CANUCKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

NHL reviewing whether to penalize Canucks for tampering

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The NHL is reviewing whether to penalize the Vancouver Canucks for tampering after general manager Jim Benning expressed interest in acquiring players under contract, including Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said on Saturday that he expects a decision to be made within days after receiving complaints from numerous teams....
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks Select Olli Juolevi #5 Overall

With the fifth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Vancouver Canucks have selected Olli Juolevi from the London Knights in the OHL. About Olli Juolevi The Vancouver Canucks selected arguably the most well-rounded defender from the 2016 NHL Entry Draft Class. Juolevi led the London Knights defense with 42 points during the OHL regular season, but it’s his all-around ability and...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

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
3 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...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Sven Baertschi turns career year into two-year, $3.7-million deal

Sven Baertschi could never find his fit with the Flames, and after three trying campaigns, the 2011 13th-overall selection was shipped out of Calgary to the division-rival Canucks. The move didn’t look like much at the time, but the 23-year-old winger made his mark in Vancouver this past season. In 69 games in 2015-16, Baertschi potted 15 goals and 28 points, both miles ahead of...
Via The Hockey News
9 days ago

Sedin’s Surprise Soccer Appearance

Vancouver Canucks Daniel and Henrik Sedin made a huge surprise appearance at the More Sports Annual Soccer Jam tournament this past Saturday at Trillium Park to play alongside a few of the future stars. Not only did the Swedish twins surprise make a few hundred dreams come true but they also guest refereed a few matches for the five and six-year-olds at the tournament. The real question...
Via Beyond The Benches
11 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  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

Canucks Hold Annual Family Festival For Autism

One of the best things about sports is when organizations and athletes use their platform in a philanthropic way. That’s why we can’t get enough of this story about the Vancouver Canucks. . @canucksautism held its 5th annual #CANFamFest for #AutismAwareness Sunday. GALLERY → https://t.co/5ibntvVoW0pic.twitter.com/5mByMCfZjh — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) April 25, 2016...
Via Beyond The Benches
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first round draft pick in Columbus Blue Jackets history

Can you name every player the Columbus Blue Jackets have chosen in the first round of the NHL Draft? Clue: Year-Draft Position Note: No first round pick in 2011
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks GM has spent hours playing with a draft lottery simulator

Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning is pretty excited for the NHL Draft Lottery on April 30th which will determine where the worst teams in the league will pick at the 2016 NHL Draft. Benning has been doing what countless fans have been doing – playing with draft lottery simulators – to see where the Canucks will pick this summer. In fact, Benning has been spending hours running...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks Sign Goalie Thatcher Demko

The Canucks have just announced that they have signed goaltender Thatcher Demko to a 3-year entry level contract. The 20-year-old just completed his third season with Boston College. In addition he helped lead the team to a berth in the NCAA Frozen Four. Four. The 6-4, 195-pound goalie has a record of 27-8-4 record with a .935 save percentage and a 1.88 goals-against average in...
Via Beyond The Benches
April 21, 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

Derek Dorsett ejected for squirting water at Patrick Maroon (Video)

Vancouver Canucks right winger Derek Dorsett was ejected from Saturday night's regular season finale against Edmonton for squirting water at Oilers forward Patrick Maroon on the opposing bench.It happened at the 18:33 mark of the third period after Maroon had just scored a power play goal to tie the game at 3-3. We can't see how it started from the video, but we can see Maroon taunting...
Via Holdout Sports
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Etem scores shootout winner as Canucks beat Oilers 4-3 in season finale

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — If this was Alexandre Burrows' last game for the Vancouver Canucks, he went out on his own terms.The veteran forward scored one of Vancouver's three goals in the shootout Saturday night as the Canucks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 to wrap up disappointing seasons for both clubs.Burrows, who turns 35 on Monday and has spent the last 10 years in Vancouver...
Via Associated Press
April 10, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via 32 Flags
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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