For the first time in tournament history, the IIHF World Championships will be going to Denmark.
The IIHF announced on Friday that the Danes had been awarded the 2018 tournament — to be held in the cities of Copenhagen and Herning — beating out Latvia for the right to host the annual event.
Denmark has steadily become an emerging player on the international ice hockey scene...
Two more Canucks are going to join their respective countries for the IIHF World Championships in Belarus. Jannik Hansen will play for Team Denmark, while Yannick Weber will play for Team Switzerland again (as he did in Sochi).
The list of Canucks that will play in the IIHF World Championships include:
Kevin Bieksa (Canada)
Jason Garrison (Canada)
Jannik Hansen scored the game's only goal and Eddie Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Vancouver Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams Wednesday night.
The Canucks ended their losing streak at seven games while moving into sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference. The Blues dropped their...
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February 27, 2014
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Jannik Hansen scored the game's only goal and Eddie Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Vancouver Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams Wednesday night.
The Canucks ended their losing streak at seven games while moving into sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Kevin Bieksa scored his second goal of the game at 2:15 of overtime, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-4 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night.
Zac Dalpe and Chris Higgins each had goal and an assist for Vancouver, while Jannik Hansen also scored. Bieksa also had an assist and Roberto Luongo, shaky at times, made 29 saves for the Canucks...
((HT: Sportsnet))There really isn't a whole lot to say...Vancouver was gawd awful and the game degraded completely in a hurry...Here's the highlights... And the fights in the third that gave the Canucks 58 minutes of penalties in the period... Tom Sestito, Jannik Hansen and Zack Kassian all got misconduct penalties with 7:11 to play. Kevin Bieksa wasn't far behind......
Jannik Hansen scored the winning goal, and rookie goalie Eddie Lack made 18 saves to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night.
Vancouver took the lead in the final minute of the first period on a terrific breakaway pass from Henrik Sedin and an even better finish by the speedy Hansen.
With the puck inside his blue line, Sedin spotted Hansen...
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December 29, 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia – The Boston Bruins returned to the site of their historical game 7, Stanley Cup clinching win with the hopes of capping off an impressive western Canadian road trip with their third straight win. The Vancouver Canucks had other plans, however, using a quick two-goal burst in the second period to break things open and coast to a 6-2 victory. Jannik Hansen...
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The Canucks are back and looking to continue their roll against the Eastern Conference. Will Alain Vigneault and the Rangers have anything to say about that? Or will they just keep reminding us of that time they ruined our dreams? Read on to find out.
The Canucks kicked off their road trip with a decisive win against their Heritage Classic...
Class of 2011 forever!
Well, that homestand was a let down.
As the memories of that long road trip and the dominance of the Sedin/Kesler line fade, the Vancouver Canucks are stuck in a rut of playing well, but not good enough to win. It’s a familiar feeling over the past few years.
They’re in tough. We figured they might be over the summer, with realignment and regression playing...
You would be inclined to look at the lineup the Vancouver Canucks put out at Rogers Arena Monday night and point out the obvious, which is to say there is absolutely no depth on this team.
And you'd most certainly be accurate. Sure they have some of their top nine forwards out of the lineup in Jannik Hansen, David Booth and perhaps even Jordan Schroeder, but even with all hands...
Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella provided several updates after the team’s morning skate today. It’s not looking very good for the team as several players will be out for many weeks. He provided updates for Jordan Schroeder, Jannik Hansen, Dale Weise, and David Booth.
“Schroeder is out for two months and will likely require a pin in his ankle”, said Tortorella...
With the Vancouver Canucks seemingly short of quality forwards — given the injuries to Alex Burrows Jannik Hansen and the man who likely would have been the replacement for anyone injured in Niklas Jensen — you have to wonder whether they ever think about their decision to send Bo Horvat back to junior so quickly.
And you wonder particularly because of the early success enjoyed...
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The Vancouver Canucks are on the home stretch of their 7 game eastern swing with a rematch vs the New Jersey Devils. Roberto Luongo vs Cory Schneider backstory aside, this is an important game in that a Canucks win secures a successful road trip. Travel won’t be an issue as the Canucks played in Long Island the game before.
David Booth was a healthy scratch fellow winger Jannik Hansen got injured and the Vancouver Canucks managed to get back on the winning track Tuesday night.
Brad Richardson scored at 2:16 of overtime to give the Canucks a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders.
New York centre Frans Nielsen had forced overtime when he scored on a rebound with 1:12 left in the third period.
The Tort Report
After a long summer of anticipation and a training camp full of promises, we’re finally at a point where we’re able to get an initial impression of the John Tortorella era in Vancouver.
After 10 games, the Vancouver Canucks are 5-4-1, which is good enough for fifth in the Pacific. It’s not a great start, as they’re out of the playoffs currently; but it’s...
Vancouver 5, Calgary 4
Mike Santorelli scored his second goal of the game 3:17 into OT as Vancouver completed a weekend sweep Albertan. David Booth, Jannik Hansen and Dale Weise also tallied and rookie Eddie Lack made 32 saves in his NHL debut for the Canucks.
ICYMI. Canucks RW Zack Kassian served the sixth game of his eight-game suspension.
When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday...
The Vancouver Canucks' new offensive game plan was too much for the Edmonton Oilers.
Fast, aggressive forecheck and relentless puck pressure in all three zones are hallmarks of new coach John Tortorella, and it was all on display on Saturday.
Dan Hamhuis and Jannik Hansen scored 18 seconds apart late in the first period and the Canucks cruised to a 6-2 victory over the Oilers...
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October 06, 2013
Dan Hamhuis and Jannik Hansen scored 18 seconds apart late in the first period Saturday and the Vancouver Canucks cruised to a 6-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
Daniel Sedin, with a goal and an assist, Brad Richardson and Ryan Kesler also scored for the Canucks, who got 21 saves from Roberto Luongo in their home opener.
Jason Garrison added a goal into an empty net, while Henrik...
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October 06, 2013
Game one of the regular season featured the Canucks doing what they do best in San Jose – lose.
The score might have ended up a little unfair in the end but this team looked and played a lot like the team that got swept last spring – just this time with a worse third and fourth line.
Vancouver generated very little offense, took a handful of undisciplined penalties and...
ICYMI on Saturday the Canucks picked up Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh from the Hurricanes in exchange for Kellan Tochkin and the fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, general manager Mike Gillis announced late Saturday.
Also on Saturday, Gillis announced that the Canucks have signed right wing Jannik Hansen to a four-year extension.
Hansen was originally selected...
Forward Jannik Hansen and the Vancouver Canucks have agreed to a four-year contract extension.
The 27-year-old from Denmark had 10 goals and 17 assists in 47 games for Vancouver last season.
Hansen has 50 goals and 81 assists in 318 career games, all of them with the Canucks. He was selected by Vancouver in the seventh round of the 2004 draft.
He has also appeared in 58 career...
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September 29, 2013
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed right wing Jannik Hansen to a four-year extension.
Hansen, 27, collected 27 points (10-17-27) and 12 penalty minutes in 47 games for the Canucks during the 2012.13 season. The Herlev, Denmark native has recorded 131 points (50-81-131) and 131 penalty minutes...
Orcas at the Olympics
While Vancouver Canucks management bites their nails that none of their stars gets hurt, fans will be able to watch a number of their hometown players in a competition of the world’s best.
Just how many can you expect to see at the Games? I’d venture to say that the definitive number will be five, but likely more (this is on the assumption that there will...
Who’s over/under rated?
In 2012-13, the Vancouver Canucks won the same amount of playoff games as the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets – zero.
But that doesn’t mean the Canucks are a horrible team. They’ve been a strong regular season team for years — just look at all those Northwest Division banners hanging proudly from the rafters of Rogers Arena...