Donnie & Dhali: Rick Dhaliwal and Don Taylor on the prospective PTO prospects for the Vancouver Canucks.
** NHLRumors.com transcription
Taylor: “Okay, I pointed out camp beginning on Thursday. There’s a number of extremely intriguing names that haven’t been signed by any person or haven’t been offered PTOs. Phil Kessel is one.
Dhaliwal: “The Canucks obviously groups are talking with Kessel’s representative about an agreement. Some believed he’d get a PTO. It’s thought the Canucks are not in on Kessel however they did sign in on him a while back, with the representatives. So there was discussions however I don’t think he’s going to wind up in Vancouver.
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But Kessel is a person, that everybody’s thinking ‘Is he going to get a PTO?’ Looks like Don he may get an agreement now.
Taylor: “Well, won’t he get one in Vancouver?”
Dhaliwal: “I just told you it’s not believed.”
Taylor: “How can that be possible? He played in Pittsburgh.”
Dhaliwal: “Ohhh. (Jim) Rutherford. (Patrik) Allvin. (Rick) Tocchet. Pittsburgh. Anybody with Pittsburgh connections is what you’re stating. But they signed in on them Don. It’s not going to take place.
Taylor: “Jujhar Khaira?”
Dhaliwal: “Cloverdale kid. Good Cloverdale. You know that Donnie. Cloverdale minor hockey. Always like to to give Cloverdale minor hockey a plug.”
Taylor: “Great uni’s.”
Dhaliwal: “They are fantastic. Blue with a little horse on the front. Very great.
Jujhar. The Canucks have actually disappointed any interest in him approximately this point. But I think he’ll get some excellent news quickly about being back in the NHL.”
- Elliotte Friedman: Have been hearing that the Minnesota Wild and Jujhar Khaira are dealing with something and he might be in their training school.
- Rick Dhaliwal: Immigration concern might suggest he’ll need to sign a PTO to be able to cross the border and they it’s a one-year, two-way offer.
Taylor: “You’re pushing hard for the Canucks to …”
Dhaliwal: “Stop it.”
Taylor: “… reaquire Alex Edler.”
Dhaliwal: “Stop it Don.”
Taylor: “Who is available. The talk is out there.”
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Dhaliwal: “You saw. This is what you do. You see things on twitter. You think all of it. Someone did a post, need to the Canucks, I don’t understand who it was. Maybe it was Quadrelli or somebody.
Someone stated the Canucks need to get Edler. Okay. Let’s get this straight folks. Edler is 37-years-old. What he carried out in Vancouver was fantastic. This company…”
Taylor: “Arguably the best ever defenseman.”
Dhaliwal: “We will never ever forget Edler in Vancouver however the Canucks are not in a position for feel excellent stories Don. They’re not. This company has actually had a hard run for 11 years. They’re not in a position for ‘look at this happy feel good story.’
No, they got to turn this ship around and you do it by making great tough choices and you do it by refraining from doing feel stories. I don’t believe it.”
Taylor: “You what would feel good? Making the playoffs.”
Dhaliwal: “That’s right. And you understand how you make the playoffs? You created a hellava group. You understand. So go do that however I simply don’t see Edler here. He’s 37 Don.