Discussion in 'Vancouver Canucks' started by Canuxxx, May 21, 2018.
Vancouver Canucks rumors: John Tavares to meet with team
"John Tavares to leverage Canuck's offer to earn more money with legitimate contender"
I thought Eklund rumors weren't around yet this is the second time at least this has been posted here.
Eklund still exists?
Did we significantly outbid on Hamhuis? Malhotra? Vrbata? Demitra?
Other than Miller and Sundin, who did we “significantly” over pay for? I mean, outside of offering the most, which is usually how you get a UFA to sign with you.
To be fair even Sundin was not a significant over pay. The original offer was, but didn't he sign for like 6 mil pro rated? Please do correct if I am wrong.
I thought it was $8M and then pro rated for the 1/2 season. It was a ludicrous amount but at that point we had the space and he was sitting comfortably retired on a lake somewhere in Sweden. The offer needed to be an “overpay” to get his attention, not because Vancouver is a toxic destination or whatever crap Zippie keeps pushing because nobody likes Sam Gagner.
it was 10 million, ultimately prorated by games played. it was a massive overpayment.
Ya $10M sounds right. It was a crazy offer but it likely had to be to get Mats off his rocking chair and back to the NHL.
just looked into it, 8.6 mil pro rated is what he signed for made hime the 4th highest player in the NHL.
I just want to give my props to Dwayne "Eklund" Klessel. I mean, this is a guy that was nothing more than a bit player in a bar band who had a dream.....a dream to make up **** left, right and centre, manufacture media credentials and get people to actually discuss his balderdash as though it was fact.
The man is a genius. I have to hand it to him.
How dare you disrespect President Trump like that
Good point. It's the new American Dream. Just ignore facts and lie - be a success.
But still, just a rumour at this point.
Can someone tell me why we are even discussing this. John Tavares is not going to sign here.
Tavares might think Boeser is who he wants on his line? That actually makes some sense. Obviously, Canucks would be filled with delight to have somebody to feed Boeser!
Tavares will cost salary only. O'Reilly would cost assets in a trade. Either give the Canucks a pretty solid top six. Tavares is better, IMO and leaves Canucks the option to trade for a defenseman. Guys like Weber, Subban and Karlsson are possibly on the move. It might deplete the coffers but if you have Tavares on board it becomes more doable and sensible.
3 years @ 45 million. Canucks can afford it, can comfortably re-up core RFA’s, and Tavares can still get one more big payday (long term) with another team when his contract expires at the age of 31.
probably hoping for a nice offer from Vancouver so his agent can use that to bargain against other teams.
other then that can't see it happening, we are rebuilding, plus I rather tank another year.
"Hi, my name is Peklund. I am just a fraud really. I once listened to a hockey game on the radio as a kid while my mom threw tennis balls at my head. This made me an expert on NHL rumours. So now I pull them from my ass on a daily basis. Will you give me all your money?"
My "P" System
P1...I made it up
P2...I made it up with an imaginary source in my head
P3...I saw it on a message board and thought it made sense
P4...I saw it on Spector's
P5...I saw it on TSN and confirmed it as my own
We're not really rebuilding, but I can't see why Tavares would want to come to this mess. Your point about leveraging Vancouver's offers against other teams makes sense though.
It's really the only thing that makes sense. The only way I could see Vancouver having a shot is if they offered a near max deal and Tavares was simply out to sign with the highest bidder. The latter seems very unlikely.
We should have a poll for how many people want Tavares here
A hypothetical situation that will likely never happen, but one that I wanted to mention:
1) IF at/before the draft, the Canucks came up with a package to land Erik Karlsson from the Senators. (7thOA+?).
2) We signed John Tavares to a near max cap hit/contract.
Would this team be a playoff team?
If tigers could skate, would they be allowed to play?
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