Monday, February 27, 2012

Pahlsson to the Canucks

   2011/2012 Stats2012July 1st Details
To VancouverPosAgeGPGAPCap HitYearsCap Hit
Samuel PahlssonF34612911$2.65m0UFA
To ColumbusPosAgeGPGAPCap HitYearsCap Hit
Taylor EllingtonD230000$875k0RFA
4th Round Draft Pick
4th Round Draft Pick

The Vancouver Canucks added more depth down the middle with the acquisition of Samuel Pahlsson from the Columbus Blue Jackets, only for the cost of two 4th round draft picks, the second one being from the Islanders in the Christian Ehrhoff deal.

Shoring up their depth on defense and in the faceoff circle has been one of the keys for Canucks management over the last couple of years, with the addition of Max Lapierre last season being one of those deals, but Pahlsson should be able to bring some solid 3rd line responsibility, giving the team an insurance policy to Manny Malhotra, as a defensive end faceoff specialist.

The Blue Jackets get a couple of mid-round picks in their rebuilding future, a very easy cost to swallow for the Canucks, I'm sure.

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