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Canucks Sign Jason Garrison

via Bob McKenzie tweet,

(Jason) Garrison is indeed a Canuck

added 7:55pm, Another McKenzie tweet,

Garrison is 6 yrs @ 4.6M per year.

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Where Will Garrison Fit In?

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

Jason Garrison knows the Justin Schultz factor and the roster priorities for the Florida Panthers. He knows of those Roberto Luongo trade rumours and that his own skyrocketing value in unrestricted free agency could quash an NHL dream.

The White Rock native would savour suiting up for the Vancouver Canucks, the club he idolized while playing minor hockey in Burnaby, Aldergrove and Semiahmoo. However, after a 16-goal season in which the defenceman earned $700,000 US, he’s on the cusp of sending most suitors into sticker shock when the real tire-kicking starts Sunday. If blueliner Dennis Wideman, 29, turned 11 goals and 46 points with the Washington Capitals into a five-year, $26.25-million deal with the Calgary Flames on Wednesday to avoid being a UFA, then what can Garrison, 27, expect after ranking third among NHL blueliners behind Shea Weber and Erik Karlsson, who had 19 goals apiece?

The answer is a lot, maybe as much as Wideman. If it’s less, then he will warrant more than just limited curiosity.

“You definitely want it to be a good fit,” Garrison said Thursday from Chicago where he attended NHLPA meetings. “You don’t want to go somewhere just for financial purposes. You want the fit, play the minutes and play a role that you know you can play and obviously have a chance of winning. I’ll take everything into consideration, for sure.”

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Panthers Have Offer On The Table For Garrison

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

Tallon said there has been no change in status with unrestricted free agent Jason Garrison, although he will continue to speak with Garrison’s agent at the draft.

Garrison can walk away from the Panthers on July 1 if a deal isn’t reached. Tallon said Florida has a deal on the table.

Tallon also said no team has contacted him regarding trading for Garrison’s negotiating rights.

more on the Panthers…

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Facing a Decade Without the Playoffs, Florida’s Rebuild Goes On and On

Futility in Sunrise has persisted for far too long, with the Florida Panthers on the brink of a dubious record after nine consecutive non-playoff seasons. Incoming general manager Dale Tallon has moved quickly in putting his stamp on the team with several transactions since taking over, but nothing to this point appears bold enough to turn his club from last season’s Southeast Division cellar dwellers into a postseason participant.

Sadly, more patience may be in order for long-suffering Panthers fans.

Even so, all is not lost for the NHL’s southernmost franchise, with several key pieces already in place for the future (and others right around the corner) and it isn’t as though the current roster is without talent as is. Still, a couple of major stumbling points remain for the Panthers. The 24 games they will play versus fellow Southeast clubs, three of whom look to be vastly improved and the fourth being the stalwart Washington Capitals, certainly won’t help and the expiring contracts for defenseman Bryan McCabe and goaltender Tomas Vokoun will have to be dealt with (and quite possibly dealt altogether), without either situation becoming a distraction.

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Raw Charge’s Five Questions for JJ

The staff at SB Nation’s Raw Charge finishes up their Five Questions, Five Answers series today with my responses to their Southeast Division inquries.

Check out the entire piece here, as well as the previous two installments, featuring my The Bolts Beat co-host, Mike Corcoran and Pete Choquette from Bolt Prospects.

As I touched on in closing out this interview, this division as a whole is on the upswing, making the timing of my expanded coverage even more exciting.

Enjoy the Q&A here… And, please, pay my friends at Raw Charge a well-deserved visit.

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Southeast Division Statistical Previews by Position: Offense from the Defense

In my second statistical peek at the Southeast Division, I’ve grouped defensemen with their new clubs and will focus, this time, on offensive production from the blueline.

(Next up, we’ll re-visit the d-men from a different angle, including blocked shots, TOI and other specifics with less of an offensive emphasis.)

Remember, just as I did with the forwards, this is simply a look back at last year’s individual player statistics, updated to reflect this summer’s off-season transactions. And, as I said in that first piece, a look to the recent past can often be a good indicator of what’s to come… But not always!!!

It should also be noted, especially since I didn’t mention it with the forwards package, that rookies and European transfers (many of whom could certainly make a major impact, theoretically) are not part of this forecast.

Recall as well that for this analysis, currently unsigned, unrestricted free agents are not included, while those still unsigned but restricted are (save for Tampa’s Paul Ranger, an RFA that I have excluded intentionally, as I have little reason to believe he will return).

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