Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly acquired forward Derek Roy from the Dallas Stars.

Roy, who has four goals and 18 assists in 30 games for Dallas this year, will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. In his career, toy has recorded 165 goals in 579 games, topping the 30 goal mark on one occasion back in the 2007-08 season.

The Stars have struggled this year, currently sitting in fourth place in the Pacific Division with 35 points. Most expected the team to start dismantling the roster after last night’s 4-0 loss to the Ducks. Earlier today, it was reported the Stars had informed forward Jaromir Jagr that he will be traded before Wednesday’s trade deadline.

Roy will be joining a Canucks squad that sits fourth in the Western Conference standings with 44 points.  After playing on a line most recently centering Loui Eriksson and Ray Whitney, Roy may now find himself on the Vancouver second line with Jannik Hansen and Chris Higgins, a position held currently by Alexandre Burrows.

 

Comments (7)

  1. In related news, Roy changes the pronunciation of his name to “Derique RoueWaaah”

  2. Mis read Canucks, read somewhere on twitter it was the Habs, sorry!!!

  3. If the reports are true that Roy is looking for 6yrs/5 per this summer, this is a rental. No way the Canucks pay that for him with the cap going down. Also confused why he would expect taht kind of money when his offensive production in the last 3 seasons has been pretty poor.

  4. …In other news: The Canucks are petitioning the NHL to have their name changed to the Vancouver Cousteaus – Having added another world-class diver to their payroll.

    • Holy shit thats so funny and original, you should do stand up. I’m literally shitting myself over that ingenious joke that no one has ever done before.

    • Hah! Icehound you clown. Ya made me spill my apple juice on the carpet with your outrageous comment.

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