Southern_Canuck wrote:IMO, Raymond and Samuelsson should be available as well, because they have NHL value, but are not the right element for what the Canucks need.
KeyserSoze wrote:Samuelsson is a power forward about once every 19 games.
dbr wrote:DBR's post
Southern_Canuck wrote:KeyserSoze wrote:Samuelsson is a power forward about once every 19 games.
Samuelsson may be gritty, but he shoots from basically anywhere rather than driving the net - and rather than crowd the crease he looks for seams/quiet areas a la Brett Hull. He does fight for the puck well along the boards, but I believe the Canucks need someone who is willing to take the puck to the net disruptively...
Hits (per game) for Vancouver forwards 2010-11 regular season:
Lapierre 194/78 (Mtl/Ana/Van)
Higgins 80/62 (Fla/Van)
Hitting statistics are not the most reliable - but when measured against teammates, they provide an accurate comparison of physicality - and Samuelsson was 9th amongst Vancouver's regular forwards last season (including Lapierre and Higgins).
tantalum wrote:Interpreting things that way is it that surprising Gillis wanted to see Alberts and Ballard among the top 7 next year? Perhaps makes some more sense now. The blueline needs some out right meanness with perhaps a little out of control nature to it.
tantalum wrote: Boyle is an intriguing option to be sure but has he played wing?