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Afternoon Headshots: April 1st

Still the best thing via SealCat. Busy day at your third favorite Canucks blog today as we wrote a couple of different things about Vancouver’s purchase of the Peoria Rivermen, rated five trade deadline target defenseman on the Weinrich-to-Brown meter, five top-six forwards on the Rucinsky-to-Gelinas meter and five depth forwards on the Pettinger-to-Higgins meter and…

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Game #36 Preview: Canucks @ Sharks

Amidst all of the trade deadline chatter, the Canucks and Sharks will jockey for position in the Western Conference playoff picture. There’s a lot of things you have been able to complain about as a fan of the Vancouver Canucks fan this season; the boring games, the injuries piling up, the lack of "bold moves"…

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Trade Deadline 2013: Five Depth Forwards for the Canucks to Target

Matt Pettinger gets stoned by Dan Cloutier which pretty much sums up his Canucks tenure. It might be a quiet trade deadline this Wednesday, but that hasn’t stopped us from rolling out an exhaustive trade deadline preview. So far we’ve done a full inventory of the Canucks’ areas of need, cap-space and trade chips, discussed…

Canucks Officially Purchase Rivermen

It’s official. Canucks Sports & Entertainment agrees to purchase the Peoria Rivermen franchise from St. Louis Blues. — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) April 1, 2013 The Vancouver Canucks have agreed to purchase the Peoria Rivermen from the Blues. bit.ly/XBNOq4 — St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) April 1, 2013 So it turns out that Andy Strickland’s report was…

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Trade Deadline 2013: Five Defensemen for the Canucks to Target

Eric Weinrich’s legacy as a feckless trade deadline acquisition lives on! Another day, another entry in our series of deadline previews. We’ve already taken a thorough inventory of the team’s needs, cap-space and trade chips, looked closely at Mike Gillis’ history at the trade deadline, the Hodgson-for-Kassian move, and talked (strombabbled) endlessly about whether or not Roberto Luongo might be…

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Canucks Have Acquired the Rivermen (Updated)

The Chicago Wolves and the Peoria Rivermen could be involved in an AHL affiliate mega trade in short order. Over the weekend we pivoted off of a report from former USA Today writer Andy Strickland, which stated that the Canucks had all but finalized their rumoured purchase of the Peoria Rivermen from Tom Stillman and the…