How closely should the Canucks be monitoring Tyson Barrie's situation?

Thomas Drance
November 17 2015 10:25AM

Photo Credit: Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche are a tire fire, and it isn't just their defensive performance this season.

A budget team in a soft marketplace, the Avalanche have struggled to retain top talent in recent years; losing Paul Stastny to unrestricted free agency and Ryan O'Reilly in a lopsided trade with the Buffalo Sabres following a protracted and contentious series of contract negotiations. 

Now Matt Duchene, a top-line point producer and one of the best pure skaters in the game, is the subject of trade speculation. And defenseman Tyson Barrie's name is beginning to come up as well. Barrie is a Victoria-born defenseman and a right-handed shooter, who excels in transition. He's signed through this year and will be a restricted free agent for several seasons thereafter. If Barrie begins to shake loose though, how interested should the Canucks be?

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Utica Week In Review: November 16th

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 16 2015 10:03PM


So, that Canucks loss stings, doesn't it? Well, I'm here to make you feel a bit better; we're going to talk about the kids! No, not the ones that are up and losing, the ones that are down with the Comets and... also losing.

It's been a rough week for the organization, I guess. Utica picked up no points this week, and only one player had more than a single individual point. Here's how it breaks down.

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Canucks Postgame: La Belle Collapse

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 16 2015 09:11PM

When these two teams last faced off, the Habs were off to the third best start in NHL history. Ryan Miller and the Canucks ended their good vibes, so you knew that they'd be out for blood this time. Jacob Markstrom, by virtue of being less exhausted and more talented, donned the masked for tonight's grudge match. Let's just say it didn't go the same way.

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Daniel Sedin bleeds heavily after high stick, returns a shift later

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 16 2015 06:32PM


The Canucks had a scary moment in the first period, as star left winger Daniel Sedin took a hard and quick high stick to the nose. The 35-year-old Swede was quick to defy the stereotypes his critics give him, however.

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Benning Eye for the Stats Guy: London vs Guelph

money puck
November 16 2015 02:00PM

Say what you will about Jim Benning, but when it comes to scouting, the dude puts in work. His fourth in-person viewing on this east coast road trip (that I'm aware of) came Friday, November 13th when the London Knights faced the Guelph Storm. 

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