Warhippy Posted July 16, 2015 Share Posted July 16, 2015 This kind of drama sure is pop on these boards. I mean, every time a western conference team adds anything you'd think they'd just gained some kind of decisive advantage relative to the Canucks. I'm wondering what it is about Oduya that makes him part of the so-called "arms race"? Is it his 10 points last season? 0.39 pp 60? Was it his team worst underlying numbers? (-10.1 relative corsi, 51.3% offensive zone starts). In his "defense", he faces some strong quality of competition, but let's not get carried away. Was it the 44 giveaways (-22). Again, no big deal - my point here is not to claim that Oduya is not a good NHL defenseman - he's a decent, 33 year old, undersized shutdown guy, who just cost the Stars a fair chunk of cap. But is this the kind of addition that buries the Canucks in hopelessness to compete though? I think people are repeating a perenial anxiety that blows thngs like this out of proportion. Would make interesting sig material though - a bold and dramatic statement that you could look back upon to see how prophetic it tuns out to be. Do it. 11th in the west And shine that bad boy up and display it everywhere you can. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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