Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Trevor Linden has not yet been signed and may be one of Dave Nonis' last priorities this offseason. That's not to say he won't sign, but the Canucks' GM has yet to sign Ryan Kesler and Lukas Krajicek as well, among others. **NEWS FLASH- THE CANUCKS HAVE JUST SIGNED LUKAS KRACIJEK TO A 1-YEAR DEAL. Tip to Stick in Rink for this revelation.** The Canucks cap expenditures so far are at about $39 million. Linden made $1.52 million last season and will recieve a lot less this year, reports the Vancouver Sun. That means probably about $800,000 or even less. There really isn't that much room left under the cap, and Linden had only had 7 goals and 9 assists last season. Linden is a horse though. He'd probably play for $400,000 or less because he loves it here so much.
Linden told the Sun: "I look forward to coming back. I feel I can make a difference and that's the only reason I'm here. We've made a lot of changes and we have a lot of work ahead of us, but that's exciting."
As well he said: "There is no question, though, that from a mental standpoint, I'm in a much better state and probably physically much better as well."
Is Linden good for at least one more season? What would you pay him at this point? If he is going to take up cap space he'll need to improve and erase last season from his mind completely. I say he can't have a worse season than last year, but it could be getting time for Nonis to have a few more two way contracts in the lineup to ease the cap headache before comitting to Linden just yet.

** In other news, the Hurricanes have signed D Dave Tannabe to a 1-year $900,00 deal. This is Tannabe's second stint with the Canes and is met with mixed emotions from what I've seen.
Spector's Trade Rumors, a great rumor site, reports that the Canes may also sign UFA Brad Isbister in the next little while, probably to replace the injured Corey Stillman.

**TSN reports that Tim Connolly is still feeling effects of his concussion suffered May 8th and will miss training camp. This could mean the end of the road is nearing for the 25 year old, and that really is a shame.


At August 29, 2006 at 5:21 p.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

That's a very nice picture of Vancouver's two mascots, side by side.

Caption: "Trevor Linden poses with the one Canuck he outscored last year."

At August 29, 2006 at 5:27 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...


At August 29, 2006 at 5:58 p.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

Can't wait to see you jag offs eat your words when the Canucks easily make the playoffs. Woohoo, Kracijek is my darkhorse to replace Jovo.

At August 29, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

PS. Linden's got heart, and we'll see it this year with some decent ice time. 45 points easy!!!!

At August 29, 2006 at 6:06 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

45 points? Only if he plays on the first or second line!
Hey Hodge, you should take Linden and Kracijek in your pools this year! Sure bets....whatever

At August 29, 2006 at 6:12 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Hodge, the Ducks are gonna 'pull the Canucks' pants down this season, if you smell what the Storm is cookin.' And they are gonna whip all their candy asses one by one!

At August 29, 2006 at 6:23 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

He'd probably play for $400,000 or less because he loves it here so much.

He'd probably play for free, but the NHLPA would put out a hit on him!

I tell you what bud, if Linden doesn't get 35 points this year, it's a 26er of Morgan's on me!

the Ducks are gonna 'pull the Canucks' pants down this season

Know your role and Shut Your Mouth, Jabroni. Or else the 'Jin will take your precious Mats Sundin rookie cards... place them nicely in their plastic protective cases... put them on display for all to see... shine 'em up reeeeeeeeeeaaaaaal nice... turn them sumbitches sideways, and stick 'em straight up your candy ass!

If ya smeeeellllellllllelllllelllellle what Temujin is cookin'!

At August 29, 2006 at 6:36 p.m. , Blogger zanstorm said...

35 is a little more realistic compared to 45, Rocky, but I'll take that bet anyways! You're on MOFO!

I should start writing all these bets down, huh?

At August 29, 2006 at 6:40 p.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Zanstorm is just cocky because his precious Leafs will not face the Ducks this year, schedulers be praised.

Instead they shall be beaten by lesser teams.

At August 29, 2006 at 6:53 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

I thought I'd drop this link, for those of us who need an excuse to drink...


You know, Labour Day is coming up soon!

Hey Sleek, you wanna make a friendly wager on Canucks vs Ducks this season? I'm willing to accept terms!

At August 29, 2006 at 6:59 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

FYI Sleek:

Nov 9 in Vancouver

Nov 30 in Vancouver

Feb 20 in Anaheim

Mar 11 in Anaheim

I'm predicting four 3-0 victories for the Canucks in a row. M'heh!

At August 29, 2006 at 7:55 p.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Oh, f-sticks, what the hell am I gonna bet?

I'm willing to do a straight-up season series bet on VAN-ANA (points, wins, goals, then if it's still tied we shake hands), but what's the stakes?

An e-gift certificate at BevMo?

(btw, do you guys have BevMo in Canada? That might be critical...)

At August 29, 2006 at 7:59 p.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

I thought I'd drop this link, for those of us who need an excuse to drink...

Shit! I was born on Buffalo Bill day!

(Buffalo Trace Whiskey.)

At August 29, 2006 at 8:16 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

If Anaheim wins the series (more total points), I'll buy you this:


(tee hee) but seriously, by March, ice jerseys should have the updated Ducks merchandise withthe new logo. Need a Ducks cap or Tee?

I'd buy you bottle of Buffalo Trace, but only if it is available in Canada and I can ship it to you for cheap :)

If Vancouver wins... I wouldn't say no to something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Art-Poster-Canucks/dp/B000GCSBOY/sr=8-33/qid=1156907096/ref=sr_1_33/102-4587795-9586549?ie=UTF8

or this: http://www.amazon.com/Vancouver-Canucks-Vintage/dp/B000CP6OW6/sr=8-48/qid=1156907096/ref=sr_1_48/102-4587795-9586549?ie=UTF8

Muahaha! I was born a gambling man!

At August 29, 2006 at 8:27 p.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Oh, I'm not getting specific yet, but here's the proposal:

total points winner gets a hat or t-shirt of his choice, being reasonable of course.

bonus: whoever's starting goalie gets yanked first in a VAN-ANA game has to buy a bottle of liquor, also TBD.

At August 29, 2006 at 8:33 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

You're speaking my language, Earl.

bonus: whoever's starting goalie gets yanked first in a VAN-ANA game has to buy a bottle of liquor

If Luongo gets pulled for giving up four goals to Stanislav Chistov, you can pretty much guarantee I'll be heading to the liquor store.

This may be a bit obvious, but I think an obligatory "I suck, he rules" drunken blog post is in order for the loser. Winner must be praised at least once in the post :)

I'm shaking a virtual hand if you are.

At August 29, 2006 at 8:47 p.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

(shakey shake)

It's on.

At August 29, 2006 at 8:49 p.m. , Blogger zanstorm said...

That Golden Seals hat is putrid!

At August 29, 2006 at 8:50 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

As Joe from Family Guy so elegantly states when facing a challenge:

"Let's Get It On!"

At August 29, 2006 at 9:52 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

You love it, Zanstorm...

regardless of the outcome of our bet, I'm BUYING YOU THAT HAT!!!!!!

At August 29, 2006 at 10:40 p.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

Have you ever seen him wearing a hat??. He looks fuckin goofy.

At August 30, 2006 at 1:18 a.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

I'll sell the hat on eBay for twice the amount Sleek bought it for.

Capitalism at its finest, boys!


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