Gameday skate: Canucks visit Oilers in first game without Torts

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NWSB Insider and Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone weighs in today on the Vancouver Canucks visiting the Edmonton Oilers looking to turn the page on a ridiculous hockey game Saturday night against the Flames. Daniel Sedin will have to learn to play without his favourite set up man tonight with Henrik Sedin officially ruled out of tonight’s game. While John Tortorella experienced small episodes of success splitting up the Sedins earlier this season tonight begins Henrik’s first absence due to injury in several years.

GMMG Analysis: Inherent risks of playing the NHL waiting game

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NWSB Insider & Vancouver Canucks fresh new blogger Alex McPhee weighs in today on the offseason deal that sent Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils, and discusses the ramifications of keeping Roberto Luongo and his contract in Vancouver. Alex points out the Canucks gave up Schneider and his $4m per year for the next 2 seasons and kept a bitter Luongo, who is 33 years old with a cap hit of $5.33m.

The Maple Leafs make sense as a trade partner for Canucks & Luongo

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Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall is back with his first of many features to come this June and tells us why the Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs are sensible trade partners for the Nucks. Who could come this way for Roberto Luongo? Could it be Luke Schenn, Jake Gardiner or even Ben Scrivens for the sake of backing up Cory Schneider? We’re about to find out Canucks Nation.

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