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Canucks re-sign Mason Raymond to one-year, $2.275 million deal
"Nobody doubts that Raymond has the talent to thrive on a second line once Ryan Kesler returns from offseason shoulder surgery and David Booth finds the net on a more regular basis. 
"Still, Raymond has rightfully talked about how happy he is to be playing the game again after the injury could have put his career in jeopardy. From being bed-ridden and wearing a brace to heal a vertebrae compression fracture, being the grist for the trade deadline rumour mill and then slipping from the second to fourth lines proved he’s like a cat. He’s had nine lives."

Canucks re-sign Mason Raymond to one-year, $2.275 million deal

"Nobody doubts that Raymond has the talent to thrive on a second line once Ryan Kesler returns from offseason shoulder surgery and David Booth finds the net on a more regular basis.

"Still, Raymond has rightfully talked about how happy he is to be playing the game again after the injury could have put his career in jeopardy. From being bed-ridden and wearing a brace to heal a vertebrae compression fracture, being the grist for the trade deadline rumour mill and then slipping from the second to fourth lines proved he’s like a cat. He’s had nine lives."

Former Canuck great Pavel Bure will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Should he be also be inducted into the Canucks Ring of Honour? Should his jersey be retired?

Former Canuck great Pavel Bure will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Should he be also be inducted into the Canucks Ring of Honour? Should his jersey be retired?

(Source: provincesports.com)

Meet Head of the Class honouree Jujhar Khaira
“We see him as a big time power forward,” said Tech assistant coach Bill Muckalt, also a Surrey native and a former Vancouver Canuck. “He skates really well, very good down low, strong on the puck, has good vision and great offensive instincts. I think he has a lot of potential to be a pro hockey player.”
Read all about B.C.’s best and brightest student athletes who made this year’s Head of the Class.

Meet Head of the Class honouree Jujhar Khaira

“We see him as a big time power forward,” said Tech assistant coach Bill Muckalt, also a Surrey native and a former Vancouver Canuck. “He skates really well, very good down low, strong on the puck, has good vision and great offensive instincts. I think he has a lot of potential to be a pro hockey player.”

Read all about B.C.’s best and brightest student athletes who made this year’s Head of the Class.

Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider and the seven deadly trading partners.
Two goalies. One a restricted free agent, one under contract for ten more NHL seasons. One with an even strength save percentage of .931 and one at .929. One guy who is elite, one who will perhaps be elite in a starting job.
Unfortunately, both goalies can’t be starters in Vancouver. One of them has to go.

Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider and the seven deadly trading partners.

Two goalies. One a restricted free agent, one under contract for ten more NHL seasons. One with an even strength save percentage of .931 and one at .929. One guy who is elite, one who will perhaps be elite in a starting job.

Unfortunately, both goalies can’t be starters in Vancouver. One of them has to go.

“Vlad was a quiet guy who didn’t say much. I felt sorry for him in a way. There was a lot of pressure on those guys. Igor lived up to those expectations, but Vlad didn’t.”
— Greg Adams on former Canucks teammate Vladimir Krutov.

Krutov, one of the Soviet Union’s all-time great hockey players and part of the national team’s storied KLM Line, died at age 52 in Moscow on Wednesday.

“Vlad was a quiet guy who didn’t say much. I felt sorry for him in a way. There was a lot of pressure on those guys. Igor lived up to those expectations, but Vlad didn’t.”

— Greg Adams on former Canucks teammate Vladimir Krutov.
Krutov, one of the Soviet Union’s all-time great hockey players and part of the national team’s storied KLM Line, died at age 52 in Moscow on Wednesday.
"With the Pittsburgh Penguins snaring of Tomas Vokoun from Washington to back up Marc-Andre Fleury for the next two seasons Monday, and Tim Thomas announcing he was going to sit out next season, the chances of improving the return on any Roberto Luongo deal just took a significant leap forward."
Where do you think Roberto Luongo will play next year?

"With the Pittsburgh Penguins snaring of Tomas Vokoun from Washington to back up Marc-Andre Fleury for the next two seasons Monday, and Tim Thomas announcing he was going to sit out next season, the chances of improving the return on any Roberto Luongo deal just took a significant leap forward."

We’re welcoming coach AV back with open cat o’ nine tails arms.

We’re welcoming coach AV back with open cat o’ nine tails arms.

“I am not a doctor, I’m a lawyer, but after having conversations with the player and with the club, anyone who thinks this injury did not affect his play must have fallen off a turnip truck.”
— Ryan Kesler’s agent Kurt Overhardt fires back at AV over his comments about his shoulder injury.

“I am not a doctor, I’m a lawyer, but after having conversations with the player and with the club, anyone who thinks this injury did not affect his play must have fallen off a turnip truck.”

— Ryan Kesler’s agent Kurt Overhardt fires back at AV over his comments about his shoulder injury.

Raymond has the speed, but not the goals
Counting playoffs, Raymond has 38 goals in his past 209 games.
That, folks, works out exactly to 15 goals per 82 games.

Raymond has the speed, but not the goals

Counting playoffs, Raymond has 38 goals in his past 209 games.

That, folks, works out exactly to 15 goals per 82 games.

We’re in love?

We’re in love?

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