I was just talking with Canucks fan\poster Peter Griffin...whom I've found to be a level-headed, intelligent hockey fan...and we are discussing this as a deal that we believe favors both teams fairly:
We'd end up only taking on about 2.5 million in salary, and Bertuzzi would give us the physical goal-scoring presence that we've NEVER had. He'd also likely flourish with a fresh start out of Vancouver. He didn't have a GREAT season last year, but he started to regain some form. We can afford to let Timonen go as has been discussed, and Bryan Allen gives us another mean, vicious-hitting young defenseman with some nice upside.
I was just talking with Canucks fan\poster Peter Griffin...whom I've found to be a level-headed, intelligent hockey fan...and we are discussing this as a deal that we believe favors both teams fairly
Thanks! Right back at you there. In fact, I find most posters on the Nashville board to be reasonable, knowledgeable fans.
I think this is a deal that many Canucks' fans would approve of provided that the Canucks are able to acquire a physical d-man to replace Allen elsewhere, perhaps Willie Mitchell. If the Canucks fail to do that, then I can't see them moving Allen, although Timonen would be a very welcome addition on the Canucks' powerplay.
Don't know much about Allen... little interest in trading away Timonen and Hartnell for Bertuzzi. While I'd be alright with giving Bertuzzi a shot on our team... no way do we pay his salary, and give up those kind of assets only to see him potentially walk after one year. If we're paying high salaries and give up big-time assets, it should be for a center.
Maybe take a chance on Bertuzzi after next year.... when he's a UFA, and when we lose Kariya's 4.5m salary.
I'm with dulzhok on this one....I don't want to consider trading those kind of assets until we firmly have a #1 center in place.
Big Bert would be intriguing as a Pred and give us options that we never have had before, but I think the Nashville fan base would have trouble warming up to him.....you gotta admit, he doesn't fit the typical Preds culture litmus test......