August 29 2011 08:58AM
When TinFoilTuque wrote about the Canucks defensive depth - he saw fit to place impressive youngster Chris Tanev in the Canucks top-6. While Tanev has a chance at cracking the opening day roster - he was really good in the postseason, and he's the sort of player Vigneault likes in that he's responsible with the puck and makes high percentage plays - I figured a closer look was worthwhile.
August 29 2011 02:06AM
Vancouver, Edmonton and Minnesota all have something in common – aside from the fact that they’re all in the Northwest Division. Each of those clubs has invited an unsigned, undrafted Vancouver Giant to training camp on a tryout deal.
August 26 2011 11:18PM
To say Darren Archibald took an unconventional route to becoming part of an NHL organization would be an understatement.
After going undrafted three times and unsuccessfully attending training camps with two NHL teams Archibald’s quixotic journey to an NHL contract finally ended on December 13, 2010, when the Canucks signed the big forward to an entry-level deal.
August 26 2011 02:12PM
Chris Higgins and Manny Malhotra share a bromantic moment. Image via sealcat.tumblr.com.
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August 26 2011 12:00PM
Sebastian Erixon is a late-bloomer. An offensive defenseman who shoots left, but plays the right side, he has spent the last three seasons with Timra of the SEL. Last year he brokeout offensively, scoring five goals and adding fifteen assists in forty-four games to lead all Timra defenseman in scoring. His breakout season clearly impressed the Canucks, who signed the twenty-one year old (he'll turn twenty-two on September 12th) to an entry-level deal last April. Based on my google searches, he's a very intriguing pick up.