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Simmer’s Morning Skate: Canucks Recap, Dubois Wants Out?



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The Vancouver Canucks celebrate a goal against the Ottawa Senators in April.

Alrightee then, while it seems a bit quiet for the Vancouver Canucks lately, we’ve actually covered quite a bit of material. You’ll find more Canucks information here, as in three to four stories a day, than you’ll find anywhere else. That might explain why our traffic has increased ten-fold over the last two months and we thank you for that. Having the option to peruse 20 Canucks/NHL stories a week is probably way better than having a chance to peruse two or three.

Thank you again.

— Jake Virtanen Not Guilty of sexual assault. Reaction up shortly —

Here’s a few of the more important and/or popular reports from just the past few days … ICYMI.

Defeating the Seattle Kraken, the Vancouver Canucks Pacific Northwest rival, might be a whole lot bigger challenge in year two.

How will the Vancouver Canucks handle the new look (weaker?) Calgary Flames?

JT Miller’s agent told VHN the two sides hadn’t talked contract for 2 weeks … and counting.

Our ‘Canucks of Tomorrow’ series looks at Swedish centre, recent acquisition Linus Karlsson.

And just last night, Vancouver Canucks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau speaks to VHN about the team’s new plans and players.

Across Canada

Jeepers, Calgary took somewhat of a beating and now Winnipeg is in the crosshairs. Montreal Hockey Now looks at an oopsy-daisy from Pierre-Luc Dubois’s agent. The French centre’s rep’ dropped a bombshell in French media, while PLD tried to downplay it. Ultimately it appears Dubois would love to bolt Winnipeg for the Montreal Canadiens. Think the media in Hab-land is having fun with this one?

Speaking of the Flames …

The Florida Panthers had a short window and went all-in. GM Bill Zito and former Flame Matthew Tkachuk addressed the media in Sunrise and were extremely open and honest. Our mates at Florida Hockey Now have it covered.

Meeeeeanwhile, the Flames are still reeling a bit. They lost Johnny Gaudreau and Tkachuk in a week. Now Calgary general manager Brad Treliving needs to sign the players he received in return for Tkachuk. That would be scoring winger Jonathan Huberdeau and defenceman MacKenzie Weegar. They’re already talking extension with the Calgary Flames.

No Love

City of Brotherly Love? City of brotherly something. Veteran reporter, Philly Hockey Now’s Sam Carchidi, pulls no punches. There will be ten new faces on the club’s opening night roster, but our man says the Philadelphia Flyers still stink.

On Monday, Vancouver Hockey Now had some fun with a Pacific Division goalie poll, factoring in all of the changes in the creases. How about those Washington Capitals with a whole new set of masked men. Will Darcy Kuemper and the new look pay off for the Washington Capitals?

Have a great day folks!

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