A Messy Resolution

Mike Gillis holds barely audible draft floor interview. Video via Wyshynski I’ll admit that I’m of two minds about the deal that sent Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils straight up for the pick that became Bo Horvat. On the one hand, a top-ten pick in a deep draft is a solid return for…

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Canucks End Hunter Shinkaruk’s Slide with the 24th Overall Pick

image via Mast Images The Canucks, having already picked Bo Horvat with the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NHL entry draft, selected Medicine Hat Tigers winger Hunter Shinkaruk with their original late first round pick. Shinkaruk is Vancouver’s first pick from the WHL since 2008, though in other ways he fits Mike Gillis’s usual "highly rated…

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On the Schneider Swap and the Horvat Pick: What Just Happened?

Bo Horvat chats with reporters after being drafted on Sunday. The Canucks made a pretty major maneuver on Sunday, trading Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for the ninth overall pick in the NHL draft, which they promptly used to select Bo Horvat. Horvat is a two-way centreman and he described himself…

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Vancouver Canucks select Bo Horvat with the No. 9 pick

With the 9th overall pick that the Vancouver Canucks received in the Cory Schneider trade, Laurence Gilman, Mike Gillis & Co. went off the board to select Bo Horvat of the London Knights, the highly-ranked centreman that’s played on back-to-back OHL Championship teams. Horvat was ranked No. 15 in Central Scouting so the pick seems…

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Breaking: Canucks Trade Schneider, Acquire 9th Overall Pick (Bo Horvat)

The Canucks have acquired the 9th overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft in exchange, straight up, for goaltender Cory Schneider. They then used that pick to reach and select London Knights forward Bo Horvat. The Canucks had decided mid-week to deal Cory Schneider rather than Roberto Luongo, who had proven impossible to move over the…

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Report: Red Wings and Ducks “In On Alex Edler”

Image via wikimedia commons. The 2013 NHL Draft is underway, and by all accounts, there should be a fair share of wheeling and dealing before all is said and done. With the Vancouver Canucks not having a draft pick – as of right now, at least – until 24th overall, much of the intrigue for…

Canucks 2013 NHL Draft Preview

Do you guys need me to announce any picks at the podium tomorrow @VanCanucks ? — Strombone (@strombone1) June 30, 2013 The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is only an hour away, and their is of course a high volume of trade talks and rumours floating around on the draft floor and in the ether. Let’s…

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Gauging the Market for Goaltenders with Schneider and Luongo on the Block

Photo via Wikimedia Commons. Hockey fans have heard a lot over the past week about the supposed plethora of goaltending options available to clubs on the market. On draft Sunday we’ve already heard that Sergei Bobrovsky is being shopped by Columbus (after he reportedly made a six million dollars per season contract demand this week),…

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Morning Rumour Round-Up: Edler Notes, Goalie Updates

Image via wikimedia commons. It’s draft day, which means a potentially major news day and certainly a big rumor day. Canucks Army’s Thomas Drance is on the frontlines at the draft but a few others will be checking in with any news updates as the day moves along. The big rumors this morning are carry-overs…