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July 5, 2011, 9:41 p.m.
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That sort of thing happens to all teams. Last year in the second round Boston was up 3-0 in game 7 against Philly; they lost that game with essentially the same lineup that won the cup last with one important exception: Rask was in net because Thomas was unreliable.

Lucky for Boston they were unable to move Thomas in the off season (due to his weighty contract) even though they tried.

Point is- I don't think the Canucks need to change too much. Obviously they will need to replace a few parts that have moved on, but key personnel don't need to be jettisoned.

July 7, 2011, 1:48 p.m.
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We just signed another goalie?

Gillis getting ready to trade Schneider maybe?

July 7, 2011, 2:33 p.m.
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Not sure if letting Erhoff go considering the amount he got was really a bad decision. We can't keep em all and was anyone willing to lock up Luongo money on him. I will miss Torres though, what did he get?

Last season he made $3.4mil with a cap hit of $3.1mil and he signed next season he will make $10mil with a cap hit of $4.0mil. I find it hard to believe the Canucks couldn't have matched that. It's a heavily from loaded contract with not much more cap hit than last year.

Being an agoraphobic adrenaline junkie would be pretty convenient, because you could get your rush from just going to the store to get some milk instead of having to jump off a mountain or out of an airplane.

they also call me "balloon"

July 7, 2011, 2:34 p.m.
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We just signed another goalie?

Gillis getting ready to trade Luongo maybe?

FYP. ;)

Being an agoraphobic adrenaline junkie would be pretty convenient, because you could get your rush from just going to the store to get some milk instead of having to jump off a mountain or out of an airplane.

they also call me "balloon"

July 7, 2011, 2:35 p.m.
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Last season he made $3.4mil with a cap hit of $3.1mil and he signed next season he will make $10mil with a cap hit of $4.0mil. I find it hard to believe the Canucks couldn't have matched that. It's a heavily from loaded contract with not much more cap hit than last year.

Yeah, except that 4 mil cap hit will run for 10 years.

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July 7, 2011, 2:42 p.m.
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FYP. ;)

Either way, it's good IMO. I doubt he'll trade Lu, but I'd be just as happy with Schneider being our #1.

I'm just curious why we'd sign another goalie. Only thing that makes sense to me is if we're prepping to trade either Lu or Schneider.

July 7, 2011, 2:42 p.m.
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Yeah, except that 4 mil cap hit will run for 10 years.

Fair enough. I'd be hesitant too considering there will be a new CBA coming in the near future. Who knows what that will hold.

Being an agoraphobic adrenaline junkie would be pretty convenient, because you could get your rush from just going to the store to get some milk instead of having to jump off a mountain or out of an airplane.

they also call me "balloon"

July 7, 2011, 2:42 p.m.
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We just signed another goalie?

Gillis getting ready to trade Schneider maybe?

wouldn't it be cheaper to just get Cloutier back?


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July 7, 2011, 2:45 p.m.
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Either way, it's good IMO. I doubt he'll trade Lu, but I'd be just as happy with Schneider being our #1.

I'm just curious why we'd sign another goalie. Only thing that makes sense to me is if we're prepping to trade either Lu or Schneider.

I keep hearing rumors of Schnieder being traded as a package with Ballard to clear that $4.2mil cap hit off the books. That would give them some decent cap space to play with. I have never personally seen Eddie Lack play but I've heard nothing but good things. I don't know if I'd want to rely on him when Lu goes into one of his usual funks though. That's what Schnieder was good, you could count on him 100%.

Being an agoraphobic adrenaline junkie would be pretty convenient, because you could get your rush from just going to the store to get some milk instead of having to jump off a mountain or out of an airplane.

they also call me "balloon"

July 7, 2011, 3:09 p.m.
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most of these guys being signed lately will spend most of the time in the AHL. CLIME doesn't exactly scream NHL back-up to me

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July 7, 2011, 3:13 p.m.
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wouldn't it be cheaper to just get Cloutier back?

WHITMORE!


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July 7, 2011, 7:43 p.m.
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Gillis seems to be happy with not winning a Stanley Cup. The teams below Vancouver have improved drastically. The Canucks have added nobody, and lost quite a bit. Gillis has watched all of the high quality players sign elsewhere. His only option is to ship Schneider and/or Hodgson for someone good. But that probably won't come until before the trade deadline. Canucks will win the Cup in 2012. I'm calling it meow.

July 7, 2011, 7:45 p.m.
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Either way, it's good IMO. I doubt he'll trade Lu, but I'd be just as happy with Schneider being our #1.

I'm just curious why we'd sign another goalie. Only thing that makes sense to me is if we're prepping to trade either Lu or Schneider.

I don't know, its not like the new guy has much (5 or 6 games) experience at the NHL level.

Could be just getting him to groom him for the future. Having a third goalie ready to call at a moment's notice is always handy.

Remember back in Cloutier's day the 'nucks had to call up that UBC T-Birds backup?

I sat with him in Russian Lit and I remember shitting bricks when I saw him on tv. His stories the next class were pretty funny.

July 7, 2011, 7:46 p.m.
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ps. I'm totally name dropping.

Even though I don't remember this name :lol:

July 7, 2011, 7:55 p.m.
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Canucks will win the Cup in 2012. I'm calling it meow.

No way. First round elimination. Maybe even at the hands of Chicago to make up for the one they narrowly escaped this season.

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