Even without Weber, the Canucks D isn’t that bad, right?

Kevin Bieksa

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some more thoughts on the Canucks non-roster sheet for Weber, As well as an in depth look at the top six Canucks defenseman currently on the Vancouver roster. Dan Hamhuis, Alex Edler, Kevin Bieksa, Keith Ballard, Chris Tanev, and Jason Garrison. Kevin Connauton has made strides in the minors.

Shea Weber isn’t going to play for the Vancouver Canucks

Shea Weber

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks not putting an offer sheet or a trade offer in on Shea Weber. He asks was GM Mike Gillis a sleep at the wheel or was he that confident that Weber would play just one year in Nashville and become an unrestricted free agent after? Or if Vancouver was involved, was the price to high?

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Maxim Lapierre

Ducks vs. Canucks

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Maxim Lapierre. it’s part 5 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Mitch thinks that although he doesn’t make a lot of money, Lapierre doesn’t want to stay a 4th line center for the rest of his career. We’ll know more in July of 2013.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Chris Higgins. it’s part 4 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Mitch thinks Higgins is the most underrated of the Canucks forwards. Though he’s not sure there is any urgency for Vancouver to extend Higgins before his deal is up.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Alex Burrows

Alex Burrows

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Alex Burrows. it’s part 3 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Mitch expects Burrows, like some of the other core players Vancouver have locked up, to take a slight pay cut to stay here. He’ll score goals, kill penalties, make plays and take the body.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Manny Malhotra

Manny Malhotra

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Manny Malhotra. it’s part 2 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. Unfortunately for the Canucks and Malhotra, he suffered a devastating injury on March 16th, 2011. A deflected puck caught Manny above the right eye. Then Manny’s first year back wasn’t his best.

Future Forecast: A look ahead at the Canucks Alex Edler

This is a big year for Alex Edler.

NWSB Rookie Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck puts pen to paper today with some thoughts on the Canucks pending 2013 Free agent Alex Edler. it’s part 1 of his 2012 offseason series Future Forecast. It’s hard to gauge what Edler would be worth or even command on the open market. With Kevin Bieksa, Dan Hamhuis and now Jason Garrison in the mix what’s his ceiling?

No contracts forthcoming for Canucks’ Rome, Oreskovich & Ebbett

Aaron Rome

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with his ananlysis of the current crop of Canuck free agent hockey players that did not have contracts qualified and therefore will be free agents come July 1st 2012. Aaron Rome figures to be the one who’s presence will be missed the most. Andrew Ebbett a role player and Victor Oreskovich a guy never able to realize his potential.

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