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Radim Vrbata 
Vancouver Canucks
RADIM VRBATA
RIGHT WING  - VAN
 
NUMBER: 17
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
WEIGHT: 194
SHOOTS: RIGHT
BORN: 13 JUN 1981  (AGE 34)
BIRTHPLACE: MLADA BOLESLAV, CZECH REPUBLIC
 
 
DRAFTED: COL / 1999 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
ROUND: 7TH (212TH OVERALL)

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Feel bad for the guy, he was promised Sedin time and played extremely well with them, then he loses his chance anyway because no one else could score.   Good luck with another team.

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1 hour ago, DontMessMe said:

Who is he again?? 

Surely you weren't asking that in his first season as a Canuck. Basically, by that bridge being burned --- regardless who's at fault --- JB is now tasked with finding a suitable legitimate, and likely more expensive top-6 replacement at that position. Either that, or throw Boeser to the wolves next season, if only to avoid the contract length offer it'll take to sign Okposo. 

Personally, I'm hoping he returns to form next season, and, with the right line mates --- at centre, particularly --- have no doubt he will. This season was just a horrible aberration that the coaching staff should share blame for by going away from what worked the year before. 

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24 minutes ago, Fakename70 said:

Surely you weren't asking that in his first season as a Canuck. Basically, by that bridge being burned --- regardless who's at fault --- JB is now tasked with finding a suitable legitimate, and likely more expensive top-6 replacement at that position. Either that, or throw Boeser to the wolves next season, if only to avoid the contract length offer it'll take to sign Okposo. 

Personally, I'm hoping he returns to form next season, and, with the right line mates --- at centre, particularly --- have no doubt he will. This season was just a horrible aberration that the coaching staff should share blame for by going away from what worked the year before. 

That was LAST year. Now we are in 2016. 

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27 minutes ago, DontMessMe said:

That was LAST year. Now we are in 2016. 

...and, in need of a top-6 RW who, more often than not, has proven good for 50 points a season over his career. 

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Sad to say but it is time to cut ties. He will be picked up at a discount now by someone willing to take the chance.

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It's a shame we couldn't get anything for this asset. I will expect better from JB for expiring UFA's going forward *coughMiller*

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He really fell off the wagon hard this season.

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If he is willing to re-sign at a discount I'd give him one more chance with Sutter, if we can't get Okposo, Lucic or Eriksson.

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I think he will be hard pressed to find a team willing to offer him any money, what he thinks is, worth his while.. I would be happy if he came back on a 2 yr deal worth 2,5 to prove he still has it.

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On 5/29/2016 at 9:04 PM, Fakename70 said:

...and, in need of a top-6 RW who, more often than not, has proven good for 50 points a season over his career. 

... and guess what, we are not signing him. He burned bridges here pretty sure 

 

I wish him good luck finding a 1 year deal at 1-2 mill to prove himself once again that hes not washed

up.

 

 

 

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On 6/1/2016 at 1:03 AM, Where'd Luongo? said:

If he is willing to re-sign at a discount I'd give him one more chance with Sutter, if we can't get Okposo, Lucic or Eriksson.

Not gonna happen. He prob doesnt even like vancouver 

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This... this is the story of how the Vrbatman died.

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13 hours ago, DontMessMe said:

... and guess what, we are not signing him. He burned bridges here pretty sure 

 

I wish him good luck finding a 1 year deal at 1-2 mill to prove himself once again that hes not washed

up.

 

 

 

Thank you, Captain Obvious. But, that bridge was burned both ways, though. The Canucks aren't without fault on that one. I have no doubt he'll bounce back with another squad next season, and I'm not so sure that he's the one who needs to prove himself in the NHL next year nearly as much as Willie does. 

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7 hours ago, Alflives said:

Back to the Euro leagues.

Only delusional CDC'rs who think he'll be without job opportunities next season believe that. Willie ends up back in the minors before that happens. 

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