CANUCKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Time to Trade Alex Edler?

For nearly a decade, Alex Edler has been a mainstay on the Vancouver Canucks defence. Since becoming an NHL regular in 2007-08, Edler has played in 598 regular season games, and in most of those playing top four minutes. Despite this, he’s never become the true number one defenceman fans expected him to be early on in his career. He’s been a reliable player for the Canucks barring...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Vancouver Canucks: Ben Hutton preview for 2016-2017

The Vancouver Canucks will be looking for a boost in their defense, which was badly thinned out after Alexander Edler was injured back in February, in 2016-2017. While Edler will be back, the Canucks will likely need more defensemen to compete at a high level since Olli Juolevi will likely need more than one season to fully develop. Luckily, they have Ben Hutton, who made his NHL...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks sign defenseman Olli Juolevi to entry-level contract

VANCOUBER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks signed defenseman Olli Juolevi to a three-year entry level contract Friday. The Canucks selected Juolevi fifth overall in the June draft, making him one of three Finns to go in the top five. The 18-year-old finished third among Ontario Hockey League rookie defensemen in scoring last season with 42 points on nine goals and...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks don't dismiss acquiring player with past issues

Trevor Linden isn’t outright dismissing he’d acquire a player with a checkered police history. The Canucks president appeared on TSN 1050, where he discussed players with a history of trouble with the police. He said each situation is unique and he wouldn’t jump to conclusions without knowing all the details. “I think with any situation, they’re all unique to themselves...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Stars add journeyman forward Adam Cracknell in free agency

DALLAS (AP) The Stars have signed free agent Adam Cracknell to a one-year contract, making Dallas the journeyman forward's fifth team in four seasons. The 30-year-old Cracknell split last season between Vancouver and Edmonton, appearing in 48 games combined. All of his career-high 10 points (five goals, five assists) came with the Canucks. Cracknell, who plays right wing, has...
Via Associated Press
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks sign Loui Eriksson to a six-year, $36 million deal

On the first day of NHL free agency, the Vancouver Canucks signed former Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson to a six-year, $36 million deal. Eriksson leaves the Bruins after coming to them from the Tyler Seguin trade in 2013. The Bruins elected not to deal Eriksson at the trade deadline and ended up missing the playoffs despite keeping him. OFFICIAL: #Canucks sign forward Loui...
Via Total Sports Live
July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks nab right winger Loui Eriksson with six-year, $36M deal

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks acquired one of the top free agents in the NHL on Friday, signing Loui Eriksson to a six-year, $36 million contract.The 30-year-old right winger from Sweden spent the last three seasons with the Boston Bruins and scored 30 goals while adding 33 assists in 82 games last year.He is expected to play on a line with twins Henrik and...
Via Associated Press
July 01, 2016  |  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 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

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

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

Trade deadline outlook: Vancouver Canucks

Buyers or Sellers? Sellers. This Canucks team needs to be rebuilt and there are plenty of players on the Canucks roster whom Vancouver would be better off trading. Then again, the team just inexplicably got rid of one of its best prospects in Hunter Shinkaruk, so maybe the market is not as interested in some of the more obvious trade pieces out of Vancouver than fans might think...
Via FOX Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: Edler out for six weeks

The Vancouver Canucks do not exactly have a fearsome defense to begin with. Now they will spend most of the remainder of the season without their best defenseman. Alexander Edler is out for six weeks after a fractured tibia sustained in Vancouver’s win against Colorado on February 9. Edler has been one of the only bright spots for the Canucks defense. He has six goals and 14 assists...
Via isportsweb.com
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Daniel Sedin bloodied, loses teeth after taking puck to mouth (vid)

Vancouver Canucks star Daniel Sedin was left bloodied and missing some teeth after he was struck in the mouth by a puck during Monday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes. The play occurred late in the first period when Sedin tried to knock a puck down with his stick. After he missed on the connection, Coyotes defenseman Mark Stone swatted at the puck with his glove, sending the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 05, 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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