State of the Blog 2015: Change is Coming!

The Front and John Hotdoggers feat. @Thats_Offside @TheFlopFish and @TheClapperton pic.twitter.com/fFHBFtVFc8 — Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) July 19, 2015 As we enter August, hockey season is rapidly approaching. Summer camps are well underway, and before you know it, rookie and training camps will be starting up too. As we don’t have a lot of “down time”…

Canucks Make Front Office Changes; Appoint Weisbrod Assistant GM

#Canucks name John Weisbrod assitant General Manager & announce new roles in Hockey Operations http://t.co/GGyIxW68vZ pic.twitter.com/RQyN7g3ghF — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) August 4, 2015 The Canucks made a number of internal front office moves on Tuesday afternoon, most notably filling Laurence Gilman’s old role with John Weisbrod and promoting scout Judd Brackett to the team’s Director…

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First Look: Canucks Pay Too Much for Brandon Sutter

View image | gettyimages.com Yesterday, the Toronto Blue Jays added a big, recognizable name to their roster in Troy Tulowitzki. They gave up a significant piece and some prospects and also took on a huge financial commitment to fill a need that didn’t really exist on their roster, but they still got much better, even though…

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Summer Thoughts: Where are the goals going to come from?

View image | gettyimages.com So far this offseason, we’ve had a ton of questions surrounding the state of the Canucks. We’ve wondered about their drafting, we’ve wondered about their trading, we’ve wondered about their front office, and we’ve wondered about the overall direction of the franchise. All this is big picture stuff that will have a huge…

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Canucks Free Agent Frenzy Recap: Rearranging the Deck Chairs

View image | gettyimages.com In terms of volume, the Vancouver Canucks were reasonably active on the opening morning of unrestricted free agency, making four signings and a depth trade to shore up their roster for next season. They added some much-needed depth to their blueline, and dealt from a position of strength to address a position…

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First Look: Zack Kassian Traded to Montreal for Brandon Prust

View image | gettyimages.com Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming. Kassian has been rumoured to be on the move since January (originally speculated to be involved in a swap for new Canuck Matt Bartkowski), and we were fairly certain that he was going to be dealt this offseason one way or another….

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Brad Richardson signs in Arizona

View image | gettyimages.com According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, soon-to-be former Canucks centre Brad Richardson is close to inking a 3-year, $2.08 M/yr deal with the Arizona Coyotes. The deal is now official. The Canucks had hoped to get Richardson re-signed to reprise his bottom-6 C and top penalty killer role, but now they’ll have a…

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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Canucks Day 2 Draft Recap: So Long, Eddie

Photo Credit: Candice Ward/USA TODAY Sports As we predicted yesterday, Saturday`s later rounds of the NHL draft were much busier for the Canucks than Friday was. Also, Saturday may have officially been the end of the Linden and Benning honeymoon period, as fan favourite Eddie Lack was dealt before most fans had even woke up and…

Canucks Finish Draft, Pick Up 4 More Players

View image | gettyimages.com The Vancouver Canucks made 4 more picks in rounds 5, 6, and 7 to close out their 2015 NHL draft, picking up a variety of different types of players.  Join us after the jump as we unpack what the Canucks picked up with their late round draft picks.