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01-27-2011, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by last row purple View Post
Salo will be lucky to play at all this year and Edler might get a few weeks in before the playoffs. If there was a trade, a roster player would obviously be headed to Toronto.

I can understand the Nucks having a problem with the extra year, other than that I see no major issues with picking him up.

Originally Posted by Bobby Lou View Post
The Canucks have outrageous defensive depth; ya it blows to lose Edler, but it's not like Edler was playing 30 minutes a night covering for a bunch of bozo's on our blue line. He's one of several 22-24 minute per night defensemen we have skating around regularly. So Ehrhoff, Hamhuis, Bieksa, and Ballard have to play a bit more? No big deal. We can handle it until Salo is back. Rome and Alberts should be back shortly after the all-star break, and Tanev hasn't exactly looked like chopped meat out there either. We don't even need to make a move.

Similar to Philly losing Pronger really.
Originally Posted by TML nation13 View Post
dont think van needs him especially with salo returning
Ta Da!

As for the second point, it's not the extra year. If we had a need or a use for him, 3.8 in cap space for another year isn't tough to swallow. But why move anything to pick him up when we have 3 D men due for return in the next week or two, and Edler's recovery time is estimated at 6-8 weeks, for someone who will basically eat the cap space we need for Bieksa and Ehrhoff?

Originally Posted by jfried View Post
Think again. Not the best players, but definitely guys like Burrows or Raymond to get the Leafs talking. Toronto isn't shopping for picks, and the only hole in their lineup are on the top line (and in goal).

Beauchemin plays on Toronto's top pair (matching up against the other team's top units) and averages the exact same TOI as Dion Phaneuf (Dion playing a substantially larger percentage of his time on the PP). They are aslo perfect partners and Toronto has nobody to replace his skillset in the near future.
Burrows is damn near untouchable at his contract, and any top line forwards or either of our goaltenders will demand a much, much better return then Beauchemin. If Beauch is working for Toronto fans, great, but Vancouver neither needs or wants him. I'll take what you've said here contrasted against you're earlier arguments and just agree that this proposal won't work at all for either side.

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