Category Archives: Vancouver Canucks
A fan movement in Vancouver has led to Canucks fan writing Rory Fitzpatrick into their all star ballots. He is just such a darn good defenseman…
Anyways, Rory now appears in the top 12 in voting for Western Conference defensemen and with more of your help he might just make it to the big game.
Two very important games to keep track of tonight. Phili vs NYI and Vancouver vs Anahiem. IF phili loses another inter-division game this early in the season, someone in management will realize that making the playoffs is not happening this year without a change. Meanwhile, Vancouver is facing the team that completely embarresed them on November 6th. They were shut out 6-0 (all even strength goals) and frankly looked like an AHL team.
The Canuck’s need to make some move’s and quickly. If you like high scoring game’s then now you can’t go watch a game in Vancouver or a Calgary game (Vancouver only played them once this year so I don’t know if they still lack as much offensivly). Vancouver is terrible defensivly (if you watch Sabourin’s last game then Luongo value just doubled). Honestly there just a one line team that has an amazing goalie. Morrison, Kesler, Ohlund, Bourdon (who didn’t even make the team), Burrows, Chouinard, Cooke, and especially Bulis have struggled this season. Even Naslund hasn’t live up to expectation’s. Henrik and Daniel Sedin are absolutly amazing. Two of the best hockey player’s in the NHL, and for only 3.5 million a year (i don’t know that exact number, but it’s like 3.66 or something). Luongo has been great, but not best goalie in the NHL great.
Rumors have come out this weekend that the Chicago Blackhawks are shopping defenseman Brent Seabrook. The name from the Canucks end would be Brendan Morrison. I don’t see the Canucks making this move unless they are talking to another free agent centers. The most likely that pops into my head is Jason Allison. He is a big bodied guy that can move the puck, and would really give their power play a boost. This would also give Chicago a ceter to play with Martin Havlat. I think this would be a good deal for both teams but I dont see Chicago making that deal unless someone else is packaged with Morrison.
There is a rumor going around that Sheldon Sourey will go to Vancouver for Brenden Morrison.
Lot’s of people say the Canucks won’t make the playoffs, there way too denfensive, and it just keeps going on and on. But I think tthis team could easily be a contender for the cup.
Team C, made up of the Canuck’s young players and prospects, hoped to start the season off on the right foot by pinching a win from the Pengrowth Saddledome in the pre-season opener against the Flames.
Unfortunately, hopes were dashed late in the third, when the 1-1 game was decided by a pair of Flames power-play goals. Adam Cracknell netted the first with 3:33 to go with a boomer over second-starter Drew MacIntyre’s shoulder, and the nail in the coffin came courtesy of Daymond Langkow’s capitalization of Yannick Tremblay’s cough-up with only 38 seconds left.
The Flames finished 3-for-11 on the man-advantage.
The Canucks were outworked early on. Several hardnosed fore-checks and a few big hits, especially a head-reeler dished out by wunderkind Dion Phaneuf on Gordie Dwyer, set a green Canucks team on the backs of their blades.
By the midpoint of the period, however, the Canucks had settled down, regaining the momentum. They cycled and opened shooting lanes, and at the end of the period, they were only one shy of the Flames’ six shots.
The period ended nil-nil, but both teams had their share of scoring chances, the best coming off the tape of the Flames’ Adam Cracknell, who beat Flaherty only to be beaten by the post. It was the only hole that Flaherty gave up during his 30-minute tenure.
Forty-nine seconds into the second frame, Josh Green redirected Rory Fitzpatrick’s post-shot into the empty mesh, putting the Canucks on the scoreboard. The momentum swung again, though, at 11:12 of the period when Tony Amonte took advantage of a selfish penalty by Gordie Dwyer. For the remainder of the frame, the Flames owned the ice.
The knuckles came out at the midway point of the game — and stayed out. Numerous Canucks answered the bell, including Rick Rypien, Joe Rullier, Mike Brown, Nathan McIver, and Luc Bourdon. McIver deserves special mention for his domination of Derek Couture early in the third period, the most spirited fight of the night, which helped the Canucks to shift the momentum yet again.
The grit didn’t just manifest itself in tilts. When maintaining the momentum — and staying out of the penalty box — the Canucks dominated on both the fore- and back-checks. Brandon Reid led the way with a number of charges, which earned him a handful of scoring chances.
The Canucks’ first line was dangerous throughout the match. Matt Cooke, Tommi Santala, and Jesse Shultz cycled smoothly, generating several potent shots, but failing to finish.
If the Canucks want to give themselves a chance to tally a win on Thursday night in San Jose, they’ll have to bury their chances — and stay out of the sin bin
According to a Vancouver radio station there 4 goalies who could be the Canucks backup goalie this year.
Sportsnet is reporting that the Vancouver Canucks signed thier version of the killer B’s on Thursday, agreeing to terms with Tyler Bouck and Kevin Bieksa.
According to TSN.ca and NhlNetwork.ca the Vancouver Canucks have signed former Atlanta Thrasher D-man Yannnick Tremblay.
More Details to follow
Sean Brown wil sign to a 1 Year $450,000.
$457,985 to be exact.
Eric Weinrich will return for up to 500k per season !
Danny Markov is a UFA and Might sign to a 2m 2y deal.
Anson Carter would like 3 Million per year.
Ryan Kesler has not received a qualifying offer.
Jozef Balej , Kevin Bieska & Alexei Burrows havn’t either.
Mika Noronen has a 23% chance off getting a qualifying offer.
Wade Flaherty will re-sign and has received a qualifying offer.
The team 1040 keeps bringing up a rumor that wont go away but may very well happen. The rumor is that Naslund will be traded to Philly for some youngsters(Jeff Carter,
and Mike Richards, this is believable because the Canucks will lose Naslund’s $6 million contract, and to boot there getting 2 great upcoming players.
According to sportsnet pacific Cloutier indicated that this (trade) was all business and he knew after the day it matters if you win or lose. Cloutier also told sportsnet that he was going to miss Vancouver but he’s looking forward to moving on
TSN – Vancouver Sun reports that the Canucks will announce early this week they have signed free agent centre Marc Chouinard to a two-year, $2 million US contract.
According to Sportsnet Mika Noronen is not pleased in the Vancouver Canucks acquiring Roberto Luongo as full time goalie, pushing Noronen to back-up. Noronen also wants atleast a one way deal, rather than his current two way deal.
“The Team 1040″ last night talked to the Vancouver Canucks GM Dave Nonis, he said quote” I may be not done, there is still many things to do, I want to do one more deal , but im not mentioning any names. I even believe there might be players from the inside that we could use next season(Manitoba Moose) for example Jason King, Shultz, Brandon Reid”. Later on in the brodcast the radio announcer said he was looking at the Canucks roster and said there are 2 candidates he thinks are the only 2 remaining players Nonis could trade”Matt Cooke or Brendan Morrison”
Canucks goalie Dan Cloutier’s agent is suggesting his client may have a long wait for a trade.
“The Vancouver Sun” Reports that Anson Carter will not be coming back to Vancouver next season. Carter is asking for a raise that Nonis cannot fit into the remaining cap space available, Carter is wanting 2.8 Million each season for 3 years, which is reasonable for a guy that had the most goals, most powerplay goals, and most game winning goals on the team last season.