February 09 2016 03:00PM
With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, rumours, speculation and trade ideas will be plentiful. The Canucks situation is one which will be followed closely leaguewide, as Radim Vrbata and Dan Hamhuis still may or may not be in play. If they are, that changes the entire market.
Ideally, the Canucks take advantage of the trade market and deal both for picks and prospects. There should be quite a few teams that would be a fit for either. Supply and demand indicates the Canucks will be able to pick their dance partner should they present themselves with a worthy offer.
Which has us wondering which pieces might be of interest and what thought process the Canucks will enter this hugely formative stretch with.
February 09 2016 01:00PM
The Vancouver Canucks and Colorado Avalanche battle for the first of three meetings this season and both teams are looking for wins. Vancouver has failed to win since before the All-Star break and only have one win in their last 6. Folks, this is not good. Just when we thought the Canucks were out of the Auston-Matthews-Sweepstakes, they play themselves RIGHT BACK IN! Some are disappointed; others excited. Regardless, winning always feels good so maybe try that today.
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February 09 2016 11:47AM
Kalamazoo played two home games as part of the ECHL Hockey Heritage Weekend. There was no ECHL All-Star game this year. Instead, the league had a week of festivities in Kalamazoo consisting of a Stanley Cup tour, several other trophies, and artifacts from the Hockey Hall of Fame. The ECHL Hall of Fame induction luncheon was held on Friday with members of the Kalamazoo Wings and Toledo Walleye all in attendance.
February 09 2016 09:00AM
It was announced yesterday that the Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien agreed to a long-term contract extension. Five years at $7.6 Million per for Big Buff. But we are Canucks Army - not Jets Nation - so how does that relate to the team we cover?
Put simply, news of this extension is of the great variety for Canucks fans as it relates to potentially moving pending unrestricted free agent Dan Hamhuis. Suddenly the Canucks arguably have the best rental defenceman on the market.
Nation World HQ
February 09 2016 07:23AM
In an effort to keep fans aware of the comings and goings of the other teams in the
Smythe Pacific Division… The fine folks at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In order of the Pacific Division standings… we present the Pacific War Room!