Archive for the ‘Trades & Signings’ category

Already Looking to Summer

March 3, 2008

It’s less than a week since the trade deadline, and while the Canucks have picked up 2 of a possible 6 points, they are a disappointing 0-1-2 in that spell. 

Not only that, the teams top line has gone pointless in those 3 games, and while there has been some secondary scoring, the team seems to be more apathetic as the games go by.

Even Luongo’s passion has diminished since their loss to Colorado last week.

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NEWCOMER – Aaron Miller

July 9, 2007

College Team: U. of Vermont (NCAA)

Notable Teammates: John LeClair (Retired)

Best College Season: 19 points in 31 games

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Another Summer Day, Another Summer Rumour

July 9, 2007

Today, the Canucks signed Bieksa to 3 more years at 3.75m per season and Aaron Miller out of L.A.  I’ll do a writeup on him tomorrow.

But with the backend solidified, there are more rumours that the Canucks are looking to trade for some scoring.  A top 6 player to get the team some well needed goals. 

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Early Summer Rumours

July 8, 2007

Tambellini said it best.  The Canucks have really solidified their 3rd and 4th lines.  They also setup their goaltending tandem for next year and for the farm team.  And they signed their #5 defenseman, leaving them with a need to sign only depth at that position now.

But their most glaring need hasn’t been addressed.  Not yet anyways.

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An RFA Leason Learned

July 7, 2007

Last fall, when Bobby Clarke was asked about why he tendered  Ryan Kesler an offer sheet, he went on the offensive and blamed it on Nonis.  Well, first he said he followed the rules as outlined in the CBA, and if you don’t like the rules, call the commissioner.

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Newcomer – Ryan Shannon

June 26, 2007

Usually when a new player joins the team I do a bit of a write up on him.  I haven’t had time to do much research on him, so read this article from Dobberhockey for now.

http://www.dobberhockey.com/content/view/385/1/

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Not the end of Marc Chouinard

February 27, 2007

Chouinard was brought to Vancouver to help the team in their attempt to focus on the defensive side of the rink.  While touted as a face off specialist, it was really his overall defensive game and work ethic that impressed Nonis into signing him.

And Chouinard figured he have finally proved himself as a regular NHLer and commanded himself a $1.1m deal per season from the Vancouver Canucks.

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