August 04 2010 07:23AM
As a guy who spends a lot of his time watching and writing about hockey, I also read a lot of hockey publications. And suffice to say that if I had a nickel for every time I read how the “New NHL” encourages speed and “opens up the game” for skill players, allowing small players who otherwise would never have had a chance at the big leagues to get a taste of it, then I’d have a lot of nickels to throw at the guys who do the write-ups for THN draft previews.
July 26 2010 10:15AM
Canucks fans have two more years to watch Raymond pot some beauties.
The Vancouver Canucks avoided an arbitration hearing, signing an 11th hour deal with Mason Raymond for 2 years at an average of $2.55 million. With Raymond back in the fold and the top 6 forwards locked, Mike Gillis and the Canucks will now turn their attention to dealing with their cap situation and their blue line.
So what's the next move?
July 25 2010 02:02PM
Oh, Sami. Why are you so broken?
We learned late this week that oft-injured defenseman and longtime Canuck Sami Salo ruptured his Achilles tendon in his native Finland.
Not that we should be surprised given Salo's history, but does this change the Canucks' plans to help with their salary cap concerns?
July 23 2010 10:40AM
Where, oh where will Jannik end up? 3rd line? 4th line? Manitoba? Elsewhere?
After a salary arbitration hearing, Jannik Hansen was awarded a one-year, one-way contract at $825,000. That's great news for a gritty player that has certainly paid his dues with the Canucks.
But there's a problem...
Can the Vancouver Canucks justify keeping a player who will likely play the fourth line and limited minutes at over $800K? That's the trouble with Jannik.
July 15 2010 01:52PM
"So Danny. Where do you think I'll end up in October?"
After a recent appearance on TSN's "Off The Record", it seems even Kevin Bieksa knows the writing is on the wall, and he's probably on his way out of town.
What are some of his possible destinations? Let's look at the top 5 teams with defensive needs who could be a willing dance partner with the Canucks.