Torres

 

Fantasy Impact: The Vancounver Canucks have signed winger Raffi Torres to a one-year, $1 million contract.

 

The Canucks get: an on-again, off-again power winger who has been off-again with much more frequency these last two seasons. He's been oft injured, but if he stays healthy he has shown that he can lay out 150 hits, 80 PIM and 45 points. The price was rock-bottom, the Canucks did well in addressing some grit on the cheap.


Fantasy Players Impacted: This hurts the odds of Sergei Shirokov and Bill Sweatt making the team - and those odds were somewhat slim to begin with. However, this team can score goals and if Torres can get back to his 40-plus days it will be here. However, he has averaged about 30 games missed per year over the last three campaigns.


Players this helps, in order:
1. Torres


Players this hurts, in order:
1. Shirokov
2. Sweatt
3. Jeff Tambellini

 


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littleranger said:

August 27, 2010
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AL said:

grindin griers
Yesssss Finally ... no need to scroll down asap when I am at work.
August 26, 2010
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Nathan said:

Teh Doktor
Picture By the way, have you ever had another post that got so many negative comments? It's gotta be funny.
August 26, 2010
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Nathan said:

Teh Doktor
Really?!? Dude! Really?!? You've already destroyed peoples lives with that picture - I say you put it back up. Yes, it's lame. Yes, it makes me want to scroll that picture out of my sight, but you can't let all of us pressure you into taking that down.

As a matter of fact, if you come across more of those, you should post them because like I said below, I don't want to draft a guy that makes those kinds of decisions (probaby).
August 26, 2010
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Gabriel Leblanc said:

galeblanc
Torres I feel like a queer when I open this picture up at work! When's it gonna go away?
August 26, 2010
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Jason said:

Jake44
... Good signing.........but PLEASE change the picture or put up a new article. Way too much picture for me!....again, please? LOL
August 26, 2010
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Chewd said:

Chewd
... Torres might be my new favourite player (at least until the season starts). What other pics do you have in your personal collection Dobber?
August 25, 2010
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Chad Brown said:

Raider_Pride
... he looks like one of those douches that sits at UFC events with diamond studded "tap out" t-shirts and a sideways ed hardy hat!

please take this down now lol
August 25, 2010
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Chad Brown said:

Raider_Pride
wtf i just got home from work, i live in vancouver, and that picture just made me wanna kick raffi torres in the balls!

what a douche!!! lol
August 25, 2010
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lanky522 said:

lanky522
... I do wonder why a less atrocious picture could not be found haha.

dobber just single handedly made his entire community think torres is a d-bag haha.
August 25, 2010
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Zorro said:

Zorro
... What in the hell is this doing on the first page? Are you serious?
August 25, 2010
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Brandon Landry said:

littleranger
... This pic just made me absolutely hate Raffi Torres
August 25, 2010
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Nathan said:

Teh Doktor
... This picture makes me question his decision making skills among other things. Both on the ice and off of it.

I will never draft this guy based on that alone.
August 25, 2010
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heater said:

heater
... terrible pic ...ugh...
August 25, 2010
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Darcy Sulz said:

swamp_mule
yuck Pls take this picture off now!!
August 25, 2010
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lok said:

lokguin
... not sure where you got those stats... i looked up his historical stats, looks like his career high in hits is 114 in 2006-07, and he's only topped 40+ pts. once (2005-06). And a career average of .72 PIMs per game. i don't think he has shown that he can get 150 hits, 80 PIM and 45 points. He'll pretty much need a career year to do it.

as a vancouverite i must say this is a pretty disappointing signing but i guess the risk factor is somewhat mitigated by the low signing price.
August 25, 2010
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Gates Imbeau said:

GMGates
... I'm with Jason, at first glance this pic made me question the integrity of the site haha!
August 25, 2010
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Dan C said:

porkchops
Samuelsson & Burrows Any chance he moves to the first line to play with the Sedins? This must affect Samuelsson & Burrows somewhat.
August 25, 2010
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Jason said:

wpggrown
umm LOLZWTF... There's something off about coming to Dobber and this being on front page.. made me LOL a bit
August 25, 2010
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sentium said:

Dakkster
... Fugliest "beard" in the NHL!
August 25, 2010
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