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Canes Trade Alberts To Canucks

via email alert,

Rogers Sportsnet announces that the Carolina Hurricanes trade Andrew Alberts to the Vancouver Canucks

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Mathieu Schneider To Phoenix

via Nick Kypreos tweet, NHL trade.

D-man Matt Schneider fro Van on his way to Phoenix.

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Yan Stastny To Vancouver

via Bob McKenzie tweet,

Vancouver acquires Yan Stastny. Confirmed.

for Cedric Labrie

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Possible Trade Targets For The Canucks

from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun,

If Gillis does go looking for a third-line centre, a possible name he might be considering is Florida’s Steven Reinprecht. Gillis kicked the tires on Reinprecht last season when he was a member of the Phoenix Coyotes and available as a rental.

Reinprecht, who has 13 goals and 33 points in 61 games this season with the Panthers, would not be a rental this season. He has another year, at $2.175 million, left on his contract. However, the Panthers are already without injured centre Nathan Horton and may be reluctant to move Reinprecht.

Rental centres with expiring contracts who could possibly be on the market include Eric Belanger (Minnesota), Doug Weight (New York Islanders) and Jeff Halpern (Tampa Bay). Of those four, only Belanger is having a good season. But the Wild are only five points out of a playoff spot and likely aren’t ready to surrender the season.

With Willie Mitchell’s status uncertain, the Canucks could also be in the market for a stay-at-home defenceman. There have been rumours posted on the Internet about the Canucks having interest in Carolina’s Aaron Ward and Andy Sutton of the New York Islanders.

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Canucks A Better Team With Luongo Winning Gold

from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun,

Vigneault knows, perhaps better than anyone, how much Luongo was craving this opportunity to help Canada win gold at home.

“Louie has been wanting this for such a long time,” Vigneault said. “And for him to get it and to go through the adversity they went through in this tournament, with him starting and then not getting the third game, then their back is against the wall and they went with Louie all the way, I think it is going to mean so much for his confidence.

“It’s also going to help our team. He’s going to be able to bring that back, share it with his teammates, let them know there’s never an easy ride and I think it’s going to make him so much better and it’s going to make our team a lot better.”

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Could Kaberle Land With Vancouver?

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Not saying it’s going to happen, but one interesting rumor making the rounds would have the Toronto Maple Leafs trading defenseman and leading scorer Tomas Kaberle to the Vancouver Canucks for prospect Cody Hodgson, who has finally overcome his back problems and is playing well for the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario League.

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Canucks Coach Calls Out His Olympic Players

from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun,

The Canuck coach pointed to fatigue and a less than sterling performance from his big guns as the main contributors to an ugly 6-2 loss to the Wild….

“Today was our third game in three-and-a-half days with a lot of travelling, so I think it’s safe to say there was some fatigue in our game,” Vigneault said. “And we’re like a lot of teams, you need your best players to be at their best and we had quite a few of our guys—a lot of those are our Olympians—who didn’t have a very good game.”

Asked specifically about the play of the Sedin twins, Vigneault said: “I’ll just shrug my shoulders.”

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A Blooper Goal

Hey, the all count- Mikael Samuelsson with the game winner last night.

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Canucks Unsure Of Mitchell’s Return

from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun,

It has now been nearly four weeks since defenceman Willie Mitchell suffered his concussion and there’s still no word on how much longer he will be out.

It’s clear that Mitchell, who suffered the injury Jan. 18 when he was run into the end boards by Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin, won’t be playing any hockey before the Olympic break.

Now you have to wonder if he’ll be ready to go after the Olympics. The Canucks clearly miss his presence, especially on their struggling penalty kill.

“From what I can understand he has been getting better by the day, but he is still not symptom-free,” said Canucks coach Alain Vigneault. “That’s all I know.”

Asked Wednesday if he expected Mitchell to be ready to play post-Olympics, Vigneault said: “Who knows with concussions. We are all keeping our fingers crossed.”

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Slow Starts Hurting Canucks

from Gordon McIntyre of the Vancouver Province,

Lies, damned lies and statistics: Mark Twain made the remark popular as a list of the three kinds of falsehoods there are.

The Vancouver Canucks are starting to think the same as Twain as the numbers pile up.

Outscored 10-1 in the first period so far after five games of an eight-game road trip. No lead to brag about except for the final 2:04 of the opening road game at Toronto 11 days ago. Seven straight games in which the other team scored first and 12 of the past 14.

“You can’t think in your mind what the stats are,” Roberto Luongo said after the Canucks fell 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. “Thursday’s game [against the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Fla.] has nothing to do with the last 12 of 14.”

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