LeBrun: Canucks would prefer to keep Markstrom over Lack, interested in bringing back Santorelli

Thomas Drance
February 03 2015 07:48PM

There's a lot of trade chatter surrounding the Vancouver Canucks these days, and why not. We've seen general manager Jim Benning operate, and we know he's a man of action.

Whether or not that action improves the team or not, well that's still up for debate. The days of stay still Gill are gone though, and you can expect the Canucks to be active in the weeks leading up to the March 2 NHL trade deadline.

Two things in particular seem likely to be addressed, including the trade of a depth goaltender, and the acquisition of reinforcements up front. On Tuesday, ESPN and TSN's Pierre LeBrun addressed both issues, and we'll get into it on the other side of the jump.

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Canucks Army GDT #49 - Canucks vs. Jets

Rhys Jessop
February 03 2015 01:48PM

After dropping a controversial 4-2 decision to the Minnesota Wild on Super Bowl Sunday, the Canucks are back in action tonight to play host to the road-weary and slumping Winnipeg Jets, who are playing for the second time in two nights. Unlike previous years, Winnipeg looks like one of the strongest teams in the West, although they're also locked in the battle for one of the final two Wild Card spots with Vancouver as well.

Seeing as the Jets have a penchant for aggressive play and need the two points as much as Vancouver does, it should be an intense game. Read past the jump for a preview.

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Report: Canucks won't meet asking price for Vermette, and other trade chatter

Thomas Drance
February 03 2015 12:15PM

Arizona Coyotes forward Antoine Vermette would look great in a Vancouver Canucks uniform, but the ship on the club adding him has sailed. It sailed three years ago, when the club opted to deal for the wrong defense-first Columbus Blue Jackets centre and ushered in the short lived and woefully unsuccessful Samme Pahlsson era. 

Let's get into this, and round up a variety of Canucks related trade chatter.

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Five Thoughts on the Canucks and Hockey

Josh W
February 03 2015 11:00AM


It may be a surprise to many people, despite the fact that I am active in hockey analytics, I don't focus only on the spreadsheets.  I am often thinking about the game, thinking about the teams as a whole, thinking about management of the team and paying attention to all the news and semantics of words the team's public relations have coached them to say.

With that, here's five recent thoughts, related to the Vancouver Canucks, that I have been pondering.

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The Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 4: Sour Cream and Motorcycle Safety

Rhys Jessop
February 03 2015 09:00AM

Hockey Graphs Podcast 2

This week on the Hockey Graphs podcast (now on Jets Nation!), Garret and Rhys share a poop story, analyze the play of Michael Hutchinson and Zack Kassian, remember the greatest mascot in hockey history, and look at a handful of random correlations. Join us on the other side of the jump!

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