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07-01-2010, 01:14 PM
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Great signing.

You guys have to take into consideration that more likely than not, the cap will be again increasing next year. All these .500k overpayments will not look nearly as bad next year.

Take a look at all of our previous signings. They seem cheap in proportion to the cap's upward movement.

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Wow, overpayment. And missing the boat on Armstrong at 3m is shocking.

2.5mil for a 4th liner and "Faceoff specialist"?

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Canucks were looking at going into the season with 2 centres with NHL experience. So, they had a to overpay to get this guy. I think they overpaid on the right guy, Manny brings all the qualities the Canucks need. Having good contracts elsewhere on the roster gives the Gillis the freedom to pony up a little more to make sure he got the guy he wanted.

Of course, he COULD have had him for almost nothing last season, when Manny was skating in Vancouver, waiting for a contract offer. Oh well.

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Not over paid since the caps going up and so did expected salaries.
Vetern 3rd line 40 pt. make this much.

Too many people expecting under payment deals for some reason. I'm betting other clubs offered a bit more even.

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It seems some people have a hard time with the concept of free agency. There's a price to pay for acquiring good players without moving assets to do so and that price is cap space.

What a tool Pierre McGuire is. I can't think of a better linemate for Cody Hodgson than Manny Malhotra. His size, skating, faceoff prowess and versatility will make Hodgson's transition to the NHL that much easier.

I have no problem giving Steve Bernier's money to Malhotra. He is probably the best fit for the bottom 6 of all the free agents. Because of this Gillis was willing to overpay by 500K - nothing wrong with that IMO.
It's yet another reason why McGuire and the TSN panel are out to lunch when it comes to Western Canada. They're morons. Plain and simple.

They have NO idea yet they have all those idiots in suits sitting there.

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Wow, overpayment. And missing the boat on Armstrong at 3m is shocking.

2.5mil for a 4th liner and "Faceoff specialist"?
Forget the ?

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Should slot right into that 3rd line spot left by Wellwood, but bring more grit and PK ability. If he can help turn around our PK and chip in 35-40 points, totally worth it.

Look at what Armstrong got too and he was coming off what, a 37 point season?

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Forget the ?
no, seriously dude. I'm not a fan of this signing. I dont like the price the Canucks paid. ALOT of money.

And Armstrong would have been a better signing than Ladd.

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Wow, overpayment. And missing the boat on Armstrong at 3m is shocking.

2.5mil for a 4th liner and "Faceoff specialist"?
4th liner? faceoff specialist? I suggest you watch some hockey.

I guess Armstrong is a 4th liner and "truculence specialist"

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Wow, overpayment. And missing the boat on Armstrong at 3m is shocking.

2.5mil for a 4th liner and "Faceoff specialist"?
4th liner? What?

How is Armstrong for 3m on the third line better?

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Wow, overpayment. And missing the boat on Armstrong at 3m is shocking.

2.5mil for a 4th liner and "Faceoff specialist"?
Malhotra can regularly put up 30 points. What team is he not a 3rd liner on?

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no, seriously dude. I'm not a fan of this signing. I dont like the price the Canucks paid. ALOT of money.

And Armstrong would have been a better signing than Ladd.
That assumes that Armstrong had Vancouver on his list.

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What did Mcguire say that has everyone up in arms

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Wow, overpayment. And missing the boat on Armstrong at 3m is shocking.

2.5mil for a 4th liner and "Faceoff specialist"?
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Forget the ?
I'm wondering about this too... Sarcasm? Because he is hardly our 4th line center.

Is everyone missing that Malhotra and Hodgson could switch from center and wing? Manny can play wing and has done so many times this past season in San Jose.

I'll say it again. Good Signing.

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Well, Manny was exactly what we needed so this is an awesome signing in that regard, but $2.5M does seem to be an overpayment.

Overall I approve of this signing so long as we still add another D and ditch Bieksa.

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4th liner? faceoff specialist? I suggest you watch some hockey.

I guess Armstrong is a 4th liner and "truculence specialist"
The guy had 1pt in 15games in the playoffs. 1. I'd rather have a guy like Hodgson play in the 3rd line C role and see what he does.

I suggest you put down your Gillis pom poms.

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no, seriously dude. I'm not a fan of this signing. I dont like the price the Canucks paid. ALOT of money.

And Armstrong would have been a better signing than Ladd.
You're overrating Armstrong. He had roughly the same number of hits as Malhotra, plays wing, had less points than Malhotra, etc.

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Solid signing. The price is questionable, but that's UFA. I'm glad that Gillis overpaid slightly to get the best of the bunch of 3rd line C's though. I take Malholtra at 2.5M any day of the week over a slight downgrade for 2 (someone like Belanger).

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Really overpaid
This,, not sure how people are justifying the price with a "the cap will rise" theory.

Yeah! We have a credit card limit let's spend it all!

Doesn't seem like a "moneyball" signing at all there GMMG.

MM should do a good job though on the bottom 6.

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What did Mcguire say that has everyone up in arms
He said Hodgson should call up his agent and ask for a trade because signing Malhotra means the Canucks don't want him on the team.

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What did Mcguire say that has everyone up in arms
"If I'm Cody Hodgson, I call my agent and ask for a trade. It's clear they dont want me"

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Little more than i thought, but i like it. Need to pay for players you want in free agency.

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no, seriously dude. I'm not a fan of this signing. I dont like the price the Canucks paid. ALOT of money.

And Armstrong would have been a better signing than Ladd.
Armstrong scored less than Malhotra last year, in more games, at a position the Canucks are deeper in. His scoring pace was virtually identical to Steve Bernier's, so in signing Armstrong you're essentially giving Bernier a million dollar raise to patrol the wing on the third line. I realize he's an agitating player, but what do you think the Canucks need more of in their bottom six? Agitation, or faceoffs/penalty killing? We already employ two of the most agitating players in the entire NHL.

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That assumes that Armstrong had Vancouver on his list.
Very true.

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The guy had 1pt in 15games in the playoffs. 1. I'd rather have a guy like Hodgson play in the 3rd line C role and see what he does.

I suggest you put down your Gillis pom poms.
Right. Throw him to the wolves before he even earns a spot in the lineup. That'll work.

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