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Plan ‘B’ Goes Into Action

Earlier today, Mats Sundin made it clear that his retire-or-not-to-retire decision is still up in the air, and will be for the foreseeable future.  But is Canucks’ GM Mike Gillis worried? Nah.  It’s simply time for Plan B. 

And so today, the Canucks traded winger Ryan Shannon to the Senators for defenseman, Lawrence Nycholat.  Fortunately, this helped address two of Vancouver’s biggest problems:  too much scoring, and not nearly enough defensemen.

(NHL Playoffs 2009, here we come…)

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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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