Jun 252010
 

I am not pleased with this trade at all. I’m irrationally furious actually. Isn’t it fun being a fan? I loved Big Bear a whole lot. I know he had his flaws but he was one of my faves. And I can’t believe we had to give up Michael Grabner as well. I’ve adored him for years and thought he had huge upside. I suppose the Canucks are going with Mason Raymond and that’s that. I find Keith Ballard extremely average and think he makes too much money for his value (4.2) and giving up the first rounder means that the Canucks don’t pick again until the FOURTH round. This is incredibly boring.

BALLARD IS ICKY AND I DON’T WANT HIM. Poor thing will have to be extraordinary next season if I’m going to like him. I’m petty like that when my favourites are traded.

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com/ J.J. Guerrero

    I am away from the office and will return on Monday, June 28th, 2010.

    For urgent matters, please contact John Forsyth at (604) 666-3642.

    Thank you.

    J.J.

  • Malandro

    You are overreacting. The guy's expensive and the other prospect seems average but Ballard is a better than average D who can easilly be a top 4. Chill out :)

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com/ J.J. Guerrero

    I am away from the office and will return on Monday, June 28th, 2010.

    For urgent matters, please contact John Forsyth at (604) 666-3642.

    Thank you.

    J.J.

  • Joe_220

    But your personal bias aside. Bernier couldn't score five feet in front of an open net, and although Grabner's mix of speed and heavy shot is tantalizing he's never shown himself to be at an elite level… not at the WHL level, not at the AHL level. Canucks need a top 4 defense men and they have only 2 signed beyond next season. This feels and need and we have a glut of smallish, skilled forwards in the system: Schroeder, Rodin, Hodgson.

  • http://twitter.com/Carkeez Keith Mukai

    Worst trade analysis I've ever read. Zero hockey knowledge here — just Teen Beat fandom.

  • http://twitter.com/Carkeez Keith Mukai

    Worst trade analysis I've ever read. Zero hockey knowledge here — just Teen Beat fandom.

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