Category Archives: Vancouver Canucks
According to Eklund from www.hockeybuzz.com a source told him….
P.S. take this as it is speculation from Eklund
Peter Forsberg is expected to sign with Vancouver if the NJ/Van trade falls throught, with over 8 million in cap space and only one hole to fill at Left Wing this could be Elais or Forsberg’s place to fill.
According to the Vancouver Canucks website, the team signed 2 forwards Brad Moran and Jason Jaffray from the Manitoba Moose. They also signed free agent Greg Classen from the Hamburg Freezers of the German Hockey League.
The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday that they have Re-Signed Defenseman Lukas Krajicek to a 2-year deal worth 2.2 Million & Signed Goaltender Cory Schneider (their 2004 1st Round Pick) to an Entry Level Contract- terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Canuck’s don’t have much Cap room. They have no serious needs (they need offensive, but unlike most team’s they’ll be okay with only a 2nd tier player to fix there need), and will only aquire some depth player’s, and one (maybe two, but unlikely) top 6 forward. When the season is over though, Naslund, Morrison, and Cooke all have expiring contract’s, which will give the Canuck’s some breathing room, and possible enough room to acquire a true superstar (if we don’t acquire someone that good, it’s okay too).
The Vancouver Province is reporting that it is highly unlikely that the Vancouver Canucks will land any big-name free agents this year. All bets are off for next year however as they will have cap space available to shop for some of the huge names that may be available.
One of Brian Burke’s genious draft day moves.. possibly the best move a GM has pulled off on draft day ever. these guys along with Roberto Luongo will make the Canucks contenders for years to come. This being all said they have never played with a player expected to do huge things… my question is Why.. they have proven to be guys who make other players that play with them better even in there earlier years with guys like
TSN has confirmed that the Canucks have acquired Ryan Shannon from the Anaheim ducks. In exchange the Canucks sent Jason king, with whom they could not get a deal done and has been playing in Sweden for the last season. Additionally, a conditional 2009 draft choice from the Canucks thrown in.
It was a solid, if unspectacular season for the Vancouver captain, but a surprisingly gritty playoff performance could signal a sign of changes to come.
We can pretty much guarentee the Canuck’s won’t make a huge splash on July 1st and the very biggest move that could be made will be a trade involving Schiender. So let’s see what these few moves could be, and see what’s left and who has a shot at the getting the final roster spots.
Somebody wrote an article a few days saying the Canuck’s should go for the Cup this year, but most of his trades weren’t very realistic, the players he got wouldn’t fit that well, and the team gave up too much of it’s future. So my version will be realistic, and won’t involving giving up tooo much future.
Three year contract, terms undisclosed.
Van obviously wants Kesler to be a part of the Core Group.
Canucks came into the 2006-07 season with a lot of pressure. They were criticized of having no offense during pre-season and were predicted not to make the playoffs.