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Canucks Free Agent “Frenzy” Preview: 5 possible 3rd-string goaltenders to pursue

Photo Credit: Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports Now that the Canucks have cashed in their goaltending surplus (however unsatisfactory it way, particularly in light of more recent goalies trade) and have allowed Joacim Eriksson to walk un-tendered to the KHL, they’ll need to refill their AHL-level goaltending ranks. Jacob Markstrom will graduate to the NHL full time next season, leaving the…

Canucks Prospect Dmitry Zhukenov selected 10th in the CHL Import Draft

Repêchage européen de la #CHL: les Saguenéens de Chicoutimi sélectionnent le joueur de centre russe Dmitry Zhukenov #rcsag #LHJMQ #saglac — Frédéric Tremblay (@fredtremblaysrc) June 30, 2015 With the 10th overall pick in the 2015 CHL Import Draft the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League selected Dmitry Zhukenov – the Vancouver Canucks…

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Top-10 UFA Countdown: #1 Justin Williams

View image | gettyimages.com It’s an indication of the strength of this particular UFA crop that Justin Williams comes in number 1 on our list. That’s not to take anything away from the 33 year old, who has been a high-end winger for years. But his age and the fact that he’s only scored in the 40-point range…

Canucks re-sign Alex Biega, according to Alex Biega

Pumped to be back with the @VanCanucks organization. Looking forward to training camp. — Alex Biega (@ABiega4) June 30, 2015 We expected the Vancouver Canucks to make some moves in free agency that would shore up their NHL and AHL-level defensive depth, and they’ve got at least some of their shopping done before the rush….

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Canucks Free Agent “Frenzy” Preview: Defensive Depth

Photo Credit: Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Wednesday marks the start of a new league year and the opening of the unrestricted free agent market, with all of the frenzied activity and the bloated deals that come with it. With 19 players already signed to one-way deals, four restricted players left to sign, and less than $4 million in available cap space,…

Canucks Sign Markstrom to Two-Year Deal

View image | gettyimages.com Vancouver’s busy afternoon continues, as the club announced that they have re-signed goaltender Jacob Markstrom to a two-year contract. With Eddie Lack now a Carolina Hurricane, Markstrom will be expected to play a significant role next season. Let’s have a look after the jump.

Canucks Qualify Five; Decline Offers on Weber, Stanton

View image | gettyimages.com The Canucks announced Monday afternoon that they had tendered qualifying offers to five players, including Sven Baertschi, Adam Clendening, and Frank Corrado, while declining to tender offers to seven more would-be RFAs, including Yannick Weber. Let’s look at what this means after the jump.

Canucks Re-Sign Linden Vey

View image | gettyimages.com The Vancouver Canucks have announced that they re-signed Linden Vey. The 23-year old forward tallied 10 goals and 14 assists in his rookie season, and was set to become an unrestricted free agent had he not been tendered a qualifying offer this afternoon. Let’s briefly unpack it after the jump.

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The Canucks and the 2015 qualifying offer deadline

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports Monday, July 29 is the deadline for NHL teams to submit qualifying offers to their restricted players. A qualifying offer is the equivalent of a one-year deal tendered to a potential restricted free agent. It’s not very often that a pending restricted player accepts their qualifying offer, though it…

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WIll You Play Hockey For Food?

The summer has quietly arrived. The weather is nice, people are looking for things to do, and unfortunately, watching hockey isn’t one of their options. We’ve got lots of offseason stuff to talk about, but no games to watch. Of course, that’s a first world problem; there are much more unfortunate things out there –…