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Report: Canucks out on Lucic

Photo Credit: Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks are out on Milan Lucic, according to a report from TSN 1040’s Matt Sekeres: The #Canucks were told this morning by Milan Lucic’s camp that they are no longer being considered. He’s not coming home #NHLFreeagency — Matthew Sekeres (@mattsekeres) June 30, 2016 It would seem…

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Babych Please – June 30th, 2016

A lot of things happened in the NHL yesterday, but the Canucks had the good sense to mind their own business. So instead of blockbuster trades, we’ve got social media fun with the newest crop of prospects, a cute draft story, some Erik Gudbranson content, and more!

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Canucks announce Development Camp Roster and Schedule

Embed from Getty Images This afternoon the Vancouver Canucks announced their Prospect Development Camp roster and schedule, which is headlined by top prospects Brock Boeser, Olli Juolevi, and Thatcher Demko. It was already announced that the camp will be held Shawnigan Lake for the second year in a row, from July 4-7. #Canucks announce 2016…

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State of the Utica Comets

Embed from Getty Images Now that the dust has settled on two crazy trades in the NHL yesterday, it’s time to turn our attention to tomorrow, Canada Day, also known as ‘Free Agent Frenzy’.  Although the frenzy may be tempered tomorrow, it’s time to take stock of where the Canucks stand as an organization. We…

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Catch of the Day: Sam Gagner, Josh Jooris amongst Canucks UFA Targets

Embed from Getty Images With free agency being just under a day away, there are some minor details about who the Canucks have interest in outside of the big name players.  Per News 1130, the Canucks have expressed interest in forward Sam Gagner: Sam Gagner’s agent Jeff Jackson says number of teams have called about his…

7 Bargain Bin Free Agents the Vancouver Canucks Should Consider

Embed from Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks enter free agency with close to $11-million in salary cap space to burn and Jim Benning is ready to break the bank for the right top six winger. As eager as Benning may be, though, there are no guarantees in free agency and playoff push or not there’s…

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Canucks elect to keep Alex Burrows through 1st buyout window

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski / USA TODAY Sports The dragon slayer will remain in Vancouver, at least for now. On Thursday at 9 a.m. PST, the NHL posted waivers and Alex Burrows’ name was reportedly not present on unconditional waiver wire. Players without no-movement clauses – and Burrows’ deal only has a no-trade clause – have to pass through…

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The Vancouver Canucks Aren’t Getting Milan Lucic, and That Kind of Sucks

Embed from Getty Images The Edmonton Oilers blockbuster trade of Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson signals how certain they are of their ability to land Milan Lucic in free agency. At the very least it bolsters the validity on a multitude of reports that already suggested as much. Unless something drastic changes, #Canucks are out of…

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Hamhuis has spoken with 3 teams: ‘I will find a team that values what I do’

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks have told long-tenured defenseman Dan Hamhuis to expect to hit free agency and teams are showing interest in him. The veteran blue liner told Elliotte Friedman in the latest 30 Thoughts column that he’d like to go to a contending team and has spoken to three clubs, while a smattering…

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WWYDW: With the Fifth Overall Pick…

The draft has come and passed and wouldn’t you know it, the Vancouver Canucks took home six new prospects. At the top of the order, Olli Juolevi, taken fifth overall. There’s the answer to a question that’s been on the minds of Canucks fans since April 29th. Of course, it just as easily could have…

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Report: Canucks will allow Ronalds Kenins to test free agency

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski / USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks will reportedly allow Ronalds Kenins to test unrestricted free agency, the News 1130 Sports twitter feed revealed on Wednesday. Kenins, 25, will be a Group VI unrestricted free agent, having failed to play sufficient games at the NHL level to merit a qualifying offer….