kassian's and Milke Gillis' of the world display ignorant disrespect and contempt of PP specialists.Ignorance is not going to improve the PP.This team was the best in the league because of Ehrhoff and a healthy Salo and Edler complimented the Stunning Swedes up front.
Edited by nuck nit, 21 December 2012 - 06:02 PM.
“Roberto is our leader and everybody knew it,” said Canuck general manager Mike Gillis. “We feel really strongly this is the right decision for this organization. This is Roberto’s team now and he gets to set the tone.”
The Vancouver Canucks have gone unconventional in naming goaltender Roberto Luongo as their new team captain.