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    Shane O'Brien Re-signs 1 year/1.6 mil

    Shane O'Brien thought he might be moved last season at the NHL trade deadline. Now he'll hope to move up to a better level of consistency after the restricted free agent signed a one-year, $1.6 million US deal with the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

    O'Brien, 25, was second in the league last season with 196 penalty minutes, but the Canucks saw enough potential in the 6-foot-2, 225 pound blueliner to up his salary from $1.025 million. After being acquired from Tampa Bay on Oct. 6 along with Michel Ouellet, in a deal that sent Lukas Krajicek and Juraj Simek to the Lightning, the Port Hope, Ont., native struggled at times with his conditioning and a penchant to take bad penalties.

    However, O'Brien improved as the season progressed and he finished with 10 assists in 77 regular-season games. The signing, coupled with the acquisition of free-agent goaltender Andrew Raycroft on Monday, gives the Canucks 20 players under contract for next season at $51.7 million. That leaves them with $5.1 million under the salary cap ceiling to sign a top-six forward and another defenceman.
    http://www.theprovince.com/Sports/Sh...698/story.html

    i know it's already in the free agent frenzy thread, but it deserves it's own thread. SOB!
    So Anna, what do you think about the notion that Russell Wilson is better than Andrew Luck?

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    over paid a bit imo 1-1.2 to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Colt.45~ View Post
    over paid a bit imo 1-1.2 to me
    agreed. the guy didnt even score a goal all last season, well he did but it was in our net. lol

    but i guess he does fight a fair amount.

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    He's a good young defensive defenseman. Plus he stops Bieksa from taking stupid penalties.

    1.6 isn't bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by carson005 View Post
    He's a good young defensive defenseman. Plus he stops Bieksa from taking stupid penalties.
    Why? Because he takes them for him? lol.

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    I love O'Brien, so I'm glad they got this done. Good to see that they remain faithful to these kids.

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    SOB really did improve over the course of the season, so its pretty fair for us to reward him with an extention. I'll be happy with him until he scores on our own net again or comitts a million ******** penalties. Until then, welcome back SOB
    So Anna, what do you think about the notion that Russell Wilson is better than Andrew Luck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink View Post
    Why? Because he takes them for him? lol.
    Well Bieksa used to always try and stand up for the players. But O'Brien does it for him.

    Bieksa had 134 PIM in 06/07(full season) then 90 in 07/08(30 games) but only 97 last year

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