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Rumour: Salo to possibly be traded

Postby Luongo19 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:12 pm

I heard from ppl on a different forum that the canucks might trade Sami Salo cuz of his high salary and he is a free agent at the end of the season. If the canucks were to trade Salo, which team should we trade him to and who should we get in return?
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Re: Rumour: Salo to possibly be traded

Postby DavidPratt_ » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:40 pm

Luongo19 wrote:I heard from ppl on a different forum that the canucks might trade Sami Salo cuz of his high salary and he is a free agent at the end of the season. If the canucks were to trade Salo, which team should we trade him to and who should we get in return?


I can see a team like Carolina or even Buffalo trying to get him at the trade deadline. Carolina has a habit of picking up soon-to-be free agents at the trade deadline and (Recchi/Weight last year) may do it again in their bid to win the Cup again.

I believe the Canucks should do it. Salo is a great defenseman, but he may be too expensive for the Canucks next season. The Canucks could pick up some good young players (Carolina and Buffalo both have great depth in their organizations).

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Re: Rumour: Salo to possibly be traded

Postby Linden Is God » Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:09 pm

DavidPratt_ wrote:
Luongo19 wrote:I heard from ppl on a different forum that the canucks might trade Sami Salo cuz of his high salary and he is a free agent at the end of the season. If the canucks were to trade Salo, which team should we trade him to and who should we get in return?


I can see a team like Carolina or even Buffalo trying to get him at the trade deadline. Carolina has a habit of picking up soon-to-be free agents at the trade deadline and (Recchi/Weight last year) may do it again in their bid to win the Cup again.

I believe the Canucks should do it. Salo is a great defenseman, but he may be too expensive for the Canucks next season. The Canucks could pick up some good young players (Carolina and Buffalo both have great depth in their organizations).

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Re: Rumour: Salo to possibly be traded

Postby DavidPratt_ » Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:38 pm

Linden Is God wrote:Bang on.


I just laugh when I think back to last season when Dave Nonis was desperate to make the playoffs and dealt up multiple second and third-rounders to pick up Keith Carney, Eric Weinrich, Sean Brown and Mikka Noronen. Wonder where any of those guys are?

I don't think the Canucks should go for draft picks though. Losing all those second and third-rounders could have meant an Alexander Edler. It could also mean a Nathan Smith. I'd rather see the Canucks pick up some young, inexpensive talent to add more depth to the team. And you know what? The Canucks can pick up Salo anyways when he becomes a free agent in the off-season. St.Louis picked up Doug Weight in the off-season after trading him to Carolina at the trade deadline last year.

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Re: Rumour: Salo to possibly be traded

Postby Linden Is God » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:08 am

DavidPratt_ wrote:
Linden Is God wrote:Bang on.


I just laugh when I think back to last season when Dave Nonis was desperate to make the playoffs and dealt up multiple second and third-rounders to pick up Keith Carney, Eric Weinrich, Sean Brown and Mikka Noronen. Wonder where any of those guys are?

I don't think the Canucks should go for draft picks though. Losing all those second and third-rounders could have meant an Alexander Edler. It could also mean a Nathan Smith. I'd rather see the Canucks pick up some young, inexpensive talent to add more depth to the team. And you know what? The Canucks can pick up Salo anyways when he becomes a free agent in the off-season. St.Louis picked up Doug Weight in the off-season after trading him to Carolina at the trade deadline last year.

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In all fairness, Noronen was a good trade. Wasn't it for a 4th rounder? Nonis could not have foreseen himself getting Luongo and Nronen not being happy with that. But picking up the other guys turned out to be a waste.
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Re: Rumour: Salo to possibly be traded

Postby nuxfanindallas » Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:50 pm

Linden Is God wrote:
DavidPratt_ wrote:
Linden Is God wrote:Bang on.


I just laugh when I think back to last season when Dave Nonis was desperate to make the playoffs and dealt up multiple second and third-rounders to pick up Keith Carney, Eric Weinrich, Sean Brown and Mikka Noronen. Wonder where any of those guys are?

I don't think the Canucks should go for draft picks though. Losing all those second and third-rounders could have meant an Alexander Edler. It could also mean a Nathan Smith. I'd rather see the Canucks pick up some young, inexpensive talent to add more depth to the team. And you know what? The Canucks can pick up Salo anyways when he becomes a free agent in the off-season. St.Louis picked up Doug Weight in the off-season after trading him to Carolina at the trade deadline last year.

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In all fairness, Noronen was a good trade. Wasn't it for a 4th rounder? Nonis could not have foreseen himself getting Luongo and Nronen not being happy with that. But picking up the other guys turned out to be a waste.


Actually I believe it was a 2nd rounder. Let's face it: none of the trades at the deadline last year turned out to be good; I do applaud Nonis, however, for making a run at it.

As far as Salo goes, I think he's somewhat expendable at the right price. It all depends on what we get in return. I'd be willing to go as low as a 2nd rounder or good forward prospect.
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Postby Linden Is God » Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:35 pm

But see if Noronen had stayed, don't you think the Canucks would be in a better position. He was a decent goalie and in no way could Nonis have foreseen him bolting to Russia.
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Postby randymeeks » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:27 pm

I can't see the Canucks trading him if we're in the playoff hunt. Why would we want to make our team weaker? This team is fully capable of going on a long playoff run. The last 3 years, the 6th, 7th, and 8th seeds have gone onto the Stanley Cup Finals. Remember that.
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Postby Badfish » Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:38 am

randymeeks wrote:I can't see the Canucks trading him if we're in the playoff hunt. Why would we want to make our team weaker? This team is fully capable of going on a long playoff run. The last 3 years, the 6th, 7th, and 8th seeds have gone onto the Stanley Cup Finals. Remember that.


Fair enough, but if the right deal is out there.... and who knows Salo could slip and be out for long stretches as he's been prone to do. I'd say get something while we can, IF the deal is right.
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Postby Lancer » Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:07 am

Badfish wrote:
randymeeks wrote:I can't see the Canucks trading him if we're in the playoff hunt. Why would we want to make our team weaker? This team is fully capable of going on a long playoff run. The last 3 years, the 6th, 7th, and 8th seeds have gone onto the Stanley Cup Finals. Remember that.


Fair enough, but if the right deal is out there.... and who knows Salo could slip and be out for long stretches as he's been prone to do. I'd say get something while we can, IF the deal is right.


This deal may be done if Bieksa keeps playing the way he has and if Edler can step it up and play consistently enough to earn AV's trust on a nightly basis. If that happens, why not trade Salo to shore up some weaknesses the Canucks may have come the deadline? In essence, they may be able to 'buy' somebody they need now with Salo instead of 'selling' him for future prospects. Just because we're still in the playoff hunt doesn't mean we can't trade Salo to fill a hole.
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Postby MarkMM » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:07 pm

For the right price, I'd trade anybody, but if we're in the playoff hunt, then the "right price" would be a "high price" for me, no way a 2nd rounder would do it, at least need a promising/cheap forward and/or defenseman and/or pick in there somewhere. Warm body, either a forward to shore up scoring or a defenseman to off-set the loss of Salo, and pick/prospect would be my price.

If we're out of the playoffs, then a couple picks/prospects would be it.
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Postby Canuck-One » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:07 am

Never underestimate the desire of a GM who thinks he has a chance to win it all. If Salo goes we had better be out of it as he delivers, not just quality D time, but, is a powerful force from the point. For us to give that up we require two good prospects, one up front and a D as a replcement. You can never have enough defencemen in the playoffs. These guys had better be up and comers not some lame ass projects.
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Postby Deej » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:39 pm

Salo will probably be traded.

Nonis has made 3 deals with Buffalo, has gotten good value each time. Buffalo needs help with thier special teams, and Salo is just the kind of guy to do it. Expect them to pull out all of the stops to try and win it all this year.

My prediction is Salo to Buffalo for Novotny

There may be picks or another prospect involved

Its strange that the deadline is actually almost here, that will take some getting used to :)
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Postby Mozy » Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:35 pm

where did noronen end up?

i think dumping salo would be a bad idea. lets face it our Defence is not at all deep and with mitchel out for half the games so far, you cant leave Ohlund with all the work. Bieksa's coming along but we really cant afford to lose a defencemen. dont keep him at the end of the summer if you dont want, but dont get rid of him now.
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Postby rikster » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:40 am

That's a tough one...

I was all for trading Salo earlier in the season, but I wasn't expecting the Nucks to be in the race this late in the season...

I don't think the Nucks or any team should be carrying 3 X $3.5 million or greater blue liners, especially when you are paying the keeper over $6.0, and Salo will surely demand a new contract greater than what Mitchell got....

And the Nucks only realistic chance of making it past the second round would be if magic in a bottle falls from the skies and lands in Vancouver this year ...

I could see the Nucks hanging onto Salo if they can move Naslund because even if they can't resign him their payroll cost will have been substantially reduced and they can be a higher end shopper this UFA off season...

With reports out of Florida that Horton is upset, and with Bertuzzi set to become a UFA, if I am allowed to dream for a minute, a Naslund for Horton deal gets done and Bertuzzi agrees to resign in Florida to play with his best friend for at least one more season...

It might allow the Luongo deal to become a win win for both sides...

If Nonis can swing a deal like that then I can see him hanging onto Salo and with the money he has saved from moving Naslund and the Kesler injury, he can afford to make a deadline deal for a higher end rental type player....

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