Defensemen in high demand as NHL trade deadline looms

There’s really no crazier time of the hockey season than right around the NHL trade deadline. The nine-player trade Tuesday between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators was a healthy reminder that the league’s biggest buy-or-sell day is just around the corner, and there are moves a-plenty still to be made before the Feb. 29 deadline.The landscape has changed a bit in the...
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Flames-Canucks Preview

Vancouver and Calgary both made surprising runs to the playoffs last season and were expected to contend for a spot again in a Pacific Division that seemed wide open. Goals have been tough to come by lately for both teams, though, resulting in them sitting near the bottom of the Western Conference standings. The Canucks will have a new look on defense with Dan Hamhuis back in...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks' Hamhuis explains how his face was rebuilt after '15-20' facial fractures

It's apparently not a good idea to block a shot with your face, and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis learned that lesson the hard way after doctors had to basically rebuild his face after Hamhuis took a Dan Boyle shot to the head in a Dec. 9 game against the New York Rangers. Hamhuis told reporters Monday that he suffered at least 15 to 20 broken or shattered facial bones...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: WEAR A MOUTHGUARD!

Here is a little tip for kids these days. If you are going to play hockey, or any high contact sport, please wear a mouthguard! We would hate for you have an incident as bad as the one Dan Hamhuis had Wednesday. The Canucks beat the New York Rangers, 2-1, in Vancouver, but it came at a devastating price. Hamhuis was knocked down on a hard slap shot from Dan Boyle. Replays showed...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Dan Hamhuis takes slap shot to the face, is hospitalized

After taking a nasty slap shot to the face last night, Dan Hamhuis was hospitalized. Willie Desjardins was quoted as saying: “Hamhuis lost some teeth and probably broke his jaw, his wife was with him when he left; he’ll spend the night in the hospital.” Below is the video of the incident. I have to warn you the video is graphic in nature. This is a tough blow to a Canucks...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Dan Hamhuis Takes Slap Shot Off Face, ‘Probably’ Broke Jaw (Video)

A turnover next to the Vancouver Canucks’ net proved very costly for defenseman Dan Hamhuis. Hamhuis coughed the puck up during the third period of Wednesday’s 2-1 win over the New York Rangers, and Derick Brassard swooped in to scoop it up. Brassard then dropped a pass back to Dan Boyle, who sent a wicked slap shot toward Canucks goalie Ryan Miller. Before it could reach Miller...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Hamhuis takes slap shot in the mouth (Video)

Vancouver Canucks veteran defenseman Dan Hamhuis was knocked out of Wednesday night's game against the New York Rangers after taking a slap shot to the face in the third period. Hamhuis had just given up the puck on the defensive end when he was hit by a slap shot from Dan Boyle at close range. Hamhuis was bleeding profusely and was immediately helped off the ice and straight into...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamhuis says any contract extension with Canucks will come during season

Vancouver defenseman Dan Hamhuis is slated to be a free agent next summer, but the British Columbia native is willing to talk with the organization during the season about a possible extension, according to a recent report from Pro Hockey Talk. "We’ve talked a little bit with Jim through the summer, just where things are at," Hamhuis said to Pro Hockey Talk ahead of training camp...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks Injury Update: Dan Hamhuis sidelined with "significant" injury

As the Canucks prepare to face the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday at Rogers Arena, let's get the bad news out of the way first: Dan Hamhuis is out for several months, according to media reports.   #467848641 / gettyimages.com "Told #Canucks Dan Hamhuis' injury is significant. Not a short term thing (months not weeks). Had MRI yesterday. Seeing doctors again today."  ...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Dan Hamhuis Belong on Team Canada?

Just Maybe… To coincide with the NHL‘s game-du-jour, the American’s named their men’s Olympic hockey roster on Wednesday. There were a few surprises here and there (most notably the insane decision to leave Bobby Ryan off the team) and the occasional reminder that NHL general managers are never short of surprises. I mean, who would’ve guessed people paid millions to evaluate...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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