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Vancouver Canucks fans celebrate the hiring of new coach John Tortorella with a pretty slick cover of Rhianna's "Umbrella."
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Roberto Luongo is a goalie. He gets paid a lot of money. The Canucks haven’t been able to trade him. Why? The answer to this question is far ranging, particularly if you don’t necessarily know the ins and outs of the NHL collective bargaining agreement.
Luongo’s situation is a complex one, but lucky for you, I’m here to answer all your questions.
Why doesn’t anybody want...
The Vancouver Canucks are still looking to deal one of their two goaltenders. They reportedly are open to dealing Schneider.
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John Tortorella’s initial press conference in Vancouver has been anticipated since rumours first began to swirl that he would take the Canucks coaching job.
Torts, as you should be well aware by now, does not hold his tongue in the heat of the moment when discussing players or journalists and his relationship with one of the toughest media markets in North American...
It’s official. What could either be a great move or the Canucks worst nightmare is now a reality.
John Tortorella has been named the 17th head coach in franchise history. He received a 5 year contract and is the first American (also first non-Canadian) Canucks head coach.
There are a lot of perceptions of Tortorella, some good and some not so good.
He won the...
If the Vancouver Canucks cannot trade goaltender Roberto Luongo and his onerous contract, could Cory Schneider exit instead?Sure, according to a CBC report. Schneider could fetch a nice return after finishing 17-9-4 last season while playing ahead of Luongo for much of the season. He has two years left on a contract that carries a moderate $4 million annual cap hit.The contract isn’t...
The New York Post's Larry Brooks discusses John Tortorella's "new start" in Vancouver, the New York Islanders' struggles to reach the salary cap floor and some Rangers-related issues in his Sunday Slap Shots column, and he reports that the team that will host the draft today, the New Jersey Devils, shouldn't expect teams to thank Jeffrey Vanderbeek for his...
According to Craig Custance, Manny Malhotra met with a group of teams on Friday in New York and is generating interest on the open market for his comeback. On his first day of free agency on July 1, 2010, Malhotra signed a three-year, $7.5 million deal with the Vancouver Canucks that included a no-trade clause. Near the end of the season, Malhotra [...]
According to The Fourth Period editor in chief David Pagnotta, Keith Ballard is likely done in Vancouver. VAN still looking to trade Keith Ballard. If they can’t, they’re expected to buy him out. So far, Ballard’s camp haven’t been told anything — David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) June 29, 2013 Ballard tallied a pair of assists, a -2 rating and [...]
Darren Dreger woke up the hockey community on Saturday morning with news that the Canucks could in fact be putting goalie Cory Schneider into the trade market leading up to the draft. It’s getting interesting. 2 sources say Corey Schneider is in play. 1st and a prospect part of asking price. Suspect Oilers in on talks. — Darren Dreger [...]
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New York Islanders beat writer Arthur Staple tweeted today that the Islanders would be interested in swapping Rick DiPietro for Roberto Luongo. On the surface it looks like a swap of two albatross contracts, but both Islander fans and Canucks fans know there is a lot more to this potential deal than meets the eye.
Luongo was drafted 4th...
It's been almost a week since Alain Vigneault has been named head coach of the New York Rangers and a lot of you have been wondering what kind of style we're going to see from the Blueshirts under his leadership. Here's what Vigneault has said so far...
“I like my teams to play the right way, which is: If you’ve got room to make a play, make a play. If you’ve...
The New York Rangers recently hired Alain Vigneault as their new head coach, replacing the recently departed John Tortorella who ironically replaced him as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. This writer wishes that organization the best of luck with Torts considering how things went south towards the end of his Rangers tenure. Vigneault is [...]