Canucks Shopping for Swedes

The Vancouver Province is reporting that GM Dave Nonis was recently in Sweden having good looks at both Fabian Brunnstrom and Peter Forsberg.

Markus Naslund states in the report that “Forsberg is definitely coming back” and it is highly speculated that he is looking for a pro rated contract in the area of 5 million per season plus a five million dollar contract for next season as well. The Canucks are in a cap situation where they could afford this contract and they also the space next season as well because they have many players on their roster who are set to become unrestricted that the closure of the season.

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10 Responses to Canucks Shopping for Swedes

  1. BruMagnus says:

    Yes they have room next year because busts Naslund and Morrison are UFAs this summer and the Canucks will free up an amazing $9.2 million… but will Foppa really want to come back if Nasi doesn't re-sign? If Foppa really wants $5 million, and tack on another $4 for Naslund… does this situation REALLY help the Canucks???

    This would be a bad situation for the Canucks. There's about a 98% probability that Foppa gets injured and *****s the team that way.

  2. BruMagnus says:

    Bure96, in case you didn't see it, I did answer your question about MVP Goalies here:
    at the bottom

  3. Bure96 says:

    I kinda thought you meant the year 2008, I just wasn't sure.

    I'm in a rush to go somewhere now, so I won't write anymore about post until later.

  4. ovechkin8 says:

    Why would Vancouver want Forsberg? hes just a waste of money and he wount help the team at all. If the Canucks want a sweed why dont they go after Sundin? Hes cheaper and better

  5. neilios says:

    Sweet some more Swedes just what they need and they should just trade for Sundin too eh.

  6. mojo19 says:

    If they did, it would be Detroit and Vancouver making up pretty much the enire Swedish team.

  7. kamullia says:

    Big time possible future Penguins trade alert!!!

    The Pens recalled Goligoski from WBS today. Unless Ryan Whitney is coming out of the lineup, Shero is trying to get something juicy from another franchise.

  8. BruMagnus says:


    I wonder what exactly!

  9. BruMagnus says:

    Actually he's not cheaper, in many ways.

    1) Foppa will have an annual salary less than Sundin's…
    2) and more importantly, the Sucks would have to give up quite a lot to get Sundin from the Laughs, whereas if the Sucks get Foppa, they'd give up nothing.

    Use your head, please, just a wee little bit, before posting a comment. 

  10. santana88 says:

    the canucks may sign foppa but i think that is the number 3rd choice on his list with flyers and the avs being one and 2… foppa would be a great player fro the canucks…. he is very ethical if he is not playing well he will retire so we then again will have cap room… i think nassy will resign with the nucks for about 3 million or so…. morrison will be gone.

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