December 2006 - Vancouver Canucks Wiretap
Jovanovski Says He Had No Choice But To Leave Vancouver
Ed Jovanovski says he had no choice but to leave Vancouver as an unrestricted free agent because the Canucks never made him an offer. "At the end of the day I wish there had been a little more discussion," Jovanovski said Tuesday prior to the Coyotes' game against the Canucks. "As a player you try to give everything to your teammates and your organization. I felt I did that with this team. I understand there is a ceiling in this game, it is a business. I just had to move on. "It was difficult. I had no choice."
Flames Earn Club Record-Tying Ninth Straight Home Win
Jarome Iginla had a goal and two assists to lead the Flames to a 5-3 win over the Canucks on Saturday night. Kristian Huselius, Dion Phaneuf, Matthew Lombardi, and Alex Tanguay also scored for Calgary, which earned a club record-tying ninth straight home win and has nine points in its last five games (4-0-1). Daniel Sedin, Jan Bulis, and Kevin Bieksa scored for Vancouver.
Aquilini Investment Group Takes Total Ownership Of The Canucks
The Aquilini Investment Group took full control of the Vancouver Canucks and their arena Monday, giving the NHL franchise 100 per cent local ownership. The NHL's board of governors approved the group's purchase of the remaining 50 per cent of the team and GM Place from Seattle businessman John McCaw. The Aquilini group, owned by Vancouver businessmen Francesco, Roberto and Paolo Aquilini, bought the first 50 per cent of the team and the arena in November 2004. "When our partnership was first formed (with McCaw) we both knew 100 per cent local ownership was always a possibility because it made sense," Francesco Aquilini said on Nov. 9th, the day after the deal to buy out McCaw was announced.
Avalanche Goalie Theodore Leaves Game With Hip Injury
Colorado Avalanche goalie Jose Theodore left Saturday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks due to a hip injury.
Canucks' Green Out With Broken Toe
Canucks' center Josh Green will be out at least two weeks after breaking his toe during practice Wednesday. Forward Matt Cooke may also miss Saturday's home game against Colorado after suffering an upper body injury during Thursday's 2-1 loss to Anaheim.