Found September 09, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
The Maple Leafs training camp invitation to free agent winger Mason Raymond was not simply a favor being paid by the GM who drafted the 27-year-old forward in Vancouver back in 2005, it could end up being a significant depth addition and insurance against a potential extended holdout by restricted free agent Nazem Kadri. “I had spoken to J.P. Barry maybe a month ago just to let him know that...

Raymond to attend Toronto training camp

Mason Raymond will attend the Toronto Maple Leafs' training camp on a professional tryout contract. The 27-year-old left wing spent the last five-plus seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. He has 80 goals and 98 assists in 374 career NHL games. Raymond, who confirmed the tryout in a text message to The Canadian Press, could fill a need for the Maple Leafs on the third line, where...

Mason Raymond, other free agents landing training camp invitations

A lot of players who would have otherwise been signed to contracts weren't this summer with the salary cap going down. That has meant there's some decent talent available on the free agent market and now that's meaning invitations to training camps. Mason Raymond is one player who received an invite his coming from the Maple Leafs. The former Canucks forward is a surprise...

Leafs sign wing Raymond for one year

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed left wing Mason Raymond to a $1 million, one-year contract. The 28-year-old Raymond had 10 goals and 12 assists in 46 games for Vancouver last season. He was in Toronto's training camp for a tryout after going unsigned over the summer. Raymond likely will play on the Leafs' third line. Toronto announced the contract on Monday. General...

Mason Raymond Heading To Leafs Training Camp by   Steven Ellis

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ training camp will feature former Vancouver Canucks forward Mason Raymond when the team hits the ice for the first time. UFA F Mason Raymond will be attending TOR’s training camp on a PTO. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 9, 2013   Raymond was drafted by the Canucks in the 2nd round of the 2005 NHL Entry [...]

Bure’s Jersey To Be Retired

Pavel Bure (@NHLexpertpicks) On September 5th the Vancouver Canucks announced that they will be retiring Pavel Bure’s number  at the beginning of this season on November 2nd before the Canucks host the Maple Leafs. The Russian Rocket had an injury shortened, yet still remarkable career.  He was selected 113th overall in the 1989 NHL entry draft by Vancouver and quickly...

Todd Cordell: A Look At The Vancouver Canucks NHL 14 Player Ratings

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! The highly anticipated new NHL game, NHL 14, came out today across North America. Leading up to the release, EA Sports announced the top-50 highest rated players in the game. There were a few Vancouver Canucks on the list, but many wanted to see how their entire roster stacks up. A lot of people aren't getting NHL 14 within...

Todd Cordell: Vancouver Canucks: Three Prospects To Watch In Training Camp

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! The Vancouver Canucks open up training camp today and with preseason action less than a week away, it's time for players to show what they can do in hopes of earning a roster spot. Most of the Canucks roster is already set, but there are some jobs available in the Canucks bottom-6, especially down the middle, as well as on right...

Mike Gillis and the art of the press conference

Press conferences are strange It’s an open secret that they generally consist of misleading statements, boilerplate talking points and other untruths. That said, they are the only way to assess the stated goals of an organization and its general manager. While it may be a less than credible medium for relaying information, we can take a look at Mike Gillis press conferences to...

Ian Esplen: Camp Opens

Follow me on twitter @IanEsplen for talk about hockey, sports and life in general anytime Vancouver Canucks training camp opens today, as the start to get ready for the 13/14 NHL season Roster Forwards Darren Archibald Ludwig Blomstrand David Booth Alex Burrows Cole Cassels Brandon DeFazio Mitch Elliot Benn Ferriero Alex Friesen Brendan Gaunce Alexandre Grenier...

Todd Cordell: Where Will The Vancouver Canucks Finish In The Pacific Division?

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! Between Roberto Luongo drama, the hiring of John Tortorella and everything else that's gone on this off-season, the fact that the Vancouver Canucks have joined a new division has slid under the radar. The Canucks, along with two old division rivals - the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers - have joined the Anaheim Ducks, Los...

Torts Twitter warning: ‘There better be nothing coming out of our locker room’

If John Tortorella had his way none of the Vancouver Canucks would be using their Twitter accounts during the season. No not even Roberto Luongo (aka @strombone1) one of the most famous tweeters in the NHL. But in an interview with Sportsnet (video) the fiery head coach who’s attempting to become a tad more progressive said he may have to meet his players “halfway” when it...

Video- Tortorella On Luongo And How He Wants His Team To Play

Sportsnet presents part 2 of their sit down with Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella who discusses Roberto Luongo and his team philosophy.   If you missed part 1, you can watch it here.

Ian Esplen: WINNING!

Follow me on twitter @IanEsplen for talk about hockey, sports and life in general anytime So the Vancouver Canucks kind of won the Young Stars classic after a 2-1 victory yesterday. The team finished the event with three wins and one loss. While this event doesn’t really formally crown a winner, but Vancouver won more games than any of the other teams, so that...
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