September 08 2011 01:09PM
Entering the 2009 NHL Draft, and coming off a lights-out WCHA rookie campaign - Jordan Schroeder was ranked as the fifth best North American skater by Central Scouting. Schroeder's speed and offensive skills were highly regarded, however, concerns about his size (or lack thereof) caused him to plummet down into the latter half of the first round, where Mike Gillis snapped him up with the 22nd overall pick. By the time Schroeder was drafted, 15 other North American skaters had been picked. It looked like the Canucks had a potential steal on their hands.
September 08 2011 11:06AM
The Canucks have re-signed fourth-line right-winger Victor Oreskovich after an arduous summer of negotiations. Oreskovich was a restricted free-agent without arbitration rights, so he had no leverage and limited options this summer. Here's the press release from canucks.nhl.com announcing the deal.
September 06 2011 02:33PM
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September 06 2011 11:20AM
Photo courtesy @kris_teena
Remember a few weeks ago when the news broke that Luongo was to be honoured by the Italian Walk of Fame? Remember how they said that he was "often referred to as the greatest goalie that ever lived" and we all had a good laugh at that? Well yesterday was the induction ceremony, and Luongo was mobbed on College St. by Canucks fans, passersby and Munga Cakes alike!
September 03 2011 12:04PM
Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily Times broke the news yesterday (stick tap to PHT's Joe Yerdon) that the Canucks have offered former Red Wings goaltender Manny Legace a PTO. Manny Legace - who spent last year in the German league with the Iserlohn Roosters - hasn't played in the NHL since a 28 game stint with the Carolina Hurricanes in the 09-10 season.(*) You can go read the official Canucks.nhl.com press release announcing the deal here.
(*) The Iserlohn Roosters have a pretty hilarious "aggressive Rooster" logo.