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September 28 2014 01:21PM
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September 26 2014 02:15PM
If it feels like it has been quite some time since the frenzy of moves the Vancouver Canucks made in that hectic stretch bridging the end of June and beginning of July, it's because it has been. With the summer now officially having been put in the rearview mirror as training camps are set to begin across the league, we're running a 5-part series reviewing what the Canucks did this summer, and what it means for them moving forward.
This deep dive was executed by the excellent MoneyPuck_ on Twitter, who has contributed content for us in the past.
September 26 2014 12:14PM
The Canucks take on the Flames for the second consecutive night this evening. While the expected lineup will hardly resemble the one that took the ice in Calgary on Thursday, there's one name in particular that won't be involved in tonight's festivities despite not having travelled with the team yesterday either.
That'd be Jacob Markstrom, who was amongst the assortment of players that hit the waiver wire this morning.
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September 26 2014 08:05AM
September 25 2014 01:03PM
The Canucks are set to play the Flames tonight in the second game on their preseason slate, less than two weeks before they come back to Calgary open the regular season. With meaningful games fast approaching the training camp roster is being progressively trimmed down, as 12 names have been dropped since their last game.
After the trio of Subban, Cassels and Cederholm were sent back to their respective CHL teams, news broke today that Dane Fox, Alex Grenier, Mike Zalewski, Alex Mallet, Kellan Lain and Jeremie Blain were sent down to Utica. Curtis Valk has also been sent to the Utica Comets camp, where he'll try to earn himself a contract.
That leaves the coaching staff with 46 names left, meaning that there's still some work to be done before the opening day roster has been reached.