February 27 2017 05:00PM
Few trade deadlines in Canucks history have ignited a similar controversy. There have been better trades, and even some that arguably shaped the future of the franchise to a larger extent. But what transpired on February 27, 2012 was still a pivotal date in the history of the Vigneault-era Canucks. That it came almost entirely out of left field was simply icing on the cake. Cody Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer for Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani may now only register as a minor NHL deal, yet at the time it was anything but.
February 27 2017 04:00PM
With the NHL trade deadline mere days away, it's worth taking into account the AHL affiliates that might buttress NHL lineups after the deadline or fuel trades in advance of it. On the flip side, NHL teams need to be mindful of upholding their end of the bargain to their affiliates too.
Don't be surprised if you see AHL fodder traded for more AHL fodder. Similarly, you might see team's dealing for young players with the intention of inserting them into the AHL lineup next season. That brings us to the Utica Comets.
At the beginning of this month, I broke down all the contracts and cap space for the Canucks and included the AHL players. I figured it best to take this one step further and provide an in-depth look at the personnel who might be there next season.
February 27 2017 02:33PM
The Vancouver Canucks have traded forward Alexandre Burrows to the Ottawa Senators.
The #Sens are sending Johnathan Dahlen in return for Burrows.— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) February 27, 2017
At first glance, Ottawa seems like an odd choice for Burrows to waive his NTC for, but assistant coach Marc Crawford was the head coach of the Canucks when Burrows broke into the league in 2005-06. Also, the proximity of Ottawa to Quebec also a likely factor in the waiving.
February 27 2017 01:00PM
It's a new week and that means you fine people need a new complete Canucks schedule. We're just two days away from the NHL trade deadline, and all hoping that come Thursday there could be some new prospects added to this list - or at the very least some new draft picks. Something. Anything.
Anyway, until there, check out what the Canucks' current crop of prospects are up to this week.
Update: This schedule now contains 100% more Jonathan Dahlen than before! Very Nice!
February 27 2017 12:43PM
Don't know injury to Marksrom but hearing he will have m-r-i today. Bachman called up. #Canucks— Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) February 27, 2017
According to Rick Dhailwal, the Canucks are calling up Richard Bachman due to an injury to Jacob Markstrom.