Grizzly wrote:I don't think Jovo will be traded ... at least not right now ... he is playing very well and contributing to the team ... that could also be argued I guess that his trade value is high too but I don't think anything will happen.
What or who would we trade him for ... ?? Prospects ?? ... maybe a better goalie ?? No point in trading him for a forward as we are pretty solid ... and it wouldn't make sense just to trade him for another D-man.
Part of whats been happening in Vancouver the last couple of years or so has been the development of team chemistry ... keeping the same guys together, keeping them happy ... as a result, correct me if i am wrong, we have developed a very "tight bunch" ... and that in my mind is showing up in our record and will continue on through to the playoffs ... So NO for now to the Jovo trade.
Media_Man wrote:I think what will really determine Jovo's value to the team is if he pulls a Nassy and signs here for cheaper than what he'd get on the open market. There is room next year. Don't forget Park and Carter are on one way deals. If Cloutier tanks it in the playoffs again, look for him to be moved. Losing Ruutu would be another option, especially with Bouck healthy and able to play that role at $450,000. There would be money there, but some of the fringe players may be on the way out.
Grizz i think you have to be a little more realistic....with this cap...we simply may not be able to afford jovo.
So why not get something in return???
i'd rather keep bert than jovo.....the sedins in my opinion are more valuable to this team than jovo is.
managemnet has done a great job of keeping the "core" together...keeping everyone happy...but a man can only do so much within the given numbers....
If the cap stays where it is ...and the nucks cant give jovo themoney he wants...and he wont take a paycut...then u gotta trade him for a good young dman like jaybo or someone else....or maybe a first round pick..(it would be nice to have an offensive prospect for the future)...but l ike i said earlier in this thread..if the cap gets pushed up a few million we may have room for eddie
Media_Man wrote:If Cloutier tanks it in the playoffs again, look for him to be moved.
Sure Ohlund and Naslund have taken less money to stay here, but that shouldn't take Nonis off the hook for grossly overpaying Cloutier, Cooke and Morrison.
MinnesotaCanuck wrote: I also believe that Cloutier's salary is approximately market value. The goalie I liken him to most is Patrick Lalime, who is making $2.43M this year to Dan's $2.5M.