Doan Apparently Narrows List, Canucks Still in the Running

Thomas Drance
August 05 2012 04:05PM

 

Larry Brooks of the New York Post is among the smartest and most reliable sources of inside information in the business. Today he wrote at length about the impact of the Rick Nash trade on the Rangers organization, and included this tantalizing nugget about the Shane Doan derby:

Doan, who understandably wants this to be the last move he makes, is believed to have narrowed his sights on Manhattan, Pittsburgh and Vancouver. It’s unclear if Rangers general manager Glen Sather is willing to go four years, but if he does, Doan is more likely than not to become a Blueshirt.

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Nation Radio - August 4, 2012

NationRadio
August 05 2012 12:39PM

It's the August long weekend! Hockey may be on the back-burner for many, but that doesn't mean that Nation Radio is hurting for things to discuss. Host Allan Mitchell talks about the Oilers with Jason Gregor, the Canucks with Thomas Drance, the NHL in general with Eric T., the AHL with Jim Byers and the WHL with Guy Flaming, with a little soccer talk with Scott Francis Winder in acknowledgement of the fact that when the thermometer is pushing 30 degrees all the talk can't be about hockey.

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Strombabble: the Luongo Asking Price and Eddie Läck's Readiness

Thomas Drance
August 05 2012 11:16AM

 

During the month of August, NHL.com is doing a "30 for 30" series profiling and previewing every team in the league. In today's installment, senior writer Dan Rosen set his sights on the Vancouver Canucks. In speaking with General Manager Mike Gillis and Director of Player Personnel Dave Gagner, Rosen has uncovered some interesting tidbits about the team and their posture at this late point in the summer. In fact, there's enough new-ish insight there that I figured I'd quickly wade into the muck. 

Read past the jump for some choice snippets and analysis.

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Garrison to join Malhotra and Fin at Vancouver Pride

Thomas Drance
August 04 2012 12:11PM

 

We were already excited about the official participation of the Vancouver Canucks, and defensive specialist Manny Malhotra in Sunday's Vancouver Pride Parade. But then on Saturday afternoon, the team's official mascot - a 7 foot tall Orca named Fin - announced on Twitter that newly signed defenseman, White Rock native and future fan favorite Jason Garrison will be joining Malhotra in representing the organization at the parade:

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Cheers and Jeers - August 3rd

Cam Davie
August 03 2012 11:47AM

It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of... "Cheers and Jeers!"

This week, I get tired and bored of the Doan-a-thon and Cory Schneider newest impressions, but I would walk in a parade with Manny and a couple of awesome Oilers fans any day of the week.

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