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07-01-2009, 10:46 AM
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Another piece of good news out of this, IMO, is that it will allow us to be patient with the development of our prospects. This eases the pressure of having to throw guys like Hodgson or Grabner into the mix, as we really need one player to set up and be a top-six forward if we don't acquire said player through free agency. All in all, while again it's a couple hundred grand more than I would have liked, I think this is the best deal for us today. Between an injury prone Gaborik, an(IMO) supporting type player in Cammalleri or Gionta, I think re-signing the Twins made the most sense. Signing Hossa woldn't have been bad, but he would have been the sole component of a top line, perhaps featuring Kesler and Demitra as well. This is a good move for the Canucks, and it leaves enough cap space, IMO, to add a good defensemen.

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