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.