October 05 2015 12:00PM
It's time for the second and final power rankings of the preseason! Read on past the jump to find out where your favourites (and least favourites) have landed after 8 exhibition games.
October 05 2015 10:28AM
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You have to say this for the Jim Benning, Trevor Linden iteration of the Vancouver Canucks: they have the courage of their convictions and act boldly.
On Monday the Canucks placed defensemen Alex Biega, 27, and Frank Corrado, 22, as well as forward Linden Vey, 24, on waivers, the team announced. Corrado and Vey are extraordinarily young for players on the waiver wire, and likely have more upside than anyone else placed on waivers on Monday.
October 05 2015 10:04AM
The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly set to place 22-year-old right-handed defenseman Frank Corrado on waivers on Monday, according to Sportsnet's Dan Murphy:
Sounds like the #Canucks will indeed put Frankie Corrado on waivers. Will he get through?— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) October 5, 2015
Considering the club had the option of placing Alex Biega, 27, and his unlikely-to-be-claimed $325k AHL slaary on waivers, this is a head scratcher.
October 05 2015 09:12AM
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No one has ever made a dollar wagering against what TSN's Bob McKenzie reports, or publicly suggests is expected.
On Monday, McKenzie suggested that all three of Vancouver Canucks youngers: Ben Hutton, Jared McCann and Jake Virtanen are expected to open the season with the big club. It's not a huge surprise, this has been telegraphed since Brendan Gaunce and Ronalds Kenins were sent to Utica on Friday night, but it's an incredibly meaningful decision for an organization that has generally been reluctant to play teenage assets at the NHL level.
October 04 2015 01:16PM
Born and raised in British Columbia, Dan Hamhuis is a consummate professional on and off the ice, and has proven time and time again, his worth in a hockey-crazed market. He is the rare case of a British Columbia-born top free agent making the plunge to return home in past years. (But Sakic, Niedermayer(s), Franson and Kariya will come here eventually, right?). His absence was felt when he was knocked out of the lineup in 2011, and will go down as one of the true fan favourites in Canucks lore.