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Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby Meds » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:04 am

Looks like Ehrhoff's name can be added to the list of top-4 UFA defensemen this summer.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=455997
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby dbr » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:12 am

Deal worked out nicely for him. Even if he lost half his salary in the lockout in 2012-13 it looks like he got paid out about half his $40m in three seasons.

Now it looks like he might be the most marketable UFA defenseman on the market, unless teams think 38 year old Dan Boyle is going to put them over the top for some reason.

I'd make him an offer but he's probably going to get another silly contract.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby Hockey Widow » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:14 am

If Boston can clear cap they may take a run at him. Maybe that makes the asking price for some of their players much much more attractive.

Buffalo really wants that lottery draft, although this is a smart move for them. But they now have to get to the draft floor. Murray looking to add more picks. They have the room to help out a few teams in cap hell.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby Meds » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:42 am

If we hadn't just picked up Sbisa I would say take a run at Ehrhoff. If for no other reason than to jump start Edler as the two of them had excellent chemistry.

Edler-Ehrhoff
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Would like that a lot.

If we have the cap room I say maybe do it anyways in case Sbisa doesn't look good.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby theman » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:47 am

Would really like to see Vancouver sign him to a short term deal, but doubt he would go for that.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby BladesofSteel » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:41 am

Ehrhoff instantly becomes the most coveted d-man on the market tomorrow.

At 32, he won't sign for less than 6 years.

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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby Island Nucklehead » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:44 am

Hockey Widow wrote:If Boston can clear cap they may take a run at him. Maybe that makes the asking price for some of their players much much more attractive.


Boston can't clear cap space for Iginla. They won't be able to sign Ehrhoff. Not a chance.

The Canucks should be all over this. This guy + Edler looked like one of the best pairings in the league. If he'll take a 2-3 year deal at $4-$5M per (like we wanted in the first place) that would be great. Dump Tanev for a top-6 forward and away we go.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby sagebrush » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:50 am

We need meat & potatoe guys, not cream puffs.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby Hockey Widow » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:51 am

Tough call on Ehrhoff. Picking him up would go against everything the Canucks are trying to do. He doesn't make them younger. He doesn't make them harder to play against. He does add skill and offence. Given that they are banking on Edler to be their go to guy on defence, yes, Ehrhoff would assist in that but at the cost of Tanev? They also project Sbisa to be in the top 4 in the next year or two.

They could make room for him roster wise by moving one of Stanton or Corrado, both of whom are younger. Hard call, I see merits either way.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby theman » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:12 am

Hard to believe that he is only 32, thought he was older, would be okay with a 3 or 4 year deal then. Obviously at the right cap hit.

That being said, he wouldn't be one of the main guys I would target on July 1st if I was Benning.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby herb » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:13 am

Edler-Tanev could be the new Edler-Salo.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby SKYO » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:21 am

dbr wrote:I'd make him an offer but he's probably going to get another silly contract.


Wonder if a 5 year offer would suffice?
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby RoyalDude » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:25 am

BladesofSteel wrote:Ehrhoff instantly becomes the most coveted d-man on the market tomorrow.

At 32, he won't sign for less than 6 years.

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Like the idea of reuniting Erhoff and Edler, but the greed will make this very unattractive. One thing gained from the Gillis experience. Stay away from potentially bad contracts, this one has all the earmarks.

Again, Canuck fans are obsessed with going backwards. I'd be all in if its a short term contract considering his age, like 2 years max. Just don't see that happening. Also the Erhoff now is nit the Erhoff of 2011

Torts 'we need to stop talking about 2011'

I see some positives go bringing back Erhoff but just not enough.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby sagebrush » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:33 am

Cream puff.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Postby ukcanuck » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:46 am

Fuk hoff I say. Yesterday's news
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