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from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, Two players aren’t going to transform the Wild team that utterly collapsed in the second half of last season into a world beater, but it’s entirely likely to energize everyone on the roster and make them very competitive.
How this Vancouver team reacts to this increased competitive environment for one season at least is going to be crucial. Hopefully it helps.
Hopefully it gives the management a good read of how Alain Vigneault is going to manage in a more competitive situation before the playoffs begin, given the fact he’ll be going into his seventh year with essentially this same group of players listening to his voice.
Before it was a guarantee to loaf into at least third place with Vigneault flashing his smug grin behind the bench as though he was somehow responsible. Now at least there will be some more difficult and challenging games and finishing 18-6 against the Northwest will be far less likely. These are points they’ll have...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
I like this move. Do you?
Just when it looked on Sunday, July 1st as though Vancouver would be celebrating Canada Day and NHL Free Agency in a very low key way, a big bottle of Crown Royal was broken out late on with the signing of defenceman Jason Garrison from the Florida Panthers.
(They are of course officially the exclusive supplier of Vancouver Canucks players for the past ten...
We've known for along time that Roberto Luongo loves his poker.
Now we've found out today via The Vancouver Sun that his 2012 World Series Of Poker Tourney fee which is played in Las Vegas will be picked up by the B.C. Lottery Corp.
Nice job. He's essentially getting a free ride into a $10,000 poker tournament. Not bad for a millionaire NHL hockey player who could buy...
If there was such thing as a panic button in Vancouver it would be tromped on daily. People would be jumping, both knees touching their chin and landing both feet on to it alerting everyone that the Canucks are a mess and that it is in fact time to panic. This time last year the Canucks were a little over two weeks removed from losing the Stanley Cup. This year playoff hockey ended...
It's time to move on...
And there it is. Confirmation. Robert Luongo's time is done in Vancouver.
(Not that we didn't already know it)
Here's the interview.
99.3 - The Fox Rocks - The Jeff O'Neil Show
Roberto Luongo has left Vancouver. OK, it's only for a brief trip to Las Vegas, where he will be participating in the World Series of Poker this week. But if there were any doubts that the trade rumors swirling around the Canucks netminder were going to come to fruition, Luongo did a pretty good job erasing them on Friday. Luongo spoke for the first time since the end of the...
Playing GMMG For A Day
While Vancouver Canucks fans patiently wait out a trade for goalie Roberto Luongo, I thought it would be fun to play the I’m Mike Gillis game again.
This time instead of eating as many lobster stuffed tacos as I can and drinking enough red wine to fill a bath tub, I’m going to focus on a trade. The focus of that trade is Bobby Ryan.
I’ll be honest, I’m...
Today we learned via the Vancouver Canucks team website that they've signed Patrick Mullen.
The 26 year old Pittsburgh PA native was undrafted. He is a 6'0" 181lbs right handed shooting defenseman.
He collected 20 points (3-17-20) in 67 games in 2010/11 with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL.
He also appeared in seven playoff games, recording one point and...
from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun, The B.C. Lottery Corp. is paying Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo’s $10,000 entry fee into next week’s World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas….
As part of that contract, the lottery corporation confirmed Thursday that Luongo represents its Playnow.com poker and casino games website at a number of gaming events, including...
Per a tweet from Chip Alexander (Carolina Hurricanes reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer Derek Joslin formerly of the Hurricanes signed with the Vancouver Canucks.
Vancouver radio station WX1130 is also reporting the news now.
The #Canucks have signed defenseman Derek Joslin to a 1 year - 2 way contract. Played 44 games in Carolina last year.— News1130 Sports (@News1130Sports...
The Canucks signed Jason Garrison the other day to a whopping 6 year $27.6 million deal. The response in the hours and days afterwards have been all over the map. Some see this as a gross overpayment of a player that had one lucky season, others see it as a case of the Canucks getting a player for less money than he could have had elsewhere. So where does the truth lie?
After a couple months of constant chatter, it is getting to the point where no one knows for certain if the Maple Leafs are interested in obtaining Roberto Luongo from the Vancouver Canucks or if the veteran goaltender is interested in coming to another pressure packed Canadian market.
Rumors of the 33-year-old goaltender be unwilling to waive his no trade clause to go to Toronto...
Roberto Luongo was on 99.3 The Fox's "The Jeff O'Neill Show" and endured a 22 minute in-depth interview, most of which is about his future in the NHL.
"I'd rather not talk specific right now," Luongo told CFOX-FM 99.3. "I've always said I like playing in Chicago."
A Red Wings fan called into the show trying to convince Luongo that his...
This is my final post making the Hall of Fame case for the 2012 Hall of Fame inductees. I have written posts about Pavel Bure, Adam Oates and Joe Sakic. Today it is Mats Sundin’s turn.
I make my cases using the Keltner List. This is a series of qualitative questions popularized by Bill James in baseball, but the same idea works well in hockey as well.