Player Profiles - Kevin Bieksa

Cam Davie
October 01 2010 10:22AM

Canucks fans know that Kevin Bieksa has two sides: the good and the bad.

Do you get the feeling that Kevin Bieksa should be sending Sami Salo thank-you cards?

"Thanks for getting hurt again, Sami. You just saved me a ton of cash on moving expenses and a whole lotta headaches on moving my family. I owe you a new floorball stick."

Based on the rumours and conjecture that was floating around in July and August, the writing was on the wall for Bieksa's time in Vancouver. But with Salo out long-term, it's likely Bieksa won't be going anywhere. And that sound you just heard was a collective groan from Canucks fans.

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Bubble Players - Who's About to Burst?

Cam Davie
September 30 2010 10:57AM

Calgary Flames Olli Jokinen gets thrown to the ice by Vancouver Canucks Jeff Tambellini during the first period of their NHL pre-season hockey game in Calgary, September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)
This brings me pleasure. All the time.

After last night's poor showing in San Jose, the Canucks roster situation became a lot more clear with only one-preseason game to go.

So the question, who do you think will make the team this year, and who will be relegated to the minors or elsewhere?

Well, here's what I think.

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Canucks Get Serious Tonight

Cam Davie
September 28 2010 12:37PM

TORONTO - JANUARY 30: Christian Ehrhoff #5 of the Vancouver Canucks carries the puck during game action against the Toronto Maple Leafs January 30, 2010 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages / Getty Images)

After sending down 10 players to the Manitoba Moose yesterday, the Vancouver Canucks are putting a veteran-laden lineup on the ice tonight as they host the San Jose Sharks.

With 3 pre-season games remaining, and having used their prior games as tryouts for many players, the Canucks appear to be using tonight's game as an actual warm-up to the season. 

So what will we see tonight?

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Canucks Cut Day

Cam Davie
September 27 2010 02:18PM

VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 23:  Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks is congratulated by teammate Brendan Morrison #7 after their victory over the Dallas Stars in game seven 2007 Western Conference Quarterfinal game at General Motors Place April 23, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver defeated Dallas 4-1 to win the series 4-3.  (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
The bromance between Lu and BMo is allowed to further blossom, as Morrison continues his tryout with the Canucks.

The Vancouver Canucks announced their biggest set of cuts since the start of main training camp, as they assigned 10 players to the Manitoba Moose. 

What is surprising about their list of cuts is not who's on the list, but rather who's not on the list.

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Player Profiles - Christian Ehrhoff

Yankee Canuck
September 27 2010 11:13AM

OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 04: Christian Ehrhoff #5 of the Vancouver Canucks skates with the puck against the Ottawa Senators during the NHL game at Scotiabank Place on February 4, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

We continue our series where Canucks Army will profile various players of interest leading up to the new season.

It's not often a team can claim a slam dunk on a trade, but the cap era produces victims left and right. Following a lackluster season with San Jose in 2008-09 where he was dead last with a -12, Christian Ehrhoff became one of those victims. Bundled with Brad Lukowich to clear enough salary to ink Dany Heatley, Vancouver gave up two forgettable prospects in return for what turned out to be their highest scoring defenseman in a single season since Ed Jovanovski in 2002-03.

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