February 22 2017 06:00AM
As the trade deadline approaches, it's only logical to talk about the most popular names on the rumour mill. While it's fun to discuss the possibility of Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, or Kevin Shattenkirk getting dealt, there are other names that are just as likely, maybe even more likely, to be actually be traded when deadline day rolls around.
Without further adieu, here are three under the radar trade targets.
February 21 2017 03:00PM
Better late than never right? I usually try to have these ready to go for Monday, but nobody even told me that yesterday was Monday. As a result, you may not have been prepared yesterday when the Comets faced off at 10 in the morning, and Olli Juolevi and Cole Candella took to the ice last night. Please accept my apologies.
Anyways, here's the complete Canucks schedule for the rest of the week.
February 21 2017 02:00PM
Photo Credit: Reinhold Matay, USA Today Sports
Craig Button of TSN released today his list of the top 50 NHL affiliated players currently outside of the NHL, and the Canucks were well represented. All together, they had four players listed in the top 50 (all four are in fact listed in the top 40), which is up from just two last year. Button also provided top five lists for each Canadian team.
Read on to see who made the cut and how highly they were placed.
February 21 2017 01:14PM
Photo Credit: Sergei Belski - USA TODAY Sports
The trade deadline may be less than a week away, but the Canucks still haven't made public how exactly they aim to approach it. That's where the league's insiders come in. They're supposed to fill in the gaps.
Today TSN 1040 AM brought in TSN's Bob McKenzie to do just that. They went headlong into the Canucks overarching approach to the deadline before parsing specifics to see who may or may not be moving and why.
When the Bobfather talks, you listen. Intently. And in this case, I've collected his thoughts and aim to recall them to the best of my ability and dive into what exactly they all mean.
February 21 2017 11:00AM
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Whether the Canucks want to move on from Ryan Miller or not, his contract and age take the decision mostly out of their hands.
Miller is 36-years-old and in the final year of his contract. Even if the Canucks wanted to carry on with Miller in either a tandem starter's role or the starter's feast they've apportioned him this season, the contract extension they signed Jacob Markstrom to in advance of this season might keep them from investing enough coin to keep him in tow.
With the added caveat that it doesn't appear even remotely likely the Canucks have a playoff push in them, and this is a player that they should, probably, try to monetize for futures. That could be easier said than done. Miller has a limited no-trade clause, wherein he can submit a list of five teams with which the Canucks can try and facilitate a trade.
There's a fair amount of guesswork, but working within those bounds, I've found three such locations that make sense as a possible Miller destination for the home stretch.