Iain MacIntyre
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Canucks, Mikheyev defy expectations, but understand a good fit when they see it
Iain MacIntyre
Literally and figuratively, the Vancouver Canucks came in at 20-to-1 to land free agent winger Ilya Mikheyev. Regardless, both player and team quickly saw a great fit, and sealed the mutual interest with a four-year deal.
Canucks investing a lot of money and faith in Mikheyev while defence remains a priority
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Canucks Free Agency Preview: With limited cap room, building depth is priority
Iain MacIntyre
The Canucks’ harvest from free agency may be as modest as their profit next season from player development. The team has needs, but little salary-cap space to fulfill them when free agency opens on Wednesday, shifting their focus to building depth instead of star chasing.
Canucks development camp begins with notable Swedish flavour
Iain MacIntyre
From Elias Pettersson 2.0 to the SHL rookie of the year, the Vancouver Canucks' summer development camp had a notable Swedish flavour this year as it kicked off at UBC on Monday.
Lekkerimaki hopes to be next in long line of Swedish Canucks stars
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What the Canucks decide to do with Miller could shape the franchise for years
Iain MacIntyre
Patrik Allvin said last week the Canucks don't feel urgency to make a decision on keeping or trading J.T. Miller – a position echoed by Jim Rutherford today. But whatever they choose to do could shape the franchise for years.
Canucks 2022 NHL Draft Preview: Allvin gets his first shot at shaping the future
Iain MacIntyre
This draft is especially significant to the Canucks because it is their first under new general manager Patrik Allvin, who built his career in amateur scouting with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford.
After challenges on and off ice, Canucks' Boeser has 'a lot to prove'
Iain MacIntyre
Canucks, Boeser take gamble, demonstrate mutual belief with three-year deal
Iain MacIntyre
The three-year contract Brock Boeser signed Friday with the Vancouver Canucks gave his National Hockey League team some time and a little salary-cap wiggle room, and the 25-year-old winger some stability after a difficult season. But it is also a gamble by both sides.