Friday Roundtable: Camp Vrbata

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 20 2015 12:43PM

It's been a while since we've seen Radim Vrbata score a pretty one like that, eh? In fact, it's been nearly a month since he's scored a goal that counted, period. Beyond a three-in-four game span at the end of October, the 34-year-old winger has been ice cold, to the point where he's struggling to put assists on the board as well. Sure, the entire team is having a bad time, but more was expected of last year's team goals leader.

Today, the roundtable takes ponders what the best course of action is involving him. Here are our answers.

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Should the Canucks trade their pending unrestricted players at the deadline?

Carol Schram
November 20 2015 09:15AM

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The Vancouver Canucks' loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night inadvertently offered an sneak peek into the future of the franchise.

The weary road warriors iced a lineup that did not include Radim Vrbata, Brandon Prust or Yannick Weber—all unrestricted free agents (UFAs) at the end of this season. Will it be in Jim Benning's best interest to dangle his future UFAs as trade bait in an attempt to build up his future prospect pool? Let's take a look.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
November 20 2015 06:45AM

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5 reasons to hate the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Canucks and Tyson Barrie, Travis Hamonic wants to be in Western Canada, the NHL's problem with offense, an early look at 2016 free agents, value of shot blocking, Connor McDavid's recovery, Sam Bennett an elite player in the making, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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WWYDT: Home Ice Alignment

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 19 2015 06:00PM

So, the road trip is done. We all know that extended stays away from home aren't particularly forgiving to teams, and to expect domination is a bit silly. But at the same time, 1-4-2 isn't exactly something you can brush off your shoulders either. So today, one day later than our usual date, I pose the following question to you..

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REPORT: Canucks had closed-door meeting without Desjardins after Wednesday's game

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 19 2015 04:51PM

Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins made an appearance on TSN 1040 this afternoon, and among many other topics, mentioned that the team felt the need to have a discussion without him following Vancouver's 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

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