DAN HAMHUIS NEWS

Flaws In Vancouver’s Game

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, While the television folks pontificating from Toronto were all exercised over the selection of Eddie Lack over Ryan Miller as the starting goalie for coach Willie Desjardins, this first kick in the stones from the reality of life in the real NHL illustrated a number of real issues with which the Canucks must deal. First and...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis still working on approach

There was a time, even after he made the National Hockey League, when cerebral Dan Hamhuis regularly displayed his rock-em-sock-em side. He grew up in Smithers as a shift disturber, a defenceman who hit every player he could in minor hockey. He brought that physical game to the Western Hockey League and averaged 133 penalty minutes and five fights his final three seasons with the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Perhaps Another Example Why There Should Be A Coach’s Challenge

from Kerry Fraser of TSN, The distinct and deliberate action demonstrated by Alexandre Burrows to play the puck with his hand constitutes a violation of rule 79.1 (Hand Pass). Play should have been immediately stopped once Dan Hamhuis gained puck possession following the redirect off the glove of Burrows.  No goal should have resulted on this play. continued and watch the...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers vs. Kings: Huge Nuge & Eberle injured. Petry sits. Nurse debuts.

If you saw the last game versus the Canucks where Mighty-Mouse Ryan Nugent-Hopkins threw a flurry of jabs at Dan Hamhuis was a glorious historical moment in Oilers history.  I remember when Gretzky fought.  Nuge did better. One thing is certain, I’m not calling Nuge a Hobbitt anymore.  Guy can throw ‘em!  Now, The Nuge […]
Via The Hockey Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Oilers forwards miss practice with ‘multiple bang-ups’

The Edmonton Oilers haven’t fired total blanks in the first two games because they got a consolation shootout loss point in Vancouver. But now they may have to stare down the Stanley Cup champions on Tuesday without two of their biggest guns in the rack. Neither Ryan Nugent-Hopkins nor Jordan Eberle, along with Teddy Purcell, skated Monday at the Los Angeles Kings’ practice...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Desjardins confident that Canucks can play fast

Willie Desjardins doesn’t think the Canucks are too old and slow to play the kind of up-tempo style that made them so successful in the past. In fact, Vancouver’s new head coach thinks the experience of his team’s aging core — comprised of over-30 players like the Sedin twins, Alex Burrows, Chris Higgins, Kevin Bieksa, and Dan Hamhuis — could help fulfill the franchise’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Bieksa Believes In The Canucks

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, “I still believe in our group. I trust the twins are going to come here and be ready. (Defenceman Dan Hamhuis) will be hungrier than ever. We have a lot of pride on this team, a lot of integrity, and we’re not happy about what happened last year. I think we’re all going to look in the mirror and come back motivated. I’m excited...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Need To Get Younger

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, There are simply too many assets in Vancouver for the Canucks to drop to the bottom of the league the way an Edmonton or Buffalo has. But if they don’t use those assets to get younger — the way Benning turned Kesler into Bonino (26), Luca Sbisa (24), Dorsett (27) and centre Jared McCann at the draft — they’ll hit the same cliff Edmonton...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds shutout in BC; playoffs near impossible

After back-to-back losses Tueday and Wednesday night, the Nashville Predators see their postseason hopes dim greatly. According to SportsClubStats.com, it is virtually impossible for the Predators to head to the playoffs as their chance at getting in lowers to 0.1%. It is safe to say it is time to look to the offseason.  Wednesday's loss came from the hands of a struggling...
Via Fang Faction
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds shutout in BC; playoffs near impossible

After back-to-back losses Tueday and Wednesday night, the Nashville Predators see their postseason hopes dim greatly. According to SportsClubStats.com, it is virtually impossible for the Predators to head to the playoffs as their chance at getting in lowers to 0.1%. It is safe to say it is time to look to the offseason.  Wednesday's loss came from the hands of a struggling...
Via Fang Faction
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tortorella On Gold Medal Game: ‘I Hope Sweden Wins’

Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella certainly won’t win any fans in Canada with his decision to cheer for Team Sweden in Sunday’s gold medal game at the 2014 Winter Olympics. With goaltender Roberto Luongo and defenseman Dan Hamhuis representing Canada and forwards Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin and defenseman Alex Edler on Team Sweden, Tortorella could have pleaded the fifth...
Via NESN.com
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Vancouver Canucks Sliding Downward

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, The Canucks ticked off seven straight losses to stagger into the Olympic break. They are in 10th place in the Western Conference, 1 point behind No. 8 Dallas. The Canucks might have to get familiar with this type of gear-grinding. Injuries have rocked the Canucks. The pre-break limpers included Henrik Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Dan Hamhuis...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Can’t Wait For Olympic Break

The Vancouver Canucks were supposed to be a contender this season, but over the short-term they have been the worst team in the league.  They have lost their last six games.  They have one more to go before the break as they play Toronto today.  This would drop the Canucks out of the playoffs.  They are currently ninth in the West Conference.  They are one point back of eighth...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamhuis to return to Canucks lineup against Toronto

Dan Hamhuis will be back in the Vancouver Canucks lineup as they hope to snap their six-game losing streak against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. Hamhuis has missed the past three games, but skated at practice today in Toronto and said he’s ready to play as Luke Fox of Sportsnet shares. “I felt good today. I was just being cautious to make sure everything was 100 percent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks now minus Dan Hamhuis, Chris Higgins for Bruins test

Careening on a four-game losing streak, the Vancouver Canucks got worse here even before playing the Boston Bruins today (4 p.m. Pacific time, Sportsnet Pacific, Team 1040). Canucks coach John Tortorella announced two hours before the opening faceoff that key veterans Dan Hamhuis and Chris Higgins would not play due to injuries sustained during Monday's 2-0 loss to the Detroit...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Time For Some Roster Changes In Vancouver

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, You can say that this is still the best of Canada’s seven National Hockey League teams — at this moment. But it won’t be for long if general manager Mike Gillis stands pat with this roster. Suddenly it’s obvious what needs to be done here: find a way to move some of these veteran assets, despite the fact almost every pertinent veteran...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks to Sign Vinny Prospal to a PTO

Crisis Averted? As the Canucks center’s continue to drop like flies, management has been grasping at straws for an immediate response to this recent run of injuries down the middle. And according to Sportsnet, they may have found their answer in 38-year old forward, Vinny Prospal. #Canucks GM Mike Gillis says Vinny Prospal will likely play this weekend for the #Comets — Sportsnet...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

25 Players in 25 Days: Hamhuis

Day 6: Dan Hamhuis
Via Puckrant.com
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 45 – Penguins @ Canucks

Penguins 5  Canucks 4 (SO) By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Gibbons (2) unassisted Malkin (12) from Neal, Maatta Letang (7) from Jokinen, Crosby Crosby (24) from Kunitz, Jokinen SO Winner: Crosby Goal Assessment First Goal For (Gibbons) In the defensive zone, Sidney Crosby loses a faceoff to Brad Richardson. Richardson chips the puck back to the left point for Dan Hamhuis...
Via The PensNation
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Luongo, Hamhuis ‘proud, excited’ to play for Team Canada in Sochi

Marty Hamhuis hasn't slept the same since his son, Dan, returned to his home province 3½ years ago to play hockey for the Vancouver Canucks. “Since he became a Canuck, I have to get out of bed an hour earlier every day just to talk hockey with people,” Mr. Hamhuis laughed Tuesday. “Everybody is good about it. They're happy to have northern B.C. represented in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Canucks Fan Olympic Primer

Current For the majority of our readers, the last few weeks have been spent wondering whether Dan Hamhuis would make Team Canada or whether Roberto Luongo would start; Scott Yzerman‘s delivered on one and time will reveal with the second. But looking beyond these two goal-preventing studs, the Vancouver Canucks have no shortage of players that have worked their ways on their respective...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Canada Olympic hockey roster announced for Sochi 2014

Image Courtesy: pm.gc.ca After months of speculation and debate, we finally know who will be on Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games next month. Roberto Luongo and Dan Hamhuis from the Vancouver Canucks made the team. My predictions from November were spot-on for the defencemen and goaltenders, but were blown up a bit on forward. Here are the players that Steve Yzerman...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Dan Hamhuis Belong on Team Canada?

Just Maybe… To coincide with the NHL‘s game-du-jour, the American’s named their men’s Olympic hockey roster on Wednesday. There were a few surprises here and there (most notably the insane decision to leave Bobby Ryan off the team) and the occasional reminder that NHL general managers are never short of surprises. I mean, who would’ve guessed people paid millions to evaluate...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks blame game – Chicago outlasts Vancouver 2-1

Offensive woes continue for Canucks In nine quick seconds the Vancouver Canucks dropped two points to Chicago and continued what has been a terrible November for the team. And the scary thing is, the Canucks aren’t playing that bad – they just can’t score. The only offense the team managed to muster was a Ryan Kesler goal on a two man advantage in the first period. The Hawks...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks need defence to pitch in on offence

There’s nothing wrong with the Vancouver Canucks’ offence that their defence can’t fix. The lack of goals by Canuck defencemen is one of the biggest contributing factors to the National Hockey League team’s worst regular-season scoring crisis in seven years. “When we’re scoring as little as we have — six goals in the last five games — the defence definitely shares...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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