CANUCKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jordan Subban Faces Obstacles on NHL Journey

It’s no easy task to find a permanent spot in the world’s most talented hockey league. That’s the case, even if you’re a player in the Vancouver Canucks’ system. Make all the jokes you want about the Canucks, but there is an influx of players at multiple positions. There will be tough forward battles come training camp, especially at right wing. On defence, there’s a...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

What Happened to Cole Cassels?

Over the last three years, Jim Benning has been applauded for building up the Vancouver Canucks‘ once woeful prospect pool. While that’s good news for the Canucks and their fans, it’s not necessarily good news for Cole Cassels. Once considered a top-five prospect for the Canucks, the 22-year-old has seen his positioning on the Canucks’ depth chart evaporate. It’s been a...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Can Brandon Prust Make an NHL Comeback?

The Los Angeles Kings signed forward Brandon Prust to a professional tryout contract Friday, and now, all eyes are on him and his potential return to the NHL. While Prust filled the role of an enforcer and solid bottom-six forward, the league began to change, and his physicality and tough-guy role were not enough to be effective at the NHL level. The role of the enforcer began to...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 days ago

Vancouver Canucks Free Agency: Rebuild at Full Throttle

The Vancouver Canucks are going full throttle with the rebuild in free agency, signing five players early on. They did a great job balancing between youth and depth, signing three forwards, a goalie, and a defenceman. A familiar face will be rejoining Vancouver when they take the ice this season. Forward, Anton Rodin will return to the team after appearing in just three games last...
Via isportsweb.com
July 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks Draft Overview

The Vancouver Canucks concluded the 2017 NHL draft with eight total picks. The team is in the middle of its rebuild and needs young players to fill key areas. The Canucks bolstered their prospect pool at forward selecting three forwards and a center. They also drafted 3 defencemen and a goalie. Elias Pettersson (Center) – 1st Round, 5th Overall  As predicted, the Canucks had to...
Via isportsweb.com
June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Predators sign Yannick Weber to one-year contract

Via Associated Press
June 13, 2017  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
June 07, 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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