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Rob The Hockey Guy:
Hey everyone, Mitch here. Rob was crazy enough to give me some admin control so I could publish my own posts. Once you get past the grammatical errors I think we’ll get along just fine. Today I’m going to profile Dennis Wideman.
Name: Dennis Wideman
Size: 6’0″, 200 lbs
Why the Canucks might want him: Wideman might be one of the more underrated UFA defencemen on the market come July 1st. He’s a big body with a good shot and can log big minutes. In Washington the past two seasons he was playing on average 23:16 per night. He’s a right handed shot and would be an upgrade from any forward the Canucks put on the point during the powerplay. He’s reached double digits in goals in four out of the last five seasons.
Why the Canucks might not want him: Affordability and availability. The market for defencemen isn’t that great this year in terms of players with Wideman’s skill set. While I think he’s underrated as a player and that there hasn’t been a lot said about him, I think the...
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The Canuck many Bruins fans despise the most won't be wearing Vancouver colors anymore. No, Roberto Luongo hasn't been traded yet. And how could Bruins fans truly hate Luongo? His ability to motivate Tim Thomas in last year's Stanley Cup Final, not to mention his own sieve-like netminding in the three games at the Garden, were instrumental in Boston winning its first...
Two former Vancouver Canucks made it to the Hockey Hall of Fame today.
Now while I hardly consider Mats Sundin a "former Canuck" I guess this time that is fine.
In my opinion though the Canucks dropped the ball this time. There should have been seperate press releases.
That much is obvious isn't it?
I digress....here is the release.
Let the Schultz-waltz begin
July 1 begins a bit early this year as Justin Schultz is now officially a free agent.
The former second-round pick of the Anaheim Ducks jumped through his final loophole Sunday night after de-registering from the University of Wisconsin back in May now finds himself the prettiest girl in the school to 30 would-be suitors.
In a year when UFA defencemen...
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger The Flying V - Kevin Vanstone weighs in on the amazing news today for Nucks fans that The Russian Rocket Pavel Bure has been inducted into the 2012 Class of the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame. At 478 career points Bure only sits 7th all time among Canucks players, but boasts the best goal-per-game averages Vancouver has ever seen. Joe Sakic, Adam...
This gives me chills. Still remember how much Beer I had in my glass in 1994 when Brown thread pass to Bure, and what Pub I was at too. LOL #canucks#bureinHall— Northwest SportsBeat (@NWSportsBeat) June 26, 2012
Canucks Classics: Pavel Bure's Double Overtime Winner
Per a press release this AM from the team website of the Vancouver Canucks we've learned that former Winnipeg Jets forward Scott Arniel one of the most sought after coaches and is back in charge of his old team.
Only now the Manitoba Moose are in a new city.
The Canucks announced today that Arniel has been named as Coach of the Canucks AHL affiliate Chicago...
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.
What does a Hockey Hall of Fame resume look like? How about 1,346 NHL games, 564 goals, 785 assists and an Olympic gold medal at the 2006 Olympic games—those are the numbers that earned former Toronto Maple Leaf captain Mats Sundin a place in the Hall.
Originally drafted first overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, Sundin spent a total of 13 seasons with the...
This has to be the best Vancouver Canucks video I've ever seen! I didnt make it but I came across it VIA corey schneiders Twitter! Enjoy boys & girls.
According to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Post-Dispatch, Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo has declined to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Toronto Maple Leafs or Chicago Blackhawks for that matter.
Given the fact that Luongo makes his off-season home in Florida, many feel he is trying to leverage his no-trade clause in an effort to force a trade to the Florida...
I’m starting to regret calling this the “UFA of the Day” because some days we don’t have a UFA, and other days (like today), we have two! Well here at RobTheHockeyGuy, we pass the savings onto you. Today I’m focusing on one of the most intriguing and highly sought after UFAs to be: Justin Schultz.
Name: Justin Schultz
Size: 6’1″, 185 lbs
Why the Canucks might...
from Mike Brophy of Sportsnet, I always suspected Mats Sundin would be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, but not on the first ballot.
With all due respect to the big Swede, I always felt there was enough ammunition for not voting him into the Hall that, at the very least, he would have to wait a few more years before being enshrined.
No Stanley Cup. No trips to the Stanley Cup...
Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks, in conjunction with the Chicago Wolves, announced today that Scott Arniel has been named as Head Coach of the Canucks AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves.
“We are thrilled to have Scott return to our organization,” said Mike Gillis, Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager. “He has had a large impact on the development of a number...
For some reason I couldn't find a similar picture of Sundin...
Shanahan was up for the Hockey Hall of Fame this year and I haven't wrote about it, because, well, I figured I'd get to it when he was inducted. Because of course he'd be inducted right? Going against the likes of Bure and Sundin, talented guys but ones who never won anything, Shanny and Sakic were...
The 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame class will include, Mats Sundin, Joe Sakic, Adam Oates, and Pavel Bure. Here's what the four have to say about this great acomplishment... (via Hockey Hall of Fame Website)Pavel Bure: "It is a tremendous honour to be selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Growing up I never even thought I would be able to play in the NHL, much less make it into...