GM goes back, back, back (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) A rusty Luongo will come around: Gillis (Vancouver Province) O’Brien provides welcome distraction (Tony Gallagher, Vancouver Province) For the time being at least, Sedins’ man is no agent of change (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) How I got Sundin moving (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) A turning point? (Scott Rintoul, Metro News Vancouver) McIver back on blue line (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun)
The losing skid has been broken, we cover the Mats Sundin topic once again, try to figure out why the seats in the lower bowl have a variety of noticeable lack of bodies lately, wonder why our PK is lacking, and try to answer the question of why we just traded Mike Brown away to Anaheim in order to get Nathan McIver back (not that there is anything wrong with that). Click here to listen to the episode.
From canucks.com: Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Nathan McIver from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for right wing Mike Brown. McIver will report to Manitoba. I’ll post more of my thoughts on this trade tonight. [update: 02/04/2009, 6:54 PM] Earlier this season, the Canucks waived Matt Pettinger because Mike Gillis was worried that someone would claim Mike Brown if he was waived instead. At the time, I wasn’t sure if it was a money issue or an assets management issue. I mentioned that Pettinger was a decent NHL’er capable of putting...