Report: Bieksa trade hit a snag when Sharks wouldn't offer pick in 2015

Thomas Drance
June 27 2015 08:23AM

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The second-day of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft opened with the San Jose Sharks trading up from the 39th pick in the draft to the 31st by leveraging their 2016 second-round pick in a deal with the Colorado Avalanche. The Sharks then used that pick to select defenseman Jeremy Roy out of the QMJHL.

It was an interesting deal from the Canucks' perspective, and not only because it emphasized the high cost of moving up in a second-round that's widely seen to be loaded with talent. It's also interesting because it would appear to put the final nail in the coffin that was the widely expected Kevin Bieksa to San Jose trade, which reportedly fell apart on Friday afternoon.

Read on past the jump.

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Report: Eddie Lack Traded to Carolina Hurricanes

Rhys Jessop
June 27 2015 07:32AM

Well, that didn't take long. After being silent on this front yesterday, Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning made his goalie decision early on Saturday morning, trading fan favourite goalie Eddie Lack to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 3rd round pick (66th overall) this season, and a 7th round pick in 2016.

Let's unpack it after the jump.

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Canucks Day 1 Draft Recap: All Quiet on the Western Front

Rhys Jessop
June 26 2015 10:55PM

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For a while, it looked as if today could've been an extremely busy day for the Vancouver Canucks. A Kevin Bieksa deal looked imminent, Eddie Lack may have been on his way out, and even Milan Lucic rumours were beginning to swirl. Instead, GM Jim Benning and the rest of his crew has as nondescript a day as you can at the draft, simply making their first round selection and moving on.

We'll have a look at all of today's events as well as what we can expect going in to tomorrow after the jump.

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INFOGRAPHIC: who is Canucks 1st round pick Brock Boeser?

Matthew Henderson
June 26 2015 10:00PM

Just who is Brock Boeser? Get to know the Canucks' newest prospect with our infographic after the jump.

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First Look: Canucks Draft Brock Boeser 23rd Overall

Rhys Jessop
June 26 2015 08:29PM

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While not an off the board pick, the Canucks went a little off the radar, selecting goal-scoring right winger Brock Boeser out of the USHL's Waterloo Black Hawks with their first round pick, 23rd overall.

Boeser has a good set of skills, and is a pretty complete offensive player. In our estimation, he wasn't the best player available, but he's still a very good prospect and could prove to be a solid complimentary player for the Canucks. They could have done far worse.

Read past the jump for our first impressions of Vancouver's newest prospect.

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