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News and Notes: Ferraro on Markstrom, Binnington on the Calder Trophy

The Canucks’ game earlier this week against the St. Louis Blues brought forward a couple of mini online controversies. Jordan Binnington bothered fans by saying he should have won rookie of the year and Jakob Markstrom also rubbed people the wrong way when he broke his stick over the net following the overtime loss.

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The Canucks have reportedly inquired about Mark Pysyk

According to Elliotte Friedman, the Canucks are looking to Florida for an upgrade on the blueline. The team has reportedly kicked tires on right-handed defenceman Mark Pysyk, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent this off-season.

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Should the Canucks be interested in Jonathan Drouin?

Earlier this week, Elliotte Freidman noted that Jonathan Drouin might end up being the odd-man-out in what’s shaping up to be a logjam up front in Montreal. Soon after, Eric Engels added fuel to the fire, reporting that his name was out there on the trade market.

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Olli Juolevi assigned to AHL Utica

The Vancouver Canucks made seven cuts on Saturday, sending six players to the Utica Comets of the AHL and releasing Landon Ferraro from his professional tryout contract. Among the six players headed to Utica is 2016 fifth-overall overall pick, Olli Juolevi.

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The Milan Lucic trade that didn’t happen

The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames linked up to make one of the strangest trades of the off-season as James Neal and Milan Lucic were swapped for both parties to get a change of scenery. Apparently, it could have been the Canucks and Oilers making a deal.

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Jonathan Dahlén returns to SHL

A few months after being traded to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Linus Karlsson, former top prospect Jonathan Dahlén is heading back to Sweden.

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Travis Green on Eriksson, Boeser, and the captaincy

Canucks head coach Travis Green joined Sportsnet 590 Friday morning to discuss a variety of topics heading into the 2019-20 season. Among the things discussed were his struggles with Loui Eriksson, the team’s captaincy, and Brock Boeser’s contract.