Thread: Speculation: Sami Salo
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06-29-2012, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Boondock View Post
Salo is positionally the best dman on the Canucks. He makes smart reads and is always in the right place. I think Salo is definitely a top 4 and I think he will play in our top 4 next year regardless of anything else we do.
I hope not. The Canucks, IMHO, really need to add a player who is defensively sound and can bring a physical element to their top 4 while being able to play 21-23 solid consistent minutes. I think the Canucks currently have only 3 top-4 defensemen, and it hurt us in the playoffs.

Garrision would be an ideal addition.

I think the team is best served by having Salo rotating with Tanev and Ballard (if no Garrison).

IMO the Canucks need to get bigger on the back end.

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