Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by Groovypippin » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:18 am

Maybe this means Gillis/AV are serious about moving Kesler to RW - where his shoot first approach would be more effective.

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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by CFP! » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:19 am

coco_canuck wrote: Kesler can slot back as the main match-up C and soak up big defensive responsibilities while chipping in the odd even-strength offense and standing in front of the net on the PP.
Just coming here to post this. It sure would be nice to see Kesler beast mode against other teams tops lines, and have Roy play 2C. Kesler to the wing on the second line could work again too ala Sundin.



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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by tantalum » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:22 am

It seems like only yesterday Connauton was in the running for the Calder....

Anyways, a second round pick and middling prospect. About what you'd expect.

I don't think you move Kesler to the wing. He'd end up taking a bigger beating than he normally does and, well, he isn't that far removed from a Selke.

With a healthy roster Roy gives the canucks three lines that can score and perhaps most importantly it gives them a decent center for the second PP unit.

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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by herb » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:26 am

Considering Robyn Regehr and Douglas Murray cost two 2nd round picks, this deal doesn't look too bad.

Finally some help down the middle.

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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by Larry Goodenough » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:32 am

Roy played mostly with Eriksson this season and Cole since he was acquired.

He appears to have been matched up with alot of top 2 lines/and top 2 D pairings this season with his most ice time coming against Carter/Doughty in LA and Tanguay/Wideman/Brodie in Calgary followed by Suter/Gilbert/Bouchard in Minny and Paranteau in Colorado.

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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by ClamRussel » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:37 am

Another factor here is this takes a (wee) bit of the heat off Gillis in the Luongo situation. Now he looks to be trading more from a position of power/seller rather than desperate to fill a hole up front. Ball's in his court again.
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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by Cornuck » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:39 am

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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by Arachnid » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:42 am

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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by Potatoe1 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:49 am

herb wrote:The emergence of Frankie Corrado made Connauton expendable.

Actually Connauton's play made Connauton expendable (smile).

The guy simply wasn't going to be able to play defensively at this level.

A fairly late second for a rental at a position we desperately needed.

Big upgrade as Roy is way better then Ebbet or Schroeder.

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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by Reefer2 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:55 am

Great pickup - now it is in MG hand to keep him.

no idea on how to make it work but assume that Ballard is gone and then the question is Roy better than Booth?

Positions can work themselves out later as a 2nd line with Roy/Kesler/??? looks pretty good and we will have a decent centre once Kesler gets hurt again 8-) .

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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by herb » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:58 am

Potatoe1 wrote: Actually Connauton's play made Connauton expendable (smile).

The guy simply wasn't going to be able to play defensively at this level.

A fairly late second for a rental at a position we desperately needed.

Big upgrade as Roy is way better then Ebbet or Schroeder.
Fair enough! I haven't seen either player much, but from all reports Corrado's stock has shot through the roof and Connauton's is in the gutter. As you say, defensive play is Connauton's problem.

Roy should be a massive upgrade over Schroeder, Ebbett and Burrows... :D

Speak of the devil, Schroder has been sent down. Hopefully Shredder rips it up in the AHL now. He has surpassed my expectations for him this season, but he is clearly not a playoff answer for this gorup.

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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by Zamboni Driver » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:18 am

Reefer2 wrote:Great pickup - now it is in MG hand to keep him.

no idea on how to make it work but assume that Ballard is gone and then the question is Roy better than Booth?

Positions can work themselves out later as a 2nd line with Roy/Kesler/??? looks pretty good and we will have a decent centre once Kesler gets hurt again 8-) .
Roy is not likely to be here next year, supposedly he wants a big raise. ;)
The only possible way to sign Roy would be if Luongo, Booth & Ballard are gone, and either Raymond or Higgins don't return here.
Roy is really a 2nd line center, so we can't afford to have a 3rd line center earning north of 5 mil next year.

There will probably be quite a few guys available this year at fire-sale prices as the Cap goes down, so I could see MG looking for a solid 3rd line UFA center to sign in the $2.5 - $4 range

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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by Zamboni Driver » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:23 am

herb wrote:
Speak of the devil, Schroder has been sent down. Hopefully Shredder rips it up in the AHL now. He has surpassed my expectations for him this season, but he is clearly not a playoff answer for this gorup.
WTF?
You'd think that they'd keep him as 3rd line center until Kes is back, unless they exppect Kes on Thursday? :eh:
Anyways, he'll certainly be back for the playoffs to gain experience

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Re: Canucks Acquire Derek Roy

Post by Eddy Punch Clock » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:27 am

I'm waiting for RD to chime in before I'll form my own opinion. I'm sure he'll reference the smurfs at some point.
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