Thread: OT: Jason Garrison
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02-23-2013, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by RobertKron View Post
Willie Mitchell is probably the most overrated guy to play for the Canucks in recent memory, so there's that.
Seriously, though, Garrison is from BC and looks rugged. He just needs to stick at it for a little while and maybe fight someone and then the tone of these threads will change.
I disagree. Willie Mitchell is an elite defensive defenseman and was during his tenure in Vancouver. He was outstanding at shutting down the opposition's top players and that is invaluable.

Garrison isn't quite at that level defensively IMO but he's not too far off. And where he's inferior to Mitchell defensively he makes up for it by having a rocket of a shot. So much offense in the NHL right now is generated off point shots, screens, deflections, rebounds and 2nd chance opportunities and Garrison will help our offense in this regard, even if his puck movement and offensive instincts are mediocre, which IMO they are.

We're not going to get great value out of the contract but we also didn't have to move any assets to aquire him, or expend a draft pick to draft him. This has to factor into how his contract is viewed.

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