Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider have both consistently posted strong performances from the Canucks’ crease this season, and with every game played the backup becomes closer and closer to finding a new crease to call home. Henrik Sedin’s connection with newcomer Byron Bitz is worth watching.
The 2012 NHL Trade deadline is nearing. Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out the pickings are interesting this year. Adrian Aucoin, Bryan Allen, Shea Weber, Travis Moen, Chad LaRose, and Tuomo Ruutu, Leaving would be Mason Raymond, and Keith Ballard. Maybe. It means that anyone claiming to know what Mike Gillis will do at the deadline this year is speculating.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out with the transaction this week to bring Chris Tanev back to the big club from the Chicago Wolves, this isn’t a panic call-up by the Canucks but rather a testament to their depth that they can afford to keep such a fine prospect in the minors and save him for when they really need him. Alain Vigneault called him an emotional flat-liner.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. Though the Canucks fell just short in a shootout, the injury to Kevin Bieksa and lack of a top 4 defenceman continue to hinder Vancouver.
Richard Hodges brings us a fun Vancouver Canucks article today. If the Canucks could bring back any player from their past to join the club now, who should they choose? Richard brings us his top 5 including Giiiiiino Odjick and Trevor Linden, Mattias Ohlund, and yes even Cam Neely.