Christian Ehrhoff and Vancouver Canucks Contract Talks at a “Stalemate”

November 13th, 2010 by Kevin W Leave a reply »
On Hockey Night in Canada's The Hotstove, analyst Pierre Lebrun reported that talks between the Vancouver Canucks and Christian Ehrhoff regarding a contract extension have hit a "stalemate." 

Lebrun reports the Canucks made an offer to Ehrhoff's agent Rick Curran and a counter-offer was made. Both parties have decided to "wait a few weeks, maybe until the new year" before they resume contract talks.

He speculates the Canucks are willing to offer between $4 million to $5 million in annual salary, but realizes that Ehrhoff knows on July 1st as an unrestricted free agent he can get more as there aren't many puck-moving defenseman available on the market.

Ehrhoff, 28, is in his second year as a Canuck and is in the final year of a three-year contract signed back in 2008 that pays him $3,400,000 with an average annual value of $3,100,000. He is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, if unsigned.

Last year, he set career highs in goals with 14 and points with 44 points. After 16 games, he is on pace this year to eclipse his career high in points.

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