We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects.
Today, we take a look at the Vancouver Canucks.
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During the 2013-14 season, Jim Benning studied the Vancouver Canucks from afar.
Months later, the former general manager of the Boston Bruins is unsure what went so drastically wrong for a franchise that only three years prior had represented the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup final.
''For whatever reason,'' Benning told the Associated Press, ''last...
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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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The marquee NHL trade of the offseason so far was made between the Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks.
The Ducks acquired star center Ryan Kesler on June 27 in exchange for forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, as well as a swap of 2014 third-round selections.
In a behind-the-scenes look at the Canucks’ internal trade discussions...
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...
There's been six impactful trades so far this off-season. So if you've been out of the loop, here's a quick summary of each trade involving an actual NHL player prior to the start of today's Free Agent Frenzy.Ryan Kesler To Anaheim for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, #24 overall pick in 2014 (Jared McCann)It feels like it's been a long time coming, but Kesler finally...
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The Pacific Division has dominated the league in recent years and teams like the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks have proved themselves as the teams to beat. Heading into the 2014 NHL Entry Draft at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the division teams made some moves that will make the upcoming season one to look forward to...
The Vancouver Canucks have been the most active team making trades at the NHL Entry Draft. They sent Ryan Kesler and a 2015 third round draft pick to Anaheim for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa and Anaheim's draft picks 24th and 85th overall in this year's draft. They then traded the 85th pick to the New York Rangers for Derek Dorsett. Next they traded Jason Garrison and Jeff...
After being treated to perhaps the most exciting playoff run in NHL history with the LA Kings, Southern California fans now could be in for even more thrills next season, as the Anaheim Ducks announced today that they have acquired center Ryan Kesler and a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca...
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There is big news out of Anaheim today because the Ducks have acquired All-Star Forward Ryan Kesler from the Vancouver Canucks. In return the Canucks got Center Nick Bonino and Defenseman Luca Sbisa, as well as the 24th overall pick in this year’s draft.
This was a very big move by the Ducks. Now Anaheim will have an star studded...
The Anaheim Ducks have acquired Ryan Kesler from the Vancouver Canucks – Mandatory Credit: Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images
As expected, the Vancouver Canucks have dealt star forward Ryan Kesler.
According to ESPN.com NHL columnist Pierre LeBrun, the Anaheim Ducks have reportedly acquired Kesler and a third-round pick in exchange for forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa...
Hours before the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Vancouver Canucks decided to grab the attention of the hockey world by shipping one of the best two-way players in the National Hockey League. Ryan Kesler along with a third round pick in 2015 have been traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Luca Sbisa, forward Nick Bonino, as well as two picks from tonight's draft: the...
Hours before the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Vancouver Canucks decided to grab the attention of the hockey world by shipping one of the best two-way players in the National Hockey League, Ryan Kesler along with a third round pick in 2015 to the Anaheim Ducks In exchange for: Defenseman Luca Sbisa, forward Nick Bonino the 24th overall pick and their third-round pick (No. 85) in 2014...
The Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Ryan Kesler in a trade from the Vancouver Canucks on Friday.In exchange for Kesler, the Ducks reportedly sent the Canucks forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa and the No. 24 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, which begins with the first round Friday at Wells Fargo Center (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN).As part of the trade, the Ducks also traded their...
Ryan Kesler’s trade request has been granted by Vancouver. (AP Photo)
New Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning promised that Ryan Kesler’s trade situation wouldn’t be held out as long as former Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo’s. Benning wasted no time in holding up his end of that promise.
Just hours before the start of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Anaheim Ducks...
In the first move of draft day, the Vancouver Canucks have traded Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim Ducks for Centre Nick Bonino, Defenceman Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall pick. The Ducks and Canucks also switched 3rd round picks. Now that the Kesler drama is over, let’s take a look at what the Canucks received back. Nick Bonino: Bonino is a 26 […]
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The Vancouver Canucks and new GM Jim Benning have traded centreman Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim Ducks for centreman Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall pick in tonight’s draft according to Elliotte Friedman of CBC. The teams will also swap...
The Anaheim Ducks, one of the main suitors in the Jason Spezza trade sweepstakes, have reached an agreement with the Vancouver Canucks that sends Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall selection in this year’s draft for Ryan Kesler. The two teams also agreed to swap third round picks in this year’s draft as well.
My immediate thought after seeing the deal was to think of...
The new-look Vancouver Canucks have made their first big roster move, and it means one of the franchise cornerstones is heading to California.
The Canucks traded center Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday for forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, according to multiple reports. The two teams will also swap third-round draft...
The Vancouver Canucks have finally ended the Ryan Kesler trade-request saga, moving the top six center to the Anaheim Ducks, and getting forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa, and the 24th overall in return. Kesler was a draft pick of the Canucks, going 23rd overall in the 2003 Draft just behind Marc-Antoine Pouliot and just before center Mike Richards. He [...]
After months of speculation through the trade deadline and into the offseason, the Vancouver Canucks have traded Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim Ducks.
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that the deal appears to be done.
The return to the Canucks is forward Nick Bonino, defenceman Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The teams will swap third-round picks...
The first shoe has dropped in the 2014 NHL offseason, as Ryan Kesler has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks. The Canucks will get Luca Sbisa, Nick Bonino, and 1st and 3rd round picks from Anaheim in exchange for Kesler and a 3rd round pick. For those wanting the Rangers to trade for Kesler, the […]
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Team captain Ryan Getzlaf returned to the Ducks’ lineup for the pivotal Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against the Dallas Stars on Friday night at the Honda Center. So did right wing Teemu Selanne. So did goaltender Frederik Andersen. So did defenseman Luca Sbisa.
Sparked by Getzlaf’s goal and two assists, the Ducks had a far, far different look as they took a resounding...
Final Score: Ducks 5, Sharks 2
Luca Sbisa, Mark Fistric, Tim Jackman, Sami Vatanen, Rickard Rakell, Devante Smith-Pelly, and Frederik Andersen
First Period Recap
This one was hyped up to be a playoff-like game and it didn't disappoint. Cam Fowler made his return to the lineup after being out for what seemed like an eternity (actually 12 games). Bruce Beaudreau...
Its tough being at the top. You only have one way to go – down. And the Ducks, who once had a solid clinch on the President's trophy, are dropping a bit.
Going 4-4-2 in their last 10 games, the Ducks have slipped in the standings, and a 3-2 loss to San Jose on Thursday night saw Anaheim lose the top spot in the Pacific Division as well. Good thing there are still...