Canucks Reportedly "Priced Out" on Jason Garrison

Jeff Angus
July 01 2012 02:01PM

According to the NHL Network, by way of Erin Brown (aka @Rinkside), a credentialed reporter who covers the Florida Panthers, the Canucks were priced out of the Jason Garrison sweepstakes. Not a huge shocker, as Garrison is looking to cash in on an impressive offensive season (16 goals, third among all NHL defensemen in 2011-12 behind only Shea Weber and Erik Karlsson). The crazy part is that they were priced out at a ridiculous $6.5 million.

Update: Jason Garrison is a Canucks Defenseman After All.

Read past the jump for more!

It was later clarified, that the update came from the NHL Network:

The Canucks know they need to improve their defensive depth, but if it's going to cost upwards of $6 million to bring in a solid second pairing defenseman, they may want to re-think things. Even with the ever-increasing salary cap, that is a crazy amount of money to commit to a defenseman with one good offensive season.

Spending some time trying to get Keith Ballard’s game back together may be a good starting point. After all $4.2 million doesn’t look so bad for the underwhelming, third-pairing defenseman at the moment...

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#1 Cam Charron
July 01 2012, 02:24PM
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Over/under was $5.5, but I was thinking he might go north of $6...

Yikes.

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#2 Thomas Drance
July 01 2012, 02:53PM
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Crazy market. Garrison would be a good fit, and a good guy to "buy-high" on, but damnit, 6.5+ is insanity.

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#3 Bryce Lokken
July 01 2012, 04:35PM
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We seem to be doing a lot of 'not getting good defensemen'.

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#4 KleptoKlown
July 01 2012, 04:41PM
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@Thomas Drance

More money for Garrison than the Sedins? Yup, that's insanity.

Too often teams try for the quick fix, throw a ton of cash at a problem and hope it goes away. In the long run it ends up hurting the team.

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#5 Valkyrie
July 01 2012, 06:18PM
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Boom Signed

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