Hi guys new here if this has been discussed sorry but i have been wondering if we cant resign hoff should we go after jovocop and if so how much. I was thinking a 2 year deal at 2.5-3mil a year would be a good deal.
He's one of my all-time favourite Canucks and I'd love to see him back here, but realistically I'm not sure that he fits in unless we move Ballard, which I don't foresee. I think we will sign Ehrhoff and if not I think Gillis will be looking for someone around his age or younger. Jovanovski needs a steady partner and with his age and injury history I don't think he'd be a good replacement for Ehrhoff. He'd be a replacement for Ballard if we were going to go that route.
Would love to see Jovo back in town. I think Ballard would have to move in order for it to happen though. Jovo isn't the same player he was when he left so I don't think he'd be able to replace Ehrhoff's offence but I still think he could contribute to the team in a reduced role as a 3rd pairing guy, perhaps with Tanev or Salo.
The only way this would conceivably be an option is if Bieksa bolted the team for more lucra somewhere else and you had Hamhuis sitting there waiting for a high-risk, high-reward partner. Otherwise the only way this is even feasible is if everyone came back and you moved Ballard and Jovo signed for like 2 million to play with Salo and try and win a cup.
Chances of that? 1%. Still, Jovo/Salo would be a fun, if fragile, bottom pair to watch.
If he was willing to come in at a reduced price and willing to accept a reduced role, I'd take a long look at it. I don't really see Gillis going in that direction, though. He's probably thinking younger and hopefully more durable.
One of my all-time favourite Canucks, but looking at this from a business end of things, no I don't want him. His career is wrapping up and as has been mentioned already, he seems to get injured a lot.
Hate saying that 'cause I love the guy, but I'm thinking team first.
I'd take him back if he came cheap (as in $2M) but not a dime more than that. He still comes to Vancouver (was at UFC 131) and loves the city. If he's serious about winning a cup before he retires he may take a huge cut in pay to come back here perhaps?
In all honesty though, I expect he'll end up in Detroit or Carolina.
I told ya so. I was right all along!
I don't think Jovo is the sort of guy who would take less money to play anywhere, which more or less eliminates the Canucks from contention to get him back. That, coupled with his declining skills means I'd pass.