Canucks Sign Defenceman Matt Bartkowski

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Matt Bartkowski will fill a hole on the Canucks blue line. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

More from Free Agent Frenzy, the Canucks went out and signed young and promising defenceman Matt Bartkowski after the Boston Bruins failed to re-up the defender. The Canucks signed him to a one-year deal worth just under $2-million.

For full details on the deal, check out the link below.  Read more of this post


Tape2Tape (007): The Jim Benning Rebuild

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Jim Benning has given the Vancouver Canucks a facelift so far. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Cory Schneider wanted to start. He was traded. Roberto Luongo wanted out, he was traded too. And then there was Ryan Kesler who, as rumour had it, wanted out as well. Instead, Mike Gillis was fired and Jim Benning was brought in to take his place.

Benning – the new general manager of the Vancouver Canucks – was thrown right into the fire. How was he supposed to clean up the mess that was left by his predecessor? Well, he started off right before the draft by trading away the unhappy forward (Kesler) in an attempt to make his mark. Since then, he’s made a couple more moves and drafted based on how he felt the team could improve.  Read more of this post

Detroit Red Wings: The Week Ahead (October 28 – November 3)

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Wings’ are venturing back to familiar stomping grounds on their Canadian West coast swing. (Photo by Dave Reginek // Getty Images)

Here’s a quick look at the Detroit Red Wings west coast Canadian swing taking place this week. The red and white head to Vancouver before taking on Calgary and Edmonton to close out the week.  Read more of this post

NHL’s biggest comeback… the fans!

The Green Men with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Heritage Minister James Moore. // Photo courtesy of The Green Men

The Green Men with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Heritage Minister James Moore. // Photo courtesy of The Green Men

Across from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, in a Costco parking lot, two silky green figures exit a car and make their way to the rink. Known to many in the hockey world as Sully and Force, the Green Men remain faceless and anonymous to everyone in the sporting world.

As the first inductees into ESPN’s Hall of Fans, the Vancouver Canucks supporters are unquestionably two of the most dedicated fans in any of the 30 National Hockey League arenas.

But like many, Sully and Force, who keep their real identities unknown to the hockey world, were angry and frustrated last September when NHL owners decided to lock out their players.  Read more of this post

Enough Is Enough

On Sunday May 20th, there was yet another incident of fan violence in Los Angeles following a Dodgers game.  It was simply an incident that spiraled out of control… just like it always does.

Do none of us remember the incident following Opening Day at Dodger Stadium in 2011 when San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was brutally beaten in the parking lot outside of the park?  He is still recovering from his injuries and probably never will recover according to those who treated him after he came out of his coma. Read more of this post

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