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Tough Calls on Employees........er....Goalies

A few years back the Harvard Business Review published an article which focussed on a dilemma faced by many managers in their working lives.

It’s best described this way…. 234 more words

Eddie Lack

Kevin Bieksa Might Hang Around Another Year

The deal was as good as done: Jim Benning and Ron Wilson had the pieces in place to send Kevin Bieksa to the San Jose Sharks. 632 more words


Canucks ship Lack to Hurricanes for third-round pick in 2015 , seventh-rounder in 2016 draft

SUNRISE, Fla. — When the sun rose on the east coast Saturday, it also set on Eddie Lack on the west coast.

The Vancouver Canucks goaltender was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes prior to the second day of the 2015 NHL draft for a third-round selection (66th) — QMJHL defenceman Guillaume Brisebois — and also a seventh-round pick in 2016. 903 more words

The White Towel

NHL Draft: From tragedy to triumph, Boeser brings talent, tenacity to Canucks

SUNRISE, Fla. — The list of first-round Minnesota-bred draft picks to flame out with the Vancouver Canucks — the not-ready-for-prime-time Patrick White in 2007 and the diminutive Jordan Schroeder in 2009 — was brought to the attention of Brock Boeser on Friday. 668 more words

The White Towel

Benning worked hard on Lucic deal, but Bruins chose Kings package to land winger

SUNRISE, Fla. — Everybody has a good Milan Lucic story. Most of them are flattering. Some aren’t. He’s had his moment in his hometown and even dumped on the city. 303 more words

The White Towel

Love him or loathe him, Sharks couldn't finalize right trade deal to bag Bieksa

SUNRISE, Fla. — Love him or loathe him, Kevin Bieksa has always commanded the attention of the San Jose Sharks.

Whether it was scoring in overtime against the division rival to propel the Vancouver Canucks into the 2011 Stanley Cup final — or engaging the Sharks in a desperate war of words with his embellishment claims prior to Game 4 of the 2013 first-round series in which the Canucks were swept — Bieksa has always been on their minds and under their skin. 1,062 more words

The White Towel

The Continuing Mediocrity of the Vancouver Canucks

I hate to sound like a broken record because I wrote about this seven years ago – but when will this Vancouver Canucks team ever break the cycle with this never-ending mediocrity? 903 more words