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#1 Relfk

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:40 PM

How did this guy not make the Canucks' roster? He's everything the Canucks have been looking for in terms of toughness and grit and yet he never gets even one game up with the big club? No one will mess with the Nucks' stars when that goliath is on the ice.



What player now a days jumps into the opposing team's bench and throws punches? And how the hell did Sestito or Ebbett get a chance over him? I hate seeing players wasted like he's been wasted. Even if he gets 5 minutes a game he can make an impact out there.

I hope this guy gets resigned, as he'd be a fan favourite very quickly. Look how Colton Orr was in Toronto..

Here are some of his fights.







I think this guy deserves a spot over everyone except for Lappy on the Canucks' 4th line. Is he a defenceman? Yes, but he can also play forward. If grit is what Gillis wants, then he'll resign this guy..

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#2 elvis15

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:07 PM

Meh. He's not very effective at the rest of hockey anymore. Not a bad depth guy and good teammate but it's not all about having someone big and tough on your team or else John Scott would be in more demand.
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:09 PM

Vandermeer for coach!
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:12 PM

Waste of a contract
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:14 PM

I rather have Alberts instead of Vandermeer
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:16 PM

There's better plugs then him
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:18 PM

Meh. He's not very effective at the rest of hockey anymore. Not a bad depth guy and good teammate but it's not all about having someone big and tough on your team or else John Scott would be in more demand.


Vandermeer's a better hockey player than John Scott and Scott got another contract with the Sabres. He put up like 10 points in 34 games on the wolves. That's much better than John Scott. Scott hasn't scored a goal in professional hockey in a very long time.
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:19 PM

I rather have Alberts instead of Vandermeer


I would too but would you rather have Ebbett in over Vandermeer? Or Sestito?
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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:47 PM

re sign him!!
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:40 AM

I would too but would you rather have Ebbett in over Vandermeer? Or Sestito?

Sestito > All depth guys.

Sestito Lapierre Weise were the most reliable 4th line this year. Re sign all of em.
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:25 AM

This isn't the 80's or 90's anymore. You have to be able to play halfway decent hockey to play, even on a bottom pairing/forth line. The last thing you need is a thug on ice.

*Vandermeer was actually an ok player back in the day.
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:40 AM

You have to be able to play hockey to play hockey. Duh.
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:07 AM

OP, there will be plenty of better depth/bottom 2 defensemen on the market this year. Guys like Lovejoy, Clitsome and Fistric averaged 2+ hits per game last season along with plenty of blocked shots so they should be a priority to sign over Vandermeer. Yeah they may not fight as much but blocking shots and dishing out hits are more important than fighting. Another trait GMs look for in defensemen is good skating and the ability to make a good first pass, either of which I doubt Vandy has. Re-signing Vandy? No thanks.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:24 AM

Vandermeer's a better hockey player than John Scott and Scott got another contract with the Sabres. He put up like 10 points in 34 games on the wolves. That's much better than John Scott. Scott hasn't scored a goal in professional hockey in a very long time.

And I wouldn't give John Scott a contract to play in the NHL either. Doesn't mean just because a team that can't make the playoffs puts a former prospect of ours on their top line and signs a pylon on defence because he's big that I would do the same for our team.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

I rather have Alberts instead of Vandermeer


agreed
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

But we do need someone who can drop gloves on a nightly basis. Kassian needs to put the puck in the net, not fight.
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