1. The Re-Making of the Vancouver Canucks Third and Fourth Lines

    I realize that this process of re-building the third and fourth lines is not complete, as that will not be finished until the season actually begins, but the signings of some of these players is puzzling...

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  2. NHL Cap Penalties: What it Means For Teams Dealing With Them

    This is going to be a very interesting time for a number of the NHL teams as they try to figure out how to get back in good standing with the salary cap. There are nine teams that will face cap penalties ranging from $50,000 to $4...

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  3. NHL Trade Rumors: Kevin Bieksa of the Vancouver Canucks—on the Block?

    The rumor mill is just a spinning these days with what seems to be the inevitable - that Kevin Bieksa will be traded. There have been a number of teams mentioned with the first one being Columbus Blue Jackets and now San Jose Sharks...

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  4. The Three Vancouver Canucks That Should Be in the Ring of Honour

    After first attending and then writing the article about the Canucks Summer Summit and watching the first inductee to the Ring of Honour, I got to thinking about who should be the other three to be added alongside Orland Kurtenbach...

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  5. Reporting Live from the Vancouver Canucks Summer Summit

    Well, it is now a couple of hours since I left the scene of the Summer Summit but there isn't much to report on the Canucks Prospects (held at what is now called the Rogers Arena) that ...

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  6. Arbitration and the Three Vancouver Canucks

    By now, you have all heard that Tanner Glass, Jannik Hansen, and Mason Raymond have filed for arbitration after having received qualifying offers as RFA’s...

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  7. GM Mike Gillis Puts His Stamp on the Vancouver Canucks

    Like his predecessors before him, Canucks' GM Mike Gillis made a couple of trades in the free agent market that will go down as his identifying mark of approval by the 'Nucks Nation...

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  8. The Vancouver Canucks Jump into the Free Agent Market with Hamhuis and Malhotra

    As reported by TSN at 1:11 PDT the deal with Dan Hamhuis is done. The contract amount is $4.5 million a year for six years. Other teams offered more money but Vancouver was the team that Hamhuis wanted to go to...

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  9. The Vancouver Canucks Core: Time Is of the Essence

    I wrote an article a couple of weeks ago about the Top Five Western Conference Team Cores. When I looked at it closer it reminded me, and should also for the Canucks Nation, that this core is running out of time...

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  10. Vancouver Canucks Qualify Four of Their RFA's

    Today as reported by the Vancouver media and TSN.com, the Canucks made a qualifying offer of $1.6M to Shane O’Brien. Mason Raymond, Tanner Glass and Jannik Hansen have also received qualifying offers...

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  11. 2010 NHL Draft Results: Vancouver Canucks Load Up On Defense and Size

    Well, there were no first through third round entry draft picks for the Canucks this year, but they did get a player in Keith Ballard who can play top minutes on the one through four D-group and step in right away...

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  12. Vancouver Canucks: Did They Give Up Too Much For Keith Ballard?

    So Vancouver Canucks' Mike Gillis finally made a bold move today, giving up his No. 25 entry draft choice along with Steve Bernier and Michael Grabner for young and tough Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Ballard and right wing prospect Victor Oreskovich.

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  13. The Top Five NHL Western Conference Team Cores

    I thought I would have a look at the relationship between the core players of a team, their finish in the standings and rankings on who has the best core...

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  14. NHL Hart Trophy Winner: Hail to Henrik the First

    Back on January 25, I wrote an article entitled – Is it Time to Consider Canucks Henrik Sedin for the Hart Trophy? My eastern B/R colleagues were flabbergasted at the article...

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  15. Trade News Explodes the Quietness in the NHL

    The time leading up to the Draft and Free agency is an historically quiet one, but reported trade news via the Vancouver media and TSN exploded out early today...

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  16. Vancouver Canucks and Other Thoughts Percolating on the Back Burner

    I guess signing Aaron Rome to a new contract is good from a depth position, but is he really in the mix for a number six man, and what does that say about the ‘Nucks defense? ...

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  17. The Lingering Question About The Vancouver Canucks Captaincy

    Much has been written and debated about the Canucks Roberto Luongo having been made the Captain back in September of 2008. Hockey writers and commentators have presented varying degrees of arguments why he should or should not be wearing the "C...

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  18. The Canucks Prospects: A Picture in Size Only

    With the announcement today of the prospects camp on July 5, (which I hope to attend) I stopped to review just what this group looks like in the much needed size category and experience...

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  19. NHL Finals: High Priced Goalies - a Thing of the Past?

    After taking a look at this upcoming final and the starting goaltenders, the answer would be a no. Because if you look at who is left playing that position for the Stanley Cup, Chicago’s Antti Niemi cap hit of $0...

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  20. Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis: Who's in Denial Now?

    After listening the other morning on a local radio sports program on TEAM 1040, to an interview in which Canucks GM Mike Gillis commented that he does not think his team needs to get ...

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  21. NHL Western Conference Finals: It's All About The Hawks

    When you think about the climb the Chicago Blackhawks have made, it's impressive. It may seem like an eternity to their fans in hockey years...

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  22. Five Players the Vancouver Canucks Should Target for Signing

    I will bring something up that I have mentioned before when it comes to signing free agents, and no, it’s not about the amount of dollars...

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  23. Vancouver Canucks: Their Needs Are Obvious, but Where Will They Come From?

    I took a few days off to get away from the Vancouver Canucks' last loss, so bare with me for the brief bit of words as I go through withdrawals...

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  24. The Canucks UFA’s, RFA’s and What This all Means for Next Year

    So the body is still warm but the thought process of next year’s team needs to start in motion. The following is a list of UFA’s & RFA’s numbers sourced from nhlnumbers...

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  25. NHL Playoffs: In Canucks-Blackhawks, Home Ice Becomes a Disadvantage

    I turned it off after the third goal in the second period. I didn’t need to see anymore to know who was going to win, and I wanted to get this article in before it got late...

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