The Canucks acquire Derek Roy from the Dallas Stars #BoldGillisMove

Mike Gillis

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for as we near the 2013 NHL trade deadline. Today the Canucks started the morning off by putting defensemen Cam Barker on waivers for the purpose of sending him to the Chicago Wolves. Shortly after that Nick “the mulligan” Kypreos reported that the Vancouver Canucks had acquired Derek Roy from the Dallas Stars for Kevin Connauton and a 2nd round pick.

The Canucks re-signed Dale Weise. Is this a good thing?

Dale Weise

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with his ananlysis of the current news of the day. Oft used winger Dale Weise has a new contract for 2012/13 with the Canucks. Re-signing Weise, is putting a guy back in the line-up who has played with the big boys, and knows what will be expected out of him. He’s 6’2″ and 210 pounds, so he fits into that “get bigger” mentality of GM Gillis.

Five things to NOT like about the Canucks re-signing Mason Raymond

Mason Raymond

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with his ananlysis of the current news of the day. That oft-maligned winger Mason Raymond has resigned with the team today. While a 1-year salary of $2.27 million US is a $325,000 pay cut from Mason Raymond’s salary of last season, will it be too much for where Raymond will ultimately end up at the end of the year?

When do the Canucks budge on the Luongo asking price?

Vancouver Canucks Goaltender Quandary

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks asking price with regards to Roberto Luongo. The signing of Cory Schneider hasn’t really sped up the trade talks as one would have hoped. It’s been reported over the course of the off-season that the asking price for the all-star a goalie is too high.

Are Canucks fans wondering out loud about Bobby Ryan?

Bobby Ryan

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on a NHL trade rumor he’s drumming up. Stop thinking about Roberto Luongo he says. Focus instead on an Alex Edler for Bobby Ryan type trade. The Ducks don’t know what to do with him. Ryan’s big, he has great puck skill and he could be that big right handed winger for the Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin.

The Canucks Roberto Luongo tells CFOX … “It’s time to move on!”

roberto luongo

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck weighs in today on the latest Canucks news coming out. An interview by Robert Luongo was given today on CFOX radio in Vancouver. Did we learn some juicy details about Luongo or what? His biggest line, At the end of the day I think it’s time to move on, and I’m ok with that. Mitch says Lu will be damn hard to replace.

Could Nashville supply the northwest division with Suter & Weber?

Shea Webe

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with his ananlysis of the current situation brewing in the NHL 2012 Free Agency headlines. Mainly the news surrounding the Minnesota Wild grabbing Ryan Suter and Zach Parise this week in a HUGE Transaction for them. The NHL’s northwest division just got tougher. Do the Canucks plan to go after Dan Hamhuis’ former teammate Shea Weber from Nashville now?

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

brian burke

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.

Golfing season is here. Vancouver Canucks off-season tradewinds Version 1.0

Mason Raymond

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his thoughts on the 2012 Canucks off-season and possible trade scenarios in his Canucks tradewinds article Version 1.0. 2009 first-round pick Jordan Schroeder is going to get a heavy look in training camp. time to break up with Mason Raymond. Cory Schneider is worth more in a trade. Sign Jason Garrison as soon as possible.

Bartender’s Vancouver Canucks ultimate off-season trade scenario

schneider luongo

The bartender dips into the world of the Vancouver Canucks for a change and makes an often bold statement. I can’t tell you what is is because then you wouldn’t read the article but trust us, it’s a good one. Hint: It does involve Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider. This bold move would seemingly leave something empty, except for the fact that they have one of the finest of *these* in the AHL.

Three things Ryan Kesler needs to show for the Vancouver Canucks in 2012

Ryan Kesler Vancouver Canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks Senior Writer C-Mac tells us the three things Ryan Kesler must do to improve for the Vancouver Canucks in 2012. Work with linemates to develop the chemistry needed to off load the Twins’ burden. Bring back that fun loving personality that helped keep the team loose. Get well, but take the time to do it right for starters. Let’s hope for a good off-season for #17.

Vancouver relax! Gillis may have hit a true home run

Canucks 2012 Trade Deadline Analysis

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac was ready to jump off the ledge today when he first heard the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson trade details. Then after researching the deal a little more he realized Kassian fills a need that no other player at any level of the organization can fill. He is going to be raw granted, but he can go to the net, finish off the rush, and when needed exact retribution on opponents.

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