Canucks Sign Cloutier

The Vancouver Canucks avoided arbitration with goaltender Dan Cloutier, signing him to a one-year, $3 million deal.

Cloutier, who earned $2.5 million last year, tied a career high with 33 wins last season, while posting a 2.27 goals-against average and .914 save percentage.

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12 Responses to Canucks Sign Cloutier

  1. simplyhabby says:

    Lets see, the guy chokes in pressure situations when he is healthy and gets hurt when he plays well when his team needs him the most.

    I guess $3 million is OK for a solid REGULAR season goalie!

    The Nucks need to go after a promising young goalie prospect to solidify this postion when they eventually learn that Cloutier is not the goalie to take them to the cup!

    I have to give Cloutier credit, he has been their best goalie since Kirk Mclean!

  2. roneel says:

    ye see thats wat i thought too ..but u gotta remeber who overworks him ?? who overworked him to the point where he was injured goin into the playoffs??

    hedberg never got enough of a chance to play cuz crow favored cloutier

  3. NYRules says:

    Too bad… i would have liked to see him back in ny and let dunham go.

    I also just got a crazy idea. Since the stars arent being signed since the uncertainty of the season and salray cap and teams dont want to waste money, why dont the rangers sign every big name, and then when a season does begin they can trade them all for picks again. Except this time thats actually what they would have planned on doing, instead of realizing 7 years later that it wasnt working.

  4. 19Yzerman says:

    Brilliant Idea!! If somehow no teams will trade for the big names. The NYR can assemble a highly skilled AHL team and stimulate that market.

  5. Treva says:

    3 mil is a all right, for a starting goalie.

    Is Auld ready to be a full time back up? Last year the moose played well (goalie not the farm team), but Crawford used Clouts way too much, then surprised that he was injured. Cloutier needs to play less games to be effective.

  6. Treva says:

    3 mil is a all right, for a starting goalie.

    Is Auld ready to be a full time back up? Last year the moose played well (goalie not the farm team), but Crawford used Clouts way too much, then surprised that he was injured. Cloutier needs to play less games to be effective.

  7. MightyJortikka says:

    Cloutier is second-level talent at best, he is good, not great and never will be. But you have to remember that even Chris Osgood has couple of Stanley rings and IMHO Cloutier is a much better goalie than Osgood.

    Also it´s no secret that Vancouver has history as a graveyard for goalie career´s:

    F. Potvin started well 99-00 and sucked some much

    during the 00-01 season, that the Kings got him for free from waivers(correct me if i´m wrong).

    Kevin Weekes played only 31 games for them and sucked.

    Kirk Mclean after 94-95 total downward spiral.

    Arturs Irbe who posted 41g 2,73gaa 90,7%

    Not bad , but during the following four season´s with the Canes he posted 21 SO, 2.33 GAA and 91,2% avarege in 265 games and he played in a SC finals.

    Garth Snow wasn´t that bad, before the trade to Penguins.

    They even had Bob F´N Essensa to play for them 00-01 for 39 games…

    So they made a right decision with hanging on to Cloutier.

  8. gladiator says:

    Backup Bob was awesome with the Canucks. Bobby Bobby Bobby

    Sean Burke sucked too, but then he was much better with Phoenix.

  9. gladiator says:

    Did the Canucks have much of a choice? Who was available out there? Osgood, no thanks.

    Were the Canucks going to let Auld be the starter? At least get a year in as a backup like Abby did in Colorado and Turco in Dallas.

    I’m surprised he wanted to come back to Vancouver after all the bs he puts up with Canuck media and fans. He’s definately a competitor, and i’m glad to see him back again for another go at it.

  10. raine_kalisz says:

    good job. He’s only gooing to get better. This guy is very dedicated to the game and is always trying to improve himself. He had a very solid year last year and most people don’t realize that because of the shadow of previous years. He also played very well in the playoffs this year before goin down with his injury

  11. Rancid says:

    detroit is heading that same direction…

  12. 19Yzerman says:

    Boston is heading in the opposite direction. Where ever that may be.

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