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from Damien Cox of The Spin, There’s one card Burke could play, one that would turn relations between the two clubs downright ugly.
The Leaf GM could lay down a huge, multi-year, multi-million offer sheet next Monday for the other Vancouver goalie, 26-year-old restricted free agent Cory Schneider, the Canucks goalie every team would rather get if they had a choice.
That wouldn’t get them Schneider; Vancouver would have to match rather than accept multiple first rounders from Toronto.
But it would force Vancouver’s hand in the same way San Jose forced Chicago to let Antti Niemi go a few years ago by signing Niklas Hjalmarsson. Let’s say the Schneider offer was eight years for $40 million. The Canucks would be stuck with more than $10 million in annual goalie costs, with both at lengthy terms. The Leafs could also, if they wanted, load the deal with so-called “lockout” money, say $15 million in the first year that would be Schneider’s even if there’s a lockout next season.
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The Vancouver Canucks have decided to let unrestricted free agent defenseman Aaron Rome and Center Andrew Ebbett go into free agency without signing them to contract extensions.
Winger Victor Oreskovich will join those two as an UFA, after he did not receive a qualifying offer that would have kept the restricted player with the team.
All three players will...
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It’s always nice to bear witness to someone’s dream coming true. It’s even better to see that exact event 30 times in 4 hours. Yet, there’s still the arduous and lingering sense of fatigue one gets when watching the NHL Entry Draft when your own team doesn’t pick until the...
Yesterday Mike Gillis went after the OHL with Brendan Gaunce. Today he went after the QMJHL. Two Canadian kids drafted in the first 57 picks of the 2012 NHL Draft.
The Vancouver Canucks selected Alexandre Mallet. Here are his digits.
DOB: May 22, 1992
Born: Amqui, Quebec
Height: 6’1″ Weight: 195 lbs
Current Team: Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
When the 2012 NHL Draft dust settled the Vancouver Canucks organization had themselves five fresh new bodies to plug into their organizational depth chart.
Here's a quick look at the Class of 2012, picked by the GM himself Mike Gillis.
1st Pick - 26th Overall - Brendan Gaunce
TEAM: BELLEVILLE (OHL)
FINAL RANK: 13
MIDTERM RANK: 11
It has been chanted. He has been used as the scapegoat many times, and it looks like the fans in Vancouver will finally get what they want, well what they want when they are losing at least. Canucks management has been entertaining offers for their All-Star goalie, Roberto Luongo.Many thought Luongo would be traded leading into this year’s Draft. Well, the Draft has come and gone...
Mike Gillis stayed true to his word and drafted the best overall athlete available to him with the 26th pick today in the 2012 NHL entry draft.
Mike Gillis said "This is the guy we wanted. Size and character. We had some opportunities to move this pick. We weren't moving if he was available."
The Vancouver Canucks selected Brendan Gaunce. TSN had him ranked #20 prospect...
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writers Kevin Vanstone - AKA The Flying V tells us with their first pick in the 2012 NHL Draft the Canucks chose Brendan Gaunce. Another Social Media Report with analysis of the 2012 NHL first round pick by the Nucks from the great fans on Twitter. We Tweet after me! Brendan comes from a hockey family, following in the footsteps of older brother Cameron Gaunce.
Here are some fight vids of new Canucks draft pick Alexandre Mallet. Enjoy.
The 2012 NHL Draft is complete, and Roberto Luongo is still a member of the Vancouver Canucks. Many expected that he and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash would both be traded during the draft weekend, but both remain with their current teams. While Nash is still expected to be dealt some time before the end of July, could the Canucks be planning on keep Luongo...
Tonight the Canucks used pick No. 26 pick on Brendan Gaunce, a centerman (possible left winger) from the Belleville Bulls of the OHL.
Gaunce represented Canada at the 2011 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Tournament, and represented Team Ontario at the 2011 World Under-17 Challenge.
Here's some video's on him PRE-DRAFT.
via Aaron Portzline tweets, Told by very good source #Canucks G Roberto Luongo has - to this point—declined to waive no-trade clause to go to #Blackhawks or #Leafs.
Only place Luongo is willing to be traded, as of today, is back to the Florida #Panthers.
If you are not aware, Luongo’s wife is from south Florida and still has family there.