October 09 2014 02:30PM
Just under a year after Shea Weber signed his offer sheet for 14 years and $110 million, the Canucks struck back at the league with a Weber signing of their own. In theory, signing a defenceman named Weber should have been enough to rejuvenate an otherwise dissatisfied fan base during what was described as a silent free agency period.
Unfortunately, the fine print read "Yannick" and not "Shea", so it makes sense that this signing was approached with the mildest of interest. People looked upon this move as one with relatively little risk involved and potential for middling upside.
That's about as good as the market will yield at one-year for $650,000. When you keep that price-tag in mind, along with Weber's age (just 26 years old) and serviceability, it's hard to suggest Vancouver didn't get more than they paid for last season.
For more on that, and what to expect this season, you can find me on the other side of the jump.
October 09 2014 11:30AM
Welcome to this year's version of the Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report. Much like last year, the intent is for a weekly post covering all of the latest in Canucks prospect news. This year we are going to slightly change the format and try and do two weekly posts: one covering the Comets and all news related to them; and a second post on non-Comets prospects. This would be the first post in the non-Comets' prospects news.
With all the recent changes in staff here at Canucks Army, I was able to make the top blogger line up out of camp as I enter the second year on my EBC (Entry-Blogger Contract). While I did not disappear in the summer, there was simply little prospect news to report since no one was playing. Pivoted by Thats_Offside I fully intend to give 110% on every post, to keep my text short and take each week post by post.
Without much further adieu, read past the jump for the latest in prospects news:
October 09 2014 12:28AM
me when I see an NHL player pic.twitter.com/piVKnLN2At— Schneider's Teeth (@SchneidersTeeth) October 9, 2014
Okay, so, maybe they won't quite go 82-0. Maybe they'll even lose a game or two or thirty-eight along the way. Maybe they'll lose 7-0 to Arizona on a rainy Tuesday in mid- January, losing Henrik Sedin and Dan Hamhuis to injury. Maybe they'll go on a 10-game losing streak and miss the playoffs entirely. But for right now, the Vancouver Canucks are perfect. As of Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, Vancouver leads the NHL in points and has yet to lose a game . They won't be perfect for long, and we don't even know if they'll be good for long, so we might as well enjoy the possibility of a perfect 2014-2015 season while we can.
Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames was far from perfect. The defense made some sloppy turnovers, the team sat way too far back in the third period, and the Sedins got buried in possession, but a win now is worth the same as a win in March or April or May. What's important is that they win 44 more games over the next 8 months.
Read past the jump for a recap on what was a night of many firsts for the 2014-2015 Vancouver Canucks.
October 08 2014 04:54PM
October 08 2014 03:46PM
Hello there fellow loyal soldiers of Canucks Army! Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Ashley March but you can call me March or Marchy, but don’t call me late for dinner!
Great, a corny lame joke to start off your introduction. Jesus Ashley, first impressions are crucial.
Anyway, I write words about hockey on the interwebz for, well, what I hope is more than my own enjoyment. I started my own blog, won an award for said blog, and now I find myself here on the Pacific side of the hockey world, which is something new for me considering I live an hour away from and in between Ottawa and Montreal. I know. I can feel your pity already.
“But if she lives on the East Coast and gets stuffed with more Habs, Sens and Leafs news than Miley Cyrus, how is she ever going to write about our beloved Canucks?!”
Oh mama knows, child. Mama knows her hockey.