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The Canucks traded Schneider to the Devils making Roberto Luongo their number one goalie. Here are two reasons why Luongo is great for the Canucks. 1. Verbal abuse makes him grow. The more people who talk bad about Luongo the better he plays. Clearly Luongo thrives on proving people wrong. This is perfect since Torts [...]
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There’s been a fear since the Canucks early playoff exit that the window for this core to bring a Stanley Cup to Vancouver had perhaps a few years left until old age spoiled them. The Canucks weren’t getting younger with an average age of 28.9, and with few bluechip prospects in the pipeline, comparisons to the Calgary Flames’ long slide after the 2004 cup...
Free agent frenzy begins tomorrow morning at 9am and the Canucks will need to find a bargain. Vancouver is already committed to 9 forwards, 5 defencemen and 2 goalies for a total cap hit of $56.8 million. That leaves about $7.5 million of a cap space to spend on 4 forwards and 3 defencemen. That means it’s going to be a tight squeeze.
For simplicity, lets assume the Canucks re...
Canucks’ First Round Pick (9th Overall)
Another NHL draft has come and gone and, as usual, there were sureties, surprises and speculation aplenty.
The Colorado Avalanche did what they said they would do and drafted Nathan McKinnon 1st overall, defenseman Seth Jones dropped to 4th overall to the Nashville Predators despite being touted as a potential #1 pick, and numerous trades...
from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,
If Roberto Luongo is considering his options, GM Mike Gillis made them pretty clear Friday.
During his post-free agency press conference, Gillis was asked about Luongo’s options after the team traded away Cory Schneider.
“Play or not play,” Gillis said bluntly.
Gillis is planning a trip to Florida in the next...
The Blues have signed Maxim Lapierre to a two-year, $2.2 million contract. The average hit against the salary cap is $1.1 million (math is fun!), but the center will earn $1 million in 2013-14 and $1.2 million in 2014-15, per Bob McKenzie.
The Blues have been in desperate need for help down the middle of the ice. They've addressed that need - to an extent - by signing...
Maxim Lapierre signed a 2 year contract with Blues. #RDS
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) July 5, 2013
Max Lapierre's deal with STL is for two years and a total of $2.2M.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
Next up on the UFA Preview series is Derek Roy of the Vancouver Canucks. Once July 5 rolls around, if he is not re-signed by his current team, he is open to conversing and signing with any team in the league.
Derek Roy | C
5'9" | 184lbs
5/4/83; Age: 30
Signed in 2007: 6-years, $24 million; $4 million cap hit
Projected Earnings Next...
With roughly seven million dollars left to sign seven players, the Vancouver Canucks find themselves in a bit of a bind. With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that the team is reportedly still listening to offers for Alex Edler, who is slated to earn $30MM over the next six seasons. According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, among others, the Tampa Bay Lightning is interested...
The Vancouver Canucks have signed Brad Richardson to a two year deal worth $1.15M per. Richardson was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He played his first professional season in the 2005–06 season, splitting the year between the Lowell Lock Monsters of the AHL and making his debut in the NHL with the Avalanche. Richardson’s best year with...
The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenseman Alex Biega. Biega was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, but was not able to sign a professional contract until after he completed his NCAA play. Upon graduation, on May 27, 2010, Biega was signed by the Sabres to a two-year contract. On October 9, 2010 Biega made his professional debut playing in the American [...]
The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward/defenseman Yannick Weber to a one year, $650K deal. Weber was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round (73rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, and was the first player in franchise history to wear jersey No. 68. The Canadiens signed Weber to a three-year entry-level contract in the summer of 2008. He spent the majority of the [...]
Just after getting bought out earlier this week by the Vancouver Canucks, defenseman Keith Ballard has agreed to terms on a brand new two year deal with the Minnesota Wild. The deal becomes official tomorrow at noon EST. Ballard tallied a pair of assists, a -2 rating and 29 penalty minutes in his 36 games. Ballard was also just sixth [...]
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Since the end of the season, Mike Gillis has made it no secret that the Vancouver Canucks mandate was to get bigger, younger and adapt to the different type of play that was happening in todayâs NHL.
As I have laid out throughout the week, Gillis does not have a ton of coin to...
Two-year, $3 million deal for Keith Ballard with #mnwild
— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) July 4, 2013