July 25 2013 11:59AM
Image via Days of Y'Orr.
Don't let the blank look on Zach Hamill's face (pictured above) fool you: he has seen things, and he knows things. After all, he did spend five years in the Boston Bruins organization, including 20 games spanning three seasons with the big club. Unless he has been brought in by Mike Gillis and co. to spill the beans on what they've got going on over there, I don't see very much reason to care about the fact that the Canucks have signed the Port Coquitlam native to a 1-year, two-way contract.
Read on past the jump for more on the newest member of the organization.
July 25 2013 10:08AM
Roberto Luongo switched representation on Wednesday. What can we make of this?
Image via Wikimedia Commons.
There aren’t many (or any, really) members of the Vancouver media who have a better read on the state of the Canucks than Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy. Murphy offered his take yesterday on Luongo changing agents just days after meeting with Mike Gillis. As he wrote at the beginning of his post, “Why would a guy with nine years left on his contract fire his agent?”
Let’s try to figure it out, shall we? Read on for more.
July 24 2013 04:17PM
For those of you that are unfamiliar with it, our "Headshots" series is a staple here at Canucks Army. We essentially use it as a platform to shine a light on good, insightful work done by the various blogs and writers that make up the Smylosphere on a daily basis. It's also a tool - for fans that may have been away from their computer throughout the day - that can be used to catch up on all of the day's most important happenings. It's essentially a links dump, with bits of commentary provided in-between.
Now, if you're a regular reader of this blog, you've probably noticed that our "Headshots" series has been on a summer hiatus in recent weeks; in fact, the last one came nearly a month ago, on June 28th. The reason for that is that relevant news has simply been few and far between in the past month. It'll likely continue to be that way through the end of August, so don't expect it's permanent return until then. But for today, we've made an exception with there being some recent developments worth discussing.
Read past the jump for more on today's Canucks news, and some links.
July 24 2013 02:14PM
The Vancouver Canucks addressed a bunch of fans concerns at their Summer Summit today. Whether it was the Heritage Classic, Mike Gillis' talks with Roberto Luongo, or John Tortorella giving an idea of what he'll bring to the team as head coach, the night has been filled with valuable information. Information that I'll leave to the regular's here at Canucks Army to deconstruct.
To me, the most important news of all? The Canucks announced that Pavel Bure's #10 will be raised to the rafters of Rogers Arena at some point next season, becoming the fourth player in team history to recieve the honour.
July 23 2013 09:54PM
Mike Gillis and John Tortorella are getting good at sitting beside each other, answering people's questions.
Image via The Windsor Star.
On Tuesday evening, Rogers Arena played host to season ticket holders of the Vancouver Canucks, who were in attendance for the team's annual "summer summit". Mike Gillis, John Tortorella, Victor de Bonis, and NHL VP Bill Daly were amongst those in the house, fielding questions from the audience.
While there was ultimately nothing that would be considered groundbreaking discussed at the event, we've decided to recap the festivities for those of you that were unable (or unwilling) to livestream it via the team's official Youtube account because there was in fact a few somewhat interesting things bandied about. Plus, it's July 23rd and news is sparse, so give us a break.
Read on for more from the summer summit.