2017 NHL Draft: Canucks Pick Elias Pettersson #5 Overall

With the Fifth Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Vancouver Canucks Have Selected Elias Pettersson From the Timrå IK in the SHL. About Elias Pettersson The Vancouver Canucks decided to add to their Swedish depth with the fifth overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft – taking Elias Pettersson. The young forward met with the team on a number of occasions even sitting down...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Vancouver Canucks draft preview

On the eve of the NHL draft, the Vancouver Canucks will be preparing to choose the players that will elevate them into the next step of the rebuild. After 28th and 29th place finishes in back-to-back years, the draft is becoming an important spectacle in Vancouver. Benning has made some solid picks through the years but his ability to put together a coherent team is lacking. Quality...
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An Ode To Luca Sbisa

Oh, Luca Sbisa. You came via trade to Vancouver with so much hope. We were all ready to embrace a fresh, promising, young face on the blue line. Wait, we didn’t get Sami Vatanen? How about Hampus Lindholm? Instead of trading Ryan Kesler for a prime rib dinner, Jim Benning traded for the NHL’s version of a Hungry Man meal instead. Sbisa, you sure should have been hungry to play...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Canucks 2016 Draft Picks – One Year On

On the whole, the Canucks’ drafting in the Jim Benning era has been solid. Of the 2015 class, first round pick Brock Boeser looks like a future top-six winger. Adam Gaudette meanwhile, could compete for a first-team slot as early as training camp. From 2014, the Canucks have a highly impressive record, selecting five players who are likely to play, or already have played consistently...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Vancouver Canucks Re-Sign Defenseman Erik Gudbranson

Via FOX Sports
11 days ago

Predators sign Yannick Weber to one-year contract

Via Associated Press
14 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...
20 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...
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

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