Canucks acquire Brandon Sutter from Penguins for Bonino, Clendening

Thomas Drance
July 28 2015 10:04AM

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The Vancouver Canucks have been linked to Pittsburgh Penguins centre Brandon Sutter for years, certainly since he was the rumoured centrepiece in a Ryan Kesler trade at the 2014 NHL trade deadline. 

On Tuesday the club actually acquired the 26-year-old defensive centre in a deal that included the actual centrepiece of the Kesler deal, Nick Bonino. In addition to Bonino the club will send the Penguins a second-round draft pick and defenseman Adam Clendening, while the Penguins will even out the deal (sort of) by sending Vancouver a third-round pick.

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Relive the 2000-01 Vancouver Canucks Season

J.D. Burke
July 27 2015 02:47PM

Much like this opener in a series of season by season reviews that we're set to kick off on Canucks Army, the 2000-01 campaign laid the foundation for an exciting and promising era in Vancouver Canucks hockey. It was Marc Crawford's second full campaign with the team and Brian Burke's third - great name, that second guy. It was also the first such campaign in a string of four straight campaigns resulting in a playoff birth. 

It was a time of youth, hope and new beginnings. The Canucks cashed in on a pair of lottery tickets, with the inception of the West Coast Express. An unlikely hero pushed them to the post-season in thrilling fashion. And Dan Cloutier was awful as ever!

Lets relive each moment, on the other side of the jump!

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Canucks Year in Review: Derek Dorsett

J.D. Burke
July 26 2015 12:55PM

The hockey season may be over and done with, but the wound that is this last season as a Vancouver Canucks fan is still relatively fresh. There's plenty of meat left on these bones and with the draft and the opening of free agency now in the rear view mirror, it's time we got cookin'. 


The process starts with a series of player-by-player reviews for the season that was. Today's will be centered on Old Probiotic himself, Derek Dorsett.

Let's break it all down on the other side of the jump.

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Canucks Year in Review: Linden Vey

J.D. Burke
July 24 2015 02:03PM

The hockey season may be over and done with, but the wound that is this last season as a Vancouver Canucks fan is still relatively fresh. There's plenty of meat left on these bones and with the draft and the opening of free agency now in the rear view mirror, it's time we got cookin'. 

The process starts with a series of player-by-player reviews for the season that was. Today's will be centered on the Canucks presumptive fourth line center going into next season, Linden Vey.
Let's break it all down on the other side of the jump.

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Establishing AHL Baselines for Prospect Success

Josh W
July 24 2015 09:37AM

Nearly every hockey fan has the basic understanding that the NHL is the best hockey league in the world and that to become an regular player in the league you need to be the best of the best. Combining this with the piling of recent evidence suggesting that the peak age of players is around the mid-20s, it starts to become apparent that fans in every fan base tend to be over-confident in the success of their AHL (and other) prospects.

It is important when studying prospects, and when wanting to increase the general understanding of the league, to establish a baseline of success for those in development leagues.  

Continue past the jump as we look into AHL success.

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