Sep 252009
 

Well, you didn’t expect the Canucks to go 107-0 this season, did you? Without further adieu, here are today’s Canucks-related links:

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Sep 162009
 

The topic du jour is the Canucks’ depth on defense. With 10 defensemen on one-way contracts, the competition to be one of the top-6 or even top-8 is fierce. And plus, there’s some Cody Hodgson stuff.

Sep 152009
 
Cody Hodgson

Photo credit: The Hockey News

Here’s some good news for Canucks fans who are anxiously waiting for Cody Hodgson to take part in some preseason action:

Cody Hodgson skated Tuesday for the first time with one of the two “main” groups in a full practice. Until now he had been with the C group that had consisted of injured players (Schneider, Demitra). Hodgson has been cleared for contact and with the team having three games in three nights, heac coach Alain Vigneault says he’ll play in at least one of those games as soon as he says he’s ready.

Sep 152009
 

It’s the day after Terrace’s turn in the spotlight. Kudos to them for hosting their first NHL game and doing a damn fine job.

Here are today’s links:

Sep 142009
 

The puck finally drops for some preseason action tonight as our beloved Vancouver Canucks take on the New York Islanders in Terrace, BC.

Here are today’s Canucks chatter around the web:

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Kevin Bieksa

Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com

I’ll be going to training camp today so keep an eye out on my Twitter feed. In the meantime, here are some Canucks-related links on the Interweb:

Sep 122009
 
Canucks skate at UBC

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If you can believe it, Canucks training camp opens today. The players will report to UBC for their medicals and then make themselves to available to the media.

Sep 092009
 

From Iain MacIntyre (Vancouver Sun):

Kevin Connauton was back on the ice at Clare Drake Arena giving lessons here Wednesday. Except this time he was schooling the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

The Vancouver Canuck prospect who grew up in nearby Spruce Grove and spent last summer working as an instructor at the Golden Bears’ hockey school, scored twice in 38 seconds to launch his team of National Hockey League prospects to its 4-3 win against the University of Alberta.

More here.

Sep 092009
 

From Cleve Dheensaw (Victoria Times Colonist):

With prodigy Cody Hodgson and the intriguing Russian Sergei Shirokov grabbing the headier storylines for the forwards in the Vancouver Canucks rookie camp, Dan Gendur of Victoria continues his quieter quest to move up the hockey ladder.

Fellow Victorian Taylor Ellington, meanwhile, has seen the recent flurry of blue-line veterans acquired by the Canucks and must know his fate is to also begin his pro career in the minors.

Having a season in the minors under his belt, with nine goals and 38 points in 52 games with the hometown Victoria Salmon Kings of the ECHL, Gendur is a year ahead of his buddy Ellington on the pro learning curve.

More here.

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