Thread: Confirmed with Link: Canucks Sign D Lee Sweatt
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06-10-2010, 09:46 PM
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Boychuk would certainly be worth a look IMO. In 51 games he took a measley 4 minor penalties - that's impressive for a defenseman that plays a robust game, albeit against easy competition. He would add size, toughness and decent offensive tools to the bottom pairing.

Whoever is willing to bet that he can carry over his limited success from this season and pay him well could end up with a steal on their hands. It's a pretty big risk to outbid everyone else for Boychuk's services but could pay big dividends down the road. Are the Canucks in a position to take such a risk? I don't see why not - if it doesn't work out, burry him. If it does, we've got a big, physical RH shot on the backend with some skill.

I would love to see the Canucks acquire his rights and lock him up prior to July 1st. Give him Shane O'Brien's money and roster spot and move Shane out of town. Good risk/reward transaction IMO.

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