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
21 days ago  |  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

Looking at the Canucks at the quarter-ish way mark

They are what we thought they were The Vancouver Canucks played their 20th game on Sunday – unfortunately it was a loss to their new divisional rival’s the Anaheim Ducks – and are now somewhere in the neighbourhood of a quarter of the way through their season. The Canucks sport a 11-7-2 record and have proven to be every bit the playoff bubble team everyone expected them to...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks vs Ducks Game Preview – November 10, 2013

The Vancouver Canucks travel to Anaheim for their second of back to back games tonight to wrap up their four game road trip. How will the Canucks respond after a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings? Read on to find out. Last Game: If there was one game to miss so far this season, I sincerely hope you chose this one. The Canucks marched into the Staples Centre...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic quietly goes about business

He possesses a mobile, quiet game so well-rounded and reliable he could make Team Canada's Olympic defence. If you think that sounds like Dan Hamhuis, you're correct. But in this case, we're talking about San Jose Sharks' defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic, whose game sometimes seems like a whisper that only hockey people can hear. “I guess it's better to be under...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

New-look power play could spark Canucks

John Tortorella looked like a New York City traffic cop Wednesday. Standing at centre ice while waving his hands and then pointing in different directions with his stick, the vocal Vancouver Canucks coach was giving a new-look power play some new practice options. With Alex Burrows joining the first unit with Ryan Kesler, Henrik and Daniel Sedin while Dan Hamhuis manned the point...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks tap Dan Hamhuis to fix power-play flop

Dan Hamhuis won the lottery. But it’s the Vancouver Canucks’ power play that needs to cash in. With a rare man-advantage goal in Tuesday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Canucks will stick for now with coach John Tortorella’s new power-play formation. It looks a lot like one of old coach Alain Vigneault’s power-play formations: four forwards and a lone defenceman...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss
Canucks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Cowboys player accused of rape

Scott: Kobe would not be a good coach

Pats WR benched for mouthing off?

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Donnell benches himself in fantasy and loses

Gordon: Drug policy is harrassment

Who is the new face of baseball?

Steve Smith blasts Panthers coach, GM

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

All-Disappointment Team in MLB

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision

WATCH: Brett Favre in new commercial

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.