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11-19-2012, 11:51 PM
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Free-agent Vandermeer sees a fine fit in Vancouver, but do the Canucks?

http://blogs.theprovince.com/2012/11...o-the-canucks/

"Jim Vandermeer was making final wedding plans in Vancouver three years ago when he learned of his trade from Calgary to Phoenix. When the NHL lockout ends, the unrestricted free agent defenceman would like to learn the Canucks believe the well-travelled blueliner is the right replacement for the departed Aaron Rome."


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Is this some sort of sick joke?

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No. Just no.

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But does he play right?

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But does he play right?
Yeah. I wouldn't mind taking on Vandermeer if he plays the right side.

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Vandermeer >Alberts

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Vandermeer >Alberts
I'll take neither.

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If we can give away Alberts for a bag of pucks and sign Vandermeer for IDK, $600K, I'd be okay with that. Shouldn't be a starter, though.

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he's a lefty.

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Is this some sort of sick joke?
loled hard.

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If we can give away Alberts for a bag of pucks and sign Vandermeer for IDK, $600K, I'd be okay with that. Shouldn't be a starter, though.
Yeah pretty much this.

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If we can give away Alberts for a bag of pucks and sign Vandermeer for IDK, $600K, I'd be okay with that. Shouldn't be a starter, though.
Pretty much, Vandermeer would be a good 7th/8th guy, but I can't see him in our Top-6 unless the injury bug gets us on the back end.

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we don't need an aaron rome replacement

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Canucks do not need to get older.

As an aside, I imagine when the CBA is settled there will be a brief frenzy as teams try to fill rosters. Smarter players will be sending up kites, like this.

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Honestly rather Vandermeer than Alberts if he costs less...

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He would fit well as a 7th guy. Knowing our history with dman and injuries it's probably wise to stock up anyway.

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Trade Alberts for Phil Kessel and a 5th round pick 2014.
Sign Vandermeer 4 years, $3.5 mil per year with a NMC.

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Honestly rather Vandermeer than Alberts if he costs less...
I'd rather have Alberts if Alberts costs less.

Rome > than either of the two (and I'm not even a fan of Rome).

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He's a lefty, there just doesn't seem to be a ton of room. One thing I will say though is Gillis seems to bring in just a ton of defensemen to make them compete against one another. We currently have: Hamhuis, Edler, Bieksa, Garrison, Tanev, Ballard, and Alberts before we need to start tapping into the AHL (Connauton being the top call up?). That's really only 7 NHL calibur defensemen, it wouldn't shock me to see Gillis bring in an extra guy. Have a look at who we had the last 2 seasons...

11/12: Edler, Hamhuis, Bieksa, Salo, Ballard, Rome, Alberts, Tanev, Gragnani/Sulzer
10/11: Edler, Hamhuis, Bieksa, Ehrhoff, Salo, Ballard, Rome, Alberts, Tanev

Compared to...

12/13: Edler, Hamhuis, Bieksa, Garrison, Ballard, Tanev, Alberts, Connauton, Sauve

That's a much weaker crop depth wise than the previous 2 seasons, I'm sure Gillis is well aware of that and may look to address it. We've had 8 legit NHL guys each of the passed two seasons with a steady call up in Tanev. Still though, all of those guys except 2 are left hand shots. I imagine we'd go after a right side guy.

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He's a lefty, there just doesn't seem to be a ton of room. One thing I will say though is Gillis seems to bring in just a ton of defensemen to make them compete against one another. We currently have: Hamhuis, Edler, Bieksa, Garrison, Tanev, Ballard, and Alberts before we need to start tapping into the AHL (Connauton being the top call up?). That's really only 7 NHL calibur defensemen, it wouldn't shock me to see Gillis bring in an extra guy. Have a look at who we had the last 2 seasons...

11/12: Edler, Hamhuis, Bieksa, Salo, Ballard, Rome, Alberts, Tanev, Gragnani/Sulzer
10/11: Edler, Hamhuis, Bieksa, Ehrhoff, Salo, Ballard, Rome, Alberts, Tanev

Compared to...

12/13: Edler, Hamhuis, Bieksa, Garrison, Ballard, Tanev, Alberts, Connauton, Sauve

That's a much weaker crop depth wise than the previous 2 seasons, I'm sure Gillis is well aware of that and may look to address it. We've had 8 legit NHL guys each of the passed two seasons with a steady call up in Tanev. Still though, all of those guys except 2 are left hand shots. I imagine we'd go after a right side guy.
We should go after a righty but don't need a top 4 quality one unless we move Ballard or Edler. We need an experienced AHL vet that is NHL ready (Sanguinetti, Blum) and a good prospect that may or may not be ready for a few minutes in the NHL (Rundblad, Petrovic, Murphy, Biega (college))

If there was a right handed Bryan Allen lying around out there somewhere that would be cool....I think Petrovic is the closest thing to that right now.

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We should go after a righty but don't need a top 4 quality one unless we move Ballard or Edler. We need an experienced AHL vet that is NHL ready (Sanguinetti, Blum) and a good prospect that may or may not be ready for a few minutes in the NHL (Rundblad, Petrovic, Murphy, Biega (college))

If there was a right handed Bryan Allen lying around out there somewhere that would be cool....I think Petrovic is the closest thing to that right now.
I think Franson fits that description.

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I'd love to have a guy LIKE Vandermeer on D, but not sure I'd actually want Vandermeer.

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I'd be afraid he'd do something crazy like get into a tussle when someone drives a Sedins' nose back into their face. We can't afford penalties like that!

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