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from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
Agree whole-heartedly with the under-current around the Vancouver Canucks’ shocking playoff ouster to the San Jose Sharks in four games: trade goalie Cory Schneider and keep Roberto Luongo in net, and try to rebuild on the fly. You’ll get stocking stuffers for Luongo with the $40.6 million left on his contract; you’ll get a couple of young bodies for Schneider, who is only 27.
Luongo is almost untradeable unless the Canucks pick up a whack of his salary. Schneider wouldn’t be. Call up GM Paul Holmgren in Philly, who certainly isn’t tied to Ilya Bryzgalov,32, in net; maybe the owner Ed Snider is because he’d have to buy him out at two-thirds of the $34.5 million left over seven years, but the Flyers, always looking for goalies, would jump at Schneider, who has $8.5 million left over the next two seasons.
Would the Flyers trade centre Brayden Schenn or Sean Couturier to get him? Absolutely. What if the Canucks held out for a yo...
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Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin and defenseman Alex Edler will play for Sweden at the world hockey championships.
J.P. Barry, the Sedins' agent, confirmed Wednesday the twins will play for their homeland at the tournament. They will leave Vancouver for Stockholm on Friday after attending a media availability to discuss the disappointing end of the Canucks...
from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,
When next season begins, the Vancouver Canucks will once again be a strong contender to make the playoffs — and if things go well, perhaps even challenge for the lead at times in their newly realigned environment.
They’ll still have outstanding goaltending, and a decent back end, and general manager Mike Gillis will have...
Major changes loom after the Vancouver Canucks, who came within a victory of winning the Stanley Cup two years ago, bowed out early for the second consecutive spring.
Management is trying to figure out what went wrong in the playoffs for a team that viewed itself as a strong contender, but never approached its target. Instead, the Canucks were swept by San Jose in the opening round...
The Vancouver Canucks were swept out of the playoffs by the San Jose Sharks, earning the unfortunate distinction of being the first team sent home from the 2013 postseason. The Sharks completed the sweep with a 4-3 win in OT on Tuesday night, earning the squad a spot in the second round.
Vancouver's season ends almost exactly as it began with fans questioning the team'...
The San Jose Sharks mercifully ended the season for the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night, completing the series sweep courtesy of a 4-3 overtime victory in front of the hometown fans at HP Pavilion. And while the game was not without controversy — a controversial boarding penalty called on Daniel Sedin (his brother Henrik called the penalty “bulls**t”) led to Patrick Marleau’s...
The one thing that I do know about sports fans is that when the games are going on, there are very few things that will prevent them for turning away from the action.
Check out this receipt from a Vancouver, Canada pizza place that had an order changed from a pick-up to a delivery because of Canucks/Sharks playoff game:
(Courtesy of Deadspin)
As it stands now, the Vancouver Canucks will likely be the first team eliminated from the 2013 NHL playoffs. I would not be surprised if the San Jose Sharks complete the series sweep tonight. the focal point in Vancouver has the goaltending duo of Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo. However, Goaltending not is he issue for Vancouver Canucks.Vancouver's primary problem is...
Ever since the Vancouver Canucks and their fans christened themselves Stanley Cup champions after Game TWO, Bruins fans (and most of the hockey loving world) revel annually in their demise.
Looks like the Canucks have been psychologically damaged by the Bruins in 2011. Vancouver has only won TWO playoff game since going up 2-0 in the Cup Final.
They lost to the Bruins 4 games to...
Roberto Luongo may finally get his wish.
The veteran goalie has wanted out of Vancouver since Cory Schneider usurped him as the primary starter late last season, and he didn't change his mind after both goalies looked shaky in an opening-round sweep at the hands of the Sharks.
"I feel like I am in a stage of my life where I want to play," Luongo said during his exit...
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Okay, First things first. The Vancouver Canucks have called a press conference for Noon today.
Early rumblings are that not much is going to be coming out of this. It's very likely Mike Gillis will take to the podium, tippy toe around the issues, thank fans, apologize that this wasn'...
Since the NHL playoffs are always a special time of the year I am going to try and keep our followers updated with out of town hockey news as well as the Bruins.If you haven't been watching the other playoff series, you are missing some great hockey. In the East, The Montreal Canadiens fall 3-1 in their series with Ottawa after blowing a 2-0 lead late in third to eventually...
It was one of the most disappointing first round series in Canucks history and not just for obvious reasons. The Canucks didn’t lose to the Sharks because of a bad bounce (of which there were a few) or bad penalties (of which there were lots). No, they lost because they weren’t good enough. This was not an aberration, it was a revelation. The Canucks aren’t as good as many...