Canucks’ Defence in Good Place

The Vancouver Canucks struggled defensively in the 2016-17 season, fishing the puck out of their net 241 times, the fifth highest total in the League. Riddled with injuries and inexperience, the Canucks’ blue line was a shell of its potential. With the status of injured Erik Gudbranson still unknown, the departure of Luca Sbisa and with the loss of Nikita Tryamkin to the KHL,...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Horvat Has Power in Canucks Contract Talk

Jim Benning’s busy offseason is nearly complete, but he has one major task left — sign the Vancouver Canucks’ best player. Bo Horvat enjoyed a breakout season during his third year in the League, potting 20 goals and 52 points. Both of those totals led the offensively inept Canucks. If it wasn’t for the way he was used, Horvat could have surpassed those totals. He remains...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Canucks Need to Adjust Horvat’s Role

It’s hard to imagine an NHL team’s MVP needing a role adjustment. With the Vancouver Canucks however, improvement is needed everywhere. That includes the Canucks’ MVP from last season. Bo Horvat was the team’s best player in 2016-17, other than Ryan Miller. He posted career highs with 20 goals and 52 points, despite not scoring in his last 17 games. If he had a little bit...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 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...
23 days ago  |  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...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators sign Yannick Weber to one-year contract

Via Associated Press
June 13, 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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