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Garrison can't possibly be a one-year wonder, because he spent two years as Florida's top shutdown defenseman, and that's what we signed him to be. He could score zero goals this year and still be worth his contract; if anyone seriously expected him to score 16, somebody would have offered him in excess of 6 million per.

He was not signed to be just a shutdown dman , He was signed for his shot too

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I hope he starts being a little bit more physical, he's been taking the worst of the hits so far. Once he gets a steady d- partner though I'm sure he will.

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JASON GARRISON AND THE GHOST OF KEITH BALLARD

It didn't take long for Canucks fans to begin sharpening their knives, in anticipation of carving up White Rock native and this summer's big free-agent acquisition Jason Garrison. Jason Garrison gave the perpetually dour and fatalistic faithful a reason to start too on Sunday when he fumbled a clearing attempt directly to Joe Thornton that ended up in the back of Vancouver's net, and again on Monday when he whiffed on a point shot, fell over and allowed Dustin Brown to breakout the other way (for a two-on-one that Jordan Schroeder and Alex Edler expertly foiled).

Those two sequnces when combined with the repeated sound of Garrison's zippy point blasts hitting the boards behind the net after a missed shot, have resulted in the newly minted Canucks defenseman burning through his "good local boy makes good (too bad he wasn't a Vancouver Giant)" honeymoon in record time.

Obviously judging a defenseman's performance using only your eyes and your emotional overreaction to a couple of relatively minor in-game errors is stupid as hell (no need to sugar coat it), though I suppose on some level it's understandable especially when one considers the ghost of Keith Ballard and the mixed legacy of former Florida Panthers skaters acquired by Mike Gillis.

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The failed clearing attempt to Thornton aside, Jason Garrison has been mostly dynamite in his own end at five-on-five. He's only been on the ice for two goals against this season, is posting stellar possession rates and has brought a physical presence on the back-end (did you not see that hit he threw on Kopitar behind the net on Sunday?). At five-on-five he's already a clear upgrade over beloved, departed veteran Sami Salo.

Still, over at CanucksCorner, Raymond Kirk writes the following:

Which is really what this comes down too, I think: the ghost of Keith Ballard, and to a lesser extent David Booth.Keith Ballard's time in Vancouver has been uniquely unproductive for both parties, while Booth pisses off Canucks fans like a blue Brad Marchand, despite being a useful player (whose absence is very much noticeable early this season). Three former Panthers, all different people, all having their own unique issues adjusting to playing with the Canucks. Lumping them together might be tempting, but it's analytically meaningless because Jason Garrison, thankfully, isn't Keith Ballard.

Good read, with more supporting stats at the '...', but I think there's some truth to people being ready to dismiss any of our acquisitions from Florida as failures too quickly. It doesn't help when they all make about the same amount but Garrison does have good underlying stats so far this year, and people's tune will change if he starts scoring.

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He's a plus two this early into the season while the team has looked sluggish to say the least. I like what I see from him at this point and am sure he will be fine. People tend to forget that he is coming off a season long groin injury and still has only played 6 games on a new team. Give him some time, he will be really good for the Canucks!

Marco Sturm was re-habbing a serious knee injury and he got 6 games with his new team before he was uncerimoniously dumped. Guess he didn't have a big enough contract for him to get cut any slack here at hypocricy central.

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Does the media just spend their time on CDC and then write articles based off info from here? How else would they know so many people are hating on Garrison and so on.

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Well, the one I posted was from Canucks Army, so as bloggers of the Canucks, they are probably pretty aware of the fans and their idiocy.

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Thanks for this thread. Now he'll score next game. :)

LOL, everyone +1 this, haha (1st page).

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I'm guessing this will be the official Garrison thread like the 'Burrows, do we really want him?' thread.

So we now have Burrows, Garrison, and Kassian. Who's next, Schroeder?

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So we now have Burrows, Garrison, and Kassian. Who's next, Schroeder?

Don't forget about the Bieksa one too. It has more posts than the Burrows thread!

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