Found June 18, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
via Scott Russell of News1130, The Vancouver Canucks have qualified the contracts of free agent goaltenders Cory Schneider and Eddie Lack, as well as forward Dale Wiese. Schneider’s agent Mike Liut tells News1130 Sports that he will meet with the Canucks this week in Pittsburgh prior to the NHL Entry Draft on Friday. If the Canucks or Schneider’s agent can’t get a new deal done, both sides have an opportunity to file for salary arbitration in early July. Schneider, selected by the Canucks in the first round in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, appeared in a career-high 33 games in 2011-12. He recorded 20 victories and had a 1.96 goals-against-average in his stepped-up role as Roberto Luongo’s backup.

Canucks make restricted free agents qualifying offers today

First we got NHL preseason schedule news from the Canucks on a busy Monday, now we're hearing via several news outlets (CKWX 1130, The Province, Team1040 etc) that the Canucks have made qualifying offers to 3 restricted free agents. The list does include possible new NUMBER 1 goalie Cory Schneider. Laurence Gilman confirmed the offers to Schneider. “Today we made...

Aaron Volpatti inks a 1-year contract with the Canucks

Per a press release this week from the Vancouver Canucks we've learned they've signed Aaron Volpatti to a new 1-year contract. Quote: Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that forward Aaron Volpatti has been re-signed to a one-year contract. Volpatti, 27, recorded a goal, 37 penalty minutes and 61 hits in 23 games...

The Curious Case of Mason Raymond

Mitch has been blogging faster than I can post lately. ‘Mitch the blog machine’ is what I call him. You can call him @Mitch_SBMedia on Twitter. Last week the Vancouver Canucks decided to take Mason Raymond to club elected “cut-down” arbitration. What’s cut-down arbitration? You’re asking that like last week was the first time you had ever heard the term. Well, if that’s...

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The Vancouver Canucks released their 2012 pre-season schedule today. The 2012 edition will feature 7 games. It begins September 24th and runs till October 5th. Two split squad games on Wednesday, September 24th versus the Calgary Flames at home start the journey towards Lord Stanley's Cup. Vancouver will play the remaining 5 games against the Edmonton Oilers, Phoenix Coyotes...

Luongo’s Price Just Went Up

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, The NHL transaction wire had Mike Gillis smiling Tuesday and Brian Burke reaching for the Maalox. Gillis is laughing because now that Josh Harding signed a three-year contract with the Minnesota Wild there is one less potential No. 1 goaltender on the free-agent market. That leaves the Vancouver Canucks general manager with the best available...

Is Luongo Headed To Toronto And Is Sundin A HHOF Lock?

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun (not yet posted) at the Winnipeg Sun, • With Vokoun and Lindback scratched from the list of the available and the Kings’ Dean Lombardi saying “having only one quarterback is dangerous,” that leaves Roberto Luongo as their best goaltending option moving forward to this week’s NHL draft and trade meet. The good news with Luongo is it...

UFA of the Day: Patrick O’Sullivan

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Mike Gillis Canucks GM confirms Marc Andre Gragnani has been qualified

Earlier this week the Vancouver Canucks did the expected and tendered qualifying offers to restricted free-agent goalies Cory Schneider and Eddie Lack. There were some guys from last years roster that were in limbo. Marc-Andre Gragnani, Mike Duco, Victor Oreskovich and Ryan Parent. They had to be qualified or released by June 25. Quote: On Monday Gillis...
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