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rizzo32 07-01-2008 09:09 PM

Canucks sign Ryan Johnson
 
per Andy Strickland

Quote:

2 yr. deal worth 2.4 million, 1.2 per yr.
http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=15977

Peter Griffin 07-01-2008 09:10 PM

Hmm, interesting indeed. Looks like either Kesler or Wellwood could be pencilled into the top 6. I like Johnson, but don't think he was the type of player we should be signing at all. Johnson centering the 3rd line with Kesler at RW on one of the top two lines?

JannikAtTheDisco 07-01-2008 09:10 PM

1.2 for Johnson? Really? Maybe he'd fit with Kesler and Burrows...

How many bottom 6 forwards do we have now?

Wellwood, Pyatt, Pettinger, Burrows, Hordichuk, Kesler, Johnson, Cowan, Rypien

Finkle is Einhorn 07-01-2008 09:11 PM

I guess a PK specialist? Not really getting these signings so far.

thecupismine 07-01-2008 09:12 PM

I'm going to assume he's the fourth line centerman behind Sedin, Kesler and a FA or Wellwood.

Barney Gumble 07-01-2008 09:13 PM

Face-off specialist? 54.5% success rate last season.

DreamCatcher* 07-01-2008 09:13 PM

There is our 4th line center

Hordichuk-Johnson-??

Johnny Canuck 07-01-2008 09:14 PM

he can play the wing or center, improvement over cowan, rypien for the 4th line spot.

Kickassguy 07-01-2008 09:14 PM

Yeah, he's just rounding out the 4th line. I would hope.

hlrsr 07-01-2008 09:14 PM

Another 4th line player, I presume to play with Hordichuk?

I would have preferred Gratton and I thought we could get him for somewhere around that price, but I do believe Johnson is good at his role.

Barney Gumble 07-01-2008 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Untouchable (Post 14670195)
There is our 4th line center

Hordichuk-Johnson-??

I'm guessing Pettinger

3rd line: Kesler, with Burrows & Hansen or Pyatt as wingers

Finkle is Einhorn 07-01-2008 09:16 PM

Didn't Johnson lead all forwards in blocked shots? Or am I remembering someone else?

DreamCatcher* 07-01-2008 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hlrsr (Post 14670267)
Another 4th line player, I presume to play with Hordichuk?

I would have preferred Gratton and I thought we could get him for somewhere around that price, but I do believe Johnson is good at his role.

Gratton does not fulfill the speed credential that Gillis is looking.

Gillis is rounding out the roster with exactly what he is looking for, Speed, Grit, and Competitiveness.

19nazzy 07-01-2008 09:18 PM

Why do we need another 3rd/4th liner? The team is full of them already.

Mr Sakich 07-01-2008 09:18 PM

this is a pure moneyball signing. He does all the little things right and is always underpaid.

Great small signing

JannikAtTheDisco 07-01-2008 09:18 PM

Poor Hansen

He must be on the internet in Denmark right now just cringing at these signings, taking up all the possible spots he could have had on the team.

Shane 07-01-2008 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speedy Kesler (Post 14670435)
Poor Hansen

He must be on the internet in Denmark right now just cringing at these signings, taking up all the possible spots he could have had on the team.

If he can't beat out these scrubs for a roster spot in September, he's got bigger problems.

trbr86 07-01-2008 09:20 PM

Well, we have a ubiquity of bottom-six forwards now.

Burrows-Kesler-Pyatt
Hordichuk-Johnson-Pettinger

Along with the likes of Wellwood, Cowan, Hansen, Rypien, Brown.

I said it before, but I suspect that the Canucks are dangling one of these forwards for an asset.

Randall Ritchey 07-01-2008 09:20 PM

Johnson did lead all forwards in shots blocked. St. Louis fans were split over to resign him or not. He is number one PK guy.

Barney Gumble 07-01-2008 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 19nazzy (Post 14670417)
Why do we need another 3rd/4th liner? The team is full of them already.

Not a 4th line center who's good at face-offs though.

anguscertified 07-01-2008 09:21 PM

fantastic PK'er, lead the league in blocked shots for a forward.

Much improved bottom six, HUGE upgrade over Ritchie. The money is a tad high but I doubt the extra 500k will hamstring us.

Polaris 07-01-2008 09:21 PM

Enjoy him, guys. Great skater, great at faceoffs, great at blocking shots and his performance on the ice can be inspiring at times (especially when he's blocking a crazy amount of shots or running over Hasek :D )

Limited offense though. Still, a great PK'er and he'll more than likely earn every penny of his paycheck. He's truly a guy who goes all out every night.

trbr86 07-01-2008 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speedy Kesler (Post 14670435)
Poor Hansen

He must be on the internet in Denmark right now just cringing at these signings, taking up all the possible spots he could have had on the team.

Fact of the matter is that if Hansen is a better player in camp than any of these guys, he's going to make the team. He shouldn't be worrying about other players, he should be worrying about making himself a better player.

DreamCatcher* 07-01-2008 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stemps (Post 14670523)
Johnson did lead all forwards in shots blocked. St. Louis fans were split over to resign him or not. He is number one PK guy.

This was Gillis' plan all along to tie your hands with Backes so we can have Johnson!:p:

Payaso619* 07-01-2008 09:23 PM

This is getting pretty frustrating, I don't get these signings that Gillis is making, don't we already have an abundance of 4th/3rd liners, that we can plug in by our farm? Gillis better have another move up his sleeve cause this is giving me headaches


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