Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/2/12
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The ‘Hoff is Big in Germany When the expansion cousin Buffalo Sabres come to town on Saturday, they’ll feature on their roster an ex-Canuck that recently left the team under controversial terms who chased the ice time and glory over a shot at the Cup. Clearly the two parties had different goals, but to hear some fans talk letting this player go would kill the Canucks‘ chances to win a full 16 playoff games. Which is why on Saturday all eyes will be on Christian Ehrhoff. The Hoff Is Big In Germany! Acquired for the bargain basement price of busted prospects Patrick White and Daniel Rahimi from San Jose in 2009, Ehrhoff put up 96 points in two seasons with Vancouver, sparking the powerplay to the top of the league and coinciding with the Sedins’ breakout Art Ross seasons. When Ehrhoff’s contract expired after the Finals, his options from Gillis were simple: either take a hometown discount or thank you for your services. For Christian however, the slim blueline pickings in the upcoming
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