Canucks trade Ehrhoff's rights to NYI (4th round pick in '12)
I'd like to see him back but assume he will sign elsewhere. Will Gillis trade his rights? If so, what kind of value can you see coming back the other way? I think teams are even more desperate this year than last and the Hamhuis and Bouwmeester deals can be used as comparisons.
yeah i never thought there was any reason for Ehrhoff to take a discount to stay in vancouver, he has no loyalty here. He can get a massive payday elsewhere. its not as if vancouver is the only team with a chance at the cup.
Pretty dumb if they offered him Bieksa money. I hope they're just playing hardball, and will still come up with some sort of deal last minute. This isn't just a matter of us getting worse, but a team like San Jose or Detroit will likely nab him and they'll be that much better.
I think people are exaggerating the impact of Ehrhoff. He had 21 ESP and Bieksa had 19. Where Ehrhoff thrived was on the PP but I don't think he's irreplaceable, to a large extent the reason he thrived is because he was on the #1 unit and got a ton of minutes there.
I'm fine with no Ehrhoff as long as we re-sign Salo, I think our defense still looks pretty damn good then. Hoffer will be a loss on the PP but I changed my mind to wanting Bieksa more than him after our playoff run. I'm not comfortable with paying him 6 million/year or something if that's what he's looking for, I've had a feeling for awhile that some team is going to throw stupid money at him. Not worth it.