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WWYDW: Centre or Wing

We’ve officially reached the dog days of summer. The hockey world had ground to a halt, and anyone still following the Canucks has precious little elements left to dissect. In other words, it’s the time for lineup speculation. One player a lot of Canucks fans are speculating about Elias Pettersson. Not only about his potential…

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The Utica Comets Add Another Defenseman: Sign Brandon Anselmini To One-Year AHL Deal

After loading up their forward ranks and attending to their goaltending depth, the Utica Comets have turned their attention to their defence. The team announced today that they have added Brandon Anselmini to the fold. Comets sign defenseman @ANSELMINI10 to a one-year AHL contract. More: https://t.co/eRqcRWQOoG pic.twitter.com/UuaSIznAIW — Utica Comets (@UticaComets) July 18, 2018 Anselmini is…

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The Utica Comets Add RW Kyle Thomas on AHL Deal.

And Thomas makes 12. The Utica Comets announced today that they have signed goaltender Ivan Kulbakov and forward Kyle Thomas. The additions of Kulbakov and Thomas bring the Comets AHL contract total to 12. Comets sign forward Kyle Thomas and goaltender @Ivan_Kulbakov to one-year AHL deals. Details: https://t.co/cr2TLAPyDl pic.twitter.com/z6omLS9Wvb — Utica Comets (@UticaComets) July 17,…

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The Utica Comets Sign Goaltender Ivan Kulbakov To One-Year AHL Deal

It appears that the Utica Comets have found their replacement for Michael Garteig. Ivan Kulbakov’s agent sent out a tweet to let people know that his client has signed a one-year AHL pact with the Comets. Ivan Kulbakov signs 1 year AHL contract with Vancouver Canucks Organization — Dan Milstein-Hockey (@HockeyAgent1) July 16, 2018 Kulbakov…

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Monday Mailbag: Max Pacioretty, Waivers, and Quinn Hughes’ Future

Would VAN have any interest in Max Pacioretty if they could package: Sutter and a player like Baerstchi + another asset? Replacing Sutter's leadership well adding in more goals to replace the Sedin/Vanek point loss? — Steven Rush (@SteveRushca) July 15, 2018 Same question, but Panarin. Assuming he would want to extend with Canucks. —…

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Stick Taps: July 14th, 2018

Stick Taps: where I relay Canucks-related news and content that circulated throughout the Smylosphere this week. Rumours, opinion pieces, significant headlines and anything else worth noting to the fan base – I’ve got you covered! Articles Promise to upgrade Canucks’ blue-line forgotten, but it may improve (Jason Botchford, The Province) Are the Canucks going to…

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Troy Stecher has arbitration hearing scheduled for July 29th

Vancouver Canucks defender Troy Stecher has his arbitration hearing date: 2018 salary arbitration hearings will be held in Toronto from July 20 to Aug. 4. Schedule available here: https://t.co/7VxixSpINZ pic.twitter.com/1WtLaic8QQ — NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 12, 2018 Scheduled for July 29th, the Canucks and Stecher’s representation will meet in front of a third party arbitrator to…

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Comets Sign Forward Reid Gardiner to One Year AHL Deal

The Utica Comets continue to bolster their depth after a season that saw them rack up the PTO contracts as the club announced today that they have signed forward Reid Gardiner to a one-year AHL pact. Comets sign forward @reidgardiner19 to a one-year AHL deal. More: https://t.co/NCt4p5AQhD pic.twitter.com/Yf9R4GiLCh — Utica Comets (@UticaComets) July 12, 2018 I…

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WWYDW: What To Do With Quintin Hughes

Free agency has come and gone, which means news is slowing down as far as the home team is concerned. As a result, the question of Quinn Hughes’ future dominated the cycle this week. Our own Ryan Biech took a look at the Canucks’ options for Hughes next season yesterday, and he’s been a popular…