Canucks Trade Deadline 2015: Jim Benning Speaks; What it all Means

Rhys Jessop
March 02 2015 07:01PM

After Monday's trade deadline passed and news broke that the Canucks had acquired Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames, Jim Benning met the Vancouver media to take questions on the busy-but-uneventful day that was.

Join us on the other side of the jump to go over what Benning said, what it all means to us, and some final reflections as we enter the stretch drive.

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First Look: Canucks Acquire Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames

Rhys Jessop
March 02 2015 03:18PM

Moments after Monday's NHL trade deadline had passed, Trader Jim pulled another prospect out of left field, trading Vancouver's second round pick in this year's NHL entry draft to the division rival Calgary Flames for young forward and 13th overall pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft: Sven Baertschi. Baertschi seemed to have fallen out of favour with the Flames brass of late, as he never really received a fair shot under Bob Hartley after an extremely promising CHL and AHL career.

What kind of asset are the Canucks acquiring in Sven Baertschi? Is he another Linden Vey? What's the value of the pick they're giving up? Find out after the jump.

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Report: Canucks trade 2nd-round pick for Flames' Sven Baertschi

Thomas Drance
March 02 2015 01:24PM

The Vancouver Canucks waited until the 11th hour to make an NHL-level trade.

Vancouver has consummated a surprising deal with the Calgary Flames for 22-year-old Swiss-born forward Sven Baertschi, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. The cost of acquiring Baertschi is a second-round pick, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

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Canucks trade for AHL forward Cory Conacher

Thomas Drance
March 02 2015 12:14PM

It would seem that the Vancouver Canucks are loading up.... for the Calder Cup playoffs.

The Canucks have finally been heard from on NHL trade deadline, at least according to the agent for New York Islander farmhand Cory Conacher:

Reports have now come flooding in from a variety of sources confirming the deal.

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Report: Canucks still gauging interest on Zack Kassian

Rhys Jessop
March 02 2015 11:49AM

In a bit of news that's surprising to absolutely no one paying attention, the Vancouver Canucks are reportedly still trying to move Zack Kassian, per TSN's Darren Drager.

Will they finally move the big winger? What will Jim Benning get for him? We'll have a look after the jump

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