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03-28-2010, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by orcatown View Post
Hope this is not indication we are having trouble attracting high end NCAA players.

At this point I think you have to somewhat disappointed in how we are doing in this area.

Walsky was dreadful, Oberg looks a real long shot and the feature players like Irwin and Baldwin have gone elsewhere - just like last year.

I very much worry with Smyl the point man on this enterprise.
I wouldn't look at it that way.. The Canucks were very much in on the likes of Bozak and such.. It's pretty much up to the player where they sign since all the offers are going to be basically the same.

I really don't think too many players need to be really sold on Vancouver.

In fact, if you really look at it, one of our biggest assets, depth, is probably quite the detriment when it comes to signing guys like these. The top end guys want to be in the NHL asap. Examples like Bozak and Hanson in TO and Gilroy in New York. The Canucks have a lot of forward depth on the farm and coming up the pipes so a good young forward may look elsewhere to get their shot.

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