Vancouver Canucks Non-Committal to Extending Affiliation with Wolves

The Vancouver Canucks appear to be non-committal to extending their affiliation agreement with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.

“Vancouver is not saying ‘no’ and not saying ‘yes’ [to whether they would like to renew their agreement],” Wolves general manager Wendell Young told the Vancouver Sun’s Elliott Pap on Monday.

This news come on the heels of reports that the Abbotsford Heat will be moving to Utica, New York for the 2013-14 season. The report has been refuted by the Calgary Flames, who say they are not intending to move to Utica, but they did acknowledge they have been contacted by city representatives.

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Young sounded like he would like to know one way or another soon so his team can begin preparations for next season.

“I don’t want to sit in June or July and [not] have a selection [of parent teams], and I got to take what’s left,” Young told the newspaper. “It’s getting to be crunch time pretty soon. I don’t know what’s going and it’s frustrating.”

Where there is smoke, there is fire?

Canucks general manager Mike Gillis tells the Province they are in discussions to renew, but they are also exploring their options. In the same report, Young says he would like some kind of answer by the end of March.

Topics: Chicago Wolves, Vancouver Canucks

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