July 08 2016 02:39PM
The frenzy of free agency has long since slowed to a crawl, but that doesn't mean that the Canucks have stopped answering the phones. Jim Benning has been open about the fact that he'd still be open to signing another winger, preferably one that brings both skill and grit.
Earlier today, News 1130 revealed that the player agent Petr Svoboda has been in contact with the Canucks regarding two of his clients - forwards Jiri Hudler and Vadim Shipachyov. Is there anything to consider there?
July 08 2016 01:00PM
Hey all, long time, no see. It's been nearly two whole weeks since the last time I published an article. I've been busy with a combination of real life and some research and development, working to improve the pGPS model. In the meantime, I'm compiling articles in which to use the updated data - I'll have a handful of draft related content coming in the near future.
In the present, however, we have another edition of the Canucks Army podcast for you. It's full from tip to tale with draft content, as J.D. and I discuss how the Canucks performed at the NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo two weekends ago, as well as which teams were making savvy picks and which teams were reaching (*cough*Boston*cough*).
And that's not even the most exciting part: we've made a pretty amazing upgrade to our podcast - something that you'll surely notice as soon as you fire it up.
July 08 2016 11:00AM
The Canucks do a fair amount of things quite poorly but one thing that they do well is prospect camp. Catch up on the children and all of their recent antics on the other side of the jump!
July 08 2016 09:00AM
Most of us have already pencilled Loui Eriksson in on a line with Henrik and Daniel Sedin. After all, that was a part of the pitch the Canucks sold Eriksson on when they signed him to a six-year $36-million contract.
I'm sure the Canucks have every intention of starting the season with the Swedish trio together, as they'll all have missed training camp while representing Sweden at the World Cup of Hockey. Canucks Coach Willie Desjardins will need his top line to hit the ground running for the Canucks to keep pace in the playoff race early. The Canucks need for secondary scoring could test Desjardins patience with Eriksson as a fixture alongside the Sedins, though.
Nation World HQ
July 08 2016 05:00AM
Leafs changing course with signings, where do the Canucks go from here, Ken Holland's unfinished business in Detroit, Brouwer expensive for the Flames, all Lucic in Edmonton, the AHL cracks down on fighting, why free agents continue to get overpaid and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.