September 12 2012 01:14PM
Canucks working to sign Alex and Alex to extensions before Sept. 15. Also believe theyre still in on Shane doan— Jason Botchford (@botchford) September 12, 2012
According to Jason Botchford, who was chatting with Mike Gillis today when he tweeted about Doan and the two Alexes, the Canucks still believe they're in on the indecisive mythical beast known as Shane Doan.
September 12 2012 10:12AM
Other teams are busy locking up core pieces before the CBA expires.
Will Alexander or Alexandre get an extension this week?
On Saturday night, when the clock hits 12:00 AM EST, the current NHL CBA will expire and be replaced by... a pumpkin? Not really, this isn't a Cinderella story, instead the current CBA will be replaced by an aching void where NHL hockey used to be.
So what does this mean for your Vancouver Canucks?
September 11 2012 05:28PM
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September 11 2012 10:24AM
These fans care. (Photo: Luciano Belviso/flickr creative commons)
The media’s coverage of the current NHL labour dispute has been, at best, cynical, frustrated but empathetic to fans. At worst, it's been pro-player . In 2004, most reporting focused on runaway salaries and the plight of weak teams. Then, though it may have been actually a lockout driven by a handful rich teams, the narrative was much more about building stability for the league; this time, it’s much clearer that the narrative matches the reality. Then, it was saving the game for weak taems (while ignoring the massive profits that would be predictably reaped by the top tier of clubs); now it's simply about protecting the bottom line.
The players being millionaires makes the whole thing hard to swallow. Millionaires versus billionaires, seriously who are you supposed to pick?
September 10 2012 03:01PM
Daniel Sedin practicing with his teammates today at UBC.
Barring a miracle, the whole operation gets shuttered on Saturday.
Photo Credit: David Ebner.
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