November 19 2014 09:30AM
Welcome to a new feature here on Canucks Army and all sites on the Nation Network: What Would You Do Wednesday, where we put you, yes YOU, in charge of your own imaginary Vancouver Canucks. We'll present you with a different scenario each week, and you tell us how you'd solve it in the comments section below. Give props to the answers you do like and trash the ones you don't. Easy! We're back this week after a short hiatus, so let's get started:
November 18 2014 09:00AM
Going into the 2014 offseason, most teams were expecting a salary cap north of $70M. However, due to a weaker than expected Canadian dollar, the cap ended up at $69M. This caught many NHL executives scrambling and in the aftermath team were forced to players like Linden Vey, Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy available at fire sale prices in order to help teams become cap compliant.
With some economists projecting that the Canadian dollar could fall as low as $0.82 U.S. next year, there is a fair amount of uncertainty as to where the salary cap will land next off season, as reported by Elliotte Friedman.
But what impact will this have on the NHL? Who could be the next winners and losers? Find out after the jump.
November 16 2014 03:16PM
One of my interests in hockey is on the management side,
everything from analysis to managing player assets and more. It is this activity behind the scenes at the
rink that have inspired me to go to law school*. I recently picked up a book called “Ice
Storm” by Bruce Dowbiggin, which details all the behind the scenes events of the
Mike Gillis era for the Vancouver Canucks.
I haven’t seen too much discussion on this book in the Smylosphere
outside of VanCityBuzz,
so having actually read it, I thought I’d give you a quick review.
(* not actually going to law school)
November 15 2014 04:30PM
Welcome to this week's edition of Babych, Please! Today we'll have a look at how the Canucks spent their days at the Sports Celebrities Festival and a recent season ticket holders event, and the eternal goofiness of Kevin Bieksa.
Read past the jump!
November 15 2014 12:30PM
With the Canucks surviving the California trip and flirting with first place in the NHL (I've heard rumors first place is seeing other people), what better time than now to have another fireside chat where we can all gather around and share stories of players we hate, players we like, and Lucas Sbisa.
Also, it got really cold, really fast in Vancouver, so a fireplace is sorely needed. Read more past the jump!