Canucks invite 9 free agents to development camp, including 1 giant goalie

Thomas Drance
July 03 2015 08:30AM

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The Vancouver Canucks invited 29 players to their three day prospect development camp on Thursday, a group that includes 2015 first-round pick Brock Boeser, nine free agents and one massive goaltender.

The camp will take place at a private boarding school called Shawnigan Lake this year, which means we won't get the annual post Grouse Grind rookie shot this time around. Anyway let's take a quick look at the list of invites after the jump.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
July 03 2015 06:30AM


We've got you covered with the best articles from the CRAZIEST week in hockey's off-season, check it all out in this week's Roundup.

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Canucks fire front office executives Laurence Gilman, Lorne Henning, Eric Crawford

Thomas Drance
July 02 2015 01:16PM

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On Thursday the Vancouver Canucks took the unusual step of firing three senior executives from their management team, including assistant general managers Laurence Gilman and Lorne Henning, and director of player personnel Eric Crawford.

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Top-5 weirdest Zack Kassian moments from his Canucks career

Grainne Downey
July 01 2015 09:32PM

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A lot of people will tell you that nobody won the Cody Hodgson-Zack Kassian trade and statistically speaking they may have a point. 

In my opinion, however, the Canucks won the trade because intentionally or not, Zack Kassian is hands down one of the most entertaining players in the league. Kassian was born to play in a time where everything is giffable. Here are his top 5 funniest and strangest and Zack Kassianest moments as a Canuck.

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Canucks Free Agent Frenzy Recap: Rearranging the Deck Chairs

Rhys Jessop
July 01 2015 06:10PM

In terms of volume, the Vancouver Canucks were reasonably active on the opening morning of unrestricted free agency, making four signings and a depth trade to shore up their roster for next season. They added some much-needed depth to their blueline, and dealt from a position of strength to address a position of need. It could have been a good, productive day for the team...

...had they not made a questionable decision in trading a young and improving asset for a much older one that's just a year away from depreciating into nothing thanks to unrestricted free agency.

There were some positives and some negatives today, so we'll go over what went down after the jump.

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