June 30 2014 03:38PM
You can now officially add two new names to the list of unrestricted free agents set to hit the market tomorrow morning, as the Vancouver Canucks have announced today that they will not be extending qualifying offers over to two youngish, formerly highly regarded but now vastly underwhelming centers.
It's a little surprising given that you figured someone like Schroeder would be worth giving another non-committal, low-risk chance since it seems like guys that were once former 1st round picks get endless opportunities at this level to try and regain what they once appeared to have.
The Canucks obviously didn't think so, and quite frankly, it's hard to get too worked up about it. With Schroeder and Dalpe now gone, that leaves the Canucks with 4 RFAs left.
June 30 2014 12:57AM
UFA goalie Ryan Miller is in VAN being wooed by Canucks' brass.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 30, 2014
June 29 2014 06:20PM
June 28 2014 12:12PM
The Vancouver Canucks forewent anything resembling skill of talent in the late rounds of the entry draft, opting instead for size and grit by selecting Kyle Pettit of the Erie Otters and Mackenzie Stewart of the Prince Albert Raiders. Read past the jump for a look at these players and some thoughts on Vancouver's 2014 entry draft.
June 28 2014 10:46AM
We're at that point of the draft where the selections are being announced in a fast and furious manner, and a large majority of the names don't totally ring a bell. All we can really do is scrounge together as much information on the guys of interest from people that follow these sorts of things year round and not for just a few weeks in June.
We'll do just that after the jump, with some news and notes on Nikita Tryamkin and Gustav Forsling, the two newest members of the Vancouver Canucks organization.