The Final Buyout

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Who do YOU think the Canucks should spend their last buyout on?

Alex Burrows
7
25%
David Booth
11
39%
Alex Edler
0
No votes
Chris Higgins
1
4%
Jannik Hansen
0
No votes
Alex Edler
0
No votes
Jason Garrison
1
4%
"Trade" the buyout
8
29%
 
Total votes : 28

The Final Buyout

Postby Meds » Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:55 pm

The Canucks hold one final CBO that they have to use this off-season or never use it at all, and most people have assumed that the obvious choice for this is David Booth. I've been on the fence about the guy forever, I think he's overpaid, but I also never thought he was useless and that injuries have derailed him significantly. I also liked what I saw from him in the last couple of months this season. His speed was back, he was driving the puck more, he's always been fearless, and he can hit. Sure, he wasn't putting the puck in the net, but neither was anyone else.

I just saw this article on SN.....

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/why- ... out-booth/

A few snippets that stuck out.....

He has the ability take the puck to the net like few Canucks forwards do. He’s that hip word – a heavy player. And it just seems to me that whenever Booth was on the ice this season, the puck wasn’t in Vancouver’s end all that much. Perhaps it’s no surprise Booth came on this season nearly one year to the day he broke his ankle. Which is the amount of time the doctor told him it would take before he started to feel 100 per cent...

Booth spent just about 410 minutes at 5v5 with Zack Kassian this season, and the two made sweet, sweet music together during that time. The Canucks controlled 53.8% of all shot attempts when they were on the ice, which borders on elite...

The elephant in the room is Brad Richardson, who — while valuable as a penalty killer and depth centre — really was an anchor for those two. When Richardson took the ice with Booth, they controlled 53.6% of all shot attempts. But when Booth wasn’t out there with him, he dipped down all the way to 43%.....


I think I lean more towards one of Higgins or Hansen, simply because I think they are eating cap space that can be spent in better ways, one of them is certainly easily replaced by Santorelli, who, IMHO, earned a new contract here. The guy can kill penalties, he's got a CRAZY first step, and he has better hands and a better shot than either of those two.
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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby Strangelove » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:59 pm

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LOFL, too bad we couldn't buyout everyone EH?? :lol:

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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:25 pm

Can we buy out meds and reaquire jewmanji?

Edit- oh yeah and buy out Burrows. With kesler all but gone, getting rid of the final wanker from the west coast diving team can only help our team return to respectability.

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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby Hockey_God » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:16 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:Can we buy out meds and reaquire jewmanji?

Ya I said it


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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby Hank » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:45 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Edit- oh yeah and buy out Burrows. With kesler all but gone, getting rid of the final wanker from the west coast diving team can only help our team return to respectability.

Ya I said it


:thumbs: Bravo Dan!

You got more balls and respek than Burrows ever did.

If we only get pucks back in a trade, we're still the winners. Frees up cap space and a spot for a young 'un or to sign an actual 1st line type player.

Burrows is done. Biter has gotta go.
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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby Betamax » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:40 pm

It wouldn't be a surprise to me if the Canucks decided not use their last CBO opportunity. :mex:
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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby Tciso » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:53 am

Why would Higgins even be on the list, let alone have someone vote to buy him out?? He's cheap,and effective. I'll take 2 more just like him for the 3rd line.
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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby RoyalDude » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:16 am

That would the worst 3rd line in hockey. Higgins is a tweener, not a true 3rd line type of player and not good enough to be a regular top 6. Gillis filled this lineup with too many tweeners. We need players who play defined roles on this team, excel at those defined roles. I'd love to lose Higgins, can't stand his constant disappearing act in big games/playoffs. He's not built for the tough 3rd line energy/grind game and can't run with the skill needed for top 6. Lose him
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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:14 am

Burrows is the obvious choice. They might be able to get a scrub or a 7th rounder from Montreal but not much else . He is way overpaid and his antics have gotten really old.buying out Higgins and Hansen is retarded when you could just trade them . I would keep Higgins and look to move Hansen . Maybe Booth could be flipped at the deadline if he is healthy and playing well . Wouldn't get fuck all for him but a playoff team may want him as depth especially since his contract will be pretty much paid out .
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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby Mondi » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:24 am

Player who has scored some of the biggest goals in franchise history, played extremely well with the Twins over the years, and was undervalued for so many seasons.

Then, he has one bad year due (in large part) to injuries. And people want to buy out a heart and soul type player?

What antics of Burrows have cost the team a single thing? The guy has never even been suspended...

One bad season and people forget a 20 goal man, with a penchant for stepping up in the playoffs, and a rags to riches story--Canucks edition.

People need to wash their hands of last season, not take Tortorella's opinion, and see if these proven NHLers can come back to form without buying guys out with 3 years left on their deals.

Buy out Burrows....yeah right!
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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:55 am

I had the opinion to buy him out long before Torts mentioned it . Heart and soul guy who bites , scratches,dives, pulls hair and balls like a bitch about the referee instead of handling his business like a man. They can't lose him fast enough for me .
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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby Art Vandelay » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:48 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:Can we buy out meds and reaquire jewmanji?

Edit- oh yeah and buy out Burrows. With kesler all but gone, getting rid of the final wanker from the west coast diving team can only help our team return to respectability.

Ya I said it



Careful Dan Meds is 6ft 9 you know. He often comes into town to catch the games as he is a season ticket holder.
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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby Betamax » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:45 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:I had the opinion to buy him out long before Torts mentioned it . Heart and soul guy who bites , scratches,dives, pulls hair and balls like a bitch about the referee instead of handling his business like a man. They can't lose him fast enough for me .


I hope Burr stays here for the remainder of his contract and BEYOND that. :mex:
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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby RoyalDude » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:04 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:buying out Higgins and Hansen is retarded when you could just trade them . I would keep Higgins and look to move Hansen ..


Whichever Blobby Buds, just semantics. Buy out, trade, waive....just get er done. Higgins, Booth and Hansen are useless 2nd/3rd line tweeners, not suited for either. Get rid if them all. Definitely keep Burr!
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Re: The Final Buyout

Postby Canuck-One » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:17 pm

I'm not sure which Alex Edler to vote for...
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