Who The Vancouver Canucks May Lose in the Expansion Draft

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Ahead of the 2017-18 NHL season, the Las Vegas expansion draft will redistribute the talent wealth of the NHL as the league welcomes the 31st franchise into the fold. The upcoming event has been a major factor in many moves this offseason. One example being James Reimer‘s four-year deal with the Florida Panthers, carrying with it […] READ MORE


Why the Vancouver Canucks Can Learn From the Mark Scheifele Signing

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On Friday evening, the Mark Scheifele signing was announced. Scheifele will receive $49 million over the next eight years from the Winnipeg Jets. While Scheifele, 23, isn’t yet a household name like a Nathan MacKinnon (who also signed a big extension), he is among the most dynamic young centres the NHL has to offer – maybe […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning Sets the Stage For Next Summer

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Even the most optimistic Vancouver Canucks fan knows that next season is going to be a painful one, however Canucks General Manager Jim Benning did his best on the opening day of free agency to mitigate that pain for the coming year and beyond by signing versatile 30-year-old Swedish forward Loui Eriksson to a six-year, $36 million […] READ MORE



Dan Hamhuis Signs With Dallas Stars

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Unrestricted free agent defenseman Dan Hamhuis has been signed by the Dallas Stars to a two-year contract worth $7.5 million. Hamhuis was listed at #2 on LWOS Hockey’s list of the top 10 available UFA defensemen. Hamhuis to DAL. 2 years at $7.5M. Better state taxes — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2016 Dan Hamhuis […] READ MORE


Loui Eriksson Signs With Vancouver Canucks

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Veteran forward Loui Eriksson has signed a six-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks worth $6 million per season. His contract will see him likely playing with the Sedin Twins. Eriksson spent the first seven years of his NHL career playing for the Dallas Stars and the last three with the Boston Bruins, racking up 504 career points, […] READ MORE



LWOS 2016 NHL Draft Grades Part Three

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2015 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


What Is Jim Benning’s Draft Plan?

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The saving grace to a Vancouver Canucks season which elicited the most frustration since the days of Mike Keenan and Mark Messier, from the fans to management and even the players themselves (how many times have we seen the Sedins dress down their own teammates?), was the potential for a high pick in the 2016 […] READ MORE


Trevor Linden and How to Tarnish a Legacy

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Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning has received more than his fair share of slings and arrows since taking over the position back in the summer of 2014. The Canucks had just completed one of the most disastrous and lamentable seasons in franchise history, and it had become obvious that the team which came within one win of […] READ MORE