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Canucks Follow Up Poor Effort From Saturday With Similar Performance Vs Wild

The Canucks played arguably their worst game on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs who have the worst roster in the NHL. Despite opening the scoring, the effort level was horrible from start to finish and the Leafs dictated the pace and style of play all game. They had a majority of the offensive zone time and the better …

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Why The Vancouver Canucks Need To Officially Start Their Rebuild NOW

Roughly four years ago the Canucks were coming off their 2nd consecutive presidents’ trophy when they matched up against the 8th seeded LA Kings. They ran into a tough situation with injuries and poor puck luck and were upset in 5 games to the eventually Stanley Cup Champions. After that game I looked around the league, especially the Western Conference, …

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How The Vancouver Canucks Benefit From A Weak Pacific Division

Why does it seem like every year in the four major North American sports there is that one weak division that just doesn’t compare to the others? Every sport seems to go through these periods where a division or conference is much weaker than its counterparts. Looking at the NFL this year that would be the AFC South, where the leading …

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Vancouver Canucks Contracts

PLAYER POS TEAM AGE YRS DOLLARS AVERAGE FREE AGENT Henrik Sedin (2009-2013) C VAN 0 5 $30,500,000 $6,100,000 2014 Daniel Sedin (2009-2013) LW VAN 0 5 $30,500,000 $6,100,000 2014 Alexander Edler (2013-2018) D VAN 0 6 $30,000,000 $5,000,000 2019 Daniel Sedin (2014-2017) LW VAN 0 4 $28,000,000 $7,000,000 2018 Henrik Sedin (2014-2017) C VAN 0 4 $28,000,000 $7,000,000 2018 Dan Hamhuis (2010-2015) D VAN 0 6 …

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Vancouver Canucks acquire Derek Dorsett from New York Rangers

The trade circus continued for the Vancouver Canucks, as they acquired right wing Derek Dorsett from the New York Rangers in exchange for 85th pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Dorsett, 27, scored four goals and added four assists with 129 penalty minutes in 51 games with the Rangers last season. Originally selected in the seventh round (189th overall) by the Columbus Blue Jackets, …

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Vancouver Canucks trade Jason Garrison to the Tampa Bay Lightning

The Vancouver Canucks continued their busy day of dealing, sending defenceman Jason Garrison to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with the rights to Jeff Costello in exchange for the 50th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Tampa also receives Vancouver’s seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft in the deal. The 29-year-old has four years remaining on a six-year deal he signed with the Canucks …

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Vancouver Canucks trade Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim Ducks

The Kesler drama is over. After months of speculation and rumours, Ryan Kesler has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks. In return, the Canucks acquired centre Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa, and the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The teams will also swap third-round picks – Anaheim’s 85th overall selection this year and Vancouver’s third-rounder next year. Kesler has …

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Vancouver Canucks Buyout David Booth

Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth cleared waivers on Wednesday and the team has used their second of two compliance buyouts on him. Booth, 29, had one season and $4.75 million remaining on a six-year, $25.5 million contract he signed prior to the 2009-10 season while playing for the Florida Panthers. “We wish David all the success in the future and thank him for his …

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What does the future hold for the Jim Benning led Vancouver Canucks?

Last Friday, Trevor Linden officially introduced Jim Benning as the Vancouver Canucks’ new General Manager. The two of them answered questions from the media, giving Canucks fans the first taste of what they can expect going forward (transcribed below). Benning appears eager to create a 4-line team, one that has contributors spread out all over the roster. Benning also demonstrated …

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Is Jim Benning the Vancouver Canucks’ newest GM in waiting?

Since Mike Gillis was fired as the Vancouver Canucks’ General Manager back in early April, rumours have been swirling around current Boston Bruins assistant GM, Jim Benning. A former Canucks defenseman and teammate of Canucks President Trevor Linden, Boston has given permission for Benning to be interviewed for a week. Another candidate for the job is Nashville Predators Assistant GM …

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