Report: Canucks won't meet asking price for Vermette, and other trade chatter

Thomas Drance
February 03 2015 12:15PM

Arizona Coyotes forward Antoine Vermette would look great in a Vancouver Canucks uniform, but the ship on the club adding him has sailed. It sailed three years ago, when the club opted to deal for the wrong defense-first Columbus Blue Jackets centre and ushered in the short lived and woefully unsuccessful Samme Pahlsson era. 

Let's get into this, and round up a variety of Canucks related trade chatter.

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Five Thoughts on the Canucks and Hockey

Josh W
February 03 2015 11:00AM

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It may be a surprise to many people, despite the fact that I am active in hockey analytics, I don't focus only on the spreadsheets.  I am often thinking about the game, thinking about the teams as a whole, thinking about management of the team and paying attention to all the news and semantics of words the team's public relations have coached them to say.

With that, here's five recent thoughts, related to the Vancouver Canucks, that I have been pondering.

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The Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 4: Sour Cream and Motorcycle Safety

Rhys Jessop
February 03 2015 09:00AM

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This week on the Hockey Graphs podcast (now on Jets Nation!), Garret and Rhys share a poop story, analyze the play of Michael Hutchinson and Zack Kassian, remember the greatest mascot in hockey history, and look at a handful of random correlations. Join us on the other side of the jump!

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Zack Kassian: 'I don't even know what the hell is going on'

Thomas Drance
February 02 2015 05:18PM

Miscast Vancouver Canucks power forward Zack Kassian is confused,  and rightly so.

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THOMAS DRANCE NAMED NATION NETWORK OVERLORD

Wanye
February 02 2015 03:40PM

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The following is a look at the machinations and plots behind the scenes at the Nation Network. If you don't care/don't want to know please click here to read a riveting piece about the Oilers overcoming an early season insistence on using the swarm defense. You have been warned.

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