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Conversation with Hunter Shinkaruk and Brendan Gaunce [Part 1]

Image: Vancouver Canucks Late last week I was able to speak to a pair of former first-round picks by the Vancouver Canucks, Hunter Shinkaruk and Brendan Gaunce. I wanted to avoid the cliches of the usual hockey conversation, opting to try and get a peak into the mindsets of these developing forwards and what makes them tick. Given…

Brandon Prust placed on waivers

Embed from Getty Images The inevitable happened this morning, as Bob Mckenzie from TSN reported that Canucks forward Brandon Prust was placed on waivers. This move was unavoidable with Henrik Sedin likely returning to action on Thursday, and Dan Hamhuis set to return within the next week or two.

Why Alex Biega Was Late to Break Through

Embed from Getty Images Not to be outdone by the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tom Sestito, the Vancouver Canucks announced a contract extension of their own yesterday, coming to terms on a two-year, one-way pact with Alex Biega, valued at $1.5-million. #Canucks awaiting NHL approval on two-year, one-way $1.5 million US contract extension ($700,000, $800,000) for…

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The Pacific War Room

  In an effort to keep fans aware of the comings and goings of the other teams in the Smythe Pacific Division… The fine folks at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In order of the Pacific…

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Canucks to sign Alex Biega to 2-Year Extension

Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/USA TODAY SPORTS Now that the party has passed, teams are using the final hours of the NHL All-Star break to take care of unfinished business. For the Vancouver Canucks, it seems, that unfinished business includes locking up one of their pending Unrestricted Free Agents. The team agreed to terms with Alex…