When Willie Mitchell returns to Port McNeill, British Columbia, with the Stanley Cup on August 12th, the small town on the northern tip of Vancouver Island is sure to erupt in jubilation. Hard Working Willie Mitchell will finally be bringing the Cup home.
With the Shea Weber-to-Vancouver pipedream on hold for a year dead, the Canucks now have to shift their attention back in house. Alex Edler, the club’s best defenseman, has one year left on his current contract. The Canucks can extend his contract at any point this summer or throughout the season. Edler is slated to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, and should he hit the open market, the demand would be extraordinary.
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The Canucks have placed a focus on size and strength at the draft and on the trade front in recent years. The shift in philosophy is perhaps no better reflected than in the team’s three best young forwards – Zack Kassian, Nicklas Jensen, and Brendan Gaunce. Coincidentally (or maybe not), the trio all play different positions as well.
Read on past the jump to find out whether Vancouver could be icing their own version of the famous Legion of Doom line in a few years.
I shared five of my favourite nutritional tips a few days ago, and am going to do the same with regards to fitness and exercise today.
To start off, I’ll share one of the best and most important quotes regarding health and wellness.
“You can eat better than a bad training program, but you can’t out train a bad diet.”
“What’s that, Gary? You want to take away over 10% of the NHLPA’s split of revenues?”
Today’s topic: How should revenues be split between the NHL and NHLPA?