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Canucks Find Offensive Threat in Radim Vrbata

#484363571 / gettyimages.com With the dust settling on NHL free agency the Vancouver Canucks say they are, for the most part, done. The signing of goaltender Ryan Miller gives the hope to their needs in the net and the focus will be on finalizing the contracts for restricted free agents Christopher Tanev and Linden Vey. On opening day of free agency, Vancouver was aiming to sign...
Via Beyond The Benches
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vrbata adds to Vancouver options

The Vancouver Canucks have bolstered their win options with the signing of free-agent forward Radim Vrbata ahead of the new season on a two-year deal worth $10million. The 33-year old arrives in Vancouver after a lengthy career in the NHL with the likes of the Colorado Avalanche, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lighting and most recently the Phoenix Coyotes. In...
Via Hockey Fan Land
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks News: Vancouver signs Radim Vrbata

The newest third Sedin Twin has been discovered, and he was rescued from the desert.By 5of7 via Wikimedia CommonsAs so many have reported, but hey, here's James O'Brien's take, the Vancouver Canucks have signed now twice-former Phoenix Coyote sniper Radim Vrbata to a two-year deal worth $10M. Also,Vrbata $4M salary and $1M bonus in each of his two seasons....limited NTC...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Radim Vrbata tried to work out deal with Arizona Coyotes

As his cellphone flooded with text messages and missed calls barely a few hours into Thursday in the Czech Republic, coveted free agent Radim Vrbata was fast asleep. His wife, Petra, who was awake feeding the couple's newborn son, Oliver, finally nudged Vrbata out of bed once his agent, Rich Evans, called Petra to deliver the news. A deal was done. "Crazy couple days...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

If Vrbata is ‘a good fit with the Sedins,’ what do the Canucks do with Burrows?

Radim Vrbata signed with the Vancouver Canucks for a few reasons, but a “chance to play with the Sedins” was the one he mentioned first in a conference call with reporters on Thursday. “If you play with players like the Sedins, you know you’ll get your chances,” Vrbata said. “I was looking for a good fit.” Shortly thereafter, on another conference call, Canucks general...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks Sign Radim Vrbata; Burrows on the Hotseat?

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Via Puckrant.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks sign Radim Vrbata to two-year deal

Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Radim Vrbata to a two-year deal. Vrbata, 33, recorded 51 points (20-31-51) in 80 games with the Coyotes in the 2013.14 NHL season. In 792 career games he has scored 215 goals and 249 assists (215-249-464) with 230 penalty minutes. Vrbata established career highs during the 2011.12 season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Radim Vrbata Agrees To Join Canucks; Bruins Were Among ‘Serious Suitors’

The group of available wingers in NHL free agency shrunk even more on Wednesday afternoon. Veteran winger Radim Vrbata agreed to a two-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks worth a reported $10 million, according to reports. Vrbata arguably was the best remaining free agent after a signing-filled Day 1 of NHL free agency on Tuesday. There was no shortage of teams interested in the...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Radim Vrbata Picks Vancouver As His Next Destination

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province, Dollar signs and a starting role sold Ryan Miller on plunging head first into the Vancouver fishbowl. A suitable contract with sufficient term, style of play and projected linemates would determine whether unrestricted free agent Radim Vrbata would choose the Canucks or other serious suitors like the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks pry Vrbata from Coyotes with 2-year, $10 million deal

The Arizona Coyotes lost another key piece of their 2012 Western Conference Final team when free-agent wing Radim Vrbata signed a two-year $10 million deal with the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday evening with $ 4 million in base salary each season and $1 million in bonuses each year. Vrbata made one last ditch effort to remain with the Coyotes, where has enjoyed his greatest success...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Rangers Better Today?

When the dust settled on yesterday’s insanity otherwise known as the NHL’s open day of free agency, I took a look at the Rangers moves and thought to myself “meh.” $4.5 million per for an almost 38-year old defenseman? Three years for a grinder who Penguins fans seemed ecstatic landed in New York? A handful of journeymen defensemen? Not to mention three key members of the...
Via NY Rangers Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bruins Among Teams Interested In Free Agent Radim Vrbata

The Boston Bruins are one of several teams reportedly interested in free-agent winger Radim Vrbata. TSN’s Aaron Ward reported the news via Twitter: Appears to be 5-6 teams expressing interest in Radim Vrbata. Teams include TB,MTL,SJ and BOS. #TSN— Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) June 30, 2014 Vrbata is among the NHL’s most underrated forwards. The 33-year-old winger has tallied...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft will impact Coyotes down road; trades could impact them now

With less than five days remaining until NHL free agency begins, the Coyotes have only re-signed one of their key free agents: defenseman Chris Summers.  That's not a surprise since the team never intended to bring back defenseman Derek Morris, goalie Thomas Greiss wants to test the waters to see if he can land a starting gig, and the team will look to upgrade on veteran forwards...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Update on the Coyotes and Vrbata

It sounds like Radim Vrbata will head to UFA
Via Puckrant.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Interview period will show Vrbata's worth

Radim Vrbata is about to get a sense of his worth. That could spell the end of his latest (last?) Coyotes' tenure. Beginning Wednesday, teams are allowed to contact soon-to-be unrestricted free agents from other clubs during the free-agent interview period. Official agreements, binding offers and promises (oral or written) are still not permitted during this period, but unlike...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes: Holes to be filled in free agency

When a team misses the playoffs, like the Phoenix Coyotes did in 2013-14, it takes a pretty good offseason to right the ship. Normally, this could result in a fire sale with all the best assets of the team shipped away for younger talent, but something tells me the Coyotes will stick to this core. I think they’re right to do that, meaning the pressure is on to hit it big on the...
Via isportsweb.com
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes On The Hunt For More Energy

#492910647 / gettyimages.com Big changes are coming for the Phoenix Coyotes. After another missed playoff season, this time falling short two points behind the Dallas Stars, the Coyotes are hoping that under new ownership they can take advantage of more financial flexibility to develop a playoff-worthy team. Phoenix finished the season with a 38-30-15 record and put up 216 goals...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

UFA: Radim Vrbata

The first in my series of Coyotes unrestricted free agents is Radim Vrbata. I am going to say he will resign with Phoenix with 97% certainty. Do we all remember what happened the last time he tried to see if the grass was greener elsewhere? Here is a visual aid of what Vrbata looked like several years ago (he looks much the same now). Photo Copyright Hipchecks, 2014. Vrbata has...
Via Hipchecks
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes widen lead on Stars with win over Panthers

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dave Tippett didn'€™t want to talk about the flaws in the Coyotes' game when he reached the interview room following Phoenix's 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday at Jobing.com Arena. "They all can't be masterpieces," the Coyotes coach said, grinning. "We got up two goals and we won. Let's just leave it at that."...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Late push comes up short for Panthers against Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Radim Vrbata and Antoine Vermette scored first-period goals and the Phoenix Coyotes held on to win their third in a row, 2-1 over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Coyotes goalie Mike Smith had a shutout until Chris Gomez scored with 4:08 to play. Smith had 22 saves. Phoenix has won five of six and seven of nine. Vrbata's goal came on a power play...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith, Coyotes win 3rd straight, 2-1 over Panthers

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Radim Vrbata and Antoine Vermette scored first-period goals and the Phoenix Coyotes held on to win their third in a row, 2-1 over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Via FOXSports.com
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes finally get a look at Czech-mate line

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Trade deadline acquisition Martin Erat is expected to play Thursday after missing the past three games (and most of the road game against Florida) while nursing a head injury.  With center Martin Hanzal having returned to the lineup Monday in Los Angeles, the Coyotes' three Czech forwards (Radim Vrbata is the other) will play together for the first time since...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vrbata nets Coyotes a second straight win

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Radim Vrbata had a goal and two assists to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Mike Ribeiro also scored for the Coyotes. Mike Smith made 31 saves. Brandon Pirri scored and Roberto Luongo stopped 23 shots for the Panthers. Phoenix won its second consecutive road game for the first time since...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo stops 23 shots but Panthers fall

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Radim Vrbata had a goal and two assists to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Mike Ribeiro also scored for the Coyotes. Mike Smith made 31 saves. Brandon Pirri scored and Roberto Luongo stopped 23 shots for the Panthers. Phoenix won its second consecutive road game for the first time...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ondrej Palat scores twice, but Lightning outdone in shootout by Coyotes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Radim Vrbata scored the lone shootout goal to lead the Phoenix Coyotes past the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Monday night. Vrbata beat Ben Bishop with a backhand. Mike Smith stopped all three Lightning shootout shots. Ondrej Palat got the Lightning even at 3-all on his second goal of the game, coming from the low slot with the Tampa Bay net empty and 37.2 seconds...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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