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Re: Cam Janssen?

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I hear what your saying... Janssen may not be the best option but you gotta admit he's an option. Better than... nobody!
Because I'm sure we agree this team needs some semblance of pugnacity, testosterone, truculence and belligerence! As of today we have just a little more than none!

Again I'm not saying I want to ice a Burkie type team. Just one that has a few players whose balls have dropped!!! :oops:
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Toughness, or lackthereof, had little to do with Vancouver losing in the finals. While Boston was a bigger, tougher team, the PP and entire lack of scoring is was killed them. Prior to facing Boston, there was no concern whatsoever about Vancouver's toughness. Now that they met their match and got defeated by a healthier squad, people want to go out and sign Ben Eager and Cam Janssen?

While I agree the 4th line was a joke and am happy to have seen the last of Glass, Bolduc, Rypien, Tambellini and Desbiens, an improved two-way presence on the wings is imperative while a stronger physical dimension is a must.

But a nuclear deterrent?

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I'm a firm believer in the nuclear deterrent and would love to see MacIntyre signed here. Even if he is parked in the press box until we need him, we will need him. The Canucks were shown to be a very easily manhandled team by the Bruins and regardless of what some may think it gave Boston a huge confidence boost. This indeed led to their overall dominance. So every team will be trying the same thing when the next season rolls around. How often are you willing to watch Daniel get smacked in the mouth over and over AGAIN. Our 4th line sucked and I would like to see someone with speed and an attitude play back there. I hope that MG and the boys sign someone who can play that role, but I do hope for a MacIntyre as well.
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Canuck-One wrote:I'm a firm believer in the nuclear deterrent and would love to see MacIntyre signed here. Even if he is parked in the press box until we need him, we will need him. The Canucks were shown to be a very easily manhandled team by the Bruins and regardless of what some may think it gave Boston a huge confidence boost. This indeed led to their overall dominance. So every team will be trying the same thing when the next season rolls around. How often are you willing to watch Daniel get smacked in the mouth over and over AGAIN. Our 4th line sucked and I would like to see someone with speed and an attitude play back there. I hope that MG and the boys sign someone who can play that role, but I do hope for a MacIntyre as well.
I agree. AV hardly plays his fourth line, except Lapierre. Instead of wasting cap space on Janssen, I would rather waste it on someone like MacIntyre. At the very least, he can take care of guys like Eager and Carcillo...
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Jovocop wrote:
Canuck-One wrote:I agree. AV hardly plays his fourth line, except Lapierre. Instead of wasting cap space on Janssen, I would rather waste it on someone like MacIntyre. At the very least, he can take care of guys like Eager and Carcillo...
With the Malhotra injury, and how poorly he was in the faceoff circle in the finals, I'm not so sure LaPierre will be our 4th line centre to start the season.

Signing a guy like Janssen or even worse, MacIntyre and his 2 minutes of ice time, would be a complete waste. Having muscle in the lineup is fine, but at least make sure the guy can actually play.
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herb wrote:
Jovocop wrote:
Canuck-One wrote:I agree. AV hardly plays his fourth line, except Lapierre. Instead of wasting cap space on Janssen, I would rather waste it on someone like MacIntyre. At the very least, he can take care of guys like Eager and Carcillo...
With the Malhotra injury, and how poorly he was in the faceoff circle in the finals, I'm not so sure LaPierre will be our 4th line centre to start the season.

Signing a guy like Janssen or even worse, MacIntyre and his 2 minutes of ice time, would be a complete waste. Having muscle in the lineup is fine, but at least make sure the guy can actually play.
Perhaps Manny will start out on the 4th line, wouldn't be such a bad thing. I can see Hodgson replacing Raymond on the wing for a few months or playing w/ Lapierre & Hansen on the 3rd. Malhotra will need time but he'll back on the 3rd line eventually even if its at wing.
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herb wrote:
Jovocop wrote:
Canuck-One wrote:I agree. AV hardly plays his fourth line, except Lapierre. Instead of wasting cap space on Janssen, I would rather waste it on someone like MacIntyre. At the very least, he can take care of guys like Eager and Carcillo...
With the Malhotra injury, and how poorly he was in the faceoff circle in the finals, I'm not so sure LaPierre will be our 4th line centre to start the season.

Signing a guy like Janssen or even worse, MacIntyre and his 2 minutes of ice time, would be a complete waste. Having muscle in the lineup is fine, but at least make sure the guy can actually play.

Agree, we need guys that can fight and play, these guys are just a waste of a roster spot and cap room.
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theman wrote:
herb wrote:With the Malhotra injury, and how poorly he was in the faceoff circle in the finals, I'm not so sure LaPierre will be our 4th line centre to start the season.

Signing a guy like Janssen or even worse, MacIntyre and his 2 minutes of ice time, would be a complete waste. Having muscle in the lineup is fine, but at least make sure the guy can actually play.

Agree, we need guys that can fight and play, these guys are just a waste of a roster spot and cap room.
Like Rypien?
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Any coach worth his salt can cover a guy that's only going to get a couple of shifts a game. AND remember this the less time the 4th line is on the ice the more time your skill lines get to play. Having McIntire is no hardship for AV or shouldn't be...in fact especally AV the way he chnages his line chemistry during games.Having a dterant on the bench really chnages the mind set of some of the jerks in the game. Makes them stop and ponder some :D
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ClamRussel wrote:
theman wrote:
herb wrote:With the Malhotra injury, and how poorly he was in the faceoff circle in the finals, I'm not so sure LaPierre will be our 4th line centre to start the season.

Signing a guy like Janssen or even worse, MacIntyre and his 2 minutes of ice time, would be a complete waste. Having muscle in the lineup is fine, but at least make sure the guy can actually play.

Agree, we need guys that can fight and play, these guys are just a waste of a roster spot and cap room.
Like Rypien?
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ClamRussel wrote:Like Rypien?
....yes.

I would've liked to keep a guy like Rypien around as long as he was by a pretty fair margin the worst hockey player on our worst line.

That wasn't the case for most of his tenure here and it hurt the team.

Hard to hold against Ryp personally, though.
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dbr wrote:
ClamRussel wrote:Like Rypien?
....yes.

I would've liked to keep a guy like Rypien around as long as he was by a pretty fair margin the worst hockey player on our worst line.

That wasn't the case for most of his tenure here and it hurt the team.

Hard to hold against Ryp personally, though.
My assumption is GMMG knew what Rypiens issues were and it was decided he wasn't a fit for our team. He's a boxer for sure but there were issues.... I’ll defer to those in the know and I’ll say it’s best he move on!
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Yeah, I would expand my post to mean anyone like Rypien since it's pretty clear that whatever kind of player he is, the off-ice issues were simply too much of a factor for him to keep playing here.
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BOS wrote: Now that they met their match and got defeated by a healthier squad, people want to go out and sign Ben Eager and Cam Janssen?
Peeps, we have time to get the toughness back. Really we don't need it till playoffs. That right now is a long way off. Who knows maybe Gillis picked up Sturm to prove his scoring and ability, increase his value then trade him after Xmas.

And to add about the quote above, Ben Eager sure helped San Jose didn't he? He singly handed gave us a win in that series. I don't think I want a liability like that on my team.

btw..welcome all the new blood to CC, it's great to see.

Time for me to get outside and enjoy our short summer.
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