The Nation Notebook: Florida rising, Toews isn't bad, and unsure sellers

Christian Pagnani
February 22 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 Tampa Bay Lightning are facing the reality of having to sell at the deadline, while their neighbors in down south Florida have rocketed up the standings after finally getting fully healthy. Also, Jonathan Toews is doing his best to put to bed the narrative that he's over the hill. 

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Three Under the Radar Trade Targets

Jacob Stoller
February 22 2017 06:00AM


As the trade deadline approaches, it's only logical to talk about the most popular names on the rumour mill. While it's fun to discuss the possibility of Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, or Kevin Shattenkirk getting dealt, there are other names that are just as likely, maybe even more likely, to be actually be traded when deadline day rolls around. 

Without further adieu, here are three under the radar trade targets. 

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What's On Tap? The Complete Canucks Schedule February 20th - 26th

Jeremy Davis
February 21 2017 03:00PM


Better late than never right? I usually try to have these ready to go for Monday, but nobody even told me that yesterday was Monday. As a result, you may not have been prepared yesterday when the Comets faced off at 10 in the morning, and Olli Juolevi and Cole Candella took to the ice last night. Please accept my apologies.

Anyways, here's the complete Canucks schedule for the rest of the week.

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TSN's Craig Button Ranks 4 Canucks Prospects Among the Top 50 Outside the NHL

Jeremy Davis
February 21 2017 02:00PM

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Craig Button of TSN released today his list of the top 50 NHL affiliated players currently outside of the NHL, and the Canucks were well represented. All together, they had four players listed in the top 50 (all four are in fact listed in the top 40), which is up from just two last year. Button also provided top five lists for each Canadian team.

Read on to see who made the cut and how highly they were placed.

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Bob McKenzie on Jannik Hansen, Ben Hutton and the Trade Deadline

J.D. Burke
February 21 2017 01:14PM

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The trade deadline may be less than a week away, but the Canucks still haven't made public how exactly they aim to approach it. That's where the league's insiders come in. They're supposed to fill in the gaps.

Today TSN 1040 AM brought in TSN's Bob McKenzie to do just that. They went headlong into the Canucks overarching approach to the deadline before parsing specifics to see who may or may not be moving and why.

When the Bobfather talks, you listen. Intently. And in this case, I've collected his thoughts and aim to recall them to the best of my ability and dive into what exactly they all mean.

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