Found May 01, 2012 on
NorthWest Sports Beat:
aka the next time Vancouver has a stake in NHL proceedings...
there's some kid projected in the second round named Henrik Samuelsson, can the Canucks possibly pass him up?
For the first round
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Canucks need to take a good hard look at young Dane
The modern salary cap era in the NHL with its tight restrictions on spending has altered several aspects of team building. Perhaps the most important consideration is that it has clearly emphasized the need for teams to carefully select and develop their own talent.
If done right, good prospects bring a spark to their team and save...
David Booth wasn't with the Canucks when they lost to the Bruins in last year's Stanley Cup Final. He wasn't even in the lineup the only time the teams faced each other again this season -- he was sidelined with a sprained right knee when the Canucks returned to the Garden in January. But the Vancouver forward has obviously spent enough time with his Vancouver teammates...
Roberto Luongo is the most successful goalie in Canucks history; there’s no debating that. With 224 wins and 33 shutouts over a six-year tenure in Vancouver, his resume is certainly filled . A two-time Vezina nominee who led Canada to a gold medal at the 2010 Olympics, the star netminder has been under heavy scrutiny from the media in the last few years...
from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province, The lightning rod has shifted a few seats in the lockerroom.
Long affixed to the goaltending cranium of Roberto Luongo, his expected departure has those bolts of postseason disdain now directed at Ryan Kesler. That’s right. The Selke Trophy winning centre, who laboured through a sore hip flexor and wonky shoulder this season, is suddenly...
Roberto Luongo is in the market, and some have already decided that he’s going to the Maple Leafs. Or maybe he’s going to the Oilers, or maybe the Lightning. I could keep going, but there’s the rest of the league to list, and that would take awhile.
For a number of fans, writers, and analysts who are looking in from the outside of the Stanley Cup playoffs, this is the best...
With chaos in Canuckland, between Aqualini reportedly being fire-nonis mad and Gillis scrambling for answers, is AV the easy scapegoat?
Does AV himself see an opportunity with the vacant coaching position in Montreal?
It's starting to feel like a summer of change, does that include the coach? If it does, is that a good idea?
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The Vancouver Canucks have just over 9 million dollars in cap space on the books for next season, and with the need to still sign Raymond and Schneider, that doesn't leave a whole lot of space to fill the teams needs. It's safe to say that Mike Gillis will...