Jump to content
The Official Site of the Vancouver Canucks
Canucks Community

[Waivers] Ben Harpur, Christopher Gibson


Recommended Posts

2 minutes ago, Strawbone said:

Oh it's so easy to get excited by those numbers. But do they add up to an NHL-worthy player? 

Well, he played over 50 games with NSH, a franchise that knows a thing or two about NHL defencemen.....

At this point, it's just a matter of time until another body goes down and who knows when the next d-man will be available via waivers/trade.....? 

  • Vintage 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also a career minus player, mostly with bad OTT teams though. Scouting report:

 

His size (6'6", 231 pounds) makes him a force in front of his own net. Is not a bad skater for someone so tall, but he contributes very little offensively. Therefore, he has to play mostly error-free hockey in his own zone. He is more than willing to stand up for his teammates.

 

Could he partner and protect Hughes, while Quinn takes care of the offense? Probably not, but I'm open to anything at this point.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

30 minutes ago, Strawbone said:

Also a career minus player, mostly with bad OTT teams though. Scouting report:

 

His size (6'6", 231 pounds) makes him a force in front of his own net. Is not a bad skater for someone so tall, but he contributes very little offensively. Therefore, he has to play mostly error-free hockey in his own zone. He is more than willing to stand up for his teammates.

 

Could he partner and protect Hughes, while Quinn takes care of the offense? Probably not, but I'm open to anything at this point.

Could he take care of Rathbone on a 3rd pairing… maybe.

 

Do we have 7 or 8 healthy NHL calibre D better than him already?  No.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, Fanuck said:

Well, he played over 50 games with NSH, a franchise that knows a thing or two about NHL defencemen.....

At this point, it's just a matter of time until another body goes down and who knows when the next d-man will be available via waivers/trade.....? 

Yup - they just announced that Stillman is IR and Dermott on LTIR.

A guy like Harpur would be pretty useful at this point I'm guessing - if nothing else then just for a stop-gap.  

  • Thanks 1
  • Cheers 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...