The Canucks went out looking for another defenceman, especially with the uncertainty that looms around Mitchell’s return, and came back from the deadline party with Andrew Alberts now formerly of the Carolina Hurricanes. Take a look at the video’s below. He’ll be the first real threat of size the Canucks have had this season, and come the playoffs that’ll help when other teams try running Luongo to throw him off his game. Albert is a big boy. He’s 6 foot 5 and around 230 lbs. He’s 4th in the league in hits, leads a horrible team in plus/minus and is...Click here to read more.
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Welcome to Canucks Hockey Blog’s chat/live blog of the 2010 NHL Trade Deadline. Today, we’re linking with Jonathan Willis from Hockey or Die. We’re also expecting some of your favorite Canucks bloggers and Twitterers to come by and share their thoughts on today’s rumors and trades. Feel free to share us yours as well. NHL Trade Deadline Day 2010 Like this:Like Loading…Click here to read more.
It’s not a secret that the Canucks need to make a trade or two to keep up with the joneses. With Kevin Bieksa skating but not quite ready for game action and Willie Mitchell still suffering from post-concussion symptoms, the Canucks need some defensive depth. With Kyle Wellwood and Steve Bernier having inconsistent seasons, they need an upgrade in their bottom-six. Can the Canucks afford to make these moves? There’s beenClick here to read more.
Sean and Clayton both mused about Ken Campbell’s piece on The Hockey News about a potential Cody Hodgson-for-Tomas Kaberle swap. Here’s Sean’s take: My answer is no. Kaberle is up for a hefty raise this summer and we need those dollars for Kesler and Raymond. Plus I want to see Hodgson get his chance here. And Clayton’s: As for the Canucks, they have pieces in their franchise that they can move in order to win now. The Canucks are arguably a top-two defenseman away from being a real contender down the stretch and if it costs them a big piece...Click here to read more.
With the Olympic trade freeze only a week away and the NHL trade deadline less than a month away, we’re sure to hear all sorts of trade rumors and speculation involving the Vancouver Canucks. Only a couple of days ago, we heard that the Canucks were in the running – and then not in the running – for Ilya Kovalchuk. (Of course, Kovy was traded to the New Jersey Devils yesterday.) Previous to that, there was the rumored Cory Schneider for David Backes swap. But while discussing these trade rumors, there are a couple of things we need to keep...Click here to read more.