July 01 2016 08:03AM
Kicking things off bright and early, TSN's Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger tweeted out their early expectations for free agency. Both Dreger and McKenzie have pegged the Canucks as favourites to land forward Loui Eriksson today:
No locks, but early expectations: Lucic goes to Oilers. Nielsen goes to Red Wings. Ladd goes to Isles and Eriksson goes to Canucks. #hunch— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2016
Like @DarrenDreger said, mix'n'match SPECULATION looks like this: Eriksson (VAN), Ladd (NYI), Nielsen (DET), Lucic (EDM), Brouwer (CGY). — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2016
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July 01 2016 06:26AM
Stamkos says no to Leafs, Taylor Hall traded, Canucks get fined, Lucic isn't going home, Holland deserves praise for dumping Datsyuk contract, Flames almost pull off big trade, everything you need to know about free agency and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
June 30 2016 05:52PM
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The Vancouver Canucks are out on Milan Lucic, according to a report from TSN 1040's Matt Sekeres:
It would seem the club will need to find other ways to fill their MOAR GIANTS! quota...
With Lucic reportedly out of the equation expect the Canucks to turn to one of their secondary targets. Sekeres reports that Loui Eriksson, Andrew Ladd, Troy Brouwer and Darren Helm have now moved to the top of Vancouver's list and that matches what I'm hearing. I'd also strongly suggest that of those four names, Eriksson is far and away the top priority.
June 30 2016 05:00PM
A lot of things happened in the NHL yesterday, but the Canucks had the good sense to mind their own business. So instead of blockbuster trades, we've got social media fun with the newest crop of prospects, a cute draft story, some Erik Gudbranson content, and more!
June 30 2016 03:31PM
This afternoon the Vancouver Canucks announced their Prospect Development Camp roster and schedule, which is headlined by top prospects Brock Boeser, Olli Juolevi, and Thatcher Demko.
It was already announced that the camp will be held Shawnigan Lake for the second year in a row, from July 4-7.
This year's camp includes 33 players which is broken up into 19 forwards, 10 defenceman and 4 goaltenders.