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Trade deadline day on CHB

Trade deadline day on CHB

For the 4th year in a row, I’ll be liveblogging trade deadline day. Check back tomorrow morning – I hope to start bright and early (after I grab some good coffee) – and join me in the festivities. I’ll also be puttering around on Twitter, and then at 4:20 PM, I’ll be on Jacked In With Jessica (Kelowna 1150 AM) to wrap up the day. Here are some sites I’ll be following. The Canucks-centric blogs: Canucks and Beyond Nucks Misconduct Canucks 24/7 The big blogs: Kukla’s Corner Spector’s Hockey James Mirtle’s From The Rink And the MSM: TSN The Score...

Alex Burrows: $8 million richer

Alex Burrows: $8 million richer

Shortly after signing his 4-year/$8 million contract extension, Alex Burrows scored his 17th and 18th goals of the season as the Vancouver Canucks won for the 11th time in 13 games. It’s obviously too early to tell if Burrows is worth $2 million per season. Like I said yesterday, I don’t mind the deal if he continues to play the way he’s playing right now. If he continues to play well on the top-6 or the checking line – whichever is asked of him – and regularly produces 15+ goals and 40 points, it’s a solid deal. I hope, of...

MSM links for March 3, 2009

MSM links for March 3, 2009

Ohlund would consider waiving no-trade clause, but expects to cash in on July 1 (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Plenty of trade deadline action in the offing (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Why mess with a winning team? (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Burrows repeats his plea to stay (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Canucks’ Edler playing with broken bone in his foot (Vancovuer Sun) Let’s make a deal (Vancouver Sun) March madness (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Devil’s in details for 2010 (Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun) They could be Canucks trade bait (Tim Campbell, Winnipeg Free Press) Time for the Canucks to wheel and...

The deal with Burrows and a Cooke comparison

The deal with Burrows and a Cooke comparison

Whether or not a contract extension is in place before Wednesday, I don’t see much point in moving Alex Burrows, as was rumored this weekend by Pierre Lebrun on Hockey Night in Canada. His value to the Canucks is much more than what he would bring back in trade. His 16 goals are 33 points are already career-highs. His 17 assists are 2 short of a career-high. In his last 12 games, he has 5 goals, 5 assists and 10 points in an average of 17:08 minutes of ice-time (17:53 not including the Montreal game in which he received a...

Ossi Vaananen: Getting something for nothing

Ossi Vaananen: Getting something for nothing

I’ll be honest and say that I don’t know too much about Ossi Vaananen, but the more I read about the guy, the more I like the pick-up. A fair number of Philadelphia fans on HFBoards don’t like the fact that Vaananen was waived in the first place. IMHO, that says a lot. Up until about a month ago, Vaananen was playing with Kimmo Timonen as the Flyers’ top-pairing and logging an average of close to 20 minutes per game. He was also popular in the team’s dressing room. For whatever reason however, he found himself lower on the depth...

Grabner’s big break may come because of Demitra’s broken finger

Grabner’s big break may come because of Demitra’s broken finger

If the injury to Pavol Demitra’s finger is more serious, then it could force the Canucks’ hand before Wednesday’s trade deadline. Or it could create an opportunity for Michael Grabner, the team’s 1st rounder . Is Grabner ready for prime-time? Now in his second year with the Manitoba Moose, Grabner still suffers from bouts of inconsistency. He showed some promise while appearing in the Canucks’ preseason, but was sent to the Moose. He started their season with 10 points (7G-3A) in 19 games in October and November, then put up 18 points (12G-6A) in 20 games in December and January....

CHB on Twitter

CHB on Twitter

It took me a while to get on the Twitter bandwagon, but I finally did. If you want to follow Canucks Hockey Blog on Twitter, you can do so at http://twitter.com/canuckshockey or you can follow the Twitter feed on the side bar.

After 60 games

After 60 games

I suppose the Canucks had to lose at some point. They can’t win every game, and while they tried hard and played a good road game last night, they just couldn’t solve Jaroslav Halak. C’est la vie. Still, the Canucks hit the 3/4 point of the season with 68 points in 60 games, good for 5th in the Western Conference. Their percentage of points gained for the season has gone up 8% since their January swoon and they can now look forward to spending most of the next 3 weeks at home. 7 of their next 9 games are at...

MSM links for February 25, 2009

MSM links for February 25, 2009

Canucks suffer first loss to Canadiens in eight years (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Demitra breaks his finger on unpenalized slash (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Price paying for his ‘sins’ (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canadiens superior goaltending sends team to 3-0 win over Canucks (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Loss brings to light questions that need answering (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) Ebbs, flows, wins and woes (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Gargantuan effort from Habs goalie (Red Fisher, Montreal Gazette) Halak steals the show (Sean Gordon, Globe and Mail) Don’t get too excited (Guts Mactavish, 24 Hours Vancouver)

MSM links for February 24, 2009

MSM links for February 24, 2009

Coach weathers vicious storm (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Unless injuries strike, Canucks will be quiet at trade deadline (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Gillis ‘confident’ Canucks will re-sign Sedins (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Just a hometown boy (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Luongo implores mates to shoot low (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Canucks battle the Habs (Bob Mackin, 24 Hours Vancouver) Canadiens send Price a strong message (Pat Hickey, National Post) Montreal hands reins to backup Halak (Sean Gordon, Globe and Mail) Dezzy makes most of spot with Moose (Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press)

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