*Buzzsaw* Posted January 13 Share Posted January 13 Bo Horvat has been the face of this team since the Sedins left. He has been a consistent producer for the team who has shown year to year improvements. He is the team's best multi-tasker... he can be a dominant faceoff man, score goals, be physical and be a checking forward. He deserves respect... he has not complained or made a public issue although he has probably been under-paid for most of his stay in Vancouver. He has been a competent and honourable Captain of the team... not the best by any standard... but he has shouldered the responsibility and put the effort in. --- At the same time, it has to be said.... he is not Star player... he does not drive the team's offense, he is a triggerman... not a playmaker. He also sometimes has problems in the shut down role... especially when he is facing high level opposition. And while his scoring performance this season deserves every acknowledgement... the goal totals he is putting up to this point are inconsistent with what he has shown in previous years... can we expect him to continue to score at this rate for the rest of this year or even the rest of his best years or is this 1/2 season an outlier statistically? --- Whatever the situation at the end of the season, a way should be found for Bo Horvat to stay in Vancouver. I believe the fans want him to stay, and I believe Bo wants to stay. I think he likes Vancouver, the fans like him, and they want to see him hoist the Cup as Captain. Sure he would find a home on another team if he went up on the block... but would he be that team's Captain? Never know, but unlikely. And would he be as happy? I wonder. And what would Vancouver get in return? I am not sure we would see the best of any deal... I suspect Bo would be the best player in any deal, and as anyone who watches the NHL knows, 'Best Player Wins the Deal'... is more often right than not. --- What I am saying in this post is that Management, Bo, and his Agent need to find a way to keep him in Vancouver. If Management has been watching these boards, (see my recent poll) they can see there are many other Canuck players who the fans would prefer to let go instead of Bo. So... BOTH SIDES... GET IT DONE. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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