For long-time readers of this blog, you’ll know that my family has a soft spot for Nolan Baumgartner. This started during one memorable April weekend in 2003. I was coerced convinced by friends to join them for a night out at the Cellar. Don’t get me wrong. I quite enjoyed the scandalous nature of the Cellar back then (and maybe it’s still as scandalous today), but I wasn’t feeling up to snuff that night. Plus, I had tickets to the Canucks’ last regular season game of the 2002/2003 season the following day, and the game started at an unusually early...Click here to read more.
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As Free Agency has gone on, Gillis hasn’t dipped any further into the pool of potential players and it’s looking more and more like he’s going to stick with the core group of players from last year, minus corner stone puck moving blue-liner and Canuck record holder Mattias Ohlund. Gillis made clear his interest still lay in adding another blue-liner to the Canucks, but has watched the likes of available players in the right price range like Beauchemin, Bergeron, Mara and Komisarek, get picked off the market by other more pro-active general managers. (2 of the aforementioned going to Mr...Click here to read more.
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