Friday Roundtable: A Question of Philosophy

J.D. Burke
April 15 2016 11:10AM


The Vancouver Canucks had their exit meetings earlier this week. Players emptied their lockers, then a day later they were followed by their superiors in management.

There was the usual series of non-commentary from the players, but nothing overly revealing. Management left more on the plate to chew on, discussing their shortcomings this season and ways that they might reverse them next. Getting healthy is a start, but there are obvious holes that need plugging and the Canucks appear keen to do so in free agency.

It's the easiest method of roster development, but not without its drawbacks. The term and dollars afforded represent a serious long-term setback if not apportioned carefully. With that in mind, I asked the Canucks Army staff how they would approach free agency, were they in Jim Benning's shoes.

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Ryan Biech Makes an Appearance on TSN 1040

J.D. Burke
April 15 2016 09:00AM

The Vancouver Canucks took their first dip into the NCAA free agent market, signing Troy Stetcher to a two-year entry-level contract earlier this week.

Stetcher, a Richmond, B.C. native, first made his appearance with the Canucks at their development camp in 2014. In an effort to help the market better understand what they're getting in the newly minted Canucks blue liner, TSN 1040 AM reached out to Ryan Biech for his take.

He didn't disappoint.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
April 15 2016 05:00AM

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The Leafs had a big week, Canucks look back at their lost season, the Flames need a new coach, McDavids effect on his linemates, Jets sign top prospect, Datsyuk staying or leaving, the 7 types of people you encounter at your playoff draft, a look back at the 15-16 season, playoff hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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On Brandon Sutter and the pain of a lost season

Jeff Paterson
April 14 2016 02:49PM

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Brandon Sutter had no idea how things would unfold in his first season with the Vancouver Canucks. 

It’s safe to assume that in his wildest dreams – or his nightmares – he could never have imagined being limited to just 20 games due to two serious injuries. As he cleaned out his locker earlier in the week and prepared for summer that will include a late June wedding in Kelowna, Sutter reflected on a season he was forced, for the most part, to watch from the sidelines.

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Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - April 14th, 2016

Ryan Biech
April 14 2016 01:00PM


The Canucks season is over and only a handful of prospects are left playing. 

Brock Boeser and (new prospect) Troy Stecher are NCAA Champions!

Kyle Pettit continues his march to the OHL finals.

So there isn't a lot in the Canucks prospect world, but you can find it all here in this week's Blackfish!

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