If Vrbata is ‘a good fit with the Sedins,’ what do the Canucks do with Burrows?

Radim Vrbata signed with the Vancouver Canucks for a few reasons, but a “chance to play with the Sedins” was the one he mentioned first in a conference call with reporters on Thursday. “If you play with players like the Sedins, you know you’ll get your chances,” Vrbata said. “I was looking for a good fit.” Shortly thereafter, on another conference call, Canucks general...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks sign Ryan Miller to three-year deal

The Vancouver Canucks have signed goalie Ryan Miller to a three-year contract worth $6 million per season, according to multiple reports. The 2010 Vezina Trophy winner played parts of 11 seasons with the Sabres, where he won 284 games, with a goals-against average of 2.60 and a save percentage of .916. Miller was acquired at the trade deadline by the St. Louis Blues where...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks acquire Ryan Kesler from Canucks

The Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Ryan Kesler from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa and the No. 24 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The Ducks also traded their third-round pick in 2014 (No. 85) and receive the Canucks’ third-round pick in 2015. “This trade reinforces our goal to add youth, support our core players and develop draft picks...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks hire Willie Desjardins as head coach

The Vancouver Canucks officially named Willie Desjardins head coach of the Vancouver Canucks on Monday. “It’s a big challenge and if I thought I had to do it by myself, it’d be overwhelming,” said Desjardins. “There’s lots of good people involved, we all have the same goal and when you know that, it’s not overwhelming, it’s exciting.” Desjardins, 57, spent two...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks fire John Tortorella, Mike Sullivan

The Vancouver Canucks fired coach John Tortorella and assistant coach Mike Sullivan on Thursday. “Today we are making an important change in the direction of our team,” said Linden. “On behalf of the entire organization, we extend our thanks to John, Mike and their families for their commitment to the Canucks and wish them the very best.” “We have a lot of important work...
Via Sports-Glory
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Extinguish Flames in Finale; Locker Clean-Up

The season finale began on a high note when former Canucks player, coach, and general manager Pat Quinn was inducted into the Canucks Ring of Honour.  Quinn is the fifth inductee to the Canucks Ring of Honour and is one of the most recognizable icons in Vancouver Canucks history.  After Quinn's induction, the game was on between bitter rivals Calgary and Vancouver.  The Canucks...
Via Puckrant.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks down Flames 5-1 but lose Daniel Sedin

It has been that kind of season for the Vancouver Canucks. Even when things go right, they go wrong. Daniel Sedin scored two goals for the first time in more than a year Sunday night, but then was carted off the ice on a stretcher after a hit from behind late in the second period of Vancouver’s season-ending 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames. And his injury only served to inflame...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks fire GM Mike Gillis

The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday that Mike Gillis has been relieved of his duties as president and general manager. “On behalf of my entire family, I would like to sincerely thank Mike Gillis for his hard work and the many contributions he made on and off the ice during his tenure,” said Francesco Aquilini, Chairman, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “The Vancouver...
Via Sports-Glory
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks' Henrik Sedin in, Kings' Drew Doughty out

On Saturday night the Los Angeles Kings are visiting the Vancouver Canucks and one team has better news offering for their fans then the other. The Vancouver Canucks are welcoming back Captain Henrik Sedin. Sedin has been sidelined for the past four games with a knee injury. Even if Henrik returns it will not be in his familiar place on the same line as his twin brother. Instead...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks' Henrik Sedin hints at 'reasons' for poor season

Like a neighbour away when the tornado whipped through the trailer park, Henrik Sedin has returned from injury to do what he can for the Vancouver Canucks. There isn’t much, except to help support the survivors. The Canuck captain returned to practice Wednesday, the morning after a 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers demolished the last mobile home still standing in Vancouver’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks' Henrik Sedin not making road trip

Vancouver Canucks captain and top-line center Henrik Sedin won't be on a two-game road trip that starts against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday and is listed as day-to-day after sustaining a left knee injury Sunday, Canucks coach John Tortorella said Tuesday. Sedin, who leads the team with 46 points in 65 games, was injured after making a hit behind the net late in the second...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Henrik Sedin, Alex Burrows latest Canucks on the shelf

Catch up hockey is losing hockey, never has a more true axiom ever been spoken - and for the Vancouver Canucks, they'll have to try to catch up to the Western Conference's final playoff spot without two key contributors.In fact, Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows represent two-thirds of the Canucks' top line - rather, they did before Sedin left Sunday night's win...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks defeat Sabres but lose captain Henrik Sedin

The Vancouver Canucks are actually on a winning streak. It has been a while and of course that streak is going to have to get much longer if the Canucks are to beat very long odds and grab a Western Conference playoff spot. A 4-2 decision Sunday night over the last-place Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Arena was Vancouver’s second straight win. The Canucks hadn’t put back-to-back...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Henrik Sedin honored for 1,000th game then hobbled during game 1,005

Via NHL.com's Kevin Woodley, this is a case of the worst kind of irony: Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin left with an apparent left leg injury with 4:45 left in the second period against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night and did not return. Sedin was honored in a pregame ceremony for playing his 1,000th NHL game four games earlier. The center, who leads the...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Ryan Kesler out ‘a couple of weeks’ with knee injury

Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler is out “at least a couple of weeks” with a sprained knee, coach John Tortorella said Friday. Kesler sustained the knee injury when he collided with Winnipeg Jets forward Jim Slater late in the second period of the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win on Wednesday night. “Nothing we can do about that. Upside is that it gives others an opportunity...
Via Sports-Glory
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Henrik hits 1,000 NHL games but his special day is tainted by toxic atmosphere

Considering the greatness of his hockey career, the narrative as much as the performance, a milestone as large as this could not come at a worse time for Henrik Sedin. After a mind-boggling seven third-period goals inflicted by the lowly New York Islanders on Monday night left Canucks fans dazed as much as angry, no one is in the mood to celebrate anything — least of all the Canucks’...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL trade: Roberto Luongo dealt to Florida Panthers

The Vancouver Canucks have traded goalie Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers, reports TVA Sports. #panthers are sending Jacob Markstrom and another player to #canucks for Roberto Luongo #tvasports — Renaud Lavoie (@LavoieRenaud) March 4, 2014 It sounds like Shawn Matthias is heading to the #canucks along with Jacob Markstrom. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 4, 2014...
Via Sports-Glory
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday skate: Canucks host Blues as teams begin playoff push

Back at it! Canucks gameday links: NWSB Matchup Insight | NWSB Preview + Prediction After backing in to the Olympic break the Vancouver Canucks must begin to turn their season around tonight against the St. Louis Blues. The Canucks are only one point behind the final playoff spot in the Western Conference but will be in for a brutal battle to end the year with only two points...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Ryan Kesler has MRI-Henrik Sedin is set to return

The Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler underwent an MRI Tuesday morning on his hand after he injured it Sochi during the Olympics.Matt Boulton-Wikimedia CommonsThe injury occurred when Team USA was playing Team Russia (yes, the game where their was an eight round shootout). Kesler blocked Ilya Kovalchuk's hard shot with his hand during the game. He remained on the bench...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks' Henrik Sedin expected to play Wednesday

Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday when the team plays the St. Louis Blues, according to coach John Tortorella. Sedin missed the Canucks' final two games and eight of the past 10 before the break for the 2014 Sochi Olympics with a rib injury. The ailment caused the Swedish forward to sit out the entire Olympic tournament. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Canuck's Henrik Sedin healthy after skipping Sochi games

Henrik Sedin made the right decision - at least as far as the Vancouver Canucks and their fans are concerned.Sedin turned down the honor of representing his homeland of Sweden in the Sochi Olympics in favor of resting and allowing his ribs to heal - getting his body right to help his team crawl out of a seven-game losing streak for a stretch run toward the NHL Playoffs, and the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks get their captain back for the stretch run

It was a difficult decision, but Henrik Sedin knows it was also the correct one. Yes, he’d love to be in Sochi trying to help his Swedish teammates beat Canada in Sunday morning’s gold-medal final at the Winter Olympics, but what he cares most about is helping his Vancouver Canucks. And having a healthy captain to start their 22-game stretch run next Wednesday certainly improves...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Henrik Sedin will not head to Sochi

It was announced on Thursday night that one of the two Sedin brothers from the Vancouver Canucks will not represent their country...team Sweden at Sochi 2014. Matt Boulton-Wikimedia CommonsHenrik Sedin has been battling an upper body injury for a little over a month. He missed six games with a rib injury (after breaking a streak of not missing a game in nearly a decade). It is...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikko Koivu, Henrik Sedin Among Injured NHL Stars To Miss Sochi Olympics

The level of competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics will be almost as intense as the Stanley Cup playoffs, which is one reason why several NHL stars battling injuries have decided to skip the trip to Sochi. When the league’s players come back from Russia, the playoff races are going to intensify and teams will need their best players at full strength. Let’s take a look at the...
Via NESN.com
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Swedes put Marcus Johansson in Henrik Sedin's spot

Sweden has put Marcus Johansson in Henrik Sedin's spot for the Sochi Games. The Swedes announced the roster move Friday. Henrik Sedin was taken off the Olympic team Thursday because he has bruised ribs. Johansson has seven goals and 36 points for the Washington Capitals, who will also be represented on Sweden's team by Nicklas Backstrom. Johansson has represented the Swedes...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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