July 11 2011 10:21AM
I have to admit that when I first saw that Sergei Shirokov had been trade, I was pretty cheesed. A good chunk of me thought that Shirokov never quite got a fair shake in Vancouver under Alain Vigneault, but, the other chunk of me knows that I'm a bit of a Russian homer and that my feelings on the other piece of the Roberto Luongo trade are more subjective than anything.
July 10 2011 04:08PM
In the days that followed Vancouver’s heartbreaking Stanley Cup final loss GM Mike Gillis was tasked with maintaining the status-quo on the Canucks’ back-end with an emphasis on re-signing key defensemen Kevin Bieksa and Christian Ehrhoff.
July 10 2011 11:33AM
Tracy Morgan? Jeremy Roenick? A seven year old commercial for an ice hockey video game?
Oh yes. It's NationRadio.
July 09 2011 10:28PM
Diminutive offensive defenseman Lee Sweatt poses with the game-puck after his first NHL goal - a game winner against Nashville on January 26th.
What is going on with Lee Sweatt?
The 5 foot 9 Ellburn, Illinois native and older brother of Canucks prospect Bill Sweatt, signed a 2-way deal with the Canucks last summer. He had previously bounced around Europe, playing parts of two seasons in the SM-Liga (he won the Finnish championship with TPS Turku), a season in the KHL, and a season in the Austrian pro-league. Though his term with the Canucks wasn't particularly long, it certainly was eventful, and his departure remains shrouded in mystery. Lets review:
July 09 2011 01:48PM
Vancouver pulled the trigger on a deal that I think most fans knew was going to happen in some form or another eventually, sending away one-time training camp sensation Sergei Shirokov. Shirokov’s new home is with the Florida Panthers, and in exchange for his rights the Canucks got Mike Duco back from the Cats.