May Resigns with Vancouver.

The Vancouver Canucks re-signed unrestricted free agent Brad May to a two-year contract. The physical winger was unable to reach agreement with the Canucks after the season ended and hit the free-agent market July 1. But the Canucks were able to reel him in.May, 31, had three goals, four assists and 42 penalty minutes in 23 games with Phoenix and Vancouver last season. He played in all 14 playoff games with the Canucks, recording 15 penalty minutes.

The Ottawa Senators were alot interested in May, but he opted to say in Vancouver.


11 Responses to May Resigns with Vancouver.

  1. Cam says:

    If he can regularly play like he did that night against St. Louis when he knocked out tkathcuk then we have a lot to look forward to. Bertuzzi should be happy cause May and Bertuzzi are friends. Now the canucks should sign Storr and Whitney.

  2. great_one98 says:

    I don’t like May much. He was a -5 in the playoffs and he never played over 5 minutes. That might of been because of the concussion, but i still think we overpayed. 1 million a year for a fourth liner is too much. But if it helps keep bertuzzi in town, then i’m all for it.

  3. defenestrate says:

    June and July are still in negotiations.

  4. Habfan1234 says:

    (On one hand) For only $200,000 more over two years the Canucks could have had Klatt, which is (IMO) a better player than May. He-May-will give the Canucks a more physical edge to their fourth line but I do not like the signing. I would rather keep Klatt and make him play on the third line with the Sedins.

    (On the other hand) I think Burke needs to do as much as possible in order to keep Bert in town and if this was done for that sole purpose than the signing was for the better. I would hate going to Canucks games in the future and miss seeing the dynamic line of Morrison, Naslund, and Bertuzzi. Those three players along with Jovo is practically the sole reason as to why I go to Canuck games.

  5. great_one98 says:

    If we did have klatt, i would never want him to play with the sedins again. I know klatt had 16 goals last year, but that was only because of the sedins. Klatt cannot get 10 goals without them. All the sedins need is one sniper that can rack up the goals and they will get their first 50 point seasons.

  6. amok says:

    Unfortunately I think Colorado, Detroit and Dallas will be the big players for June. June bolted right after the ’94 finals and hasn’t been seen around here since.

    Hell, we only got May back last year.

  7. great_one98 says:

    Total waste of cash. 2 million dollars well wasted.

  8. RangerBlue says:

    So Cryin Brian says he will not over pay for a 3rd liner, and this happens.

    This guy is a 4th liner. I know Vancouver watches its pennies. But really, they could not spend a little more for Klatt?

  9. Habfan1234 says:

    How about Ray Whitney with the Sedins? The Sedins have good passing skils and all they needed and need is someone with great finishing skills to convert on thier passes.

  10. Habfan1234 says:

    I think this signing has more to do with the contract status of Todd Bertuzzi (1 more year left). He and May are very close friends outside of the rink and Burke obviously knows this so he decided to sign May to keep Bertuzzi happy in order to have a smother contract negotiation with Bert.

  11. amok says:

    I like this move. May’s a bit of a tough guy and he can play two-way hockey better than the skill-less Darren Langdon, whose only real value to the team is being available when Crawford knows he’s going to have to dress an enforcer.

    People might not be too enthused about this signing right now, but I’d attribute that more to Burke not signing the Whitney, Prospal and Storr troika that everyone in Vancouver has been howling for.

    May did look terrible in the playoffs, but in an interview available on the canucks.com web site he does mention that before the playoffs started he played a grand total of three games with the team and one of them was cut short by the concussion. Give him a full camp with the team and he’ll be a solid 3rd/4th liner. And it’s not like he was the only Canuck that stunk in the playoffs, despite getting to the second round there were a few less than stellar performances.

    The only concern with May is injuries. He’s only played in 70+ games twice in the last nine years.

    Good to have him back… now the team needs to do something about getting Whitney into the lineup.

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