Monday, June 26, 2006

Canucks hockey

Blockbuster trade?
They're making it sound like we got a bundle for Bertuzzi. Hmm ... maybe not.

Alex Auld - 33w - 26l - 6 otl. GAA 2.94 vs Roberto Luongo - 35w - 30l - 9 otl. GAA 2.97
Neither has playoff experience. Auld has the better stats, he's a lot younger, makes about 6 million a year LESS and played in our MUCH tougher division.
Advantage - Mike Keenan.

Bryan Allan, young, up and coming defenceman in the Chris Pronger style vs Lukas Krajicek. Maybe even up for the trade but why trade him at all?
Advantage - ?

Todd Bertuzzi became a 'throw in' for nothing in return. Dave Nonus was under political fear to get rid of Bertuzzi. Keenan knew that. Nonus should have waited almost until the season began to trade Bertuzzi. We give up Bertuzzi's 5 million to get Luongo's 6.5 million, meaning we'll still have to let Jovanovski go. Where? To Florida of course.
Advantage - Keenan.

The sixth round draft pick we got? Keenan traded someone the next day for another sixth round pick.
So now we'll get the spin. The same as when we had two of the best players to ever lace up for the Canucks, Pavel Bure and Alexander Mogilney and they told us we were 'rebuilding'. Remember? We got that slackard Mark Messier about then too.
No wonder so many fans at GM Place cheer for other teams.

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  1. Anonymous5:05 pm

    Jovo recently purchased a house in Florida .. arghhh .. Not that it matters since there's no $$ in the Canuck's kitty anyway.. arghhh..

  2. Anonymous5:09 pm

    Brian Burke wouldn's 've been stiffed like that. Watch the other GMs start picking us apart now too. Goodbye Carter. Bye bye Sedins.
    Oboy Horray for Keith Carney and Eric Weinrich, maybe they're going for the octagenarian crowd!
    Sheeez what a mess, at least we've got Cook and Ruutu.

  3. Anonymous6:44 pm

    What did you expect? Now watch Burke and Crawford's Kings grab a few too.

  4. Anonymous7:34 am

    Now we'll have a goalie that'll stop 9 out of 10 shots. But we have no one to score any goals so we'll lose every game 1 to nothing.


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