Report: Canucks kicking the tires on Blue Jackets' Leopold (Update: Not really)

Thomas Drance
March 02 2015 09:05AM

The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly one of three teams kicking the tires on Columbus Blue Jackets depth defenseman Jordan Leopold, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon. The Washington Capitals and Minnesota Wild are also believed to have interest. 

Shortly after reporting this news, Shannon updated his report. So it would appear that the Canucks do not in fact have interest. So... False alarm! 

If you want to read more about a player the Canucks are not, in fact, interested in - read past the jump!

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Canucks 2015 Trade Deadline: Rumour Roundup

Thomas Drance
March 02 2015 08:07AM

Deadline day is upon us! 

Will the Canucks buy, sell, do anything? Should we poke them with a stick? 

Let's round up the latest chatter and prepare ourselves for what could be the quietest trade deadline day in recent Canucks history.

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Canucks reassign Frank Corrado to Utica

Thomas Drance
March 01 2015 11:38PM

The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly reassigned defenseman Frank Corrado to the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League, according to Sportsnet's Dan Murphy.

Corrado, 21, hasn't played since sustaining an injury on Feb. 1st, though he's been solid and effective in his seven games at the NHL level this season.

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Benning: Canucks won't deal pending UFAs Richardson, Matthias, Dorsett before trade deadline

Thomas Drance
March 01 2015 09:00AM

In recent days, droves of NHL clubs have demonstrated a willingness to pay premium prices for rental players, and it would seem that the 2015 NHL trade deadline is shaping up to be a seller's market. 

Though the prices are sky high, the Vancouver Canucks won't be dabbling in selling any veteran assets on expiring contracts, Canucks general manager Jim Benning confirmed to Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun. So don't expect the Canucks to sell high on Shawn Matthias, or cash in their chips on Derek Dorsett or Brad Richardson.

Actually, don't expect the Canucks to do much of anything. This could be a very quiet deadline for Vancouver's NHL club.

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Canucks waive Brandon McMillan, have opportunity to address blue-line depth on the wire

Thomas Drance
February 28 2015 01:52PM

Brandon McMillan's tenure with the Vancouver Canucks was fleeting indeed.

The depth forward, a native of the Lower Mainland, was placed on waivers on Saturday. McMillan spent less than a month and appeared in only three games with the Canucks after being claimed on waivers from the Arizona Coyotes earlier in February. He didn't make much of an impression, not that much was expected

Read past the jump for more on McMillan and a couple of intriguing names on the weekend waiver wire. 

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