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#1 Pavel Burrows

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:27 PM

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A quick glance at the list of remaining unrestricted free agents doesn’t show many former 25-goal scorers. And it certainly doesn’t show many former 25-goal scorers under the age of 30.

Mason Raymond falls into both those categories though. The 27-year-old scored 25 times for the Canucks in 2009-10. Since then, however, it’s been a tough time for the speedy-but-slight winger. A serious back injury suffered in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Stretches of inconsistent play. Now, he’s looking for a new team.

Raymond’s agent, JP Barry, tells News 1130 Sports in Vancouver there’s been plenty of interest from potential suitors, but it may take time before an acceptable offer is made.

In 2013, Raymond had 10 goals in 46 games.

“I think I’ll have some good discussions about Mason,” Barry told The Province recently. “He’s got a lot of speed and he had a good season. Also, the UFA market is not a deep one this year.”




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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:29 PM

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A quick glance at the list of remaining unrestricted free agents doesn’t show many former 25-goal scorers. And it certainly doesn’t show many former 25-goal scorers under the age of 30.

Mason Raymond falls into both those categories though. The 27-year-old scored 25 times for the Canucks in 2009-10. Since then, however, it’s been a tough time for the speedy-but-slight winger. A serious back injury suffered in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Stretches of inconsistent play. Now, he’s looking for a new team.

Raymond’s agent, JP Barry, tells News 1130 Sports in Vancouver there’s been plenty of interest from potential suitors, but it may take time before an acceptable offer is made.

In 2013, Raymond had 10 goals in 46 games.

“I think I’ll have some good discussions about Mason,” Barry told The Province recently. “He’s got a lot of speed and he had a good season. Also, the UFA market is not a deep one this year.”



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

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"I think I'll have some good discussions about Mason," Barry told The Province recently. "He's got a lot of speed and he had a good season. Also, the UFA market is not a deep one this year."


Isn't that kind of like his agent admitting that his client isn't so great?
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:55 PM

Waiting for an acceptable offer eh. He sounds like MG's protege.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:01 PM

Can't believe he's slipped past everyone so far on the free agent market - he's really fallen off the radar. I would have thought the offers would come tumbling in with his speed. Hopefully things don't get tripped up for too long in contract talks - I'm sure he could slide into anyone's roster and make an impact.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:05 PM

I am ready to pray to even Booths God that somebody beside the canucks sign this guy asap.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

As much as I make fun of him I'd probably be happy if we could sign him for under 1.5 for a year if Jensen and Gaunce aren't ready
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

come on calgary do thr right thing already..
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:15 PM

Still some good FAs out there.... Wonder if they'll all have to settle for small contracts due to a smaller demand for labour with the cap settling.

I think an Eastern team with a dreadful PK should sign him if they can get a deal. Carolina or Florida maybe. 1 year/1.5 million would actually fill out the Canes' line-up pretty good.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:16 PM

At this point I would embrace him back with open arms. Our off-season has been quite concerning so far.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:35 PM

He needs to add some weight to be more effective. His upper body is like a 15 year old. Who cares if he loses some speed, he doesn't do much with it anyways.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

At this point I would embrace him back with open arms. Our off-season has been quite concerning so far.


What would you have done differently this offseason? I'd like to know what realistic expectations you had.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:03 PM

What would you have done differently this offseason? I'd like to know what realistic expectations you had.

if you cap the expectations at realism you get what MG delivered. Rabid fans be rabid fans.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:40 PM

Gillis doesn't have the money to pay the salary that Raymond wants so I think Canucks WON'T re-sign him and sign Tanev instead
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:28 PM

Raymond is really good friends with some of the guys on this team, and wants to win with them. In every podcast Raymond answers questions with guys like Bieksa and Burrows while having a blast. Obviously he wants to stay here and its tough to leave. I am a fan of Raymond, great guy who cares about and appreciates the fans. People make way to much fun of him, and I'm sure he'll produce 25 goals again, but he wont get another shot with the Canucks and thats what sucks.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:59 AM

it's just about our cap, we really don't have the cap room for him anymore.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:08 AM

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:17 AM

Lol teams probably aren't giving him more than 1.5M
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:56 AM

This might turn into another Mats Sundin saga..
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:03 AM

This might turn into another Mats Sundin saga..


Is MayRay gonna be chillin' in Sweden with Kypreos contemplating a 20M offer?


I think this is his agent's way of saying Last call before he signs something thats on the table.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:51 AM

Is MayRay gonna be chillin' in Sweden with Kypreos contemplating a 20M offer?


I think this is his agent's way of saying Last call before he signs something thats on the table.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:01 AM

A quick glance at the list of remaining unrestricted free agents doesn’t show many former 25-goal scorers. And it certainly doesn’t show many former 25-goal scorers under the age of 30.

Mason Raymond falls into both those categories though.


You know what other category he falls into???

Right. Players-With-Broken-Backs.

Cause, you could score a hundred at 19 years of age, and if you break your back, you're pretty much worthless in the world of professional sports from that moment on...
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I could definitely see Grabner going. He seems to have done his best to play his way out the door (and Gillis seems to be the smartest GM we've ever had, so, put two and two together)...

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:04 AM

29 other GM's saw the same perimeter playing soft forward who's just not good enough to play a top 6 role and not tough enough to grind it out in a bottom 9 role.

What he should do is go play in Europe for a couple years and that may spark some interest if he does well over there.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:26 AM

You know what other category he falls into???

Right. Players-With-Broken-Backs.

Cause, you could score a hundred at 19 years of age, and if you break your back, you're pretty much worthless in the world of professional sports from that moment on...


Ahem.
Mario Lemieux, heriniated disc in his back. Comes back and scores 44 points to give Pittsburgh it's first Stanley Cup win in 91.
Now I'm not saying Raymond is anywhere even remotely in the same universe as Mario. But to write off a player after back injury is just wrong. The reality is even when Raymond is healthy he has flaws in his game, and he's a uni-dimensional player that doesn't fit in our bottom 6, and isn't consistent enough to be in our top 6. It's that simple.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:33 AM

What would you have done differently this offseason? I'd like to know what realistic expectations you had.


Trade Edler and one of (Higgins, Hansen, Burrows) and a pick for a top 6 winger.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:50 AM

I have no doubt that Raymond will get an NHL contract, but I think he'll be taking a paycut and won't sign a deal until training camp starts.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:19 AM

this title reminds me of Gillis waiting for a better offer for Luongo
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:16 PM

Raymond has not been effective ever since Kesler stopped passing and Ehrhoff left the team.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:11 PM

Raymond should go to the SEL, he's not a small ice player.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:02 PM

Ahem.
Mario Lemieux, heriniated disc in his back. Comes back and scores 44 points to give Pittsburgh it's first Stanley Cup win in 91.
Now I'm not saying Raymond is anywhere even remotely in the same universe as Mario. But to write off a player after back injury is just wrong. The reality is even when Raymond is healthy he has flaws in his game, and he's a uni-dimensional player that doesn't fit in our bottom 6, and isn't consistent enough to be in our top 6. It's that simple.


comparing a herniated disc to a broken back is like comparing a hangnail to a broken finger.
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