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Canucks qualify Raymond, Hansen, Glass, O'Brien, Bliznak
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06-28-2010, 11:23 AM
Join Date: Aug 2004
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With the value for defencemen apparently so high, it seems strange we can't muster an asset for O'Brien.
Perhaps his character issues weren't as well reported in less hyped markets, but here the word is out-and has probably spread around the league.
he's got one year until UFA and has done little to prove he's a full time NHL defenceman. To big of a risk to expend an asset on, or even count on to fill a top six spot heading into the season. And for most teams, he's too expensive to be the 7th d-man.
FWIW, I'm pretty skeptical of this report. I'd believe that O'Brien will be qualified. Canucks have lots of salary space, and I think that Gillis will want at least 8 NHL defencemen heading into camp.
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