Found July 04, 2012 on Rob The Hockey Guy:
The Canucks signed Jason Garrison the other day to a whopping 6 year $27.6 million deal. The response in the hours and days afterwards have been all over the map. Some see this as a gross overpayment of a player that had one lucky season, others see it as a case of the Canucks getting a player for less money than he could have had elsewhere. So where does the truth lie? I have to admit, my initial reaction to this deal was mixed. After hearing the news that the Canucks had lost Sami Salo, they had to do something. They couldn’t afford to enter the season with Keith Ballard penciled in as their #4 defenceman.  But making Jason Garrison, a player most people had never heard of before last season, their highest paid defenceman? That seemed like a bit much. I first heard of Jason Garrison last season, when deciding which free agent defenceman to pick-up in my hockey pool. I never picked him up. I researched him, saw that he was undrafted and wasn’t a huge scorer in the AHL or when he p...
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