Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Demitra says Canucks are his number one choice

From TSN:

In an interview with Vancouver radio station CKNW, free agent forward Pavol Demitra confirmed that the Canucks are his preferred destination and expects to sign with the team.

"I think there is a good chance," Demitra said.

"[Current Canucks GM Mike Gillis] used to be my agent for a long time. We are very good friends. I am very interested in playing for [the Canucks]."
It looks as though Demitra will wait for "days or weeks" which probably means he'll wait and see if/when Mike Gillis signs Mats Sundin and then see how he fits on the team. Just a guess.
As much as this news is going to make Mr. Golbez a happy man, I am not all that thrilled. Demitra is injury prone and a gamble. Sure he's got the skill, but I don't want a soft skilled player. We just got rid of one of those!
Ah well. We'll see what happens. Demitra hasn't donned the Orca yet.


It has not been confirmed yet, but the Demitra deal is rumored to be a 3-year deal at $4 million per season. I hope this is wrong. 3 fricking years? I don't trust my Slovakian to English translators or this sources' reliability quite yet.
Regardless, thanks Antro for the link.

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At July 11, 2008 at 11:38 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thinks it's perfect that a guy of this calibre is so public about his excitement of being here in Vancouver. Only helps to lure a few others who may be swayed by a "hmm, what does HE know that WE dont?" Demitra I believe is due a remarkable resurgence in the domination of NHL stats. Good signing at right cost and term. NICE ONE!!!

At July 13, 2008 at 5:59 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

I like his joy of coming here to play, but he needs to remain healthy to impress me.


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