Babych Please - July 8th, 2016

Grainne Downey
July 08 2016 11:00AM

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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!

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Finding the Right Mix in the Canucks Middle Six

Satiar Shah
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.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
July 08 2016 05:00AM

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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.

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Canucks sign Jacob Markstrom to three year contract extension

Ryan Biech
July 07 2016 01:08PM

There were reports earlier this week that the Canucks were working on an extension for goaltender Jacob Markstrom, and that has come to fruition as it was announced this afternoon that the Canucks and Markstrom have agreed to a three year contract extension:

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What's Next for the Vancouver Canucks?

J.D. Burke
July 07 2016 11:00AM

With the draft and free agency's first wave gaining distance in the Canucks' rearview mirror, there isn't an awful lot on the horizon that can have a significant impact on their roster composition going into next season. Barring anything drastic, the Canucks roster now is, more or less, the roster they'll take to training camp.

The dog days of summer, they are upon us. Which isn't to say that teams have taken their foot off the gas, so much as they're decelerating. Moves are fewer and further between than ever and often of less significance than those of weeks past.

It's supply and demand at it's finest. The former outweighs the latter and nobody's in a rush to shake the apple cart to pick up the pieces. The Canucks, for example, are in the midst of their development camp, familiarizing themselves with their prospects and vice versa. It's a question of priorities and making tertiary tweaks to their rosters aren't high on anyone's list.

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