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The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenseman Cam Barker to a one-year deal.
Barker was originally selected by the Chicago Blackhawks third overall in the 2004 draft, behind Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin.
Barker missed most of last season with an ankle injury that required surgery.
''I had a tough year last year,'' Barker said. ''I was out for four months, but it's behind me and I feel completely healthy now. I'm ready to go.''
He has 94 points (21 goals, 73 assists) and 286 penalty minutes in 296 career NHL games with Chicago, Minnesota and Edmonton.
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We’re days away from the start of the NHL & our Vancouver Canucks regular season and I can already smell the throw up on the sky train, that strange looking guy who has one eye on you and one on the door, the many other commuters warm breath on my neck; and most importantly the anticipation to get this damn thing going.
While it’s been fun to talk...
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Looking for a website with different opinions on how the Vancouver Canucks are going to do in 2013? We’ve got your back.
NWSB Senior Editor “Q” polled asked us Canucks bloggers to get some predictions to him this week, he sent us a nice little questionnaire.
Below, I’ll provide you with their Canucks projections and picks.
With this being the second season...
Sweet Glorious Hockey
It hasn’t fully sunken in yet that Canucks hockey is coming back, and is soon to consume this country in what promises to be a very entertaining 48 game dash to the playoffs.
It’s going to be a silly season. After going so long without the game, it’s returning at double time with a very short training camp and no exhibition games.
We’ve seen the playoff...
from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun,
As Vigneault responded to the various challenges his team will face out of the gate, it was, frankly, harder than it ought to have been to envision this Canucks team as a Stanley Cup contender.
Apart from the 100 per cent in-conference schedule, which is going to make travel exponentially harder on the western teams - "Cry us...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) Cory Schneider has waited much longer than a 113-day lockout for this chance.
For the first time in his pro career, the goaltender entered a Vancouver Canucks training camp as the go-to guy in goal, a role he has coveted since he entered the organization.
''It's the culmination of my development,'' the 26-year-old Schneider said...
In Vancouver’s Way on March to Cup
Finally the ridiculous lockout is over and now we can start talking about battles on the ice and not battles that took place in board rooms! The Vancouver Canucks will enter the 2013 season as one of the legitimate favorites to win it all… again.
They are stacked in all aspects of the game – anything less than a Cup would be a disappointment...
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Jim Vandermeer.
Vandermeer, 32, has played in 461 NHL games, recording 105 points (25-80-105) and 664 penalty minutes. The 6’1”, 208 lbs. defenceman split the 2011.12 season with the Edmonton Oilers (2-12-14 in 62 games played) and San Jose...
After one whole day, Evgeni Malkin finally spoke to the press so the Beaver County Times can call off it's goons.
Here is the video via the Pens:
Malkin talked about how great it is to be back in Pittsburgh. Pretty boring interview. Sounds like Guy Junker asked a question that Malkin didn't understand. We didn't hear any whiny babies in the background so...
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With the season only a week away, the second biggest question surrounding the Vancouver Canucks is, what will their second-line look like until Ryan Kesler returns? Today I will look at the options, although I truly believe Kesler will not be gone for lone. Once the puck drops, I suspect we will...
Evgeni Malkin's first media availability since returning from the KHL:
Washington Capitals forwards Alexander Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson had a pretty brutal collision at the scrimmage today against ECH affiliate Reading. Check it out.
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Boys --- dial it down until Saturday.
It’s time for yet another installment of “It’s Not About You Theatre”. Weeks after the BBWA made Baseball Hall of Fame voting about no one but themselves, Beaver County Times Writer Chris Bradford has come out gun ablazing to one up them. How dare Evgeni Malkin not talk to Chris Bradford! Do you know who [...]