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NorthWest Sports Beat:
Per a story on ESPN Insider
this week that suggests that Canucks are looking to find a replacement for Andrew Alberts, Keith Ballard, and Aaron Rome.
Could they find that guy on the Islanders roster? Seriously? We'll see.
The player mentioned is Dylan Reese. (UFA (2.2 GVT))
Though the 27-year-old has played just 74 NHL games, all on the questionable New York Islanders blue line, he may be just the type of value player Vancouver needs to seek out to shore up one of its few weaknesses without fundamentally compromising what makes them a Presidents' Trophy-winning team.
If even a struggling team like the Islanders can enjoy a possession advantage with top-four minutes entrusted to him, then Reese ought to be an ideal low-risk upgrade over Ballard, Alberts and Rome on Vancouver's third unit.
Time will tell. Stay tuned to NWSB this week for continuing 2012 NHL draft coverage. Who do the Canucks select?
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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.
On Monday Gillis...
The Draft Matters
With the 2012 NHL Entry draft going down this week on June 22-23 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, we thought we’d go back and take a look at some recent Vancouver Canucks draft picks since 2009 to predict who will crack the team’s lineup, and help the squad in its ever growing quest to win a Stanley Cup.
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We first learned today via CKWX 1130 that Nicklas Jensen is looking to play in the Swedish Elite League next season if he in fact fails to make the Vancouver Canucks roster.
CKWX has learned that #Canucks #1 draft pick Niklas Jensen will play in Sweden next year of he doesn't make the Canucks.— News1130 Sports (@News1130Sports) June 20, 2012
Jensen's agent Anton...
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.
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2012-2013 Canucks Opponents
The 2012 NHL offseason is underway. We just had the (yawn) NHL awards. Did you hear a Sedin finished 9th in the running for a trophy? Ya. me too!
Friday night the 2012 NHL draft gets underway, we’ll be your source for all Vancouver Canucks analysis on Friday night during the first round. So check back often.
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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his top 5 matchups to watch out for this NHL season for the Canucks. The 2012 NHL schedule came out today. The NHL draft is tomorrow. It won't be long now till October is here right?! Richard predicts the Canucks will be back as Stanley Cup contenders once again, games versus Boston and Milan Lucic will be fun.
from David Ebner of the Globe and Mail, It approached high noon in Las Vegas on Wednesday, the thermometer soaring towards 40 C, and Mike Gillis still had a somewhat-tattered ace in his hand: Roberto Luongo.
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Wow. Okay, who is going to be left on the Bridgeport SoundTigers roster this season?
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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...
(courtesy USA Hockey)
It was one of those good news, good news, bad news and nice move kind of days for USA Hockey on Monday if you are a New York Ranger or New York Islander prospect. The invites went out and two New York Ranger along with one New York Islander prospect will be attending the summer evaluation camp held by USA Hockey.
If you're an American fan then you...
I can’t believe I’m letting Mitch write about Patrick O’Sullivan. He seems to be pretty passionate about him though. So lets give him a chance. Mitch, you’ve got some explaining to do!
Disclaimer for those of you who are blinded with rage right now; I’m going to go a little off the board on this one here. I know that as soon as you see that name you think this is some...
from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, The draft, after all, is often the time for franchise-changing trades, the Leafs need a goalie and the Canucks are actively shopping Luongo around.
The Vancouver Canucks, however, sounded Thursday like they wanted to kibosh that notion. Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman floated a few new ideas: that the Canucks might well hang on to Luongo...