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Cancel Tanguay’s pogey!

Well, in a surprisingly busy late-August Friday on the National Hockey League transaction wire, ex-Flame Alex Tanguay has finally found work and the Vancouver Canucks look like they’re serious about not running out of defencemen this coming season after seeing their blueline take a pounding over the past couple of winters. Friday’s movement brings up…

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Canucks Get Ehrhoff and Lukowich… and Schneider!

Mike Gillis was a busy guy on Friday. First, Gillis and the Canucks announced that they traded Patrick White and Daniel Rahimi to the San Jose Sharks for Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich. Minutes later, the club announced the official signing of UFA Mathieu Schneider. So what was previously a perceived weakness this coming season,…

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Go time

For many folks the last 30 days were an ordinary August like many others. Relaxed summer fun, while we wait for the new season to begin and for Dancing with the Stars to end. But to us August 2009 will stand as our quarter life crisis that caused us to quit our job before it…

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A Glimmer of Hope

A number of news sources around Vancouver are reporting that the Canucks are close to signing veteran D Mathieu Schneider to a one-year deal. It also appears that Canucks captain Roberto Luongo is nearing completion on a contract extension that will keep the all-star goaltender for a significant amount of length, possibly for the rest…

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NHL Teams Ranked By Cap Space

The fact that the salary cap has changed the NHL landscape is something that anyone who follows hockey is constantly reminded of. For the Western Canadian teams, that salary cap was once something worth fighting for; but a number of factors – most importantly, the recovery of the Canadian dollar – have changed it from…

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More fodder for hatred of the East

Western Canadian hockey fans, commence grumbling. There’s really nothing all that surprising about the TSN broadcast schedule released Wednesday but for those who enjoy complaining about Eastern bias and taking potshots at the so-called Centre of the Universe, you’ve been well served. The Flames, Oilers and Canucks will all make 11 appearances on either TSN…

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Gillis Has a Full Well, But is the Water Any Good?

Mike Gillis has undoubtedly put his stamp on this team, from the ground up. I was trying to think of a comparison of Gillis’s work with the Canucks, since he took over last spring. I thought of a water well. Mike Gillis has dug a deep well for this club, full of water. The problem…

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Olympic fatigue: fact or myth

Flames general manager Darryl Sutter recently expressed mild concern about the potential dire consequences of having six of his players in contention for roster spots at the 2010 Olympics. He’s especially worried about the possibility of having one of his high-priced Canadian warriors – Jarome Iginla, Robyn Regehr, Dion Phaneuf and Jay Bouwmeester – go…

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