Canucks get Chouinard

TSN – Vancouver Sun reports that the Canucks will announce early this week they have signed free agent centre Marc Chouinard to a two-year, $2 million US contract.

Chouinard, 29, played the past two seasons with the Minnesota Wild.

In 74 games last season, he scored 14 goals and 30 points and finished seventh in team scoring.

In five NHL seasons with the Wild and Anaheim Ducks, Chouinard has 35 goals and 74 points in 278 games.

19 Responses to Canucks get Chouinard

  1. SensDude says:

    Do GM’s know that there`s a salary cap , my god 2 mil a season for a guy that haven’t done nothing at all.

  2. LeafsLeafsLeafs says:

    its 1 million per season….

  3. Mattqwerty says:

    a mil a season is nothing considering rookies are making like 800,000 he is being over paid but couple hundred thousand isn’t going to make that much of a difference when were talking millions

  4. SensDude says:

    wonder why everywhere they post 2 mil per season.

    Kinda better 1 mil a season .

  5. Masxs says:

    i dont really know what chouinard is good at but i think hes a good two-way center. He will probably play on the third line. Anyway canucks gotta fill empty holes with players asking little price

  6. bakunin says:

    1million a season is about the lowest salary possible for a 29years old player.

    I bet this signing was a request from Vigneault.

  7. Mr_Canuck says:

    At the end of the day, we only had 10 million (approx) left in cap room, and needed to sign 10 guys!

    we need to fill in guys who are gonna make about a million per year, and a few guys under ( from the minor’s) and then one 2 million / 2.5 million guy ( probably anson) to stay under cap

    we dont’ have the money to sign anyone else who is left, so at a million, for a guy with experience who is 6’5 and can PK.. i’ll take it

    if we overpaid, it’s not by much.. we could gotten someone horrible for leaugue min and it only would have been a few 100 G’s less.

    Need to start filling holes.

    P.S. Canucks re-signed Brandon Reid? i heard that somewhere.. anyone know if he got a one way? or two way contract???

  8. TheDugg1er says:

    wow man read 2 mil two years 1 mil a year. And besides the canucks have cap room to play with and needed a solid center. Chouinard is good, just because he isnt getting 100 points a year doesnt mean he sucks man.

  9. TheDugg1er says:

    YES THEY DID!!! i was so happy. This year will be a canucks awakening. Our 3rd and 4th lines are going to be pure energy lines. I’m thinking they will be mixes of king, reid, burrows, kesler, chouinard and maybe cooke, but i’m not sure. Cooke may play top line with nazzy and morrison because we havent signed a top line forward. He could be the energy nazzy and morrison need to wake up. Can’t wait for next season, NUKS FOR THE CUP!!!

  10. neilios says:

    I think Kesler will have a break out year and get 20 to 30 goals playing with Nassy and Morrison on the 2nd line,now they just need to sign Carter back to play with the Sedins on the top line.I say the Canucks should sign Lindros too they can porbably get him for a mill or 2 and get Simon for there 4th line they need some toughness.What does everyone think????

  11. AfroCon says:

    Shouldn’t Vancouver concentrate on getting themselves two right wingers to play on their two top lines?

  12. MACH9ER says:

    nope, got rid of Bertuzzi, just throw Cloutier up front for all i care.

  13. Mr_Canuck says:

    I still remember that year in the playoffs when Reid came up, pure energy.

    I’m thinking if we don’t sign carter, Cooke will be with Morr / Nasy

    Put Kessler with the Sedin’s

    Chouinard / Linden round out our 2 other centers and we have a bunch of young guys left. even King could jump in with the Sedin’s and we can test him up

    We only have 8 million left in cap now ( i actually ready chouinard signed for 2.2 ) so we have even less.. Does this mean no carter for sure?

    meh.. carter is screwing up if he leaves.. sedin’s made him, he didn’t make the sedin’s

    go nucks go

  14. Scruffy05 says:

    He signed for 1.1 Million per year, which fair for who he is and what he brings and frees up Kesler for a tryout in the firstline RW position, which if you remember he spent a lot of time on the first line late last season and excelled. He also is a more offensive RW and a more defensive center as shown by his Moose numbers where he played RW.

    When you think about it, the Canucks ‘first lines’ biggest knock was that they were, for lack of a better word, craptascular in their own zone. moving Kesler up to first line duties will help solidfy that and garauntee more icetime for the Sedins and we would now definetly have line 1A and 1B. If Kesler flubs a little bit up there Cooke can take his place, Chouinard may get a chance, Reid may get a tryout…. People want the best players all the time, but all you need are the right players.

  15. Scruffy05 says:

    Unless a good trade for Nazzy or Morrison for a first line capable forward and an NHL ready defensmen/forward? I bet you will see kesler getting a continuation of his first line tryout from last year, where he excelled.

  16. Merllin says:

    They didnt get Chouinard for his point getting ability… they signed him becuase he is a good two way forward and he can with faceoffs. Which is what Vancouver badly needs… Dont get me wrong, Linden is my personal hero, but he just wasnt getting it done last year. Now they have the ability to force a play on the powerplay or pressure the opposing team when they have the man advantage by winning key faceoffs…. Alot of people on here dont understand that money doesnt equal points, its a team game, value is not determined so much be individual effort but more on where you fit in on the big picture… Unless your Ovechkin, then you can do whatever the hell you want….

  17. ahuja21 says:

    nice nonis ur doin a good job just sign kesler for 800,000 and keep up the good work

  18. AfroCon says:

    Cloutier is in LA…

  19. MACH9ER says:

    so use cloutiers wife lol

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