Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Deadline Day: Canucks stand pat

And this may not be so bad. While the Calgary Flames made a couple high profile moves, the Canucks, winners of 11 of their last 13 decided there wasn't a deal out there that made sense for them. Right up to the noon PST deadline the Canucks were rumored to be in the running for Florida's Jay Bouwmeester, and Toronto's Dominic Moore, but the J-Bo hype didn't pan out, and Moore went to Buffalo.

Is this the right thing for GM Mike Gillis to do? Time will tell, but if you look at the way this team has rebounded from that oh-so-forgettable January, and factor in the Canucks aren't swimming in bluechip prospects down in Manitoba, they most likely didn't see a deal that would upgrade the team without giving up too much. With the temptation there thanks to Calgary's aquistitions, the fact they went with keeping a fairly solid core in tact may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

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