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The other day we had a discussion around here about the possibility of the Vancouver Canucks ditching their #10 draft pick in favor of picking up an established offensive player.

Today, Jeff Sargeant at BC Sports Beat has something to say on the topic:

Now managing a club that has one of the worst draft histories in the league, Gillis has options many of his 29 adversaries could dream of.  The team has a large amount of salary cap dollars to play with since the likes of Markus Naslund, Brendan Morrison, Aaron Miller, and Brad Isbister are set to become unrestricted free agents July 1st.


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“Glorified Beer League” to NHL YoungStars

It’s the Edler Hour or something this week, as Alexander Edler’s trip to the YoungStars Game has caught the attention of various reporters seeking to profile the latest Swedish Canuck.  Sportnet.ca dropped some comments today, following broadcaster Jim Hughson’s remarks on the player’s unexpected rise on the NHL Network yesterday.

But it’s Iain MacIntyre who tells the full story of how Vancouver snatched Edler—a sleeper pick at #91—from under the nose of Detroit (via the National Post). Here are some of the details…

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  Tags: alex+edler, dave+nonis, detroit+red+wings, drafting, hakan+andersson, scouting, thomas+gradin, vancouver+canucks


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