Attack of the Killer "B"s

Stephen Webb
October 06 2010 12:26AM

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America.

So, what are we talking about here? Just a quick glance at the title might suggest a return of Brian Burke, and his murderous level of BS to Canuck land. Or perhaps I'm completely of the rails,  having not written anything about the Canucks all summer, switched my interest to a study of the danger of genetically altered bees.

Luckily, it's none of the above. It's the classic "good news/bad news" scenario. The Canucks, at least on paper (God, how many titles would the Canucks have by now if they just started playing this damn game on paper?), are positively teeming with talent. The bad news, it seems almost exclusively to be of the "B" level variety.

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O'Brien Traded for Ryan Parent

Kent Wilson
October 05 2010 10:42AM

Linesmen separate Vancouver Canucks defenseman Shane O'Brien and Chicago Blackhawks left wing Ben Eager (R) as they scuffel during the third period of game 5 of the NHL Western Conference semifinals at the United Center in Chicago on May 9, 2010. The Canucks won 4-1 but trail 3-2 in the best of seven series. UPI/Brian Kersey Photo via Newscom

 

According to Bob McKenzie tweet, the Canucks may have traded the recent waived Shane O'Brien for Nashville prospect Ryan Parent.

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Liquidation World

Cam Davie
October 05 2010 09:41AM

All fatsos, little pukes, pansies, and overpaid stiffs must go!

The Vancouver Canucks have about 24 hours to cut down their roster to the 23 man squad for opening day. In case you haven't seen already, the Canucks had a lot (I mean, A LOT!) of players trying out for the club.

So let's look at who has been liquidated so far... Ok that's a bit gruesome. Let's see who didn't make the cut and why.

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The Waiver Wire: Hordichuk and O’Brien

Jonathan Willis
October 02 2010 03:15PM

Anyone who spent even a few seconds glancing at the Canucks’ defensive depth chart knew that the depth defencemen on the team were going to have some trouble making the roster. And anyone who spent a few seconds glancing at the team’s cap situation knew that players making more money than they were worth would have a black mark against them. At that junction of depth defenceman avenue and earns more than he’s worth street sits Shane O’Brien, who was waiver earlier today, along with Darcy Hordichuk.

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Player Profiles - Andrew Alberts

Yankee Canuck
October 01 2010 12:31PM

CHICAGO - MAY 03: Andrew Alberts #41 of the Vancouver Canucks passes the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on May 3, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Canucks 4-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

We continue our series where Canucks Army will profile various players of interest leading up to the new season.

Andrew Alberts may stick out for a few reasons to Canucks fans, but here's one worth noting: he's the only NHL trade deadline acquisition Mike Gillis has made as GM (sorry, Yan Stastny doesn't even remotely count). He was brought in not just for Willie Mitchell insurance, but as the largest Canuck at 6'5'', obviously his hitting, ability to clear the crease and a relatively friendly cap hit ($800,000 last season) too. Unfortunately, blame the speed in the West or blame simple growing pains, but Alberts didn't endear himself to many last spring. So what happens with the Canucks and Alberts now?

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