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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Canuck-Related NHL Talk, Part III

Ok... I'll do the list format again.

1) Re-Signed Dan Cloutier, 2.5 mil/yr for 2 years.

FUCK NO. A contract that was ABOVE the QO and FOR TWO YEARS. FUCKITY FUCKITY FUCKITY FUCK.

Was there anybody else better? Nope
Will there be anybody else better next off-seasons? Possibly

THEN WHY DID YOU SIGN HIM TO A TWO YEAR DEAL YOU JACKASS????

2) Re-signed Mattias Ohlund, 14mil total over 4 years.

YES!!!

YES!!!

MATTIAS OHLUND LONG-TERM!!!

YES!!!

JOVO IS ON HIS WAY OUT!!!

YES!!!

VICTORY FOR FREEDOM LOVERS EVERYWHERE!!!

YES!!!

Maybe I need to get treated for Schizophrenia or something. I don't know.

3) Signed Anson Carter 1mil/yr for 1 yr.

He's not the type of winger I'd like for the Sedins (big, strong, drives to the net, dirty work along the boards and in front of the net), but he's a decent skater and has a good shot even though he's sort of perimeter-ish. For 1 mil I can live with that.

And now... the non-Canuck moves that will impact us.

1) Columbus signs Adam Foote 4.5 mil/yr for 4 years.

You heard it here first. This is the signing that tips the balance of the NW division. This guy while on the Avs beat the krap out of Canuck Forwards and kept us from scoring more than anybody else. He's a great hockey player who's a tough SOB whom we'll see 4 times less now. Great news for NW division forwards everywhere.

2) Edmonton trades Brewer Lynch and Woywitka for Chris Pronger (signing him to a long term deal); Edmonton trades Mike York for Mike Peca

this DEFINTLY makes Edmonton A LOT better on the long run, and their PK I bet will be extremel good this year (Pronger will be huge on that), but I have a feeling their PP will remain absolutely dismal. Pronger SHOULD help in that department, but York to Peca is a lateral move at best (York more offense, Peca more defense) and the departure of Nedved leaves Edmonton without a playmaking C on the PP.

3) Philly signs Peter Forsberg

I don't think this affects Colorado that much. He plays like 40 games a year anyway. I'd rather have Foote than Forsberg.

4) Calgary wholesale changes: Brings in Langkow Hamrlik, McCarty, Amonte; Loses Conroy and McCamond.

Hamrlik IMO is a big edition to their already excellent blueline with Regher Lydman and Leopold. Conroy IMO is a big loss. Langkow SHOULD replace his offensive contributino, but COnroy will be missed on the PK. McCarty IMO was the worst member of the grindlnie and is useless, while Amonte has probably lost everythign he had already and is useless.

5) Colorado signs Patrice Brisebois

Markus Naslund thanks you Pierre Lacroix

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