Monday, September 18, 2006


In a story on TSN, the Sedins discuss a possibility of Bulis on their line, and Bulis elaborates on why he wasn't scoring much in Montreal.

"For sure I wouldn't mind that," said Bulis, who signed for US$1.3 million. "They are offensive guys. I've been looking for that. I was mostly a defensive guy in Montreal.

"I scored 20 goals last year and didn't see hardly any power-play time. Hopefully with the chance here in Vancouver I can get 20 plus."

Daniel, who had 22 goals and 49 assists last year, said Bulis could be a good fit.

"He's a good skater with skill," said Daniel. "He has it all.

"He is the kind of player that can fit in anywhere. He can play on the first line, he can also be second. He's one of those guys who are really important to your team. He's a better hockey player than most people think."

Bulis said that Bob Gainey wanted him to be a checker.

"I was looking for some offence," said Bulis, who had a four-goal game. "I had a talk with Bob Gainey but he just didn't see it coming. He just wanted me to play like a third-line guy.

"He sat me out a couple of times (then) I would come back and score goals. He never gave me any reasons."


At September 18, 2006 at 1:16 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

In Montreal, Bulis was a third line guy who had good defensive capabilities but lacked a consistant effort. He never came close to even showing the type of desire needed to be a top line forward. Bulis never earned the chance.

In Vancouver, he'll fit in well with the Sedin twits who have more finish on their game than Bulis.

At September 18, 2006 at 3:18 p.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

Bulis gets more points than all but three hab players this year if he plays on the Sedin line and makes Gainey look like a boob.

At September 18, 2006 at 9:17 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

The fact that Bulis is higher on the Canucks depth chart that he would have been in Montreal testifies only to a thin lineup. There was no room for him on the top two lines. You'll find out about Bulis soon enought!

At September 19, 2006 at 9:35 a.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

That amazing depth chart was only saved ridicule by Huet standing on his head at the end of the season.

Since when was Radek Bonk considered depth??


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