Thursday, July 28, 2005

Canucks Pick up Options on Trio

The Canucks have exercised their club options on Wade Brookbank, Lee Goren, & Wade Flaherty.

Wade Brookbank will likely be a candidate for the enforcer job on the Canucks. He will probably split time between Manitoba and Vancouver.

Lee Goren put up 62 points in Manitoba last season along with 13 more in the playoffs. Goren is a long shot to see time in Vancouver, but he will likely be invited to training camp and he could move himself up on the depth chart with a good start in Manitoba.

Wade Flaherty had an excellent season for the Moose, stealing playoff time away from prospect Alex Auld. Flaherty will likely be the number 3 man on the goaltending depth chart, behind Dan Cloutier and Alex Auld. He should be the starter in Manitoba barring other moves on the goaltending front.

Other (Red Wing) news...

You won't be seeing Brendan Shannahan in a Canucks uniform, Shannahan has excercised his option to remain with Detroit.

The Red Wings are still waiting on an answer to their contract offer to Steve Yzerman.

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