For most of the day, the Vancouver Canucks were rumored to be one of the front-runners to acquire Jay Bouwmeester from the Florida Panthers. They were also apparently after a 3rd line center. By the end of the day, Mike Gillis determined the price tags were too high and decided to pass on the action. Gillis is obviously happy with his team’s current make up and why wouldn’t he be? The Canucks sit in 5th place in the Western Conference, having won 11 of their last 13 games. They have 19 games left in the regular season and only 3...Click here to read more.
Tagged: trade deadline 2009
Good morning boys and girls. It’s 5:19 AM and I just rolled out of bed and wife’s annoyed. We go through this same routine every trade deadline day. I set my alarm for 5:00 AM, I wake up, and she wonders why the heck I do this. No worries. I know she follows along at work. I hope you will too. But first, coffee. [update: 03/04/2009, 5:23 AM] From Bruce Garrioch via Hosea Cheung: League sources say the Canucks are offering D Kevin Bieksa, LW Mason Raymond and a No. 1 pick for Bouwmeester. That package is about what I...Click here to read more.
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...Click here to read more.
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...Click here to read more.
There were a couple of trade rumors involving the Canucks going around this weekend. One involved Nik Antropov of the Toronto Maple Leafs; the other involved Tim Connolly of the Buffalo Sabres. Both names are intriguing but both rumors also came from everyone’s favorite (hah!) rumor-monger so you can judge them for credibility for yourself. The first rumor had the Canucks giving up a prospect and a 1st round draft pick for Antropov. Now that may be what Burkie is asking for, but I can guarantee you that Mike Gillis hung up the phone right after that. As we all...Click here to read more.