December 01 2016 09:00AM
Photo Credit: Isaiah J. Downing
A few short weeks ago, I suggested that the Canucks would be wise to make inroads on a long-term extension for Bo Horvat post-haste. The Canucks announced not long after that they'd signed Ben Hutton to a two-year extension.
Following the announcement of the Hutton deal, Horvat was brought up:
#Canucks GM Benning says management group will now focus on Horvat and they'd like a long term deal there, not bridge.— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) November 24, 2016
Music to many a Canucks fans ears!
Watch The Game Podcast
November 30 2016 03:29PM
Cam welcomes George Richards of the Miami Herald to the show to discuss the changes that transpired in Florida earlier this week, while Sam and Jeff discuss Andrew Shaw's continued breakdowns, the Predators turn around, Dougie Hamilton trade rumors and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
November 30 2016 11:21AM
Suffice it to say, the Jets struggled thus far this season in many areas. The normally average-to-strong shot metrics is a new one for the Jets.
To determine why, we compare how each of the Jets performed relative to their historic norm.
In this article, we investigate the Jets' forwards.
November 30 2016 11:02AM
It's that time of year again, where Forbes magazine publishes their best guess at what the values of every NHL team are, and people get into a big fuss over where their team is ranked. In recent years, those in Toronto were able to sit back and laugh while the team sat in the top seed, but last season, the Blue and White fell from the peak of the mountain. This year, they've remained in the Bronze Medalist position, trailing two fellow Eastern Conference teams.
November 30 2016 11:00AM
For a team in the Canucks position, they should be exploring ways to make improvements throughout the lineup at all times.
Those minor improvements here and there, would result in a tangible improvement without the cost of trading multiple assets for a big name.
Sometimes, players fall out of favour with their current team, and become a possibility to be moved. The Canucks used such a situation to their advantage when they acquired Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames.