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
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July 28 2011 11:56AM
It's going to be a while before we see Raymond doing pre-game stretches.
The question is: Will we see Raymond in a Canucks uniform, or will he be traded?
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)
Canucks Army continues a series where we look at the depth at each position for the Vancouver Canucks.
In our second installment of our series, we look at the Canucks depth at LEFT WING.
July 28 2011 11:29AM
Let's preface this by saying that Daniel and Henrik Sedin are two of the best players in the National Hockey League and I would probably not trade them straight up for any centre-and-wing combination on any team in the NHL right now. I'll let foreign fans fester that thought and come up with such names, but for Canuck fans here, it is time to turn our minds to the harsh reality of the situation: The Sedins are not good defensive players.
July 28 2011 09:41AM
Well it has finally happened!
Darren Dreger and TSN are reporting this morning that the Canucks management team will definitely hire Craig MacTavish to be the head coach of the teams AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves. As of the time of this writing, the Canucks have not issued an official media release - but I will update the post when that happens.