With a day off from hockey in Sochi and only the Canucks' Swiss players suiting up on Tuesday, let's turn away from the Olympics and get back to business here at home.
Okay, maybe just one Olympic nugget, re. Team Switzerland. David Booth may have gotten engaged to a beauty queen, but Yannick Weber's girlfriend knows our game inside-out:
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The Canucks brought in more reinforcements for their injury ravaged blue line on Sunday, recalling defenceman Yann Sauve from their Utica AHL affiliate.
Sauve, the team’s second-round pick (41st) overall in the 2008 NHL draft, will replace Yannick Weber – who was injured in Friday’s 4-3 loss in Winnipeg. Weber, according to reports, was sent back to Vancouver on Sunday. There...
Yannick Weber is stuck in the jaws of a familiar NHL beartrap.
It loves to snap its teeth shut on lineup fringers, notably No. 6 defencemen and fourth-line wingers.
The 25-year-old Swiss defenceman signed with the Canucks on the first day of free agency last July, believing he’d picked a good landing spot after the Montreal Canadiens opted not to offer him a new contract. The...
Yannick Weber and Jannik Hanson both had a goal and an assist to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 6-1 rout of the Phoenix Coyotes in a preseason game Monday night.
Chris Higgins, Mike Santorelli, Tom Sestito and Jason Garrison also scored for the Canucks.
Martin Hanzal replied for the Coyotes.
Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo picked up his first win of the preseason, recording...
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September 24, 2013
The Vancouver Canucks added some depth on the first day of free agency, signing defenseman Yannick Weber and forward Brad Richardson.
Richardson has 43 goals and 62 assists in 391 career games with Colorado and Los Angeles. He won a Stanley Cup with the Kings in the 2011-12 season.
He had a goal and five assists in 16 games for the Kings last season.
Weber spent the past five...
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July 05, 2013
The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward/defenseman Yannick Weber to a one year, $650K deal. Weber was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round (73rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, and was the first player in franchise history to wear jersey No. 68. The Canadiens signed Weber to a three-year entry-level contract in the summer of 2008. He spent the majority of the [...]
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On February 5, 2013 the Colorado Avalanche claimed Montreal Canadiens forward Aaron Palushaj. Palushaj had been put on waivers a day earlier after being cleared to play, and it finally looked like the Hamilton Bulldogs were going to get some much needed offensive relief.
Palushaj was acquired by former Habs GM Pierre Gauthier from...
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Yannick Weber and New York Islanders captain Mark Streit plan to play in Switzerland during the NHL lockout. Bern announced it has signed Streit, and Geneva-Servette says it has added Weber, according to TSN. Streit had seven goals and 40 assists last season, and Weber had four goals and 14 assists.
New York Islanders captain Mark Streit and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Yannick Weber are returning home to play in Switzerland during the NHL lockout.
Bern says it has signed Streit and Geneva-Servette says it recruited Weber.
Geneva-Servette coach Chris McSorley says the club expects to announce another signing on Wednesday.
San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton also expected...
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September 18, 2012
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Canadiens defenseman Yannick Weber has often said he'll play wherever the team wants. Three weeks into the season, though, it's pretty clear that the back end is where he belongs.
Before Saturday's game, Weber was fourth on the team in ice time per game, averaging 20 minutes, 12 seconds per night. He ranked second among Montreal defensemen in scoring, trailing Josh Gorges...