Found August 03, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun fills us in on former Rangers captain Mark Messier winning a case against the Vancouver Canucks for $6 million in deferred money from his brief stint with the team. Messier left New York in the summer of 1997 to sign a five-year contract with Vancouver for $6 million a season. Messier exercised a clause in his contract after the third season and was bought out for $2 million. "Messier signed a five-year, free-agent contract with the Canucks in 1997 for $6 million a season. The dispute between Messier and the team is believed to centre on deferred money the hockey player felt was owed to him. It has been reported that Messier had a clause in his contract that would compensate him if the value of the Canuck franchise increased over the life of his contract, which expired in 2002."-----Meanwhile, newest Ranger Rick Nash shows us his lighter side, taking out a full-page ad in The Columbus-Dispatch, thanking Blue Jacket fans for his time there...

Messier Wins Arbitration Against Canucks

An interminable arbitration proceeding between Mark Messier and the Vancouver Canucks has been decided in Messier’s favor with the Hall of Famer being awarded $6 million. The dispute dates back to Messier’s uninspiring tenure with the Canucks from 1997-2000.Messier only played for three of the five years of his contract and was bought out for $2 million. The contract originally...

Messier Wins Arbitration Case Against Vancouver

from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun, Mark Messier has been awarded a $6-million settlement in the Hall of Famer’s long-standing grievance over money he claimed he was owed by the Vancouver Canucks. George Nicolau, an 87-year-old New York-based arbitrator with a long history of handling high-profile sports arbitration cases, rendered his decision recently after meeting with both...

Canucks appear likely to be active in trade market

Nobody could accuse Vancouver Canucks management of being inactive as August started. But the second-guessers were still left to wonder whether general manager Mike Gillis and his cohorts had actually accomplished much. With the re-signing of right winger Dale Weise to a one-year, one-way deal worth $615,000, the Canucks had more bottom-six forwards than they knew what to do with...

The Canucks offseason rumor mill: Jason Arnott edition!

News within the news Headline: - Vancouver Canucks have interest in Jason Arnott Yesterday some interesting news broke courtesy of Brad Ziemer (@BradZiemer) from the Vancouver Sun regarding UFA center, Jason Arnott. Shane Doan is the guy the #Canucks really want, but they are also talking with Jason Arnott. See him as fit for 3rd line centre position. — Brad Ziemer (@BradZiemer...

How Bad Is The Northwest Division?

from Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News, With the exception of the Vancouver Canucks, the Northwest has been a riptide of rebuilds and refuse-to-rebuilds, where the sanity of GMs has constantly been called into question by their own fan bases. Since the lockout, consider the following factual, undeniable low points: - It’s the only division yet to win a Stanley Cup. Sure, Vancouver...

Kesler’s Return Date Is Still December

from Ben Kuzma of the White Towel at the Vancouver Province, Last week, it was suggested by general manager Mike Gillis on the TEAM 1040 that Kesler was “slightly ahead” of schedule from May 8 shoulder surgery. It may have given the impression that if start of the season isn’t jeopardized by failure to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, the Vancouver Canucks centre...

A light moment.

s/t to Michael Cichy who had this funny picture on his twitter feed. As a self professed Vancouver Canucks hater this picture is funny to me - probably not very funny to the people that cheer for the Canucks can take issue with this picture but it's true. It's your typical Ryan Kessler  - if you watched the Stanley Cup Playoffs the last two seasons you would've seen...
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