The Canadian is 5-13-2. When a club is doing this badly, it’s normal to see rumors, speculation and assumptions multiply. Even in November, at three four month of the transaction deadline …
Yesterday, Louis Jean had fun suggesting to the (next?) Canadian GM two names for next summer (via the free agent market): Nazem Kadri, fourth best scorer in the NHL this morning, and Claude Giroux, top scorer in the Flyers now.
The Canucks may have a (barely) better record than that of the CH (6-11-2), they are not immune to a thousand and one rumors either. Leaving aside the 24-team playoffs of the COVID season, the Canucks did not make the playoffs since 2015. And they haven’t won a single round since their loss in the Stanley Cup Final to the Bruins in 2011.…
Need I remind you that DG Jim Benning has been in post since May 2014 there?
Anger of the supporters… management asking the media to be less negative towards the team… the fact that the team have only won 29 of their last 75 games weighs heavily in Vancouver.
wants calls for change in British Columbia, whether it’s in the workforce, behind the bench or in the office. And since Benning and Travis Green seem to have as many lives as a cat, these changes are likely to happen in the locker room first and foremost.
According to Rob Simpson of the site VancouverHockeyNow.com, Benning would have placed the name of Brock Boeser on the trading market. Teams have even reportedly started calling the Canucks to discuss his services.
According to Ben Kuzma, hockey columnist for the Vancouver Sun (The Province), the Wild would have contacted the Canucks to find out the price to pay to get their hands on JT Miller. The name of young Kevin Fiala would have even been part of the discussions between the Canucks and the Wild…
Michael Russo, a reporter for the Wild’s activities, said an offer involving Miller, Fiala, one or more draft picks and one “Hope for the late” like Jordan Greenway would even be on the table. And everything seems to indicate that it is the Wild who would have made this offer…
Could JT Miller, a player who made several Canadiens fans salivate last summer, really be leaving Vancouver because of the team’s poor start to the season?
Boeser is 24 years old. He is a 6’1 right winger and weighs almost 210 pounds. He was selected 23rd overall in 2015 and is currently used on the Canucks’ third line (despite the team’s struggles). He has collected eight points in 16 games since the start of the campaign. He currently earns an average annual salary of $ 5.875 million and he will be eligible for restricted autonomy (and arbitration) next summer.
JT Millier is 28 years old. He is 6’1, weighs 218 pounds and he is a left-handed center. He was selected in 15th place overall by the Rangers in 2011, before wearing the colors of the Lightning, then the Canucks. He has collected 19 points in 19 games since the start of the season, the highest total for a player from the ‘Nucks (ahead of Conor Garland, 14 points). He earns an average annual salary of $ 5.25 million for yet another full season (UFA). If he leaves Vancouver, it is because the organization has decided to clean up and rebuild (with another CEO?). As long as they want short-term success, the Canucks will keep Miller’s services. That’s it.
Miller’s agent also insisted on go out publicly to say the Canucks haven’t spoken to him about any trade opportunity recently. We can therefore assume that Miller did not ask to be traded either …
J.T Miller agent Brian Bartlett – We have not had any conversations with the Canucks about anything involving trades. J.T is focused on righting the ship there.
— Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) November 23, 2021
Boeser’s agent was a little less sharp, him …
Brock Boeser agent Ben Hankinson : I do not believe Brock will be traded but he knows it could happen. It is apart of the business. Brock does have faith in the Canucks team and his teammates to get through this.
— Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) November 23, 2021
If ever Boeser or Miller actually leaves Vancouver in the coming weeks, I hope that Marc Bergevin (or his successor) will have tried hard to acquire it. Both Boeser and Miller would make CH a much better team. Especially Miller, who would solve several problems at the center …
However now, the Canadian is much closer to cleaning than buying the stuff put on sale during the cleaning of another team …
A lot of
– Who’s telling the truth? I tend not to believe François Legault on this one …
– The Spanish Carey Price… LOL!
A true legend at home, a Spain goalie nicknamed the “Spanish Carey Price” could have written the history of his country playing with the Maple Leafs.
A pretty crazy story that led me to immerse myself in the unique world of Spanish hockey.https://t.co/3xVdxd8iZe
— Anthony Martineau (@Antho_Martineau) November 24, 2021
– Getting an extra dose of vaccine is a personal decision in NHL. For now at least …
NHL sent a Covid19 letter to all clubs acknowledging vaccination booster shots remain a players choice. Those with J & J are eligible for the booster 2 months after their shot…other vaccinations are 6 months. Booster is personal choice unless government restrictions change.
– Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 24, 2021
– Jordan Harris is reportedly the best defenseman in the United States (at college level) right now.
Everyone knows the situation with Jordan Harris and the Canadiens, how he has a chance to become a free agent in August if he doesn’t sign. But *why* did he decide not to sign last spring? What is it about him that led him here? @MAGodin explains: https://t.co/ElnybXDoDK
— Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) November 24, 2021
– The Lions will be in action tonight in Trois-Rivières.
GAME DAY • GAME DAY
$ 2 Wednesdays are back!
Wednesdays 2$ are back!
– Lions of Trois-Rivières (@ Lions3r) November 24, 2021
– I am not interested in digital currency like this. And you?
In recent months, teams have created their own currency. An initiative that has already brought in $ 100M for clubs. How it works?
My column https://t.co/Dux9xw5IoL
– Alexandre Pratt (@alexandrepratt) November 24, 2021
– Bob Bradley in Toronto, it’s confirmed.
#TFCLive Hours before taking stock of one of the worst seasons in its history, Toronto FC announces that American Bob Bradley, father of captain Michael Bradley, has become the club’s head coach. He will also serve as sports director. #icite
– Raphaël Guillemette (@raphael_SRC) November 24, 2021