Wando woman captures Vancouver Sun stakes

 Cindy Krasner sensed something good might be up with Wando Woman and the veteran trainer was proved to be a bit of a psychic Saturday afternoon at Hastings Racecourse. Wando Woman, a four-year-old B.C.-bred filly ridden by Frank Fuentes, came from the back of the pack to win the $50,000 Vancouver Sun Handicap in a final [...]

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With free agency looming on July 1st, Mike Gillis still has some work ahead of him before he can take a brief vacation. We have already taken a look at the unrestricted free agent defensemen and forwards from the Canucks roster, and they will certainly be his first priority, but there are a few restricted free agents that will need to receive qualifying offers or raises. While the danger of losing any of these RFAs to another team in free agency is minimal as the team can match any offer sheet, such offer sheets can drive up the price of these players, making it more difficult to work within the salary cap.

Two of the Canucks’ RFAs were important contributors to their playoff run and will certainly require some attention prior to July 1st: Maxim Lapierre and Jannik Hansen.

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