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Vancouver Canucks: deal or no deal?

As the Vancouver Canucks offence has shriveled up and gone AWOL there has been mounting pressure on Mike Gillis to make a deal; from both the “pretend” and real media alike, and even more so from the fans. The preferred target of any deal would of course be an impact forward that could play in […]

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Canucks add 3 new players, return Horvat and Shinkaruk back to junior

The Bo Horvat-Hunter Shinkaruk era has come to an end 9 games faster than anyone expected. Bo Horvat and Hunter Shinkaruk were sent back to Junior yesterday and today respectively.  The Canucks picked up Jeremy Welsh and Zac Dalpe in trade from the Carolina Hurricanes as well as claiming Ryan Stanton off the waiver wire […]

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Cory Schneider Traded… City of Vancouver Freaks Out

The Roberto Luongo saga ended Sunday afternoon at the NHL entry draft with… Cory Schneider being traded to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for their first round draft pick (9th overall). Bet you didn’t see that one coming. I think most people’s reaction to the trading of Cory Schneider was “that’s it?”. Fans of […]

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Trading Roberto Luongo’s Contract

Roberto Luongo is a goalie. He gets paid a lot of money. The Canucks haven’t been able to trade him. Why? The answer to this question is far ranging, particularly if you don’t necessarily know the ins and outs of the NHL collective bargaining agreement. Luongo’s situation is a complex one, but lucky for you, […]

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Arguments I Hate: Mike Gillis Inherited This Team

Every now and then I like to dip into one of the prevailing narratives that surrounds the Canucks and disprove it in a little something I like to call: arguments I hate. Today’s argument I hate is that the Canucks have been successful despite Mike Gillis, not because of him. Under Mike Gillis’ reign as […]

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Mike Gillis’ trade history

For the first time in his tenure as Canucks general manager, the topic of firing Mike Gillis is being discussed heavily by a significiant number of Canucks fans. This is ludicrous, of course. Mike Gillis has been in charge of the Canucks for 5 seasons and the results speak for themselves. The team has won […]

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2013 Canucks Trade Deadline Preview – Defencemen Edition

With days left before the trade deadline, it’s clear to most that if the Canucks have designs on bringing the first Stanley Cup in team history home to Vancouver, they will need to do something. They have a need for a centre, which I outlined three days ago. That’s their primary need, but that’s not […]

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2013 Canucks Trade Deadline Preview – Third Line Centre

With just over one week before the NHL’s April 3rd trade deadline, now is as good a time as ever to look at potential players that Mike Gillis and the Canucks front office may be targeting. The Canucks are in the mix with a bunch of teams in the middle of the pack right now. […]

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I still don’t like the Cody Hodgson trade

It’s been over a year since the Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian trade, and I’m still not happy about it. I have noticed that there’s an increasingly large faction on Twitter that is trying to re-write history, trying to dismiss Hodgson’s strong play from last season despite what we all saw. Nobody criticized his play […]

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WHAT IF Luongo doesn’t waive his no trade clause?

We’re now into our third week of this abbreviated NHL season and the transformation of Roberto Luongo has been downright incredible. Remember how Luongo was viewed by many fans and media back in April? He was for sure the second best goalie in Vancouver, he had an ego, he was overrated, he crumbled under the […]

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