July 19 2011 11:00AM
Over the weekend, it seemed like an announcement naming Craig MacTavish the head-coach of the Canucks new AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves was imminent. Two well respected, and generally trust-worthy hockey reporters in Kypreos and Strickland tweeted that the deal was "likely" and "real close". I figured that the press-release, and the official announcement were mere formalities.
July 18 2011 11:51AM
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July 14 2011 08:35PM
The Sedins accept the Victoriastipendiet from Princess Victoria on the occasion of her 34th birthday.
(Photo by Paul Madej / SCANPIX)
Today Daniel and Henrik Sedin became the first ice-hockey players since Peter Forsberg in 1994 to be honoured with the "Victoriastipendiet." The award, which, roughly translates to the "Crown Princess Victoria Scholarship" (thanks to CHB for the translation) is functionally the "athlete of the year" award. It has been shared by two athletes in the same year on four different occasions since the scholarship was first awarded in 1979. Every year it is awarded on July 14th, which, is the date of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden's birthday.
July 14 2011 05:16PM
A young Mike Duco takes a shot while playing for the Kitchener Rangers in the OHL.
The Canucks management team likes to get their work done on Thursday.
Last week Gillis and co. completed minor deals with Defenseman Alexander Sulzer and Goaltender Matt Climie. This afternoon, they inked potential fourth line winger Mike Duco to a contract. As of this writing, the terms of the deal were unavailable, but here's the media release from Canucks.com.
July 14 2011 11:24AM
Episode Three of the Canucks Army Podcast features a veritable buffet of topics!
The Third Episode of the Canucks Army Podcast is here!