Vancouver Canucks at a glance

VANCOUVER CANUCKS LAST SEASON: 36-35-11, finished 12th in the Western Conference and missed the playoffs. COACH: Willie Desjardins, first season with the Canucks. ADDED: C Nick Bonino, LW Derek Dorsett, G Ryan Miller, D Luca Sbisa, RW Radim Vrbata. LOST: RW Zac Dalpe, D Jason Garrison, C Ryan Kesler, C Mike Santorelli, C Jordan Schroeder. PLAYER TO WATCH: Ryan Miller. On June 29...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks News: Jacob Markstrom Has Been Waived, Assigned to Utica

Jacob Markstrom was waived by the Vancouver Canucks yesterday and according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun cleared waivers this morning. He's just 24 years old.#479896501 / gettyimages.com Being that no other team claimed Markstrom, he will have to report to the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets.Pierre McGuire reported that as many as four teams had interest in the young...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Questioning The Roberto Luongo Trade From Vancouver To Florida

from Damien Cox of Sportsnet, So that’s it, then. It appears, with goalie Jacob Markstrom going on waivers today, that there will indeed be no big upside for the Vancouver Canucks from trading Roberto Luongo, once the team’s captain and franchise goalie, to the Florida Panthers last March. It was one of Mike Gillis’s last acts as Canucks GM, and it’s probably...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacob Markstrom Placed On Waivers By The Vancouver Canucks

via TSN, The Vancouver Canucks have placed goaltender Jacob Markstrom on waivers. The 24-year-old netminder was acquired from the Florida in March as part of the trade that sent Roberto Luongo back to the Panthers. Markstrom appeared in four games with the Canucks last season, posting a 1-2-0 record with a 3.00 goals-against average and a .868 save percentage. Originally...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Third-stringer Markstrom not playing sour notes

Anyone worried about Jacob Markstrom’s state of mind as he barrels toward an impossible situation with the Canucks can stop. Any indignities he’ll face essentially playing third rhythm guitar behind Ryan Miller and Eddie Lack in training camp and beyond is nothing compared to what he endured last year. Then, he was treated like a raw rookie as head coach John Tortorella refused...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacob Markstrom Requesting A Trade

Jason Botchford is reporting that Markstrom asked to be traded after the Canucks signed Ryan Miller on July 1. Jim Benning said today: “That situation could work itself out over the summer. The teams that are interested may have to move out another guy. We’re exploring that for Jacob. But if that doesn’t happen, Jacob comes to camp. He has a good attitude. He understands...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Miller May Have His Ups And Downs In Vancouver

from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province, Now with Luongo, Jacob Markstrom, Eddie Lack and Miller all on the payroll, the Canucks are set to spend $9.15 million on goalies next season. Some things never change. Miller does have comfort with Jim Benning, who drafted him. It won’t be easy in Van City. Especially when his backup is set to be the impossible-to...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Why sign Miller? Benning wanted ‘a goalie with experience’

When Canucks general manager Jim Benning was chief scout of the Buffalo Sabres, he was instrumental in the team’s drafting of a skinny goalie out of Michigan State. Today, 15 years later, Benning was reunited with that skinny goalie, as Vancouver signed Ryan Miller to a three-year, $18 million contract. “I know Ryan. I know him as a person,” said Benning. “He’s going...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft: Canucks Select Boston College Goalie Thatcher Demko In Round 2

The Vancouver Canucks used their first second-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft to select Boston College goaltender Thatcher Demko. The San Diego native posted a 16-5-3 record with a .919 save percentage as a freshman for the Eagles in 2013-14. He played a key role in BC’s Beanpot title and Hockey East regular-season championship. Demko was ranked at the top goaltender available...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Benning open to upgrading in goal

One year ago the Vancouver Canucks’ most publicized problem was having too many No. 1 goaltenders. Now we’re not certain they have any. That’s no slight to the team’s other Swedish duo, goaltenders Eddie Lack and Jacob Markstrom. But Lack, 26, and Markstrom, 24, have just 28 wins combined at the NHL level (Roberto Luongo has more than 13 times that many himself). Though...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Former BC Star Johnny Gaudreau Scores First NHL Goal Against Canucks (Video)

Just three days ago, Johnny Gaudreau scored for Boston College in its Frozen Four matchup against eventual national champion Union. On Sunday, “Johnny Hockey” made his NHL debut for the Calgary Flames and scored his first career goal in the second period. A shot from the point deflected off Flames center Joe Colborne and off Gaudreau’s stick as the puck trickled past Canucks...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers put NHL on notice with flurry of activity before trade deadline

The Florida Panthers sent a message to the NHL on Tuesday: We're serious. Really serious. Six months after coming under new management with the goal of winning a Stanley Cup and weeks after announcing its intent to become a cap team, Florida took the first step in putting that plan into motion. The Panthers pulled off the most unexpected deal before Wednesday's trade deadline...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

With Thomas hurt, Florida recalls Markstrom

Tim Thomas left Florida Panthers practice this afternoon and, hours later, the club made a move to replace him on the active roster. Jacob Markstrom has been recalled from AHL San Antonio, the club announced on Thursday. Markstrom’s recall is on an emergency basis, so the Panthers won’t have to make an immediate roster move in order to get Markstrom active. There appears to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Goalie prospect Johansson could be big catch at draft

No player on the ice is under more pressure than the goalie. And every masked man has a different way of escaping that pressure. Some read books. Others spend time sacked out in front of the television. Top goaltending prospect Jonas Johansson picks up his fly rod and finds a nice stream. "I like fishing a lot, fly fishing," Johansson told NHL.com. "Back where I...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers send goalie Markstrom to AHL

Tim Thomas‘ return to the Florida Panthers net meant either Scott Clemmensen or Jacob Markstrom was going to be headed to the minor leagues. This time around, youth doesn’t prevail. The Panthers sent Markstrom back to AHL San Antonio and for the 23-year-old Swede it may be a blessing in disguise.
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning at Panthers game preview

Following a statement-making victory over the Stanley Cup champs, the Tampa Bay Lightning pulled off a dramatic late comeback to cap a solid stretch at home. Now they'll try to carry over that momentum on the road Sunday night when they face the struggling Florida Panthers. After finishing ahead of only Florida in the Eastern Conference last season, the resurgent Lightning...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

How to Beat the Goalie: Jacob Markstrom

Florida Panthers goaltender Jacob Markstrom has gone through the system to finally play in the National Hockey League. Since being drafted thirty-first overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Markstrom has worked his way from the Swedish junior leagues to the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans and San Antonio Rampage to finally becoming a Panther.  Below is a scouting...
Via Fang Faction
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

****'s hard

We knew it was coming and we knew it was going to be another team that we care 5% about like the Panthers to make us look dumb. this game was one of the harder games, largely because we had minimal understanding of what was going on, and Jacob Markstrom is a wood elf.  It's a shooting gallery.  Zatkoff is also, possibly, a wood elf. THE "OH OKAY" MEMORIAL...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Tim Thomas ‘Great Option’ to Start Panthers’ Opener, All But Wins Starting Job Over Jacob Markstrom

For Tim Thomas, the comeback continues. Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen told the Miami Herald on Sunday that Thomas would be a “great option” to start the team’s season opener against the Dallas Stars. After signing a one-year contract last week, Thomas looks to have beaten out 23-year-old Jacob Markstrom for the starting job in Sunrise, Fla. “Tim has really established...
Via NESN.com
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning top Panthers 3-2 in OT

Nikita Kucherov's goal at 4:04 of overtime gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 preseason win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Tim Thomas, signed to a one-year deal by the Panthers on Thursday, started the game. Jacob Markstrom finished the game. ''I think it was a necessary step to do it now rather than waiting,'' Thomas said. ''I feel ready...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers bring Tim Thomas in on tryout deal

Tim Thomas wanted back in the NHL. The Florida Panthers wanted goaltending help. It might be a perfect match. The two-time Vezina Trophy winner agreed to a tryout deal with the Panthers on Monday, nearly a year and a half removed from his last game in the NHL. Thomas will be on the ice with Florida for practice Tuesday, and Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said his talks with...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Tim Thomas Invited to Camp Tryout With Florida Panthers, Is Likely to Sign With Team

Tim Thomas has narrowed his choices, and he’s looking to jump back into the NHL down in the Sunshine State. Thomas, who has reportedly been talking to several teams, has been invited for a camp tryout with the Florida Panthers, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports. He’s expected to join the team, which could use some help beyond current goalkeepers Jacob Markstrom and Scott Clemmensen...
Via NESN.com
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL goaltender battles to watch closely

Most NHL teams have a pretty clear idea of how their goaltending scenarios will play out this season.But some teams are clearly headed for some adventure. In Florida, for instance, general manager Dale Tallon appears ready to hedge his bet on emerging goaltender Jacob Markstrom. With veteran Scott Clemmensen on the mend from minor knee surgery, Tallon has offered Jose Theodore an...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Florida Panthers Offer Tim Thomas Professional Tryout, Has Until Wednesday to Decide

The Florida Panthers are in the market for a goaltender, and they are turning to Tim Thomas to hopefully fix their woes between the pipes. The Panthers have reportedly offered the two-time Vezina Trophy winner a professional tryout, and Thomas will have until Wednesday to decide on the offer. Thomas has been in talks with multiple teams, but has said to be “closing in” on a...
Via NESN.com
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Santos Backs Markstrom for No.1 Spot

Despite the NHL season still not yet being upon us, Florida Panthers youngster Jacob Markstrom’s credentials as a NHL starting goaltender are already being dismissed by some.  After a year in which the Panthers conceded 170 non-shootout goals, 11 more than any NHL team, Markstrom could have a massive role to play in boosting the Floridian’s odds of bouncing back from a dismal...
Via Hockey Fan Land
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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