Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 07/02/11 at 02:31 PM ET
Nolan Baumgartner is with the Canucks for another year. Contract length and dollars not known.
Years ago, back when we were doing The Crazy Canucks show, JJ at Canucks Hockey Blog named his dog Baumer (*I think probably because his wife balked at the idea of using the name for their first-born). Ever since, the player himself is like a boomerang… landing in various places around the NHL and AHL for a while, but always flipping back to Vancouver eventually.
I figure he’s always been secretly flattered about that dog.
Update 10:46am PT: Ken Wiebe at the Winnipeg Sun says it’s a 1 year, 2-way deal—
“They’ve done a lot for me and my family in the past and it’s the right fit,” said Baumgartner. “I’ve played with a lot of guys who were in Manitoba last year and it’s another year I can be with those young guys and hopefully pass on some of my knowledge and have fun playing the game.”
Baumgartner didn’t see any NHL action with the Canucks last season, but did join the team for the Stanley Cup final and actually took the morning skate before Game 7.
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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