Jason Krog to the Canucks
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07-11-2008, 04:12 PM
Join Date: Jun 2002
If it's a 1-way contract, this signing can mean one of a few things:
1) That Sundin isn't going to sign. Kesler slots into the 2nd line spot, with Johnson and Krog behind him.
2) That Kesler could be moved. Gillis moves one of the old-team members out, and replaces him with one of his own guys (Johnson). Johnson can slide into the 3rd line center spot with Krog on the 4th.
3) Pyatt or Pettinger are going to be moved, and Krog simply fills a depth spot. I don't know Krog's history - has he ever played on the wing? I know he's known for being a solid faceoff man, but not sure if he has played on the wing before, or how he's played.
4) Insurance. By the start of the season, depending on how they do in camp and how the team fits together, they will just pick between Wellwood, Cowan and Krog (or someone else if one of these guys beats them out), as to who sticks with the team as the extra forward, and who gets waived. Krog signs, knowing worst case he gets NHL money to play in the minors, but has a chance to find another NHL job (waivers) if he can't stick with the canucks.
My guess is #4... but who knows...
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