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Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby $lacker » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:01 pm

As per various twitter accounts. 2nd pickings I guess, will update when term and salary is out.
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby dbr » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:02 pm

Underrated player but let's see the terms.
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:03 pm

2 years at 5 per year. Confirmed
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby SKYO » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:07 pm

Ummm we never get this luck! and good term! :thumbs:
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby $lacker » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:08 pm

Good term but they definetly paid for it. I guess they have the space anyway and that's the price you pay for UFA's.
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby Mondi » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:08 pm

Five million for an elite second liner?

Whatever. At least its only 2 years.
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby JonT21 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:09 pm

the 5 mill is nothing compared to the other free agents who got overpaid (Bolland lol)
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby Hank » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:10 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:2 years at 5 per year. Confirmed


That's pretty damn good. Maybe a bit high, but you gotta pay more for the lesser term. Nothing outrageous like the other FA contracts that have been given out.

Way better than the onerous Burrows contract. At least Vrbata is a legitimate top 6.

Hope Benning is working on forcing Burrows to waive...
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby Island Nucklehead » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:11 pm

$lacker wrote:Good term but they definetly paid for it. I guess they have the space anyway and that's the price you pay for UFA's.


Compared to Pouliot's $4M per and 5 years, this is a fantastic signing.

I don't think it's enough to make the Canucks a playoff team, but it definitely falls into that "make us compete every night and buy the kids some time" kinda signing.
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby Boston Canucker » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:13 pm

Hank wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:2 years at 5 per year. Confirmed


That's pretty damn good. Maybe a bit high, but you gotta pay more for the lesser term. Nothing outrageous like the other FA contracts that have been given out.

Way better than the onerous Burrows contract. At least Vrbata is a legitimate top 6.

Hope Benning is working on forcing Burrows to waive...


Yes, great contract term to bridge to the young guys in 2-3 years. I was worried it would be 4 year deal, leaving us with a 37 year old diminishing vrbata. He should be fine for two years, right handed shot, shoots like crazy.
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby Rumsfeld » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:16 pm

Burrows is done.
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby Hank » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:20 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:Burrows is done.


YES! What can you do with another 4.5 million? :drink:

Real meat & potatoes... not poutine & chicken fingers
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby Island Nucklehead » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:24 pm

Kulimen got 4 years and $4.1M/per for 20 points. Grabovski got 4 years and $5M/per for 35 points. I'd say Vrbata's 20 goals and 51 points are worth $5M.
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby Mondi » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:40 pm

People who want Burrows out are idiots. One bad year and they want him outta here... fuck that. He's a heart and soul guy who's scored some huge goals for this franchise. You don't treat a guy like that after one bad and injury-riddled season. Jesus.

Especially if your answer is Vrbata. Yikes.
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Re: Canucks sign Radim Vrbata

Postby SKYO » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:58 pm

Used to coming in 2nd place for UFA's - this is a nice feeling.

Today the Sharks sign John Scott & we sign Vrbata hahaha.

Burrows or Hansen, guessing JB probably has a trade in place I bet just waiting to see if he landed a good UFA first, not the MG way, trade for a player then go fishing for a UFA.
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Reason to trade Burr and/or Hansen is to get this team younger, gotta make way for Kassian and Jensen they are ready for a 2nd/3rd line RW spot, I can see maybe Burrows playing 2nd line LW spot though, as Vrbata will play with the Sedins.
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