The Calm Before the Storm: A New Paradigm?

It will be interesting to see who the Canucks add to the table Sunday and who may possibly depart. #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/IK4Bevt3Kt — Jeff Vinnick (@jeffvinnick) June 29, 2013 On Saturday afternoon Mike Gillis met with the media ahead of Sunday’s NHL entry draft in New York. Gillis addressed the Cory Schneider trade rumours, the teams desire…

LeBrun: “Dealing Away Schneider Doesn’t Necessarily Solve the Luongo Mess”

In writing up the "Schneider on the block" reports which surfaced earlier today, we invoked "the Madman theory" which was a major tenant of Tricky Dick Nixon’s foreign policy posture in the mid-70s. In sticking with that theme, we’re reminded also of the Vietnam War and how backdoor diplomatic outreach with the communist Chinese government, in some…

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Canucks 2013 NHL Draft Preview: Mike Gillis’s Draft Record

Frank Corrado is one of the best late-round picks of the Mike Gillis era. Image via wikimedia commons. The draft is tomorrow! Put down your long-weekend Molson, step inside from the beach and turn on your television for a few hours. Hockey’s version of Prospect Porn has it’s annual hurrah, and the Vancouver Canucks should…

Dreger: “Schneider in Play”

It’s getting interesting. 2 sources say Corey Schneider is in play. 1st and a prospect part of asking price. Suspect Oilers in on talks. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 29, 2013 Schneider news might simply be a back-up plan (no pun intended)…if they’re unable to move Luongo. Check what other asset is worth. — Darren…

Afternoon Headshots: June 28th

So much kudos to Clay Imoo and son and Marie Hui Via CanucksHockeyBlog.com Today at Canucks Army we looked at how the Canucks might fill out their coaching ranks, wondered whether or not the club could and should get involved in bidding for the services of Kris Letang, looked into Garth Snow’s reported "Rick DiPietro…