Canucks Army Podcast: Review of the Draft and the Free Agent Frenzy

Dimitri Filipovic
July 03 2014 06:31PM

It is what it is(*)

(*) with "is" being us being more optimistic about Jared McCann as a prospect after some additional insight was brought to our attention.

With the free agent frenzy sweeping the hockey world up by storm recently, we haven't had a chance to sit down and discuss the entry draft that took place last weekend in a longer, podcast form. Until now. 

In this edition of the podcast Rhys and I run through the picks the Canucks made, before being joined by Garrett Hohl from Arctic Ice Hockey near the end of the show to have a chat about some of the more prevalent free agent signings we've seen in the past few days. 

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The Canucks finally get to work on filling their biggest hole, sign Radim Vrbata

Dimitri Filipovic
July 02 2014 07:54PM

Yeah, Radim Vrbata is awesome. Excuse the penis.

Heading into the free agency period with defined areas of need and a boatload of cap space at their disposal, we figured the Canucks would be one of the busier teams in the league. Things didn't necessarily play out that way right away, with the team signing a goalie and a trifecta of AHL/NHL tweeners, none of which helped fill in the blank for the burning question of who exactly would put a puck in the net for them next season.

We have at least part of that answer now, as news broke Wednesday night that the Canucks and Radim Vrbata came to terms on a team-friendly deal. There's a lot to like here.

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Year After Acquiring Weber; Subban, Canucks Sign O'Reilly

Rhys Jessop
July 02 2014 12:45PM


The Canucks continued to make small moves to shore up their fringe-NHL/AHL depth today, adding a couple of depth forwards in Cal O'Reilly (yes, he is related to Ryan - Cal is Ryan's older brother), and former Texas Star Dustin Jeffrey. Neither really look to have significant NHL upside and are probably nothing more than moves to strengthen what was a poor Utica Comets team last year, but both have had a cup of coffee in the NHL so we felt it's at least worth mentioning them. Read past the jump for a quick look at Vancouver's two newest forwards.

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LFR: Have a bag of money

Steve Dangle
July 02 2014 11:28AM

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NHL free agency is where GM's go crazy and players get to swim in money like Scrooge McDuck.

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Will You Play Hockey For Food?

Jeff Veillette
July 02 2014 02:00AM


There are three staples in the average Canadian person's life: hockey, being nice, and being nice as a means to play more hockey. If you can find a way to combine the three, then you've created the best thing ever. Five Hole For Food does just that, and begins their 2014 cross-Canada tour today.

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