Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mr. Canuck to stay another season

The Vancouver Canucks announced today that they have re-signed Trevor Linden to a one year contract worth $600K (up to $900K with bonuses). My response: it's about time.

He's one of those guys who is the heart and soul of his team. He may not score in bunches like in past years, but his leadership and absolute commitment to the team make him a valuable player. He was one of the few players who actually showed up and played during the playoffs this past spring - maybe it can rub off on the Sedin twins?

I'm surprised that the Canucks took so long to re-sign Linden. Could he have thought about retirement and only recently decided to give it another go? Perhaps. In any case, the Canucks made a good move by signing Linden, and they certainly didn't break the bank to get him.


Stoosh said...

Good move by Vancouver, especially for the money. Good locker room leadership and they can still get maybe 10-15 goals and 30 points from him.

Sadly, I think this season might be the last trip on this crazy carousel for Linden. After bouncing around for those few seasons with the Isles, Habs and Caps and then finding his way back to Vancouver, I'm not sure he'd play anywhere else. That said, I'd love to see him get another run at the Cup.

Just not at the expense of the Pens.

Ashley said...

"Just not at the expense of the Pens"
haha, I totally agree :)