Monday, July 24, 2006


Report: Canucks sign Jan Bulis

I don't see this reported anywhere in the English-language media, but is reporting that Jan Bulis, 28, has signed a $1.3mil/1-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. According to the article, Bulis is happy with the 1-year deal so that he can be a free agent at the end of the season and try to get a newer and better contract.

I have to say that I like this signing, as Jan Bulis has turned himself into an effective and mature 2-way player the last couple of seasons in Montreal. He can play center (his prime position) or shift over to LW and be just as effective.

His best season was last season as he had 20 goals and 20 assists in 73 games. The only worrisome stat is his playoff record of 4 points and -11 in 23 games. Ouch

Assets: Has a strong lower body and is difficult to knock off the puck. Is defensively responsible, skates well and complements scoring forwards well.

Flaws: Needs to use his shot more. Must improve his consistency. The jury is still out on whether he can score enough to be a top-six forward

I'm not sure I get this signing. Aren't the Canucks loaded up with Centres and Left Wingers? When are they going to pick up someone to play the right side?
But there seems to be more left wingers nowadays, no?
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