Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Who DO the Canucks have?


Matt Cooke Left Wing 5'11" 205 lbs.
Willie Mitchell Defence 6'3" 205 lbs.
Brendan Morrison (A) Centre 5'11" 185 lbs.
Markus Naslund (C) Left Wing 5'11" 195 lbs.
Mattias Ohlund Defence 6'2" 220 lbs.
Rick Rypien Center 5'11" 170 lbs.
Sami Salo Defence 6'3" 215 lbs.
Daniel Sedin Left Wing 6'1" 190 lbs.
Henrik Sedin Centre 6'2" 192 lbs.
Brandon Reid Centre 5'9" 170 lbs.

Dan Cloutier Goaltender 6'1" 195 lbs.
Roberto Luongo Goal 6'3" 205 lbs.


Marc-Andre Bernier Right Wing 6'3" 198 lbs.
Mike Brown Right Wing 6'0" 210 lbs.
Nicklas Danielsson Right Wing 6'0" 170 lbs.
Evan Fuller Right Wing 6'1" 198 lbs.
Michael Grabner Right Wing 6'0" 170 lbs.
Jannik Hansen Wing 6'0" 176 lbs.
Jeff Heerema Right Wing 6'1" 190 lbs.
Ilia Krikunov Wing 5'11" 169 lbs.
John Laliberte Right Wing 6'1" 185 lbs.
Justin Morrison Right Wing 6'3" 200 lbs.
Tommi Santala Right Wing 6'3" 215 lbs.

Mario Bliznak Centre 6'0" 185 lbs.
Matthew Butcher Centre 6'1" 185 lbs.
Artem Chubarov Centre 6'1" 205 lbs.
Brad Moran Centre 6'0" 190 lbs.
Tim Smith Centre 5'9" 160 lbs.
Sergei Topol Centre 6'1" 183 lbs.

Evgeny Gladskikh Left Wing 6'0" 176 lbs.
Mason Raymond Left Wing 6'0" 170 lbs.
Andrew Sarauer Left Wing 6'4" 190 lbs.
Sergei Shirokov Forward 5'10" 176 lbs.
Juraj Simek Left Wing 6'1" 189 lbs.
Francois-Pierre Guenette Left Wing 6'0" 183 lbs.

Luc Bourdon Defence 6'2" 199 lbs.
Chad Brownlee Defence 6'2" 190 lbs.
Alexander Edler Defence 6'3" 194 lbs.
Kris Fredheim Defence 6'1" 170 lbs.
Matt Gens Defence 6'0" 180 lbs.
Denis Grot Defence 6'1" 180 lbs.
Matt Hansen Defence 6' 198 lbs.
Mikko Jokela Defence 6'1" 215 lbs.
Kiril Koltsov Defence 5'11" 183 lbs.
Nathan McIver Defence 6'2" 185 lbs.
Daniel Rahimi Defence 6'3" 213 lbs.

Julien Ellis-Plante Goaltender 6'0" 188 lbs.
Lukas Mensator Goaltender 5'8" 167 lbs.
Cory Schneider Goaltender 6'3" 195 lbs.
Alexandre Vincent Goaltender 6'4" 193 lbs.
Matt Violin Goaltender 6'1" 180 lbs.

Draft but not Signed

Michael Grabner Right Wing
Daniel Rahimi Defence
Sergei Shirokov Right Wing
Juraj Simek Wing
Evan Fuller Center

Canuck Free Agents.

Vancouver's Free Agents are:

Group 2 - Restricted

Juha Alen
Jozef Balej
Kevin Bieksa
Tyler Bouck
Alex Burrows
Josh Green
Ryan Kesler
Jason King
Lukas Krajicek
Mika Noronen
Prestin Ryan
Jesse Schultz
Roberto Luongo - signed by Vancouver for $27M on 29-Jun-06, Four year deal.
D & H Sedin - resigned by Vancouver for 3.5M each on 30-Jun-06. Three year deal.

Group 3 - Unrestricted

Nolan Baumgartner - signed by Philly no financial details. Two year deal.
Sean Brown
Sven Butenschon
Keith Carney - signed by Minnesota 01-Jul-06. No terms available.
Anson Carter - said to be talking hard with the Leafs.
Craig Darby
Johan Davidson
Jason Doig
Wade Flaherty
Ed Jovanovski - signed by Phoenix 1-Jul-06
Justin Kurtz
Trevor Linden
Richard Park
Leif Rohlin
Jarkko Ruutu - signed by Pittsburgh 4-Jul-06 for $2.3M on a 2 year deal.
Vadim Sharifijanov
Lubomir Vaic
Eric Weinrich
Willie Mitchell - signed by Vancouver for $14M. Four year deal.

Group 6 Unrestricted

Lee Goren
Maxime Ouellet

Players without Contracts or Qualifying Offers.

Wade Brookbank
Rob McVicar
Brandon Nolan
Marc-Andre Roy
Nathan Smith

Phew seems like a lot of paper work!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Welcome Willie Mitchell

Sportsnet.ca -- To help replace Ed Jovanovski, the Vancouver Canucks have signed free agent defenceman Willie Mitchell to a four-year deal which will pay him $3.5 million per season.

Mitchell was a +19 last season. The knock on him is his foot speed. Suggestions are he'll never be a +19 on a team other than the Jacques Lemaire ruled Minny Wild.

Still Mitchell is a BC boy. Welcome home Willie.

Bye Bye Baumgartner.


The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have agreed to terms on a contract with 6’2”, 205-pound defenseman Nolan Baumgartner and 6’2”, 198-pound defenseman Lars Jonsson, according to club General Manager Bob Clarke. Baumgartner, a Group 3 free agent, signed a two-year contract, while Jonsson signed a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

We'll miss the Baummer.

Bye Bye Jovo Cop!

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Ed Jovanovski agreed to terms on a five-year deal worth $32.5 million with the Phoenix Coyotes, who pried the big defenseman away from the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

"He was the player we wanted," Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky said of Jovanovski. "This is huge for our franchise."

The Canucks didn't make an offer to keep him.

"Obviously we're dealing with a ceiling in this game and Vancouver had a lot of players ... that were obviously a priority to get done and I don't think there was any room to get me in there," Jovanovski said. "I had a great time playing in Vancouver and I appreciate the support the fans gave me there."