Canucks Acquire Joacim Eriksson

Welcome to the main forum of our site. Anything and everything to do with the Vancouver Canucks is dicussed and debated here.

Moderator: Referees

Re: Canucks Acquire Joacim Eriksson

Postby Mondi » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:29 am

So you think Andrew Ference is also softer than Corrado, Tanev, and Ballard?

And if Joacim Eriksson is the backup, I'll buy his sweater.
User avatar
Mondi
CC 1st Team All-Star
 
Posts: 769
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:02 pm

Re: Canucks Acquire Joacim Eriksson

Postby Lancer » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:15 am

dbr wrote:Eriksson could conceivably beat out Lack for the backup job this season, especially considering Lack is recovering from hip surgery. So we could actually end up seeing Joacim "who-fuckin-cares" Eriksson starting some games next year.

By the by, Andrew Ference is smaller than everyone on the Canucks blueline except Keith Ballard and lighter than everyone except Chris Tanev..


It will at least make for an interesting training camp - if we needed more plotlines as it is.

As for Ference, it's not the size of the dog in the fight...

That said, Mondi, I think when Corrado gets some confidence and experience at the NHL level I think we'll see more sandpaper to his game. The kid has some size for his age and isn't afraid of the rough stuff from what I saw of him in the OHL. Ballard's likely gone, but he gave as well as he got and wasn't afraid out there. Throw in AA - who had a better season this year and wouldn't worry me on the bottom pairing, and things don't look quite so apocalyptically soft on the blueline.

I don't think the blueline is necessarily a bunch of euro-poofties as some would suggest, we just need a big Darth Vader-type who will make it painful for opposition forwards in the Canucks' zone. I would even live with whatever defensive miscues such a guy would make if only for the intimidation factor. It's not like we have to break the bank for one of those guys you want. It's just too bad Bryan Allen signed in Anaheim, because he's just the kind of guy the team could use on the bottom two pairings.
Love the Sport. Love the Team.

Hate the League.
User avatar
Lancer
CC Hall of Fan Member
 
Posts: 1357
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:41 am
Location: Arnprior, Ontario

Re: Canucks Acquire Joacim Eriksson

Postby dbr » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:30 am

Mondi wrote:So you think Andrew Ference is also softer than Corrado, Tanev, and Ballard?


Did I say that?

Of course, I also didn't list Ference and then finish that thought with "let's get some 6'2 215 lbs defensemen".. Ference gives up three inches and 25 lbs on a guy like that.

I'd say our D could use some size (as it is they compare pretty closely to Chicago's blueline.. a couple of big 6'2 6'3 guys over 210 lbs and most of the rest are about 6'0 and between 190 and 205 lbs).

But more importantly (and to agree with Lancer's post) we need some more nastiness. If we keep Edler and Corrado outplays everyone else to win a job on the blueline then it is what it is, but if we dump Edler and Ballard and are looking for a guy to play on the third pairing I'd like to get an Andrew Alberts that actually belongs in the lineup, and who might play well enough to end up on the ice at the same time as the opponents best players and may even clobber one every now and then.

And if Joacim Eriksson is the backup, I'll buy his sweater.


:thumbs:
dbr
CC Hall of Fan Member
 
Posts: 2490
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:37 pm

Re: Canucks Acquire Joacim Eriksson

Postby Arachnid » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:05 pm

Can we start a trade Cory for top 5 draft thread now?

8-)
Socks are dead puppets :(
Arachnid
CC Legend
 
Posts: 4904
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:56 pm
Location: Old Berlin

Re: Canucks Acquire Joacim Eriksson

Postby Meds » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:36 pm

What are the chances that this sets Gillis up to shop Lack around or add him to a proposal as some incentive.....
User avatar
Meds
CC Legend
 
Posts: 3158
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:50 pm

Re: Canucks Acquire Joacim Eriksson

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:38 pm

Meds wrote:What are the chances that this sets Gillis up to shop Lack around or add him to a proposal as some incentive.....



If one of them backs up CS we still need two goalies in Utica so I don't see his signing as anything but depth, unless he picks up another goalie with experience over the summer.
The only HW the Canucks need
User avatar
Hockey Widow
CC Legend
 
Posts: 3580
Joined: Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:52 pm

Previous

Return to Canucks Corner Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ukcanuck and 4 guests