Fun with the CBA: Conclusion of the CBA and contracts

Ryan Biech
December 12 2016 11:00AM


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It seems like just yesterday the NHL made us suffer another lockout.

Regardless of whether you're a fan, a blogger, a media member, or more importantly a player or staff of an NHL team, lockout's suck. When the NHL and NHLPA came to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement, it brought with it a sense of security. Comfort, even, knowing hockey was here to stay.

Unfortunately, it appears the players and owners are starting to move their deck chairs in preparation for another prolonged labour dispute. With this dark timeline in mind, one particular contract caught my eye. 

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Canucks assign Rodin to Utica for conditioning; Pedan and Labate also assigned

Ryan Biech
December 11 2016 04:12PM

Prior to the Canucks contest against the Washington Capitals on Sunday afternoon, the organization made some roster moves. That was assigned Andrey Pedan and Joseph Labate back to the Utica Comets, and assigned Anton Rodin to the AHL on a conditioning stint.

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Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - December 8th, 2016

Ryan Biech
December 08 2016 05:00PM


We have a new CHL scoring leader amongst Canucks prospects.

The NCAA prospects are battered and bruised - but some players got named to their countries WJHC preliminary rosters.

Also - if you haven't heard, the Canucks have a goalie prospect who has been lights out for a while now.

All of that and more in everyone's favourite prospect report - Blackfish!

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Expansion Draft: Baertschi or Granlund

Ryan Biech
December 08 2016 11:00AM


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With the Expansion Draft looming over this year's trade deadline, it's becoming a hot topic around the league. Who's going to protect who being the most gabbed about element, naturally.

The dynamics are likely to change by the time we've made it to the draft, but that shouldn't stop the discussion, dissection and preparation. It's not like it'll hurt to keep the three items in mind.

You need to have a plan for now and chart a course for the future. 

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Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - December 1st, 2016

Ryan Biech
December 01 2016 05:00PM


Another week has passed in the hockey world.

With the World Junior rosters being announced, quite a few players around the prospect world will try and realize their dream of representing their country. For the players that won't participate, it means an elevated role to make up for the missing players.

One of the Canucks top prospects is currently sidelined with an injury! 

We dive into it, with this week's edition of Blackfish: The Canucks Army Prospect Report!

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