Weekly Vancouver Canucks training camp news and notes

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “the Flying V” Vanstone tells us the Nucks have less than a week to prepare for the beginning of the regular season and will be moving quickly through a compressed training camp to round out a roster suitable for Saturday night’s home opener. Ready to bet? Cory Schneider faces 10-1 odds of winning the Vezina according to Play Now, edging out Mike Smith, Carey Price, and Ryan Miller.

The Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers are Friends with Benefits

Canucks blogger points out there’s a massive history of trades between the Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers in the NHL. As shocking as the timing of the David Booth trade was, the fact the deal occured with the Panthers was about as easy to predict as the crowd reaction when Roberto Luongo lets in a goal. This time its David Booth for Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson…

Gillis Grabs Booth, Sending Samuelsson and Sturm South

On Saturday Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis pulled the plug on a big trade. David Booth come to Vancouver and going to Florida are Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm. Booth and Kesler both played on the 2001-02 U.S. junior national team and should fit nicely alongside countrymen (and ex Florida teammate) Chris Higgins on the Canucks second line.

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