Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Canucks sign Jim Vandermeer
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01-14-2013, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Diamonddog01 View Post
Not true. Ehrhoff wanted 5x5.5, but Gillis didn't budge from his internal defenceman salary of 4.6.

Buffalo signed him to that contract after his rights were traded, but that wasn't what he was initially seeking from Vancouver.
Ah, but if their internal defenseman salary is 4.6, and Edler wants more, doesn't that create a problem for the upcoming summer?

Actually, Canucks 'Internal defenceman salary' might not exist, as Bieksa's last contract saw him being paid a $7mil salary and $4.5mil bonus in year one, and they were apparently willing to pay Weber a mountain of cash, but the question is if Edler is still 'asking for too much', given that he has back problems, has looked shaky at times in his own end and hasn't taken on a top-pairing role as of yet.

Wait 'n see i guess. Every upcoming UFA gets speculated about, guaranteed.


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