Sami Salo

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Canucks vs Lightning Game Preview – January 1, 2014

The Vancouver Canucks are looking to kick off 2014 on a positive note with a New Year’s Day tilt against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Will the Canucks be suffering from the same hangover as everyone else? Will I be able to finish this preview before succumbing to New Years Eve celebrations? And will this post […]

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Stay Calm. It’s July 3rd, things will work out.

If there was such thing as a panic button in Vancouver it would be tromped on daily. People would be jumping, both knees touching their chin and landing both feet on to it alerting everyone that the Canucks are a mess and that it is in fact time to panic. This time last year the […]

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Canucks sign Jason Garrison, lose Salo.

The Vancouver Canucks have signed Whiterock, BC native Jason Garrison to a six year, $27.6 million dollar contract. The contract carries a cap hit of $4.6 million per season, a figure that according to some is a lot less than he could have gotten. It’s believed he took less to play closer to home. Entering […]

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Chris Tanev, Your Time is NOW

Two lackluster outings in a row on home ice as the Canucks continue to struggle without the concussed Sami Salo and Alain Vigneault has had enough. The Canucks announced on Wednesday that they would be re-calling defenceman Chris Tanev from the AHL. Tanev is getting the recall despite the fact that the Canucks have seven […]

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Meet the Newest Members of the Boston Bruins Cheerleaders: The Boston Media!

After the Canucks thrilling 4-3 win yesterday against the Boston Bruins yesterday, I decided to look for a Boston perspective on the game. What I read was downright frightening. Say what you want about Vancouver’s media, but they don’t openly bend the truth to any degree that they do in Boston. It seems as though […]

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Vancouver Canucks 2011 Free Agent Wish List

This Friday is one of the most exciting days of the year for hockey fans, July 1st, the start of free agent season! Only trade deadline day and the draft (especially this year with Jeff Carter and Mike Richards getting traded) can come close to matching the intrigue of July 1st. Last year Mike Gillis signed Dan Hamhuis, Manny Malhotra and Jeff Tambellini on the first day of free agency. The previous year Gillis re-signed Daniel and Henrik Sedin, just hours before July 1st.

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Your 2011-12 Vancouver Canucks – Who Stays, Who Goes?

Due to the Canucks long playoff run, the team is in for a very short offseason. The NHL entry draft is in four days and free agency begins in only eleven days. Mike Gillis has some work to do, as all GMs do. Luckily for the Canucks, most of their core is locked up long term, but there are a few key players that will become restricted free agents. Kevin Bieksa, Christian Ehrhoff, Sami Salo, Andrew Alberts, Raffi Torres, Chris Higgins, Tanner Glass and Jeff Tambellini are all unrestricted free agents on July 1st. Maxim Lapierre, Jannik Hansen, Victor Oreskovich and Alex Bolduc are all restricted free agents.

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The Clarence Campbell Bowl is in the Building! Canucks One Win Away from the Stanley Cup Final

The 1994 Vancouver Canucks had a reunion on Monday, with the likes of Linden, McLean, Courtnall, Adams and others on hand. It will be 17 years ago to the day on Wednesday that Greg Adams scored in double overtime in game 5 of the conference finals at home to send the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Final. Tuesday night, the Canucks get a chance to match that feat and the whole city of Vancouver is ready to party.

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Canucks make adjustments in advance of game 3

Head coach Alain Vigneault tipped his hand on a few key adjustments at practice designed to improve the Canucks chances for a victory in game 3. Scoring two goals in 8 periods of hockey will do lend itself to that.

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Do or Die: Canucks-Blackhawks Game 7 Preview

For the first time in the Canucks-Blackhawks Trilogy, we will have a game 7. And it will happen in the most improbable way. As you must know by now, the Canucks have squandered a 3-0 series lead and now face elimination on Tuesday night.

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