August 28 2009 01:36PM
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.
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.
August 26 2009 01:02PM
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.
August 26 2009 11:02AM
For many folks the last 30 days were an ordinary August like many others. Relaxed summer fun, while we wait for the new season to begin and for Dancing with the Stars to end. But to us August 2009 will stand as our quarter life crisis that caused us to quit our job before it killed our soul in order to focus on hockey blogging.
August 25 2009 09:51AM
A number of news sources around Vancouver are reporting that the Canucks are close to signing veteran D Mathieu Schneider to a one-year deal.
It also appears that Canucks captain Roberto Luongo is nearing completion on a contract extension that will keep the all-star goaltender for a significant amount of length, possibly for the rest of his career.
There is a glimmer of hope that Mike Gillis is getting this team ready for the coming NHL season.