Sunday, July 17, 2011

Top 5 Canucks 2011 Playoff Moments

It's been a pretty dreary summer here in the lower mainland, at least judging by Canucks' fans spirits and the weather.  But as the dust settles from the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs and the summer drags on in Vancouver, let's look back at the top five moments from the Canucks' playoff run, according to PuckWatch.

There were a lot of great memories to choose from.  15 Game Winning Goals, a bunch in overtime, along with saves and hits galore.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Top 10 Ex-Vancouver Canucks

With the off-season in full swing, the draft and first week of free agency are in the rear view mirror.  That means until training camp begins, it's kind of quiet around here.  PuckWatch has decided to list the Top 10 Ex-Canucks that are still active in the NHL.  Who would you like to have back?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Canucks Trade Options: Doan?

With Marco Sturm and the fairly unknown Mark Mancari and Andrew Ebbett being the only additions to the Vancouver Canucks this off-season, speculation is abound that GM Mike Gillis may pull the trigger on a deal to land a top-6 winger, likely a gritty scorer to play alongside Ryan Kesler.

The problem for Vancouver at this stage of the year is that everyone likes their chances going into the season.  So if the Canucks want to bulk up while only giving away prospects or draft picks, it probably won't be easy.

Let's take a look at each division and what options may be available.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Canucks sign Marco Sturm

The Vancouver Canucks have signed Marco Sturm.   The native of Germany has bounced around recently between Los Angeles and Washington after spending lengthy periods with Boston and San Jose.

Sturm has been a gritty speedster throughout his career, but he can also score goals.  Sturm has seven 20-goal seasons in his last 9 years, his highest being 29.  The only two seasons he did not score 20 were injury shortened seasons.

Canucks sign Mancari, Higgins, Salo

Chris Higgins and Sami Salo will be back in the fold for another season.

Higgins signed a 2 yr deal at $1.9 million per year, while Sami Salo signed a $2.5 million deal for one season.

The Canucks also went out and signed one new player, Mark Mancari from the Buffalo Sabres.  Mancari is 6'4" 225 and scored 8 points in 20 games with the Sabres last season.  Mancari is a 7th round draft choice and is 25 years old, but did display some touch around the net in the AHL, recording some very strong point-per-game seasons there.