Jovanovski is overpaid, and a defensive liability... sure he can dazzle with big hits and score fancy goals but he just isnt what the Canucks need. They need defense... cuz DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS....
Not that I want to go through proving it again, but this is simply completely untrue. Defense does not win championships and never has.
I guess the price-performance ratio is just too high, imo Jovo would be very welcome in our D if he would demand a reasonable salary...
This is essentially the story, Jovo is better then any of our defenseman and by some distance, I think leaving Vancouver and a team that he had a massive emotional investment in has clearly devastated the guy. There is a reason why many people close to the team thought he should be captain. However hes a 4 million dollar defenseman not a 6.5 million dollar one, hes very good but hes not a top 5.
Pairs and the defensemen that played for years as a tandem is under rated IMO. Lummi and Muryzn was a very good example as was Robitai and Pratt. Ohlund and Sopel were a good tandem to.
It seems like that is no longer a concern but defensive tandem are more important than offensive line combo's IMO
One of the great unspoken truths. Ohlund and Sopel were a great example of that, together they were very effective, apart they have both been at best slightly above average.