Vancouver Canucks Did Not Drop the Ball on Michael Grabner

February 2nd, 2011 by Kevin W Leave a reply »
In the 2009-10 campaign, Alex Burrows set a career high in goals with 35, Mikael Samuelsson set a career high with 30 and Mason Raymond enjoyed a breakout year with 25 goals. These three were expected to provide the same amount of production this season, if not more.

Instead, the brunt of the scoring has fallen on the shoulders of Ryan Kesler and Daniel Sedin. So far, Burrows has 12 goals, Samuelsson has 10 and Raymond has nine. They’re on pace for 20, 17 and 16 goals respectively.

While they are having a dismal season, former Vancouver Canucks first-round pick Michael Grabner is having a fantastic season as a rookie with the New York Islanders and through only 46 games, he has more goals than what Burrows, Samuelsson and Raymond are on pace for.

Mike Gillis may have made his first bad move as general manager of the Canucks.

He did not.

You have to give up assets to make a trade and the relatively unproven Grabner was one we had to give up.

Keith Ballard was a player that drew interest from many teams in the league, including the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks. The Canucks were engaged in a bidding war ...

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