Prust ready to earn spot in training camp — here are five others who could go the same route

After the way things started in Montreal for Zack Kassian, it would have been hard to imagine that it was he who would have had the better season following an off-season trade between the Canadiens and Canucks that sent Brandon Prust to Vancouver. However, after the off-season crash and stint in the NHL/NHLPA substance abuse program, Kassian got his season on track with the Edmonton...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

Canucks Ink Andrey Pedan and Alexandre Grenier to One-Year Deals

On Tuesday, Vancouver Canucks’ general manager Jim Benning announced that team came to terms on one-year, two-way contract extensions with defenseman Andrey Pedan and forward Alexandre Grenier. . @AndreyPedan & @greener05 sign 1-year, 2-way contract extensions with #Canucks. RELEASE → — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks)...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Radim Vrbata in Contract Discussions with 4 Teams

Free agent forward Radim Vrbata is in contract discussions with four teams, according to his agent Rich Evans. Free agent Vrbata discussing contract with 4 teams — theScore NHL (@theScoreNHL) July 18, 2016 “We have been discussing the structure of a contract with four teams and hope to come to an agreement shortly,” said Evans...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

The Nuck Stops Here: Brendan Gaunce, Andrey Pedan

‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news, opinion and analysis column that runs every Sunday through the regular season, and will continue to run periodically throughout the summer. NEWS (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Canucks sign goaltender Jacob Markstrom to extension The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Canucks want to add ‘proven scorer’ — who could fit the bill?

The Vancouver Canucks made some off-season moves in hopes of increasing their scoring this coming campaign, adding Loui Eriksson to potentially play alongside the Sedin twins and locking up youngsters Markus Granlund, Sven Baertschi and Emerson Etem. And while the Eriksson signing all but guarantees the Canucks another 20-goal player for the 2016-17 season, there are still some questions...
Via The Hockey News
6 days ago

Stars add journeyman forward Adam Cracknell in free agency

DALLAS (AP) The Stars have signed free agent Adam Cracknell to a one-year contract, making Dallas the journeyman forward's fifth team in four seasons. The 30-year-old Cracknell split last season between Vancouver and Edmonton, appearing in 48 games combined. All of his career-high 10 points (five goals, five assists) came with the Canucks. Cracknell, who plays right wing, has...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks sign Loui Eriksson to a six-year, $36 million deal

On the first day of NHL free agency, the Vancouver Canucks signed former Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson to a six-year, $36 million deal. Eriksson leaves the Bruins after coming to them from the Tyler Seguin trade in 2013. The Bruins elected not to deal Eriksson at the trade deadline and ended up missing the playoffs despite keeping him. OFFICIAL: #Canucks sign forward Loui...
Via Total Sports Live
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks nab right winger Loui Eriksson with six-year, $36M deal

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks acquired one of the top free agents in the NHL on Friday, signing Loui Eriksson to a six-year, $36 million contract.The 30-year-old right winger from Sweden spent the last three seasons with the Boston Bruins and scored 30 goals while adding 33 assists in 82 games last year.He is expected to play on a line with twins Henrik and...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks fined $50,000 for tampering following GM’s comments on Stamkos

Jim Benning has paid the price for verbally crossing the line. The Vancouver Canucks have been fined $50,000 for tampering after Benning went on radio and openly discussed courting multiple players, which is a big no-no before free agency starts. Benning said that he was trying to be candid about free agency, but opened his mouth too far. “I was trying to be candid with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks GM in trouble for tampering for Stamkos comments?

Jim Benning needs to learn that it’s not always appropriate to talk. The Vancouver Canucks GM appeared on TSN Radio Vancouver 1040 today to discuss the upcoming draft and free agency. When discussing the topic of Steven Stamkos, Benning said “He’s gonna have lots of interest across the league. But we’ll talk to him and see where it goes.” Benning on Stamkos: He's gonna...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sven Baertschi could be a long-term solution for the Vancouver Canucks

If there is anything to take from this past season, the offense needs to regroup in order for the Vancouver Canucks to contend again. By the time that happens, the Sedin twins might be taking on lesser roles or end up on a new team(s). The front office might be showing their faith in Sven Baertschi since they have already signed him for two more years. The Swiss left-winger will...
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: What they could do with #5 pick

After getting just 75 points this season, the Vancouver Canucks will have the fifth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. The Canucks are likely to enter a rebuilding process as they try to recover from lapses on both ends of the ice. The only question heading into the draft is whether the Canucks go for an attack or a defenseman. If they go offense… Their problems on offense were pretty...
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks player's father involved in alleged murder conspiracy

Here’s a story that reads like it comes straight from a crime novel. Vancouver Canucks forward Linden Vey’s father, Curtis Vey, is set to face trial with the co-accused Angela Nicholson for allegedly attempting to murder their spouses, reports Jason Botchford of The Province. The two reportedly had an affair and it’s alleged Curtis planned on killing Brigitte Vey, Liden...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks' Linden Vey copes as father accused of plotting to kill mom

Vancouver Canucks right wing Linden Vey is coming off arguably the worst season of his young NHL career.After spending all of the 2014-15 campaign with the Canucks following a trade from the LA Kings, the 24-year-old forward split time between Vancouver and the team's AHL affiliate in Utica, N.Y., this season, and contributed 15 points (four goals and 11 assists) in 41 games with...
Via Fox Sports
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Figure skating giving many NHL players a cutting edge

Every professional athlete looks to gain an edge whenever possible. For hockey players, the game is evolving to be more about speed than ever before, so finding a way to add some speed on skates is essential. That has led some NHL players to lace up with some figure skating experts to fine tune their skating skills. This isn’t straight out of the 1992 film The Cutting Edge, in...
Via The Comeback
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: Is it time to start over?

The Vancouver Canucks have not been a championship contender for the past couple of years, but it is still surprising to see how far the team has fallen. On Tuesday, they lost to San Jose, 4-1. It was their ninth straight loss, dating back to March 14, and only one of those losses went into extra time (they lost in a shootout at Nashville, which also happens to be the last team Vancouver...
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Starting XI of players Jose Mourinho sold from Chelsea

When Jose Mourinho arrives at a club he likes the build the team in his own image. That means bringing in new players and shedding the players Mourinho puts in his doghouse, whether they deserve it or not. In his time at Chelsea, Jose Mourniho cut a lot of players loose. It didn’t matter whether the player was an anchor for the club, a former player of the year, or a player with...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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