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.
September 02 2011 03:04PM
Burrows kind of looks hungry in this image (via trevorlinden.tumblr.com).
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September 02 2011 01:42PM
When Mike Gillis selected Yann Sauve in the second round of the 2008 NHL draft, it was only his second draft pick ever as the General Manager of the Canucks. Sauve was seen as a big (6 foot 3, 220 pounds) puck moving defenseman with solid skating ability. Heralded as a 2-way defenseman, his stock had steadily dropped over the last couple seasons as his junior team (the Saint John Sea Dogs) steadily improved. It was said that the development of his offensive game had stalled, and that he no longer had top-4 potential.
September 02 2011 11:31AM
According to Renaud Lavoie of RDS the Canucks have invited thirty-three year old checking center Steve Begin to training camp. He is the third veteran invitee so far - and based on the big hint Laurence Gillman dropped earlier this week - he may not be the last. Professional Try Out (or PTO) deals don't count against the teams fifty contract limit. You can read the press-release announcing the PTO deal from canucks.nhl.com here.