Are the Leafs and Canucks close to a deal?

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An update today comes in from Mitch Dyck on the Vancouver Canucks during the NHL labour dispute. Even with the lack of a CBA the Roberto Luongo trade rumors have come back. Nothing new, Toronto has constantly been a team rumored to land the services of the all-star net minder from the Canucks. John Shannon of Sportsnet broke the news that the Canucks and the Leafs had come to an agreement on a trade involving Luongo.

Should the Aquilini’s Purchase the Abbotsford Heat?

Abbotsford

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck points to a few reasons why the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat should be the franchise targeted by the Current Vancouver Canucks owners the Aquilini Investment Group. If the Canucks AHL affiliate was in Abbotsford, the recall of players is much speedier for home games and even road games in Western Canada. Good news for Kevin Connauton, Billy Sweatt, and possibly Eddie Lack.

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?

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.

Top 5 games on the Vancouver Canucks schedule in 2012

Vancouver Canucks

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his top 5 matchups to watch out for this NHL season for the Canucks. The 2012 NHL schedule came out today. The NHL draft is tomorrow. It won’t be long now till October is here right?! Richard predicts the Canucks will be back as Stanley Cup contenders once again, games versus Boston and Milan Lucic will be fun.

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