Will the Canucks sign pending free agent Alex Kerfoot? (A: No.)

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    Vancouver Native Alexander Kerfoot is probably hitting free agency tommorow, as it looks like he's not interested in New Jersey.

    Dad is apparently part owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

    Posted solid numbers in Harvard, and yes... a Canuck fan.

    Is he coming home? I'm all for free players, especially British Colombians going to war for Vancouver Canucks.

    https://canucksarmy.com/2017/03/16/alexander-kerfoot-and-canucks/
     
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    1 - Greg Kerfoot is the driving financial force behind the whitecaps.

    2 - Money will not be the determining factor for Alex. He has two interests. Playing for the Canucks, since both he and his dad are fans. Where he has the best opportunity. I have no idea how well off his dad is, but money will not be the driving force for Alex.

    3 - I have had little contact with Greg in 35 years, but if Alex is anything like his dad, he is likely a diamond in the rough. Like Henrick Sedin, his strength is his smarts ... he will not be extremely valuable util his body is physically mature, say another 3 - 4 years.

    This would be a great signing. I think in a few years he will be a valuable addition to whoever he signs with.
     
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    Zombotron I mean, honestly.

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    Given the short time frame before the decision is made, this is now a GDT. Enjoy.
     
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    Benning will screw this up just WATCH :shakehead :rant:
     
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    Screw what up? Kerfoot likely isn't even going to be an NHL player. Yes FA prospects are nice but it doesn't mean we should, want or need to sign them. From all accounts Kerfoot is a long shot to be a pro player so let's not get all worked up.

    And not landing a FA isn't "screwing" anything up since the player holds all the cards. All a GM can do is offer a contract and the player either accepts or doesn't.
     
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    Maybe Benning can offer his son a HUGE contract so he'll be able to afford to spend a bit of it on the Whitecaps.;):sarcasm::naughty:
     
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    Hardly like the quality of centers Cody Hodgson had to beat out for a spot when he was a Canuck though.
     
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    Yeah, I don't give this article much credence, this was hashed over 2 weeks ago when the article came out. He is going to be a borderline NHL'er for years, he is not going to be guaranteed a spot anywhere, the Canucks are a weak team, and he has a better chance of cracking the lineup on a weak team regardless of that teams depth at center. If he is viable, that just means we can trade a center for another useful draft pick. It's an ELC either way, no team is going to offer him more money or a roster spot.
     
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    Sounds like he would be in direct competition with Adam Gaudette, for 3rd line center position. More depth is good depth. Do everything you can to sign him.
     
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    You wonder if that 'log jam' gets mitigated pretty easily by having your dad be huge friends with the owner.

    He's an OK prospect and I'd be OK with signing him, but would be worried he becomes an organizational pet ... like a John Negrin but at a higher level.

    Would much rather be pushing hard for Will Butcher, but as an American being chased by US teams, he'd be a hard get.
     
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    i hope this is just dailyhive talking bs again, cause If he's already given up from a log jam of prospects for crying out loud both gaudette and petterson at least 2 years away, and those are fellow prospects. Based on his current level it's pretty much a lot jam on every team, with other young centreman fighting for spots. There's no escaping it if he thinks he can sign on another club. He will need at least a year in the ahl unless he can do what the other be boy did in Troy stetcher.

    Plus petterson and gaudette will not even be competing for a spot here this year so he actually has a opportunity here if he signs.
     
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    I guess we needed another topic for this?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Saying we have a log jam at centre is short sighted at best. We suck. If we add someone to our talent pool who could actually play pro and have some upside it would be a plus. There are also other forward positions for said logjam anyway. Most good players play centre in the minors...
     
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    It's a nice story....local kid and son of the Whitecaps owner coming home to play....but seems to me the Canucks have lots of wingers with a similar size and skillset.....and at 23, he's not getting any bigger than his current 5'10" 175 frame....a clone of Griffin Molino, Jayson Megna, Reid Boucher or Michael Carcone?
     
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    This is more relevant to this board:



    :naughty:
     
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    Different than Molino/Megna/Chaput because Kerfoot is more of an offensive C instead of a 2 way/defensive player. Similar to Boucher and Carcone except he plays C and is suppose to be better/more developed defensively. He's also more of a playmaker while Boucher is more of a finisher.

    Regardless a "free" prospect would almost always be a good signing. Butcher is probably the big prize today but Kerfoot is probably the highest potential forward out of the UFA NCAA players today.

    Its a long shot that we sign anyone but here's hoping... after all if the Blue Jaus still believe they can make the playoffs, then 'nucks should believe they can sign both Kerfoot and Butcher... :laugh:
     
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    I could care less, but most likely because of the families involved.
     
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    Mine had a more specific meaning to the quoted post :)
     
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    So I asked on the trade board about who else was available...

    Got a list out of it:

    Also it seems that the rights expire today... so signings can start occurring tomorrow.
     
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    He's already 23.
    In 3-4 seasons...I don't know if there will be a lot of teams ready to wait that long for him, especially considering he will be a FA, and there will be a decision to make (a decision that if you're correct is going to have to take into account he wasn't very good for the first 2-3 seasons).
     
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    Greg is a great guy and Alex is a good kid. Greg is worth more money than most think, but even so, I am not sure how small a role money will be playing because of that. Every son wants to prove his worth. From previous conversations I have had, I don't think he will be signing in Vancouver, but that was months ago.
     
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    who did you have these conversations with? as far as I know there is going to be a certain degree of a "log jam" whoever he signs for.
     
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