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When the Rangers sent a 2015 5th round pick to Vancouver for Raphael Diaz, many wondered where he would fit in. The Rangers seem set in the top-four with Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, Kevin Klein, and Marc Staal. They also have a fairly effective third pair in John Moore and Anton Stralman, although that pairing has been rather inconsistent of late. With Justin...
Diaz cannot represent a waste of a draft pick when the dust settles
Henrik Lundqvist was picked 205th overall in 2000. Ryan Callahan was a 4th round pick in 2004. Anton Stralman was a late round draft pick and even former Rangers such as Nigel Dawes offered mid round value to the franchise. All the above are just a few examples that evidence that you don’t just throw away draft...
Just over a month after acquiring him from the Montreal Canadiens, the Vancouver Canucks have sent Raphael Diaz to the New York Rangers for a fifth round draft pick. The unrestricted free agent is in the final year of a contract that pays him $1.25-million. Diaz hasn’t seen a lot of ice time this year, having not dressed for a month [...]
The Rangers upgraded on Justin Falk as their 7D as the deadline expired, nabbing Raphael Diaz from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a 2015 5th round pick. Diaz has a line of 1-11-12 in split time with Montreal and Vancouver this season, and would be a solid fill in on the bottom pair in case of injury. This is a depth move for the Rangers.
It should be noted that Diaz has better...
NYR gets Raphael Diaz for a 5th in 2015 from Canucks.
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A Coup for Gillis and Co.
A slew of injuries to the Vancouver Canucks blueline and a less than desirable start to an all-important five game road trip later, and management has already seen enough.
In an effort to curb the trend of demoralizing losses and mitigate the recent losses of right-handed defencemen, Kevin Bieksa and Chris Tanev, the Canucks have acquired Raphael Diaz from...
Whether his acquisition is the beginning of a team makeover or not, the Canucks are getting a serviceable NHL defenceman in Raphael Diaz.
His future in Vancouver, though, is open to debate, seeing as he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer.
The trade that brought the Swiss blueliner from Montreal in exchange for fourth-line winger Dale Weise has as many questions as it...
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The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Raphael Diaz from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Dale Weise, the team announced on Monday.
Diaz was on the trade black since he is a unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.
In 46 games this season, Diaz posted 11 assists and a minus-4 rating. The Canucks have several holes to fill...
The Montreal Canadiens have traded defenseman Raphael Diaz to the Vancouver Canucks for forward Dale Weise.
The 28-year-old Diaz had 11 assists and 12 penalty minutes in 46 games for the Canadiens this season.
The native of Baar, Switzerland, has 41 points (four goals, 37 assists) and 48 penalty minutes in 128 NHL career games.
He joins a Canucks' blue line that has suffered...
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February 03, 2014
The Canadiens like Raphael Diaz.
Diaz likes the Canadiens.
But Diaz’s days with the Canadiens are numbered.
If the Swiss defenceman isn’t traded before July 1, the Canadiens will allow him to test the free-agent market.
This is one of those decisions that will be governed primarily by the business of hockey, but there is also an on-ice element.
Diaz, who turned 28 this month...