Vancouver Canucks Best and Worst Free Agent Signings

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 summer series, exploring the best and worst free agent signings for each NHL team of the post-lockout, salary cap era. With this past offseason seeing some big splashes (and potential gambles) like Johnny Gaudreau, Claude Giroux, John Klingberg, and others, it’s time to take a look at how teams have boosted […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Trade of Conor Garland Still Hurts

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We all remember that fateful day on July 23rd when the Arizona Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks conducted a huge trade. Both teams were motivated to rid themselves of contracts. Caught in the crossfire was popular forward Conor Garland. His meagre contract of just $775,000 was inconsequential. To make the deal work for Arizona and to […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Perspective on the Oliver Ekman-Larsson Trade

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As you have likely heard by now, the Arizona Coyotes pulled off a miracle yesterday. Rumoured for nearly a year now, they have pulled off the Oliver Ekman-Larsson trade with the Vancouver Canucks. William Grigsby who is Last Word on Hockey’s beat writer for the Coyotes has Arizona’s take here, but was it worth it […] READ MORE



Arizona Coyotes Deal Conor Garland, Oliver Ekman-Larsson to Vancouver

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Conor Garland and Oliver Ekman-Larsson have been dealt to the Vancouver Canucks, with the Arizona Coyotes receiving Antoine Roussel, Jay Beagle, Loui Eriksson, this year’s ninth-overall draft selection, a 2022 second-round pick, and a 2023 seventh-round pick in return. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman was the first to report the extent of the deal, while John Gambadoro […] READ MORE


How a Duncan Keith to Vancouver Canucks Trade Could Work

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Word is out that the long-time Chicago Blackhawk Duncan Keith would be willing to help the team with their “Aged, Expensive Player” problem.* Keith is a 38-year old defenceman with a $5.5 million cap hit for each of the next two years. His numbers have diminished over the last three years, even taking the reduced […] READ MORE



Vancouver Canucks Buyouts Make No Sense

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This year is weird. That isn’t news. What is news is the Ottawa Senators buying out their Masterton winner so they can save some money while still taking a couple million dollars worth of cap hit. That leaves them with three NHL forward contracts on the books and an owner still looking to cut corners. […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Potential Moves

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The Vancouver Canucks potential moves are going to be influenced this year, more than in any other, by cash. Teams all through the NHL are feeling the hit from the novel coronavirus, and it’s going to show in deals and signings big and small. Vancouver Canucks Potential Moves A Book Balancing Act NHL owners who […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Buyout Options

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With the season paused until some point in the future, no one knows where the Vancouver Canucks will finish. This hasn’t stopped their fans’ annual routine, though: worrying about the future and considering the Canucks buyout options. Panic about the salary cap and bad contracts is how they warm up to Summer. Those fears have […] READ MORE