Breaking Down Alex Burrows' Tic-Tac-Goal

Jeff Angus
March 31 2013 02:47PM


Daniel and Henrik Sedin turned back the clock on Wednesday night, finding linemate Alex Burrows with a pair of beautiful passes for a tap-in goal against the Colorado Avalanche. As with almost every Sedin-created goal, there was a lot more to this play than meets the eye.

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Re-signing Chris Higgins and Max Lapierre

Jeff Angus
March 28 2013 11:37AM

Mike Gillis hit two deadline deals out of the park back in 2011 with the acquisitions of Chris Higgins and Max Lapierre. Both forwards played significant roles in Vancouver’s Stanley Cup run, and both players enjoyed their time enough with the Canucks to re-sign in the summer of 2011 below market value (though Lapierre was an RFA that summer).

Will they do that again this summer?

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Trade Deadline 2013: Finding a Defenseman

Jeff Angus
March 21 2013 01:44PM

I wrote last week about some centers who the Canucks could potentially have interest in (David Steckel was one of them, and he has since been traded to the Anaheim Ducks). Defensemen are the focus of today. The Canucks quite obviously need another defenseman. Ideally a right-handed shooter, but the team could probably use an upgrade regardless of what side they play on.

Who are some defensemen that the Canucks could target?

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Why Brandon Dubinsky Makes Sense in Vancouver

Jeff Angus
March 20 2013 10:30AM

I am not Brandon Dubinsky’s agent. However, I am going to pretend I am for the next 1000 words (give or take). Grantland writer Bill Barnwell recently wrote his NFL free agent previews this way – he would attempt to pitch or ‘sell’ the player to prospective GMs.

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Breaking Down Mason Raymond's Clapper

Jeff Angus
March 16 2013 01:11PM


Mason Raymond has arguably been the most consistent and most effective Vancouver forward in 2013. His struggles last season are now firmly in the rearview mirror. Raymond is playing with a lot of confidence right now, and Thursday night's goal against the Predators was a great example of that.

I wrote on Raymond's resurgence over at last week (and you can read that here). Essentially, the point I was trying to make was that Raymond needed a year to fully recover from a broken back, and that he has quietly developed into a very effective two-way winger.

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