Lebrun: Teams 'Called on' Hansen & Notes on Burrows

J.D. Burke
February 13 2017 04:13PM


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When the Canucks plans ahead of the March 1st trade deadline are broached, no one player garners as much attention as Jannik Hansen.

It's all too obvious why there's interest, internally and externally alike. Between Hansen's versatility, goal scoring and penalty killing chops, he's everything a Stanley Cup contender could hope for down the stretch. Unlike most player similarly tabbed, Hansen comes in at a modest $2.5-million for this season and next, too.

Beyond that, the expansion draft could force the Canucks into making a trade of this ilk as an alternative to losing a valuable player to Vegas for nothing.

According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, teams are already making the call. Let's look into what that might mean for Hansen and the Canucks on the other side of the jump.

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Listen: Jeremy Davis Joins TSN 1040 to Discuss Ryan Miller's Workload

J.D. Burke
February 13 2017 03:15PM


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For two-plus seasons now Jeremy Davis has been providing you, the readers, with well thought out, researched and measured content, mostly in print. Today, Davis hit the airwaves to discuss his recent article on Ryan Miller and the extent to which his workload impacts his ability to provide the Canucks with solid netminding.

Starting at just around the two-minute mark, you can hear Davis explain what went into his article and why exactly the Canucks should roll back Miller's starts in favour of a more even split with Jacob Markstrom. It's well worth your time, and I've provided an embedded audio clip with the interview in its entirety for you on the other side of the jump.

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Bo Horvat had MRI Monday, tests came back negative

Cam Lewis
February 13 2017 10:08AM

According to John Shannon, Vancouver Canucks All-Star centre Bo Horvat will have an MRI on his knee Monday due to a blocked Jack Eichel slap shot with under one minute to go in the third period. 

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Canucks Player Power Rankings - February 13th, 2017

Grainne Downey
February 13 2017 09:00AM


The regular, non-novelty power rankings are back because the Canucks are actually interesting again. Bo Horvat is being Bo Horvat, the Sedins have a fun new linemate, and there are actually things to say about this team. 

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The Nation Notebook: Setoguchi's comeback ends, Burns' historic season, and notes on the seller's market

Christian Pagnani
February 13 2017 07:00AM


The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don't quite deserve their own article. 

The L.A. Kings have put to bed Devin Setoguchi's comeback, as he joins all of the major signings the team made last summer on the waiver wire. Brent Burns is on pace for the best season we've seen from a defenceman in a long time (don't tell Erik Karlsson). And a seller's market has massively upped the asking price for good-but-not-great players, making this deadline likely to be a slow one. 

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