The Week That Was

Cam Davie
July 05 2011 10:45AM

The Juice is Loose with the Canucks for five more years!
Who else did the Canucks wrangle for the upcoming season?
(Photo by Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

When your team reaches the Stanley Cup Final and gets within one game of winning, it's pretty hard to rationalize any sweeping changes to your team's roster.

A minor adjustment here... a tweak there... and hulking power forward to play along side Ryan Kesler. You know... the little things.

Well, two out of three ain't bad and we knew the third wasn't going to come easy, fast or cheap.

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The Nashville Predators and the salary cap floor

Cam Charron
July 04 2011 03:14PM

The trade that sent Brett Lebda to the Nashville Predators is an intriguing one for two reasons, and the strategy behind the deal for both teams is one that we may see more often as rich teams attempt to maximize their spending money and lesser teams attempt to maximize the value they get from their players.

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July 03 2011 04:29PM

Do you love commercial free programming? If not, feel free to watch the Flintstones hawking smokes in the vintage ad above before you click on any of the segments in this article. Because you won`t be hearing any ads on the podcast version of NationRadio this week.


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Jonathan Willis
July 01 2011 09:11PM

Free agency is a time generally reserved for welcoming new players into the fold, as the Oilers and Canucks did, or for being excited about the possibility of signing a true difference maker, as fans of the Flames and Leafs can be tonight.

Still, it’s also a time for departure, and each of the four cities in the Nation Network lost at least one player to another team today.

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Canucks Sign Marco Sturm

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2011 06:19PM

After taking care of the home front by re-signing Sami Salo and Chris Higgins, the Canucks went out and added a forward – two-way winger Marco Sturm.

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