Category Archives: Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks GM ‘sticking to’ high return price for Roberto Luongo

As training camp opened Sunday, Gillis said the team isn’t rushing into trade discussions but has fielded multiple offers. As of Sunday, Gillis said Luongo would be part of the Canucks unless trade offers improve.

“We’re at a point with this team where we want specific types of players coming back to us that can help us today and down the road,” Gillis told the Vancouver Sun. “I think that’s a reasonable request so we’re going to stick to it.”

Murphy on Leafs: Luongo not the only option

But what we have to consider here is that the Leafs are looking at other options; options that may not cost as much as Luongo in the short term and long term.

What about Jaroslav Halak in St. Louis? He went 26-12-7 last season with a 1.97 GAA and .925 save percentage and still sits second on the depth chart behind Brian Elliott. Or what if Nonis and company felt like Jonathan Bernier was ready for prime time but never got the chance to show it behind Jonathan Quick.

CANUCKS SIGN D BARKER TO ONE-YEAR, $700,000 CONTRACT

The Vancouver Canucks have agreed to terms on a one-year, $700,000 pro-rated deal with free agent defenceman Cam Barker.

Barker, 26, dressed in 23 games for the Texas Stars of the AHL this season, recording eight points and 24 penalty minutes. He played in 25 games with the Edmonton Oilers last season, scoring 2 goals and picking up 23 penalty minutes.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=413456

Martinek rejoins the Islanders, The latest on Thomas and What is going on with the Canucks Centers

Check out these three NHL news tidbits

Radek Martinek rejoins Islanders

Thomas wants to play … next season

Gallagher: Canucks need to settle the second line centre question

Roberto Luongo conducting himself with absolute class as his departure nears

When Roberto Luongo leaves the Canucks, he will depart as the city’s greatest-ever goaltender.

When he is traded, he will leave with a gold medal, two shutouts in the Stanley Cup final, and a resume which says “Hart Trophy finalist.”

He will leave with at least 13 more wins and 13 more shutouts than Kirk McLean — and that’s in 130 fewer Canucks games.

Dave Nonis says goaltending is team’s No. 1 priority

Despite singing the praises of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens, newly appointed Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis said he won’t hesitate to make a move via trade if either goaltender fails to impress early in the season.

One day after taking over from Brian Burke, who was fired by the team on Wednesday, Nonis appeared on Hockey Night in Canada Radio with hosts Gord Stellick and Scott Oake to discuss, among several issues, the Leafs’ No. 1 priority: goaltending.

Luongo’s Top 5 Saves

for those of you who don’ t think that Luongo would help your team … watch this video

Four reasons why Flyers would consider Luongo

The overwhelming question is why would the Flyers even remotely explore the possibility? Here’s why:

 

Ok  … Leaf fans. The question from HTR is … Do you really want Luongo? What would you give up to get him?

Vandermeer, Barker could provide blueline depth for Canucks

Jim Vandermeer and Cam Barker played for the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2006-07 season. Now the unrestricted free agents are playing a waiting game.

Barker is trying to play his way back into the NHL via a professional tryout with the Vancouver Canucks and Vandermeer is hoping the Presidents’ Trophy winners see him as a depth defenceman. With a back end that consists of Dan Hamhuis, Kevin Bieksa, Alex Edler, Jason Garrison, Keith Ballard, Chris Tanev and Andrew Alberts, there’s a real need for a dependable No. 8 because a condensed 48-game season will expose everyone to a heightened risk of injury in a sprint toward the playoffs.