Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by Nuckertuzzi » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:38 pm

There would be only one reason to do it, or any other UFA for that matter - deadline trade bait. Provided you can sign them at sellable terms. It's about acquiring as much picks/prospects as possible by whatever means necessary. The danger of course is if they actually help you win, but I don't think we'd have to worry about that with any UFA out there.

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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by Todd Bersnoozi » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:07 pm

Wow, bit of a surprise with this one. Edler was never quite the same since we lost Hoff and our PP turned to shits after as well. Yeah, he'll probably get another nice contract and not really sure I want him back. If he's willing to take a decent contract at maybe 2-3 years, then maybe.

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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by Tciso » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:18 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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No one will sign him for 6 years. He just got bought out for 7 years. He was such a trade-able asset. Dumbest buy-out I have seen yet.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by sagebrush » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:34 am

The cream puff is laughing all the way to the bank.

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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by herb » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:04 pm

sagebrush wrote:The cream puff is laughing all the way to the bank.
No kidding.

He earned $22M in Buffalo over three years, plus he gets whatever's owed to him from the buyout, plus he gets to move out of Buffalo.

Win. Win. Win.

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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by Mondi » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:08 pm

Erhoff is not a cream puff, and was probably the Canucks top defenceman in 2011.

People have revisionist memories when it comes to Erhoff. He got the stupid contract and left, but he was excellent when he was here.

If the Canucks (ill-advisedly) are going to try to compete next year you could do worse than adding Miller, Erhoff, and Iginla. Hopefully they don't...but they may.

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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by sagebrush » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:24 pm

If Erhoff knows what playing the body hard is, he decided it's too much effort. His idea of clearing the crease is to get out of the way. :drink:

he isn’t overly physical
he's not particularly physical

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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by SKYO » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:42 pm

sagebrush wrote:If Erhoff knows what playing the body hard is, he decided it's too much effort. His idea of clearing the crease is to get out of the way. :drink:

he isn’t overly physical
he's not particularly physical

Cream puff.
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I can't see us trading for Tyler Myers, PK Subban or Shea Weber anytime soon, team desperately needs a right side QB so if you can grab one of Ehrhoff or Niskanen as an UFA it's a no brainer.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by sagebrush » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:00 pm

The Canucks play in the meat & potatoes division. To succeed in this club, we need more meat & potatoes guys, not CREAM PUFFS.

The only way we should be accepting a CREAM PUFF is if he's exceptionally skilled, & we get significantly more physical elsewhere. Doubtful.

PS - 2011 is over. We lost. ;)

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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by SKYO » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:05 pm

sagebrush wrote:The Canucks play in the meat & potatoes division. To succeed in this club, we need more meat & potatoes guys, not CREAM PUFFS.

The only way we should be accepting a CREAM PUFF is if he's exceptionally skilled, & we get significantly more physical elsewhere. Doubtful.

PS - 2011 is over. We lost. ;)
You want all crease clearers? lol give your head a shake we need a QB dman.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by Strangelove » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:06 pm

Tciso wrote:He was such a trade-able asset. Dumbest buy-out I have seen yet.
Sabres were probably worried he'd retire in the summer of 2018 at age 36 with three $1m seasons left.

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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by sagebrush » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:18 pm

SKYO wrote:You want all crease clearers? lol give your head a shake we need a QB dman.
Where did I say I wanted all crease clearers, straw - SKYO? How can we take anything you say seriously when you invent conversations to argue against?

Not all PP QBs are CREAM PUFFS. Good players are a compromise between many abilities. A lesser PP QB may be just what the doctor ordered, if he isn't a CREAM PUFF. Alternately, when you have a CREAM PUFF, other players have to pick up the physical load.
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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by Meds » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:19 pm

Fact: Ehrhoff is one of the better skating/puck rushing defensemen in the league.

Fact: Ehrhoff and Edler had excellent chemistry and Edler's game took a dive when the 'Hoff left.

Fact: The Canucks have no soon-to-be NHL talent on the blueline in Utica, especially of the PPQB variety.

Fact: The Canucks need a puck rushing, top-pairing-capable, defenseman.

Ehrhoff fits here on a 3 year (max) deal and a cap hit of $4M.

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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by sagebrush » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:23 pm

Actually, ... Edler's game went for a shit after Salo left. Check the stats.

Salo was the rock, the support structure for Edler.

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Re: Sabers Buy Out Ehrhoff

Post by SKYO » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:24 pm

sagebrush wrote:
SKYO wrote:You want all crease clearers? lol give your head a shake we need a QB dman.
Where did I say I wanted all crease clearers, straw - SKYO? How can we take anything you say seriously when you invent conversations to argue against?

Not all PP QBs are CREAM PUFFS. Good players are a compromise between many abilities. A lesser PP QB may be just what the doctor ordered, if he isn't a CREAM PUFF. Alternately, when you have a CREAM PUFF, other players have to pick up the physical load.
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sagebrush wrote:The Canucks play in the meat & potatoes division. To succeed in this club, we need more meat & potatoes guys, not CREAM PUFFS.

The only way we should be accepting a CREAM PUFF is if he's exceptionally skilled, & we get significantly more physical elsewhere. Doubtful.

PS - 2011 is over. We lost. ;)
Well it's how you make it sound, you don't want that fucking annoying term "cream puff" type dman, you want a meat and potato dman you said, with your clearing the crease observation.
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