1. Canucks' Mike Gillis Adds Another Piece to the Second Line

    Is it just me or is Mike Gillis the best general manager the Vancouver Canucks ever had? I realize the final judgment will be if he is able to bring a Stanley Cup to Vancouver, ...

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  2. Vancouver Canucks: A Whole Lotta Firsts and More

    Not sure where to start here with all that took place last night, but I'll start with the most unexpected. Yes, that would be Andrew Alberts with his first goal of the season...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about over 3 years ago 178 reads 1 comments

  3. The Vancouver Canuck Auditions: Who Deserves a Lineup Position?

    Don’t let the Canucks 0-3 exhibition record fool you. Every team at this time of the year is evaluating their players so the lineups will be helter-skelter until half way through the preaseason...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 1,345 reads 2 comments

  4. The Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Head to Main Camp

    The old style pro rookie camp that was not unlike what I had seen in Minor Hockey Association teams to Adult Leagues, has been replaced by a more meaningful way of evaluating the raw talent...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 518 reads 4 comments

  5. Young Stars Tournament: Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks

    In the uniforms of these two teams might be the Young Prospects, but they sure resembled the NHL version of them...

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  6. NHL Breaking News: New Jersey Devils Pay Dearly for Ilya Kovalchuk

    Just learnt from someone in the news sources, that the New Jersey Devils will lose their first-round pick over the next four years plus $3 million in cash plus a third round pick, which was the penalty for circumventing the CBA...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 221 reads 6 comments

  7. The NHL Western Conference Goaltending Duals: The Top Five

    As the season draws closer, the ultimate key that used to be the goaltending, turned a page of change during last season's NHL play-offs...

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  8. Pressing Question Of The Day: Will Roberto Luongo Relinquish The Captaincy?

    This hockey starved city of Vancouver never stops to say hi; instead it jumps directly to the question. Instead of greeting Hart and Art Ross Trophy winner Henrik Sedin with how’s ...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 467 reads 6 comments

  9. Tweets, News and Other Interesting Thoughts Percolating Around The NHL

    Well now that the two month Ilya Kovalchuk saga is over, the NHLPA and NHL have resolved and clarified the issue on that one and other long term contracts, we can now get down to other matters...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 402 reads 1 comments

  10. Will Shaw and Sportsnet One Resolve Their Differences for Vancouver Canuck Fans

    Interesting Tweets happening these days from various sources about the new Sportsnet One channel and Shaw Communications...

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  11. Toronto Maple Leafs: Brian Burkes New Look, Rebuilt Version

    Now I don't profess to be an expert on this Maple Leaf team, unlike several of my B/R colleagues (MR for one) nor a number of its players but I do watch their games from time to time and a number of their players did play in the Western Conference...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 3,080 reads 74 comments

  12. Former Vancouver Canucks Willie Mitchell's Send-Off To LA

    I for one am sad to see this very popular Canuck go to the Los Angeles Kings as I was hoping the Canucks would be able to fit him into their salary cap. But that's the realty when a player is offered a two year $7 million contract that he signed for...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 1,509 reads 4 comments

  13. Vancouver Canucks News and Rumours from Last Night

    It was reported last night on Sportsnet television that Raffi Torres has signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 1,367 reads 14 comments

  14. Vancouver Canucks' Roberto Luongo: A Vezina Type Season on the Horizon?

    Since arriving in Vancouver in 2006, much has been written and spoken about the Canucks captain. If you look very carefully, one cannot deny his consistency since the 1999 season, when he joined the New York Islanders as an unproven rookie...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 1,179 reads 22 comments

  15. Vancouver Canucks: Who Will Increase Their Point Totals?

    Last season there were a number of Canucks that had career years but none escalated the climb like Henrik Sedin, minus Brother Daniel for 19 games...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 1,003 reads 2 comments

  16. The NHL's R & D Camp: Suggestions on Tweaking the Game

    There have been a number of topics and rule changes brought up during the NHL’s research and development camp this week which are worth looking at...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 178 reads 3 comments

  17. What Are the Vancouver Canucks' Plans for Their Young Prospects?

    The Manitoba Moose must be licking their chops at the thought of some very good prospects playing on their team this season...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 1,933 reads 26 comments

  18. NHL Free Agent Tryouts: The New Possibility For Cash Strapped Teams?

    It was reported on TEAM 1040 radio Friday morning that the New York Islanders have sent out invitations to a number of free agents that are unsigned, for tryouts to their team...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 924 reads 4 comments

  19. Vancouver Canucks Joel Perrault and Items You May Not Know

    I have already stated the obvious statistics about Joel Perrault when he was signed by the Canucks on free agency day, but I decided to do a little digging to see what else we didn’t know...

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  20. Vancouver Canucks Contract: What's the Deal With Roberto Luongo's?

    All this gnashing of the teeth over the NHL ruling of Ilya Kovalchuk’s invalid contract and the subsequent investigations into the likes of Roberto Luongo, Marian Hossa, Chris Pronger and others, is a lot to do about nothing...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 1,091 reads 6 comments

  21. Vancouver Canucks: Thoughts Percolating in the Hot Summer Sun

    Reported on Vancouver radio TEAM 1040, assistant coach Ryan Walter has retained counsel in his dismissal from the Canucks, as he has made it clear that he did not volunteer to leave...

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  22. NHL Free Agency: The Repercussion of the Salary Cap and Winning

    With the arbitrator’s award of $2.75 million to Antti Niemi, the Chicago Blackhawks have decided to walk away from Niemi, thus making him an unrestricted free agent (UFA). In turn, Chicago signed goaltender Marty Turco to a one year $1...

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  23. Who Should Be the Vancouver Canucks Captain?

    With a meeting (announced at the Summer Summit) set next month between Canucks GM Mike Gillis and current captain Roberto Luongo to discuss the captaincy, this now brings up the question of who should be the new face of the appointed leader...

    Nucks IceMan Written by Nucks IceMan about almost 4 years ago 1,024 reads 23 comments

  24. Question to Vancouver Canucks GM: Where’s the Depth at Forward?

    Now that Mason Raymond is signed, where is the depth at forward that was recognized as being a priority after the Chicago Blackhawks knocked off the Canucks for the second year in a ...

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  25. Vancouver Canucks Sign Restricted Free Agent Mason Raymond

    It was announced today that the Canucks have re-signed forward Mason Raymond to a two-year deal thus avoiding arbitration. In keeping with club policy, terms were not disclosed. However NHL...

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