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07-03-2010, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by CoHo View Post
From Vancouver:

Raymond, Bieksa, 2011 1st

Raymond replaces about 80% of the goals lost by Ryan's departure, and adds a speed element to the team. Bieksa can slot in on a relatively weak Ducks' defence as the #3 guy (behind Visnovsky and Lydman) and the 1st round pick will likely be in the 25-30 range.

It looks like Ryan and his agent are playing hardball with the Ducks, so they may have (note: i said have, and not want) to trade him. The Canucks get a premier power forward (ala Bertuzzi during the WCE days) to play alongside Kesler.
That package is not going to land Ryan. Nor does Van have the cap space to trade for him. As it is, we need to dump Bieksa without getting any cap back.

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