Category Archives: Vancouver Canucks
You would think it will be contemplated https://t.co/4ZAGOPkk44
— Brad Ziemer (@BradZiemer) March 2, 2016
— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) February 27, 2016
This is interesting, from a reporter very close to Canucks: https://t.co/KGHohQSomG
— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) February 29, 2016
Maybe the goalie market really does stink right now, but the Canucks had a chance to trade Ryan Miller in the offseason and passed.
Miller is 35 years old. The Canucks are a team on the rebuild. Why is it so important to have an aging veteran who is no longer a bona fide No. 1 on the team?
As the TSN insider reported, the Canucks are open for business. They haven’t been this open for business since Mike Keenan got his hands on the controls and made 11 trades in three months in 1998 and dealt away just about everyone except Mark Messier.
In the middle of a rebuild, with his team eight points out, Benning has to sell.
What are the chances the Blackhawks can make a deal with the Canucks for Dan Hamhuis and Radim Vrbata?
The Canucks would love an Antoine Vermette scenario. The centre was dealt by Arizona to Chicago a day before the 2015 trade deadline for a first-round pick and defenceman Klas Dahlbeck. The 33-year-old Vermette won a Stanley Cup and then re-signed with the Coyotes for two years at $3.75 million annually. He didn’t get a pay hike, but he got a no-movement clause.
Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning.
On if the Canucks are talking with Tampa Bay about Jonathan Drouin:
“I think just about everybody is talking to Tampa. When I say everybody, I would say anywhere from 10-15 teams have pretty significant interest in this player, and I would lump the Canucks in that group of 10, 12, 15 teams.
Hansen has earned some attention.
He would suit a number of Stanley Cup contenders, who usually shop the rental aisle at the trade deadline instead of searching for better long-term and affordable fits. Spit-balling doesn’t cost a nickel, so here’s one scenario for the Chicago Blackhawks to at least consider. They are linked to every available winger but would have to probably part with a first-round pick and/or a prized prospect to land the likes of an Andrew Ladd. And then, of course, they lose him lucrative free agency on July 1.
The Habs have been shopping UFA forwards Dale Weise and Thomas Fleischmann along with defenceman Tom Gilbert.
Talked to a pro scout who thinks, despite depressed market, Hamhuis+Vrbata still have significant value. If they agree on trades.
— Iain MacIntyre (@imacVanSun) February 19, 2016
With the Feb. 29 trade deadline nearing, and the franchise in a retool-on-the-fly mode, the fact Burrows is 34 and has a year left on his contract at a $4.5-million US salary-cap hit made the Saturday report by Hockey Night in Canada insider Elliotte Friedman thought-provoking.
The Canucks will get calls on defenceman Dan Hamhuis now that he’s back from his facial injury. He’d be a nice fit for a team looking to get somebody solid to help them go deep into the playoffs. He’s suggested he wants to stay with the Canucks but is going to have to take a pay cut if that’s going to happen. GM Jim Benning has indicated his roster is about to get younger.