July 29 2011 11:39AM
Edmonton will host most of the best under-20 players our country has to offer starting Wednesday August 3rd. Hockey Canada has invited 47 players to this year's camp; four goalies, 17 D-men and 26 forwards, but some of the invitees will likely be in the NHL in October, and won't be available to help Canada try and regain the gold medal after back-to-back silver medals.
July 29 2011 10:05AM
The Good and the Bad of this past week.
It's Friday. We close out the Week That Was with our latest volume of Cheers and Jeers.
We start off with a BIG CHEERS to your favourite hockey club, the Vancouver Canucks.
July 28 2011 04:59PM
"At least we made it out before the season started"
(photo courtesy of thehockeywriters.com)
You know how the lockout came and went, stealing all the juicy trades away from us rabid hockey fans? Well I’ve got some good news for you....
July 28 2011 01:53PM
In classic Gillis "working to a deadline" style - the Canucks have avoided arbitration and come to an agreement with Danish winger Jannik Hansen (according to Nick Kypreos) on a three year contract. According to Chris Johnston - Hansen's three year deal is worth 4.05 million dollars with an annual cap-hit of 1.35 million. The contract will pay Hansen 1.6 million in the first year, 1.35 in 2012/13 and 1.1 million in 2013/2014. Here's the official press release from Canucks.com.
July 28 2011 01:07PM
Mid-Day Headshots is a CanucksArmy feature where we round up today's freshest Canucks news including funny gifs, awesome videos, cool photos and interesting links. If you've written a Canucks blog-post and want it to be featured here, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.