Donnie & Dhali: Rick Dhaliwal and Don Taylor on Vancouver Canucks injured goalie Thatcher Demko and the way he’s producing commerce curiosity.
** NHLRumors.com transcription
Dhaliwal: “I informed you final week groups have been calling on Demko. I informed you one staff to control is Pittsburgh. Tristan Jarry is their goalie however he’s a UFA and will value over $6 million.
One factor that Demko brings you is value certainty at $5 million per yr over the subsequent three years. That’s why a ton of groups are going to have an interest if the Canucks do that. That’s why a whole lot of groups have curiosity. Regardless that Demko has not had an excellent yr, groups are going to wager on his return to his outdated type.
Now, I’m informed the Canucks don’t wish to transfer him within the division. One staff that makes a ton of sense Donnie, is the LA Kings. They want a goalie. They’ve a ton of fine right-shot D. Nevertheless it must take an unbelievable provide trigger I don’t assume the Canucks wish to transfer Demko of their division.
Now, let me tackle this. Unsure about all these rumors that Demko is sad in Vancouver and he needs out. I’m not there but. I don’t know the place the media’s getting that. I’ve talked too. Time will inform. I’m not there but that Demko’s sad in Vancouver and he needs out. I’m not there but.”
Taylor: “One factor, and I’ve heard Thomas Drance speak about this, and different reporters as nicely, the individuals which can be within the dressing room frequently weren’t. The reporting days are over for me and for you. We simply discuss in a destructive vogue in regards to the Canucks.
However they are saying that Demko’s temper, demeanor, habits has modified a bit in terms of coping with the media. Perhaps it’s due to the stress of being a primary goaltender, bonafide, I’m probably not positive. However, his character has modified which is likely to be comprehensible for a younger man in a stress scenario. Simply throwing that on the market.
However you’re listening to there’s nothing about him not being pleased.”
Dhaliwal: “I’m not listening to it. Donnie, let me ask you this. These gamers get to the NHL stage as a result of they hate to lose. Take out the bubble yr in Edmonton. Has this core group achieved a whole lot of successful in your eyes? Would you be pleased going and taking part in on a staff dropping on a regular basis?”
Taylor: “I’d be pleased being within the Nationwide Hockey League.”
Dhaliwal: “Okay, however in some unspecified time in the future once you get to the NHL Don, you do wish to win.”