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Canucks choose not to qualify Schroeder, Dalpe; let them walk

What a world. You can now officially add two new names to the list of unrestricted free agents set to hit the market tomorrow morning, as the Vancouver Canucks have announced today that they will not be extending qualifying offers over to two youngish, formerly highly regarded but now vastly underwhelming centers.  It’s a little surprising given that you figured someone…

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Canucks Finish 2014 Entry Draft; Take Size and Not Much Else

The Vancouver Canucks forewent anything resembling skill of talent in the late rounds of the entry draft, opting instead for size and grit by selecting Kyle Pettit of the Erie Otters and Mackenzie Stewart of the Prince Albert Raiders. Read past the jump for a look at these players and some thoughts on Vancouver’s 2014…

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No Vey! With 50th Pick Canucks Acquire Linden Vey From LA

With basically the worst case scenario unfolding with the 36th overall pick and a desire to play a more “meat-and-potatoes” game, we were preparing for the worst. Instead, we at the Army were pleasantly surprised to see that the Canucks opted to trade the 50th overall pick to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for…

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Canucks Draft Thatcher Demko 36th overall

I think it’s safe to say that on this platform we’ve been fairly critical of the way the Vancouver Canucks have conducted their drafts; both in the past, and as recently as last night’s opening round. It’s always tough to tell how much responsibility the general manager takes in relation to the rest of his scouting department,…

Canucks take Jared McCann at 24

#453785873 / gettyimages.com Not that I have a problem with Jake Virtanen or Jared McCann as hockey players, but it does bug me that the team has essentially become a public relations firm, eschewing more talented players on the board in favour of more marketable Canadian guys to try and mend the fences broken by…

2014 NHL Entry Draft – Nations Round 1 Liveblog

Pick # Team Player 1 FLA  Ekblad 2 BUF  Reinhart 3 EDM  Draisaitl 4 CGY  Bennett 5 NYI  Dal Colle 6 VAN  Virtanen 7 CAR  Fleury 8 TOR  Nylander 9 WPG  Ehlers 10 ANA  Ritchie 11 NSH  Fiala 12 PHX  Perlini 13 WSH  Vrana 14 DAL  Honka 15 DET  Larkin 16 CBJ  Milano 17 PHI…

Report: Canucks Acquire Derek Dorsett from Rangers

#493211007 / gettyimages.com With their 3rd trade of the day, the Canucks traded the 3rd round pick (85th overall) to the New York Rangers for 4th line forward Derek Dorsett. Dorsett is a Willie Desjardins favourite from his time in Medicine Hat, and this move is surely made to placate the new coach. Read past…