Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Canucks rumor: In talks with Lou to acquire Elias

I know how much the validity of anything on Hockeybuzz is questioned, so take the following with a grain of salt:

The Canucks are also in the market to make a deal...And one of the latest has a package that would send Ohlund and players to NJ for Elias.
God, wouldn't that be sweet. Financially, it doesn't quite add up, as I believe the Canucks would have to lose a lot more than Ohlund's salary ($3.5 million per season) in order to absorb Elias' earnings of $6 million per season.
Hey, Elias would be a welcomed addition though! Losing Ohlund wouldn't hurt my feelings all that much.
Anyway, just a rumor. Tambellini did make it clear yesterday that trading will be one of the options for the Canucks at this point. But are they aiming that high???

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At July 4, 2007 at 3:47 p.m. , Anonymous GZ Expat said...

It just doesn't add up...I think this is a rumor started by people that think Nonis is a cheapskate.

 
At July 4, 2007 at 3:56 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

That don't think Nonis is a cheapskate!

 
At July 4, 2007 at 6:05 p.m. , Anonymous Temujin said...

It's awfully hard to fathom, and Ohlund would have to waive his No-Trade Clause. He's been in Van City a long time now, and I can't see him being all that excited about packing up and moving across the continent. I always figured he'd end his career as a Canuck.

Although NJ does need a D-man, since Rafalski is gone. Not to mention, Sopel may not re-sign in Vancouver and that would make Ohlund less expendable.

 
At July 5, 2007 at 11:13 a.m. , Blogger jimbuff said...

Why are you even reading Hockeybuzz?

 
At July 5, 2007 at 11:41 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Hey Jim. I read everything. Hockeybuzz does have it's insights, and has actually been corrrect on more than one occasion this offseason.
But I don't put too much stock into it.

 

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