A Different, Better Problem for Gillis

Cam Davie
August 30 2009 11:07AM

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With the signings of Mathieu Schneider, Christian Ehrhoff, and Brad Lukowich, the Vancouver Canucks have eight NHL-caliber defencemen in their stall to start the season. Arguably, the Canucks have the deepest set of blue-liners in the NHL right now.

That's the good news.

The bad news is that it can't and won't stay that way.

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Cancel Tanguay's pogey!

Jean Lefebvre
August 29 2009 09:46AM

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Well, in a surprisingly busy late-August Friday on the National Hockey League transaction wire, ex-Flame Alex Tanguay has finally found work and the Vancouver Canucks look like they're serious about not running out of defencemen this coming season after seeing their blueline take a pounding over the past couple of winters.

Friday's movement brings up a few points:

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Canucks Get Ehrhoff and Lukowich... and Schneider!

Cam Davie
August 28 2009 01:36PM

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Mike Gillis was a busy guy on Friday.

First, Gillis and the Canucks announced that they traded Patrick White and Daniel Rahimi to the San Jose Sharks for Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich. Minutes later, the club announced the official signing of UFA Mathieu Schneider.

So what was previously a perceived weakness this coming season, the Canucks now have a very solid defence corps, and a need to move a couple of defencemen to make room in the roster and the salary cap.

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Canucks Sign Dave Scatchard, Plan To Bring In More Veterans

Jonathan Willis
August 27 2009 11:15AM

Mike Gillis continues to do things differently; in an era where both the media and NHL GM’s seem to focus on young players, he’s going the opposite direction – and we aren’t just talking Mathieu Schneider.

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Criteria for buying an NHL team

Ryan Lambert
August 26 2009 01:02PM

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With all the craziness yesterday about the NHL formally submitting a bid for the Phoenix Coyotes, I found myself wondering what, exactly qualifies someone to submit a bid for an franchise.

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