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Vancouver Canucks 2017 NHL Draft Primer

Jim Benning was hired on as general manager of the Vancouver Canucks, largely based on his astute scouting ability. That quality is more important than ever, with the rebuilding Canucks in need of some draft day home runs. After 28th and 29th place finishes in back-to-back years, the draft is becoming an important spectacle in Vancouver. Benning’s work at the draft looks solid...
Via The Hockey Writers
21 hours ago

5 Players at #55 for the Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks will soon add some much-needed depth to their organization, with four of the top 64 picks in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft draft. In my last two articles, I looked at options for the Canucks at fifth overall, and at 33rd overall. I took one centreman and one defenceman, so there’s some flexibility here with the 55th overall pick. The Canucks will pick soon...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Why Trading the Sedins Makes No Sense

A lot of talks have been floating around the NHL regarding the Vancouver Canucks trading away Henrik and Daniel Sedin and gearing up for a full-blown rebuild but frankly, I think that notion is just silly and probably not even feasible in this league. The Canucks are obviously in need of a shakeup but trading the heart and soul of the team is not the answer. When Brian Burke somehow...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Vancouver Canucks Re-Sign Defenseman Erik Gudbranson

Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Predators sign Yannick Weber to one-year contract

Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: Predicting off-season moves

Coming off a 69-point season, the Vancouver Canucks missed the playoffs for the third time in the past four seasons. Vancouver had a motivating first half of the season. They were in position for a wild card spot and held a 23-21-6 record. The second half of the season showed everyone that the Canucks were playing for the future. They posted a 7-22-3 record and finished with the...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The impact of the Thornton and Couture injuries

The San Jose Sharks have found themselves in an increasingly challenging situation. Star centers Joe Thornton and Logan Couture were both recently injured and the playoffs are only a week away. Couture has missed the last four games after a deflected puck hit him in the mouth. Thornton suffered a gruesome leg injury on Sunday when he ran into Michael Chaput. The two playmakers have...
Via isportsweb.com
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Two Minnesota Wild players have the mumps, because the NHL is apparently stuck in 1824

If you loved playing both NHL ’94 and The Oregon Trail as a kid, we have the news story for you.After five Canucks players were diagnosed with the mumps last week, two Wild players have been quarantined with the infection as well. It’s a full-on league outbreak.According to the NHL’s release, other members of the organization with symptoms have also been placed in isolation...
Via The Comeback
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

The Senators' deal for Alex Burrows should raise some red flags in Ottawa

The Ottawa Senators made one of the more mystifying deals of this NHL season on Monday when they traded a promising prospect, Jonathan Dahlen, to the Vancouver Canucks for veteran forward Alexandre Burrows. Then they doubled down on that confusion by reportedly handing Burrows an immediate two-year contract extension worth $5 million.Sure, Burrows may be able to provide some immediate...
Via FOX Sports
February 27, 2017

Mumps-stricken Canucks recall 4 from Utica of AHL

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The mumps-stricken Vancouver Canucks recalled four players from Utica of the American Hockey League on Saturday. Forward Alexandre Grenier and defenseman Evan McEneny were recalled Saturday morning and forward Joseph LaBate and defenseman Jordan Subban were called up later in the day. The Canucks have been hit with a case of mumps and at least...
Via Associated Press
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Troy Stecher diagnosed with mumps, four teammates dealing with its symptoms

The Vancouver Canucks announced on Friday that defenseman Troy Stecher has been diagnosed with mumps, and four other Canucks players — Mike Chaput, Markus Granlund, Chris Tanev, and Nikita Tryamkin — are displaying symptoms of the contagious disease: The Vancouver Canucks confirmed today that several players have presented with symptoms of mumps with one confirmed diagnosis...
Via The Comeback
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Canucks' Troy Stecher diagnosed with mumps

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher has been diagnosed with mumps and several other players have shown symptoms of the highly contagious virus. The team said Friday that defensemen Chris Tanev and Nikita Tryamkin and forwards Mike Chaput and Markus Granlund have shown symptoms. The players with symptoms were immediately tested and quarantined...
Via Associated Press
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby reaching 1,000 career points is one of the greatest accomplishments in NHL history

In this scoring-deprived era in the NHL, reaching 1,000 points is an impressive milestone. It signifies a player has been at least very productive for a long time. Many times, like with Henrik Sedin last month, it happens when a player is reaching the end of his career. Sometimes, like with Alex Ovechkin last month or Joe Thornton a few years back, a player has a good amount left...
Via The Comeback
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Robin Lehner ripped his teammates following loss to Canucks

Robin Lehner has never been one to hold back his emotions and following the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Sabres goaltender ripped his team’s effort.Speaking with Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, Lehner called out his teammates for acting like Chicago, when they “haven’t done anything in this league.”“We haven’t done anything,” Lehner told...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Sabres smack down Alex Burrows

I’m sure Alex Burrows has had better nights than the one he had on Sunday, as he learned that when you rough house with the Sabres, they will rough house back with you twice as hard. The Canucks tough guy battled hard in front of the net with Justin Falk and goalie Robin Lehner. Then after Lehner and Burrows instigated a little something with each other, he got mauled by Lehner...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo congratulates Henrik Sedin after allowing goal for Sedin’s 1,000th point

Henrik Sedin reached a big milestone, scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers on Friday night which gave him 1,000 points in his NHL career. The goal appropriately came against Roberto Luongo, a teammate of Sedin’s for a long stretch in Vancouver.After allowing the goal, Luongo had the classiest of gestures, skating up to Sedin to congratulate him on his achievement. Luongo...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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