The other day I was going through one of the blogs that I read on a semi regular basis, Pass it to Bulis, and I came across this. It was a list of 50 people to follow on Twitter for Canucks fans. Now, just like any good self centered blogger, I of course immediately looked for the mighty @RobTheHockeyGuy account. To my dismay, it was nowhere to be found!
Now, to their credit, the guys over at Pass it to Bulis qualified their list by saying that it wasn’t necessarily a “must follow” list or something like that, but come on. We all know what’s going on here. Rob The Hockey Guy was snubbed!
So rather than sulk about this omission from one of Vancouver’s most read hockey blogs, I have decided to snub Pass it to Bulis right back! That’s right, I’m coming up with my own list. But not a list of Twitter accounts, that’s been done already. I need something more random.
Ladies and gentlemen, don’t pass it to Bulis. Why not? Because his name’s not even that cool. Jan Bulis… Come on. Here’s my list of the top 50 Canuck players with cool names, past and present (listed in alphabetical order):
In a move that caused quite a few people to do a double take, the Canucks re-signed Dan Cloutier on Tuesday. No, not to play goal, but to become the team’s new goaltending consultant. Cloutier will work mostly with their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, as Rolie Melanson is remaining as the goaltending coach in Vancouver.
This move is getting a lot more publicity than it deserves, partially because we have nothing better to talk about (you can thank the lockout for that), but of course it’s also because of Dan Cloutier’s history in Vancouver.
For those of you looking for a bit of clarity on why a bunch of millionaires and billionaires are arguing over who gets the bigger piece of the NHL pie, listen up! For Rob the Hockey Guy is back (I’ll try not to refer to myself in the third person ever again). It’s been a long two months off from the blog scene, but something needs to be said about yet another lockout in my favourite sport.
Both the owners and players are prepared for a lengthy work stoppage. Players like Evgeni Malkin and Joe Thornton have already signed contracts to play in Europe during the work stoppage. Next week the Vancouver Canucks will begin cutting the hours of their office staff, scaling back everyone’s work week to 4 days a week. The Ottawa Senators have gone one step further, laying off employees in anticipation of the lockout. These people are the real casualties of the NHL lockout. They aren’t millionaires or billionaires and they have no say in the dispute, yet they receive an immediate punishment.
Hey everyone, It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on here that wasn’t a back handed compliment to Mason “the little milt that couldn’t” Raymond or a random piece of funny Canucks news, like the hilarious bit about Dale Weise and him going to salary arbitration.
Today I wanted to forget it’s Monday and that July 23rd is actually the new November 7th in the lower mainland, also, I wanted to talk a little about Alex Burrows and how obvious it is that the man is going to be getting paid.
With Zach Parise and Ryan Suter signed, the attention of the hockey world is on Shane Doan. Doan, 35, is still unsigned but apparently wants to stay in Phoenix. He also wants a multi-year deal. The big question is, if he signs a multi-year deal with the Coyotes, will they still be in Phoenix after next season?
With all of the uncertainty of the Coyotes’ future in Phoenix, it’s looking more and more possible that Shane Doan will look elsewhere. If he does, the Canucks will likely be on his shortlist. Doan is from Western Canada and his wife is from Kamloops. He is a part owner of the Kamloops Blazers. If Doan is to change teams, he likely will want to join a team with a chance to win the Stanley Cup.
All of these signs point to the Canucks, as well as a few other teams. There’s no doubt that the Canucks will be interested in Doan, but they won’t be alone. It’s probable that all 30 teams in the National Hockey League are interested in Shane Doan. Lots of competition means a higher price tag, and the desperation of the Canucks will be tested.
This is the fourth installment of Roberto Luongo Trade Rumour Bonanza! The first three editions looked at the possibility of Luongo going to Toronto, Edmonton and Florida. Today, we look at the chances of Luongo going to the arch rival Chicago Blackhawks.
“Just because you can skate, it doesn’t mean you’re going to have a successful time out there” – Mason Raymond.
In what is probably second only to news regarding Dale Weise in terms of making me aggravated, the Vancouver Canucks have announced that they have come to terms with restricted free agent and worlds filthiest little milt, Mason Raymond.
Raymond, as you may remember, was taken to club elected salary “cut-down” arbitration to have his $2.6 million dollar cap hit reduced as much as 15%. The Canucks and Raymond agreed to a one year, $2.275 million dollar deal.
It’s been the summer of trade rumours for Roberto Luongo, the first since he arrived in Vancouver six years ago. After the signing of Cory Schneider, the writing is on the wall and he knows it. Recently he confirmed what everyone knew all along:
At the end of the day, it’s time to move on and I’m okay with that
And there it is. If there was any doubt left in anyone’s mind, Luongo will be traded. But where? Well, as everyone knows, Luongo would welcome a trade to the Florida Panthers.
The Vancouver Canucks have announced that Nolan Baumgartner will be an assistant coach of the Chicago Wolves. Baumgartner will join newly appointed head coach Scott Arniel behind the bench next season.
In what can only be described as a slow news day, The agent for Vancouver Canucks forward Dale Weise has decided to file for salary arbitration, this news comes courtesy of News 1130 sports.
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