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Mason Raymond is running out of time for excuses. The 26-year-old left winger signed a one-year deal July 9 to remain in Vancouver. He accepted a pay reduction to $2.27 million from $2.6 million after the Canucks made the unusual move of filing for arbitration against him. The club gets the reduced salary it was looking for while avoiding a nasty arbitration hearing. Raymond gets to remain with the team, so both sides are reasonably content with the deal, which was signed on the morning of the day hearings were to be scheduled. "At the end of the day, no one should feel sorry for me. I'm doing very well, and I'm playing a sport that I love to do for a living," Raymond told the Vancouver Sun. The Canucks gave Raymond the benefit of the doubt after his production slipped to 10 goals and 10 assists last season, when he played just 55 games after recovering sufficiently from career-threatening broken vertebrae sustained in the 2010-11 Stanley Cup finals against...
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And just like that his tournament is over. Soon to be EX-Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo finished 634th at 2012 World Series Of Poker. Lu had made it through to the fourth day of the World Series of Pokers main event tournament in Las Vegas, but his chip stack was dwindling pot by pot. Still must be said he had a fun time considering his 10k buy in was handled for him by...
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Last week the Vancouver Canucks top prospect Nicklas Jensen was discussing the possibility of foregoing his last year of major junior eligibility with the Oshawa Generals in order to play a season in the Swedish Elite League should he not make the Canucks roster for the 2012/13 season.
It is an ambitious and intriguing notion from a thought provoking player.
Vancouver’s UFA’s in 2013 – Part 2
Hey everyone, hope you enjoyed part 1 of our look ahead series on Alex Edler. Today in part two we take a look down the middle of the ice. It’s not the Canucks deepest position, and depending on how this season goes, it could get a little thinner around July 1st, 2013.
Name: Manny Malhotra
Contract Expires: July 1st, 2013
Current Cap Hit...
I posted the top 20 players by their adjusted Corsi rate in 2011/12. Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks leads the league with +22.5 Corsi events per 60 minutes of even strength play. This is a four point lead over anyone else in the league. This shows that Sedin had the largest difference between the puck possession of his team when he was on the ice when compared to when...
from the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo is in the money.
Luongo is among the 666 survivors at the World Series of Poker main event tournament in Las Vegas who are now guaranteed a payday.
A field of 6,598 players began play last weekend.
Luongo began play on Friday with 92,000 chips, but doubled up early in the day when his Ace-Queen hand beat a competitor’s...
Vancouver’s UFA’s in 2013 – Part 3
In Part 1 I looked at Alex Edler.
In Part 2 I looked at Manny Malhotra.
This may be a no brainer, but today I take a look at Alex Burrows and his pending UFA status. What’s in store for him and the Canucks in 2013?
Name: Alex Burrows
Contract Expires: July 1st, 2013
Current Cap Hit: $2,000,000
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Yesterday I posted the worst 20 players in 2011/12 by their adjusted Corsi rate. The adjustment comes when players Corsi (difference in shots directed at goal for and against) when they are on the ice is compared to that of their team when they are not on the ice in five on five situations. This gives us an idea of which players have a significantly different puck possession...
In what seems like an odd move, the Hurricanes decided to bring another defenseman on board for next year by signing Marc-Andre Gragnani to a one-year, two-way deal. The contract will pay Gragnani $800,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the AHL, which is a slight raise over the $550,000 he made last season. He spent all of last season in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres and the Vancouver...