Re-signing Chris Higgins and Max Lapierre

Jeff Angus
March 28 2013 11:37AM

Mike Gillis hit two deadline deals out of the park back in 2011 with the acquisitions of Chris Higgins and Max Lapierre. Both forwards played significant roles in Vancouver’s Stanley Cup run, and both players enjoyed their time enough with the Canucks to re-sign in the summer of 2011 below market value (though Lapierre was an RFA that summer).

Will they do that again this summer?

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Nicklas Jensen Channels Forsberg with Sweet Shootout Deke

Thomas Drance
March 27 2013 10:16PM

It's trade deadline week, so much of the chatter will inevitably turn to the decrepit state of Vancouver's prospect pool. If only Mike Gillis drafted moar Vancouvers Giants, am I right?

Well how about this Nicklas Jensen shootout goal from Wednesday night's game against the Oklahoma City Barons? Yep, he pulled off the classic Forsberg 'cross body backhander shootout deke and man, is it a thing of beauty.

Read on past the jump.

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Evening Headshots: March 27th

Thomas Drance
March 27 2013 08:47PM

Awesome Vancouver Canucks Game of Thrones House Cigil per HabsLaughs.

Today at your friendly neighbourhood Canucks blog we recapped Tuesday night's tedious Canucks shootout victory over Columbus, suspended our disbelief regarding the NHL's arbitrary supplemental discipline apparatus, kicked off our trade deadline preview series with a thorough inventory of where the Canucks, what they need and what trade chips they have to play with and continued with our Bold Moves series with a look back at the David Booth purchase.

Read past the jump for the new goalie controversy, tales of boredom and Canucks themed front lawns.

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Bold Moves: The David Booth Purchase

Thomas Drance
March 27 2013 04:43PM

Yesterday we kicked off the "Bold Moves" series with our attempt at a hindsight-free retrospective on the Keith Ballard deal. We'll continue in a similar vein with that series today, as we take a look at the David Booth purchase. 

Read past the jump.

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Trade Deadline 2013: Inventory

Thomas Drance
March 27 2013 12:23PM

Photo Credit: (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Show me the hockey fan who doesn't love hockey-trades - and I'll show you a liar.

With that in mind, Canucks Army will be bringing you an exhaustive trade deadline preview from now through next Wednesday's deadline. We'll look into Canucks deadline history, drool over unicorns, and circle menacingly over the cellar-dwelling carcasses of the "sure-fire sellers" at the 2013 trade deadline. All five of them.

Today, however, we'll start our 2013 Deadline Preview series with some yeoman's work: a thorough inventory of Canucks needs, assets, possible strategy and cap-space. What should the Canucks look to add, what chips do they have to play with, how much cap-space do they really possess, and how much risk should the Canucks take at the deadline? All that and more, just click past the jump!

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