Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Trevor's Future

We may soon hear an answer regarding Trevor Linden's future with the Vancouver Canucks.

From Iain MacIntyre's (Vancouver Sun) piece this morning:

In eight days in July, Trevor Linden powered his mountain bike up 23,000 vertical metres - like cycling up Mt. Everest nearly three times - in the TransAlps stage race, and on some of the peaks in Austria and Italy felt like he could see forever.

Alas, his future with the Vancouver Canucks was not within view.

But Linden's most important summit was Tuesday night when, after waiting most of the summer to learn if the team he loves still loves him back, he was to meet with Canucks coach Alain Vigneault to discuss the iconic winger's future with the National Hockey League franchise.
There is no doubt in my mind that Trevor can still play. He was one of the team's better forwards in the playoffs, and even in a fourth-line role, led the team in scoring. The problem of course is that Trevor is 37 years old, and with a bottom-heavy roster and a bunch of young guys looking to make the jump to the big leagues, he has to take on an even lesser-role. Can he accept that role? We know he was none too pleased when, by merit or not, Vigneault made him a healthy scratch for the first time in his career.

Stay tuned.

[update: 08/15/2007, 7:21 AM]

In his morning sports editorial, Rick Dhaliwal from CKNW 980 just mentioned that Trevor is trying to gauge interest from other teams.

That's not a good sign.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 6:42 AM