OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

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OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue May 08, 2012 9:08 pm

On AV:

Wants to come back. Was part of the decision re Luongo/Cory and is fine with how it all went down. Has been silent waiting for MG to get his deal and business attended to. MG wants him back and it is expected that he will get a similar 4 year extension same as MG. MG has assured several players that AV will be back. The players are big AV supporters and want him back. A feeling of unfinished business. WOW.

On Luongo:

Toronto is the front runner, for now. Allaire is the draw that has Luongo putting them on his list that does not exist. The cost will be high as MG does have 3 other teams that are also very high on Luongo but MG wants to try and deal Luongo to one of his top two choices, not at the risk of a bad deal, however.

Kassian:

Players love him and feel he is the real deal. Described as a good kid and real team player. Was just a little lost at the end of the year and hasn't found a role. He is described as very reserved and shy. Team has him on a strict off season training plan and the players are very high on what he can bring to the team down the road. Next year may be a little too early to see what it is felt he can bring so time will tell.

Hodgson:

Not missed

Salo:

Wants to come back one more year. Canucks have said the same thing to him as last year, we want you back but we have to wait to see what we can afford over the summer.

Burrows:

Took a home team discount last time with no regrets but won't this time around. Wants to re-sign but at full market value or he will go to UFA.

Manny:

Canucks are unsure whether he can regain his form and he may be bought out if he can't. They are very non comital about him but will not go into the season with him if he has not improved his all round game.

MayRay:

Still up in the air if they qualify him. Don't feel he is worth the money he would make but don't want to lose an asset for nothing. Will try to move his rights before July 1.

Edler:

Undisclosed injuries but I can't get any more than that but I'm thinking the back is just not right.

Pahlsson:

Are very high on him and would like him back as their third line centre, which could mean another nail for Manny.

Down on the Farm:

They are expecting 2-4 players to make an impact at camp. Hopeful Eddie can be back up but they aren't sure if he is ready. Camp will tell but they are also looking for a veteran back up if Luongo is moved. High on Connaughton and he may get a hard look this year. Our diminutive centre will get a long look especially with Kesler's rehab. Would like at least 2 players to break through and make the team for obvious cap reasons and for future development reasons.

Thats it for now. Now off to travel until June. Hopefully I will come back to lots of news.
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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby Arachnid » Tue May 08, 2012 9:19 pm

Hockey Widow wrote: HWs Date


Wow, it's not even Friday...pretty much as I expected...except for 14...maybe it's time for Alex to move on...he's damaged goods now anyways...

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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby CrzyCanuck » Tue May 08, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks for the update, HW.


I wonder what Burrows market price would be? 4 mill?

Moreover, will Burrows be Burrows without the Sedins?

Depends on the asking price, maybe yeah, it's time to let him go.
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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby Strangelove » Tue May 08, 2012 9:32 pm

Thanks HW, happy holiday!

So....

Luongo + Raymond for Schenn + 5th overall.

Salo on the 3rd pairing @ $1.5mil.

Manny bought out at a cap-hit of $800K each of 2 years.

Edler heals up and comes back strong.

Sammy Shut Down Pahlsson will torment RD for another year or two.

And hopefully Schroeder and Connauton follow up their great year with the Wolves with a great training camp.

Just one problem: Players are supposed to hate-but-respect their coach, not love him! :twisted:
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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby Strangelove » Tue May 08, 2012 9:33 pm

CrzyCanuck wrote:Thanks for the update, HW.


I wonder what Burrows market price would be? 4 mill?

Moreover, will Burrows be Burrows without the Sedins?

Depends on the asking price, maybe yeah, it's time to let him go.


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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby CrzyCanuck » Tue May 08, 2012 9:38 pm

Strangelove wrote:Thanks HW, happy holiday!

Just one problem: Players are supposed to hate-but-respect their coach, not love him! :twisted:


Too much love on this team resulting in too many care bears.

Hopefully Kassian will be the asshole
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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby Cornuck » Tue May 08, 2012 9:52 pm

Thanks for the update, HW.
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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby Aaronp18 » Tue May 08, 2012 9:56 pm

CrzyCanuck wrote:Too much love on this team resulting in too many care bears.


Well we can always just stare at the bad guys to beat them. :wink:
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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby Strangelove » Tue May 08, 2012 10:01 pm

CrzyCanuck wrote:Hopefully Kassian will be the asshole


Nah, AV turns em all into girlymen. :drink:
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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby benivolent » Tue May 08, 2012 10:42 pm

Thanks for the update, HW. I always look forward to your info :)

CrzyCanuck wrote:Moreover, will Burrows be Burrows without the Sedins?


You gotta wonder eh? It would have been good to see how he'd do playing with some other creative types, ala IIHF WHC, but now.....
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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby SKYO » Tue May 08, 2012 10:57 pm

Thanks HW!
benivolent wrote:
CrzyCanuck wrote:Moreover, will Burrows be Burrows without the Sedins?


You gotta wonder eh? It would have been good to see how he'd do playing with some other creative types, ala IIHF WHC, but now.....


Burrows will play well, but I think he'll be a perennial 15-20 goal scorer without the twins if he moves on and collects $4M+ per elsewhere after next season.

If the Canucks can trade for a 3rd line center or re-sign Pahlsson, Manny is bought out for sure.
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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby Cookie La Rue » Wed May 09, 2012 12:56 am

CrzyCanuck wrote:Thanks for the update, HW.


I wonder what Burrows market price would be? 4 mill?

Moreover, will Burrows be Burrows without the Sedins?

Depends on the asking price, maybe yeah, it's time to let him go.

I would give gim max. 3 and that's a little bit overpaid imo. Everything more is crazy but that's what market prices are sometimes.
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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby Per » Wed May 09, 2012 2:07 am

Hockey Widow wrote: - - -

Thats it for now. Now off to travel until June. Hopefully I will come back to lots of news.


Thanks for the update! :D

Everything sounds just great.
Now I can sleep well at night.

Hope you have a great trip!
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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby Southern_Canuck » Wed May 09, 2012 5:21 am

Cookie La Rue wrote:I would give gim max. 3 and that's a little bit overpaid imo. Everything more is crazy but that's what market prices are sometimes.


Last summer's UFA forward prices:

Brad Richards 9 years, $6.67M cap hit
Tim Connolly 2 years, $4.75M
Ville Leino 6 years, $4.5M
Tomas Fleischmann 4 years, $4.5M
Erik Cole 4 years, $4.5M
Scottie Upshall 4 years, $3.5M
Simone Gagne 2 years, $3.5M
Michael Ryder 2 years, $3.5M
Jaromir Jagr 1 year, $3.3M
Joel Ward 4 years, $3M
Radim Vrbata 3 years, $3M

I would think Burrows would at least slot into the $3.5M range... and wow, Leino's contract sure looks bad.

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Re: OK, So What I have heard this May 2012

Postby Per » Wed May 09, 2012 5:48 am

Southern_Canuck wrote: Leino's contract sure looks bad.

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Really? I'd be extatic if I were him... :thumbs:
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