Unbeaten Canucks host upstart Sabres

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Both the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres are in a defensive state of mind these days -- but for different reasons. The unbeaten Canucks (3-0-0) hope to maintain their strong defense as they host Buffalo (1-1-1) on Thursday night at Rogers Arena. On the other hand, the Sabres (1-1-1) are seeking to improve play in their own end. Vancouver has...
Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

Canucks fans come to rescue of Jim Byrnes as mic cuts out during national anthem

There’s been a lot of talk about national anthem lately, but this is nothing but a positive national anthem story for once. The Vancouver Canucks welcomed blues musician and actor Jim Byrnes to sing the national anthem for the United States and Canada prior to Tuesday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues. Before Byrnes completed the singing of the national anthem of the United...
Via The Comeback
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blues handed first loss of the season by Canucks in OT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Henrik Sedin scored 1:40 into overtime after Bo Horvat tied it late in the third period, lifting the Vancouver Canucks over the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night.Horvat scored with 2:55 left in regulation, helping Vancouver to its third consecutive comeback win to start the season. Jacob Markstrom made 23 saves.Vladimir Tarasenko scored in the second...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

3 Canucks Showing Promise for a Strong Season

Surprise surprise, those basement dwellers are creeping up the stairs. Although the Canucks were a consensus pick to finish last overall in the NHL, they racked off two wins in their first two games. They are now 61 points away from reaching their infamous 65 point projection from USA Today Sports. Sure, they started the season by beating a tired Calgary Flames team and a Carolina...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

No Hearing for Jake Virtanen’s Dirty Hit on Joakim Nordstrom

I was watching this dirty hit by Vancouver Canucks forward, Jake Virtanen on Carolina Hurricanes forward, Joakim Nordstrom, there was no call on the play.  Actually, I am wondering why this hit didn’t at least get a hearing. Virtanen slams Nordstrom’s head into the boards. According to NBC Sports, “Vancouver forward Jake Virtanen isn’t scheduled to have a disciplinary hearing...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks erase 3-goal deficit vs 'Canes, Sutter scores in OT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Brandon Sutter scored 32 seconds into overtime and the Vancouver Canucks erased a three-goal deficit to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday night. Sutter beat goalie Eddie Lack on a quick shot on a 2-on-1 run rush for the Canucks' second straight comeback win. Markus Granlund had a goal and an assist and Bo Horvat and Ben Hutton also scored...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nuck Stops Here: Virtanen, Granlund, Skille

After a Thanksgiving break, we are back! ‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news, opinion and analysis column that runs every Sunday throughout the regular season. News Jack Skille Photo: Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers Canucks Sign Jack Skille to One-Year Contract The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. — Vancouver Canucks general...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Watch: Vancouver Canucks score own goal while pulling goalie

Loui Eriksson was one of the prized possessions of this past NHL offseason and when he decided to join the Vancouver Canucks, many believed that it could be a start of great things in Western Canada. His most recent play may have more people cringing than celebrating. When a penalty is delayed in hockey, the other team has to touch the puck for the penalty to take effect and subsequently...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Questionable Roster Decisions Plague Canucks

Last year, the Canucks were lambasted for exposing and losing a young player on the waiver wire. When general manager Jim Benning did the same thing on Wednesday, there was barely more than an eyebrow raised. On Wednesday, the Canucks announced that they were placing 24-year-old forward Emerson Etem on waivers. Benning decided to give up on the young winger after acquiring him in...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Video: No one noticed the Vancouver Canucks scored a goal

It takes a while to get back into the swing of things. When you are away from a job for a significant amount of time, even if you’re a professional hockey player, you can be rusty. In the NHL, that goes for both players and referees. One of the most egregious displays of this took place last night as almost everyone on the ice missed that the Vancouver Canucks scored a goal. ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: Team Sweden preview

The Vancouver Canucks are not one of the teams represented in the World Cup of Hockey, which begins today, but a very important portion of the team is featured on Team Sweden. How important are these players? In less than a month, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, and Loui Eriksson could be the top line for Vancouver. Fittingly, they will also get the chance to show off any native chemistry...
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Pavol Demitra documentary to be shown in Vancouver

The documentary on the life of Pavol Demitra titled Pavol Demitra: 38 is set to play at a festival this week in Vancouver. The documentary tracks Demitra’s life from his youth hockey career, through the NHL and to his final days skating with Lokomotiv. The documentary features interviews with Demitra’s old teammates, including Peter Stastny, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Tkachuk,...
Via Frozen Notes
September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
August 14, 2016  |  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

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

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