Found August 04, 2012 on Hockey Fan Land:
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 paid $30 million at $6 million per year. However, his contract reportedly contained a clause that guaranteed Messier additional pay if the team's value increased during the tenure of his full contract. The reported clause was the basis of the dispute with his former team.Well-known sports arbitrator George Nicolau presided over the case. The recent decision was taken after meetings earlier in 2012 with both sides of the dispute.In 2011 Forbes magazine listed the value of the Canucks operation at $300 million. The team had a value of $100 million in 1999 according to Forbes. Former team owner John McCaw so...

Mark Messier Wins $6 Million Arbitration Case Against the Vancouver Canucks

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...

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...

GARTH: Doan To Vancouver Seems Logical

No wonder Vancouver GM, Mike Gillis, is hard on the back-skate in pursuit of Shane Doan, and Jason Arnott. News swirled out of VanCity later Thursday that one of the Canucks' go-to, top six forwards will be lost to the team for longer than first expected. Ryan Kesler may not be available to the Canucks until December 2012. Kesler is recovering from offseason wrist and shoulder...

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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