Category Archives: Vancouver Canucks

Lots of interest in Hamhuis

On what sort of interest there would be in Dan Hamhuis, if he were shopped by the Vancouver Canucks:

“Well, I think people are going to want to make sure that he’s able to come back from this injury without any adverse effects. It was really traumatic. He chronicled the physical damage, and just basically how a lot of the facial bones were shattered, and still dealing with numbness and some issues there.

Canucks Likely to move Prust

Likely trade interest in Brandon Prust

Canucks have plenty of trade bait

If James Reimer will really get the Leafs a first-round pick at the deadline, as some suggest, what would Miller be worth? Again, the mind wanders.

McKenzie on Lucic, Kings and Canucks

On if Lucic would want to go to Vancouver, given the stage at which the Canucks are now:

“It’s hard to say. That’s the old deciding… at what cost do you want to play in your hometown. And again, where does he fit for Vancouver. They’d have to see how it works for them. But because he’s a hometown guy, who in the past has sort of wondered aloud what it would be like to play in his hometown, you at least throw it on the table as a consideration. I mean, hey listen – you’re an unrestricted free agent. If you get to that, the world is your oyster. You get to go anywhere you want, who wants you.

http://www.todaysslapshot.com/from-the-ice/mckenzie-on-lucic-kings-and-canucks/

Canucks GM Benning working the phones

Canucks could look to move Dan Hamhuis, Brandon Prust, Yannick Weber and Radim Vrbata

With Vancouver trending towards a youth movement, and various veteran players rumored to be available, another long-time Canucks’ future with the team is in limbo.

Could the Jackets look to add Higgins?

The Canucks placed Chris Higgins on waivers last Tuesday. A day later, the former Yale forward cleared, with nobody interested in assuming the $2.5 million he’s due annually through 2017. Higgins is only 32 years old. The left wing scored 12 goals and 24 assists in 77 games for Vancouver last season. But Higgins is the odd man out as general manager Jim Benning tries to make his aging roster younger.

Will the Canucks move Vrbata

The Canucks probably haven’t done enough this year to get the most out of Vrbata. And if he’s not going to play with the Sedins, I’m not sure there should be much debate about his future in Van.

However, I can see how the Canucks would have pause with the trade deadline approaching. Scoring goals is so difficult for this group, do they really want to trade their second-leading goal scorer?

Updates on Higgins

Teams contacting Vancouver about Higgins

Higgins will not play while VAN searches for match.

Canucks exploring trade options for Higgins

The Vancouver Canucks took an unusual step on Sunday to try and drum up interest in forward Chris Higgins.