Tommi Santala is the best. Anyone compared to him could technically be considered the worst.
Santana disproved the theory that *any* player can score goals with the Sedins. This is the degree of his play - Wade Brookbank of all people managed a couple of goals while riding shotgun for the twins in about half dozen games.
Originally Posted by The Cowboy Poet
Byron Ritchie... Jeff Cowan??
Seriously... Cowan.. 07-08... 46 GP 0G 1A -5.
I'm sure there were some Canucks in the early years that were pretty brutal, being an expansion team and all.
Disagree that Cowan should be mentioned. He at least played well enough to earn a one year contract after being picked up on waivers by Nonis. Nonis' mistake was giving the guy a two year deal.
remember the offseasons when nonis would acquire plugs like brad isbister, byron richie, tommi santala, marc choinard...and then do absolutely nothing to rectify the situation until the trade deadline when we'd give away high draft picks for questionable rentals?
give gillis credit...he'll at least admit a mistake when he makes one and has the ability to turn chicken **** into chicken salad
Craig Coxe. Worst all time. Couldn't skate at all. No question about it. No skills.
Biggest disapointment is Messier. Some might credit Dale Talon with the title, but he was just a bust. Messier was just too big a deal not to earn the title.
None of those guys hurt the franchise like another alumni, though. Worst moment was Pat Quinn playing hardball with Gretzky. This makes Burke "driving Umberger to the airport" seem like a stroke of genius.