Friday, August 28, 2009

Canucks Improve Blue Line Today

The Vancouver Canucks made a couple of moves today that if nothing else adds experience and depth to their blue line for next season.

In two separate deals the Canucks acquired Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich and signed UFA Mathieu Schneider.

The trade for the Canucks to acquire Ehrhoff and Lukowich is a cap clearing move for the San Jose Sharks who in return acquired Patrick White and Daniel Rahimi, neither who have yet played an NHL game.
White was drafted 25th overall in the 2007 NHL Draft and is about to enter his Junior year at the University of Minnesota. Meanwhile, Daniel Rahimi a 2006 3rd Round pick of the Canucks has spent the last two seasons playing in the AHL.

It appears that the Sharks may be preparing for a trade because they have effectively cleared over $4.6M off the cap for the coming season (per CapGeek) and it's unlikely that either player that they acquired will see any NHL action this season.

1 comment:

NYR Blogger said...

I agree, this seems like a trade to set up for another move. I will keep close tabs on this situation.

I think they will end up trading Marleau, especially because they stripped him of Captainvy