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[Report] Chris Tierney will not be a offered a contract by Ottawa, will become free agent


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17 minutes ago, Teemu Selänne said:

After a bad year #s wise, I think it's probably a good time to buy low. If Dickinson is moved this off-season I could see that money going toward a Tierney signing.

 

Really, I think the Canucks should sign all the Horvat memorial cup finals run Knights to fill the Canucks' gaps this off-season: Zadorov, Domi, Tierney & Maatta are all UFAs this off-season :P.

lol, I'd actually be down with all those players.

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4 minutes ago, JM_ said:

I'd like to hear from someone that watches Ottawa regularly @HighOnHockey - what happened with Tierney this season? I see that his ice time dropped a lot, on an underperforming team. Is there a warning sign there? 

I'm guessing a lot of it was giving kids more ice time and him going from more of a 2nd line 2 way role to a 3rd line match up/sheltering role.

 

I'd happily take any of him, Paul or Sturm this summer (or even better, one of Paul/Tierney AND Sturm). ESPECIALLY  if we can move off Dickinson.

 

L1 - Pettersson, Miller

L2 - Horvat

L3 - Paul/Tierney

L4 - Lammiko, Sturm

 

13TH F - Richardson

 

As C depth please

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1 hour ago, Teemu Selänne said:

After a bad year #s wise, I think it's probably a good time to buy low. If Dickinson is moved this off-season I could see that money going toward a Tierney signing.

 

Really, I think the Canucks should sign all the Horvat memorial cup finals run Knights to fill the Canucks' gaps this off-season: Zadorov, Domi, Tierney & Maatta are all UFAs this off-season :P.

Yes.

 

Buy players low,

 

Draft players high.

 

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37 minutes ago, BPA said:

What’s a good cap hit for Tierney?  Between $2-3M?  He made $3.5M on his last contract but has taken a step back point production wise.

Tierney has had back-to-back disappointing seasons so I think his value is quite low at the moment.  He's not really a significant generator of SOG either.  If there are teams competing for Tierney then sure, his contract AAV could jump up to $2M-$3M, but considering that he's had two consecutive poor seasons, I think teams are going to be cautious about signing him.  My guess would be $1.25M-$2.5M on a 1-year deal with possible multiple years if the AAV is on that low end.

 

Definitely on board with Tierney being a "buy-low" type acquisition this summer, if only to add forward depth for the Canucks.  Can't hurt to add center depth, including a guy that has played on the PK at the NHL level.

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8 minutes ago, EternalCanuckFan said:

Tierney has had back-to-back disappointing seasons so I think his value is quite low at the moment.  He's not really a significant generator of SOG either.  If there are teams competing for Tierney then sure, his contract AAV could jump up to $2M-$3M, but considering that he's had two consecutive poor seasons, I think teams are going to be cautious about signing him.  My guess would be $1.25M-$2.5M on a 1-year deal with possible multiple years if the AAV is on that low end.

 

Definitely on board with Tierney being a "buy-low" type acquisition this summer, if only to add forward depth for the Canucks.  Can't hurt to add center depth, including a guy that has played on the PK at the NHL level.

$1.5M or less would be a great pick up.  Not keen on $2.5M in case he becomes another Dickinson (didn’t mesh and is now overpaid).

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46 minutes ago, HighOnHockey said:

 

Lol, I don't mind him so much, but he is public enemy number one among Sens fans, and has been for a long time. They hate him. Definitely a little over-paid currently. He's never been all that talented, but he was placed in a top six forward role early in the rebuild and was able to capitalize. He's not exactly a great defensive center either, in the traditional sense. But what he is is a good offensive zone possession player. Pretty good on the forecheck, strong along the boards, he's always focused on looking to make a play to extend possession, rather than trying to create offence. So when he was playing in the top six with more skilled players, the plus side was he was able to help create long OZ possessions that would so often eventually lead to a breakdown from the opponents that his more skilled linemates could capitalize on. The downside was that when those opportunities did arise, Tierney would time after time fumble pucks and whiff his shot or pass attempts.

 

I always talk about that Islanders' "fourth line" (Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck) as the dream fourth line. They have next to no interest in creating offense, but they just grind it out along the boards, wear you down, and can maintain zone possession for entire shifts at times, sometimes even against opponents' top lines. Tierney would be perfect on a line like that with a couple heavy wingers. As far as the question of cap hit, look no further than Cizikas at 2.5 and Tierney should be somewhere around there, probably slightly under.

thanks thats a good explanation. 

 

So, for the same $ would you keep Pearson or sign Tierney?

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Tierney or Paul would be great pick ups if they are on decent value deals.  I do think that Dickenson could have a bit of a bounce back next year, but it would be prudent not to completely count on it and have another C ready to roll.  You really can't have too many centres as most of them can play wing and slide over in case of injury or to take draws on their strong sides.

I don't hold any numbers against a guy playing on a team like Ottawa, they made it clear that Tierney wasn't in their future for a couple of years and wanted to give the ice time to the kids.  If he didn't get traded at the last couple deadline maybe it means there isn't a huge market for his services and a 1-2 year $2 million deal would do the trick.

If we could keep Boeser and move out Hoglander with Dickenson... there could be roster spots to deepen the forward core.

Petterson-Miller-Boeser
Pearson-Horvat-Garland
Paul-Tierney-Podkolzin
Highmore-Lammikko-Lockwood
Chiasson

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2 minutes ago, Provost said:


Pearson-Horvat-Garland
Paul-Tierney-Podkolzin
Highmore-Lammikko-Lockwood
Chiasson

it would be nice to pickup a right handed C in that mix somewhere, and a bigger body on the 4th line, but I'd like to see what Bruce can do with that group from day 1. 

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4 hours ago, Teemu Selänne said:

After a bad year #s wise, I think it's probably a good time to buy low. If Dickinson is moved this off-season I could see that money going toward a Tierney signing.

 

Really, I think the Canucks should sign all the Horvat memorial cup finals run Knights to fill the Canucks' gaps this off-season: Zadorov, Domi, Tierney & Maatta are all UFAs this off-season :P.

Trade Miller, free up some dead weight, sign Horvat's Knights

 

That's one way to get him to extend :P 

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I'd lie to see a bit of a better face off percentage for a third line centre. Tierney averages below 50% but has cracked that marker in two  seasons earlier in his career.. 

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