So You're Saying There's a Chance?

Thomas Drance
September 12 2012 01:14PM

According to Jason Botchford, who was chatting with Mike Gillis today when he tweeted about Doan and the two Alexes, the Canucks still believe they're in on the indecisive mythical beast known as Shane Doan

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The Clock is Ticking on Extensions for Burrows, Edler

Thomas Drance
September 12 2012 10:12AM


Other teams are busy locking up core pieces before the CBA expires.
Will Alexander or Alexandre get an extension this week?

On Saturday night, when the clock hits 12:00 AM EST, the current NHL CBA will expire and be replaced by... a pumpkin? Not really, this isn't a Cinderella story, instead the current CBA will be replaced by an aching void where NHL hockey used to be.

So what does this mean for your Vancouver Canucks?

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Headshots September 10th

Thomas Drance
September 10 2012 03:01PM


Daniel Sedin practicing with his teammates today at UBC.
Barring a miracle, the whole operation gets shuttered on Saturday.
Photo Credit: David Ebner.

Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day's freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, produced a tribute video, birthed a clever .gif into existence, or have a hockey related cause you'd like to see promoted in this space - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Strombabble: Luongo's Return Would be Inconvenient, but not a Disaster

Thomas Drance
September 10 2012 10:45AM


He's baaaack.

In early June, before the Canucks and Mike Gillis had re-signed Cory Schneider, there was a lot of uncertainty between the pipes in Vancouver. Uncertainty in the hockey world is a putrefying fruit bowl, it attracts idle chatter and speculative conjecture like fruit flies. So I decided I'd start a "Strombabble" series to discuss the twists and turns of the Luongo trade market, and parse through the available information leading up to the draft. Lo and behold: a third of a calender year later, I'm still writing them. 

This week, Luongo will do what was nearly unthinkable in late April: he'll return to Vancouver to temporarily re-join his Canucks teammates for a celebrity golf tournament this week. Per George Richards of the Miami Herald:

Will Luongo also meet with Canucks brass to discuss their current trade posture, and the Strombian one's possible future with a non-Panthers NHL club? We'll have to wait and see, but clearly Mike Gillis wasn't bluffing - though we guffawed about it at the time - when he spoke about retaining Luongo's services next season.

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Shane Old, Shane Old

Thomas Drance
September 07 2012 11:26AM


Shane Doan laughing at those who think his return to Glendale is a foregone conclusion.

Yesterday the latest Shane Doan update rocked the world. Turns out that, get this, Shane Doan's preference is to stay in Phoenix so long as the under financedlong delayed and murky sale of the club to Greg Jamison goes through. Well paint me pink with a feather!

Read past the jump.

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