Player Discussion Sven Baertschi | Pt. III

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  1. VanJack

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    The huge red flag for me was that collision in the Vegas game that resulted in his latest concussion. It wasn't even that severe. Just an inadvertent mid-ice collision, with no suspension resulting. But he missed 30 games.

    Unfortunately it's the type of collision that a hockey player will face two or three times every game. And if he can't take that kind of hit and stay healthy, you really have to wonder if the best strategy is just to shut him down for the season and try again next fall.
     
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    Well said. The age gap trades cost us a full years worth of draft picks and didn’t accelerate anything. I’d gladly reverse all of them.

    I hope Baertschi does what’s best for his long term health. He seems like a nice guy, and when healthy he’s an alright complimentary player, but he should take the millions he’s earned and call it a day. Still lots of his life ahead of him.
     
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  3. Neddam ot Sehguh

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    Looks like that could be career for Baertchi. Probs should have traded him when we had the chance

    Rats
     
  4. VanJack

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    It's too bad Jimbo couldn't have gone out in the offseason and signed a UFA with some sort of scoring pedigree. But instead he overpaid for three fourth liners in Beagle, Roussel and Schaller.

    And unfortunately none of them are capable of moving up in the lineup to take Baertschi's place on a scoring line. Jimbo now needs to find another scoring winger, fast.
     
  5. StreetHawk

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    He could very end up with Simon Depres of Anaheim. Ducks ended up buying him out at 1/3 due to his age, but it never counted against their cap. Not sure what the policy is for guys with contracts but it's getting to the point where it would be dangerous for them to continue playing the game, but they are not on LTIR. But, another hit would put them on LTIR for pretty much the remainder of the contract.
    Might be the way it ends for Sven.
     
  6. BROCK HUGHES

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    Sven needs to be bought out or moved.
    This guy has never played over 70 games and the most goals out of him are 18.he is injury riddled all the time.
    I'm sure we can find a better option.
     
  7. Billy Kvcmu

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    I still do the trade 10 out of 10 times
    Baertschi when healthy, is a skilled player that actually contributes well
     
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    Sad news. That could, or more likely should be the end to his career. Tough break for him and the club.
     
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    "not concussion related"

    ****ing idiots.
     
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    Sven should consider retiring. I like him. Good #6 forward, fair salary.

    But, if he has too many complications from concussions, he should probably consider retiring.

    Health is too important.
     
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    No kidding
     
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    Hmm this doesn't look great for the team's medical staff, again.
     
  14. cookiefest

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    Said it wasn't a concussion last week. Embarrassing for the team.
     
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    Travis Green

    Feb 4th “not concussion related, just not feeling well “

    Feb 9th “out with concussion symptoms, will probably be out a little bit”


    The guys a clown. Feel sorry for anyone that believes literally anything this organization tells us.
     
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    They aren’t idiots, they are liars. We are idiots for believing what they say.
    They lie constantly, and I actually blame the media. They have access to coaches , we don’t. Nobody has the balls to straight up ask “why did you lie about this or that”.

    Broadcast rights holders 650 won’t do it. But TSN has nothing to lose except maybe Canucks PR won’t give them as many interviews / access.
     
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    That is probably right but either way, they are incompetent and must be replaced.
     
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    It was still absolutely a good trade. Baertschi was a very solid player for us, it was reasonable to believe that he would be at the time, and nobody could have foreseen this level of inability to avoid injuries at the time.

    I still maintain that he could have improved into something significantly more impressive if he had stayed healthy (especially if he was stapled to Pettersson-Boeser like he should have been). Really unfortunate.
     
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    'Post concussion syndrome' that goes on for year in a 25-year old male athlete who's already suffered multiple concussions, should be a signal that it's time to shut it down indefinitely, or maybe even forever. It's sad, really. Maybe after a season or two, he can make a comeback and possibly resume his career in Europe where he might be able to survive on the bigger ice sheet.

    Jimbo was quoted as saying recently he's in the market for another top-six scoring winger. Could be he was basing it on the Baertschi diagnosis. Now, unless somebody like Dahlen comes out of nowhere, the really needs to step up the search.
     
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    Not good news for Sven..probably getting close to the point where he calls it a day.
     
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    This is a disaster.

    Canucks are already thin on top6 forwards. Actually they might have the worst top6 in the league.
     
  22. StreetHawk

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    How? I’m sure Sven is well aware now of the seriousness of concussions. All players should be. If you’re not feeling right you have to report it. He didn’t feel right after the game and hasn’t played since.

    Honestly, for his sake he may need to follow the despres scenario and get the buyout. Too many horror stories from franzen, montador, savard, etc .
     
  23. GoodBetterBoest

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    **** Tomas Hyka and the DoPS.

    That was a dirty ass hit that went unpenalized.
     
  24. Josepho

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    I really do feel awful for him.

    He absolutely should retire.
     
  25. Billy Kvcmu

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    I’m sad
     

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