BRANDON SUTTER NEWS

Burrows believes in Canucks' controversial moves

The Vancouver Canucks upset their fanbase this offseason with a number of controversial moves. First, they traded goaltender Eddie Lack to Carolina for a pair of draft picks, a move Canucks fans see as getting next to nothing for a valuable net-minder. Then they sent Nick Bonino and prospect Adam Clendening to Pittsburgh for Brandon Sutter and subsequently signed Sutter to a five...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks, Brandon Sutter agree to new extension

It didn’t take long for the Vancouver Canucks to begin talking long-term extension for the newly acquired Brandon Sutter and it took even less time after that for them to actually make it a reality. On Tuesday, the two sides agreed on a five-year, $21.875 million extension. That’s a cap hit of $4.35 million per, leaving the Canucks with just over $1 million in cap space heading...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

A Flames fan sends Jim Benning ‘thank you’ flowers for offseason moves

I’ve outlined extensively why I think the Vancouver Canucks have taken a step back with the moves they’ve made under Jim Benning. They’ve made some pretty puzzling moves recently – whether it’s signing Derek Dorsett and Lucas Sbisa to long-term extensions, giving up on Eddie Lack for almost nothing or adding salary and losing assets to trade for Brandon Sutter, only to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

A Flames fan sends Canucks GM Jim Benning ‘thank you’ flowers for offseason moves

I’ve outlined extensively why I think the Vancouver Canucks have taken a step back with the moves they’ve made under Jim Benning. They’ve made some pretty puzzling moves recently – whether it’s signing Derek Dorsett and Lucas Sbisa to long-term extensions, giving up on Eddie Lack for almost nothing or adding salary and losing assets to trade for Brandon Sutter, only to...
Via Bloguin Best
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks GM on Sutter extension: Team must plan for 'after the Sedins decide to retire'

The Vancouver Canucks signed new acquisition Brandon Sutter to a five-year extension with a no-trade clause Tuesday, and according to general manager Jim Benning, Sutter represents the future of the organization."At some point we have to make plans and get the pieces in place to survive and be successful after the Sedins decide to retire," Benning said to the Vancouver Province....
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 5th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than realizing what you are good at in life. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – So…some stuff happened yesterday.  The Penguins decided to relieve Bob Grove of the radio pre- and post game shows and intermission reports of his duties.  Rich killed it with his comments on...
Via The Pensblog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sutter signs 5-year extension with Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks have signed recently acquired center Brandon Sutter to a five-year contract extension at an average annual value of $4.375 million (US) per season. The Canucks acquired the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Sutter and a third-round draft pick in 2016 from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday for Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening and a 2016 second...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle for the Pacific Division: The Vancouver Canucks

Authors Note: Due to circumstances beyond my control the previous articles in this series were lost when RSEN returned to its old site from the Bloguin Network.  After some consideration I decided to finish the series as is and apologize for the inconvenience of not being able to read the previous entries. In the final entry of the Battle for the Pacific Division series I take...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 31, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than guessing if its King of the Hill or the Boston Bruins Bill would be a good coach. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Feel good about the Penguins?? Today might just ruin all of that. – There are five problems with the Penguins and here they are. – Rob Rossi talked Penguins...
Via The Pensblog
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Sutter, Canucks close to long-term deal

When the Canucks traded for Brandon Sutter Tuesday, they apparently did not intend to keep him for just a short time. According to multiple reports on Twitter, the team and Sutter are close to signing a long-term deal.Sutter, a 26-year-old center, is entering the final year of a two-year, $6.6 million deal. He will likely fit in on the second line for the Canucks, and Vancouver will...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 29th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s more fun than the Penguins boxing up a big ole trade gift. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – So there was a trade/signing of some sorts yesterday.  Read the breakdown by Jesse and Meesh first. -Penguins add some much needed depth to the third and fourth lines. – Rossi’s send off...
Via The Pensblog
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: No News is Good News, Right? (7/29/15)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: No News is Good News Every time there’s a trade, especially in the Metropolitan Division, Islander fans get in a tizzy. Most years, this would be understandable. This offseason is different – the coaches and management are showing faith in their roster and you should, too. While there’s still time for General Manager Garth Snow to make a move...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Trade Thoughts: Brandon Sutter, Bye Bye Bye

Jesse took care of the fancy numbers, so I’ll write a bunch of nonsense for those of you that hate fancy numbers: Just when you thought Jim Rutherford had settled down to binge-watch Murder, She Wrote before training camp, he decided to treat us all to another eye-opening trade Given to Vancouver Acquired from Vancouver Brandon Sutter (1 yr, $3.3 mil) Nick Bonino (2 yrs, $1.9 mil...
Via The Pensblog
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Charged Up: Rutherford Improves Bottom Six

  Having Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin on your hockey team is a pretty amazing thing to boast. But as the Penguins learned when they won the Stanley Cup in 2009, having Crosby, Malkin, and a quality, cost-friendly supporting cast took things from regular amazing to best-in-the-world amazing. That part of the recipe, the ability to consistently roll four lines, has been severely...
Via The Pensblog
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Swap Sutter for Bonino and Clendening, Sign Fehr

I’ll say this for Penguins GM Jim Rutherford. He ain’t afraid to roll the dice. Displaying the brass of a riverboat gambler, JR wrested center Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening from Vancouver for third-line center Brandon Sutter. The black and gold also received the Canucks’ second-round pick in 2016 in exchange for the third-round choice imported from Buffalo for...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Penguins trade Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks

I wrote earlier this month that the Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling moves so far this offseason. Well, they made another one of those today, acquiring center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick. Sutter is a valuable two-way player, who had a career season...
Via Bloguin Best
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins trade Brandon Sutter to the Canucks

I wrote earlier this month that the Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling moves so far this offseason. Well, they made another one of those today, acquiring center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick. Sutter is a valuable two-way player, who had a career season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Eric Fehr and Nick Bonino – Trade Brandon Sutter

Fehr will be able to take the ice in 4-6 months due to offseason elbow surgery (Kim Klement – USA Today Sports) The Penguins were busy this afternoon signing free agent Eric Fehr to a 3-year, $6 million deal. Fehr will be sidelined for 4-6 months from the time he received his elbow surgery on June 4. Fehr scored 19 goals and 14 assists in 2014-15 and has proven to be a valuable...
Via The PensNation
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins send forward Sutter to Canucks for 2 players

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins sent third-line center Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in exchange for forward Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening. The teams also swapped draft picks. Pittsburgh received a second-round pick in the 2016 draft while the Canucks pick up a third-round pick in next year's draft from the Penguins. The 26-year-old Sutter...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Trade Sutter to Vancouver

In an interesting but not unexpected turn of events, the Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third round draft pick to the Vancouver Canucks for Nick Bonino, prospect Adam Clendening, and a 2016 second round pick. From the Penguins website:   The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round pick...
Via The Pensblog
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else; July 13th, 2015

  Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s better than being schooled at basketball by Prince. Game Blouses THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – THE PENGUINS NEED TO TRADE SUTTER AND SCUDERI NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s break this one down, shall we??? Brandon Sutter and Rob Scuderi have to go. Both are not terrible players and...
Via The Pensblog
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

No Easy Task Ahead by @BrianK_PI

The NHL draft kicks off tonight as teams across the league turn their eye towards the future for the weekend. With just a single pick in the first four rounds, Pittsburgh turns to the more immediate future, as the team is trying to retool its roster after a brief appearance in the 2015 playoffs. Though the team put forth a valiant effort against the Rangers while undermanned, the...
Via PensInitiative
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: June 24th, 2015

        Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun that trading Geno for Oshie and Backes. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – So do we want to do actual news, wild trade speculation, or expert analysis???  Trades, huh….alright… – The ruiners of fun over at Pens Labyrinth have posted a trade debunking column...
Via The Pensblog
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Would You Trade Brandon Sutter For Frans Nielsen? by @ChicksDigHockey

I am a Brandon Sutter fan. I’ll always love Crosby and Malkin but give me a good bottom six guy any day. I guess I’m just partial to the gritty blue collar player who adds character as well as skill.  Give me a role player like Sutter or Max Talbot or Mike Rupp any day! Role players are as essential to a team’s success as goal scorers are. They won’t appear as such on...
Via PensInitiative
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Not the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Marc-Andre Fleury has given this team a chance night after night and hopefully will continue to do so. (Elsa/Getty Images) By: Joe Guzy It took 82 games, but the Pittsburgh Penguins punched their ticket to the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It took a win against the “nothing left to lose” Buffalo Sabres. It took wrap-around after wrap-around against the 6-foot-6-inch Anders Lindback...
Via The PensNation
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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