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Notes: Abdelkader returns to practice

Although he was wearing the grey, no-contact jersey, Justin Abdelkader practiced with his teammates Tuesday. However, he won't play Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Abdelkader had a slight separation of his left shoulder after a hit by Vancouver's Luca Sbisa Nov. 30. "It's great to have him out there," coach Mike Babcock said. "He's an important part of our team. We should...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Abdelkader returns to practice, no timetable on return

DETROIT -- Justin Abdelkader is not ready to play yet but at least he's skating again. Abdelkader suffered a slight separation of his left shoulder after a hit by Vancouver's Luca Sbisa in last Sunday's game and missed the third period. "It was unfortunate the ref didn't give me the benefit of the call either," Abdelkader said. "But I knew I had to get to the red and get the puck...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings' Abdelkader ruled out for Tuesday

DETROIT -- The Red Wings will be without one of their top players Tuesday. Justin Abdelkader, who missed the third period because of a shoulder injury after a hit from Vancouver's Luca Sbisa, did not practice Monday. Wings coach Mike Babcock said the injury is "two days-to-day" rather than day-to-day. He also said Abdelkader will be missed. "He penalty kills," Babcock said. "Blocks...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks D Luca Sbisa Scores Own-Goal Against Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings had some solid sustained pressure against the Vancouver Canucks on their power play in the second period when Canucks defenseman Luca Sbisa whacked at the puck trying to get it away from Pavel Datsyuk. Unfortunately for Sbisa, he sent the puck right on his own net and it eluded three of […] The post Canucks D Luca Sbisa Scores Own-Goal Against Red Wings appeared...
Via Diehardsport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Hits In The Pacific Division Thus Far In 2014-2015

It might be early in the season but there is no shortage of bone shaking and jaw dropping hits in the National Hockey League’s Pacific Divison. This past week we saw the first of four meetings between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks which left us wanting more and Dustin Brown looking forward to the next time they see each other. There has also been plenty of great hits...
Via Beyond The Benches
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vrbata flourishing in Vancouver with Sedins

Coyotes at Canucks When: Friday, 8 p.m. Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, B.C. TV: FOX Sports Arizona Records: Arizona 6-9-1; Vancouver 12-5-0 Injuries: Coyotes F David Moss (upper body) did not make the trip. Canucks F Tom Sestito (leg), F Zack Kassian (lower body) and D Luca Sbisa (lower body) are likely out.  Quick facts: The Canucks are the hottest team in the Pacific with an...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Frustration setting in as Anaheim's scoring drought continues

For a team who had one of the top-scoring offenses last season, scoring goals has suddenly become an exercise in futility.  Sunday night at the Honda Center, both teams wanted and badly needed a win. The Anaheim Ducks were coming off of two-straight overtime losses, marred in a scoring drought and shorthanded with a slew of top players out with either the flu or injury.  The Canucks...
Via Fox Sports West
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks beat Ducks 2-1 in shootout

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Nick Bonino assisted on the tying goal by Alexandre Burrows in the second period and got the only goal in the shootout in his return to Anaheim, helping the Vancouver Canucks beat the Ducks 2-1 on Sunday night. It was the first meeting between the teams since the June 27 trade that brought Ryan Kesler to the Ducks and sent Bonino and defenseman Luca Sbisa to...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks-Canucks brings back trade memories for Kesler, Bonino, Sbisa

This was a trade that Ryan Kesler had pushed for, this was the one that had been rumored for months -- even going back to the NHL trade deadline. But when it happened, there were two parties involved who weren't quite ready for the move. It was only a week before Nick Bonino's wedding. He was in Boston preparing for it when he got the call that the Ducks had finally traded...
Via Fox Sports West
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dorsett helps Canucks top Oilers for fourth win in a row

  Derek Dorsett had a goal and an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks stretched their winning streak to four with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Luca Sbisa and Linden Vey also scored for the Canucks (8-3). Ryan Miller made 25 saves and improved to 10-0 against the Oilers. Jordan Eberle and David Perron had goals for the Oilers (4-6-1), who have lost two...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dorsett has goal, assist as Canucks top Oilers 3-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Derek Dorsett had a goal and an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks stretched their winning streak to four with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Luca Sbisa and Linden Vey also scored for the Canucks (8-3). Ryan Miller made 25 saves and improved to 10-0 against the Oilers. Jordan Eberle and David Perron had goals for the Oilers (4-6-1...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Vancouver Canucks

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. Photo Credit: Jenelle Schneider AdditionsRadim Vrbata Nick Bonino Derek Dorsett Jake Virtanen Jared McCann Luca Sbisa Ryan Miller SubtractionsRyan Kesler Mike Santorelli David Booth Zac Dalpe Jason Garrison...
Via The PensNation
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks opening season with new GM, coach

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 year things didn't go as...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Canucks Front Office Talks Ryan Kesler Trade In Behind-The-Scenes Look

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...
Via NESN.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Traded: Ryan Kesler, James Neal, Sam Gagner, Daniel Briere, and more

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 got his wish to be...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 First Round Draft Picks in the Pacific Division

#451341078 / gettyimages.com 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...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler To Ducks in Big Deal

Follow @ChaseVin #479891031 / gettyimages.com 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...
Via TopSportsReport
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ducks Acquire Ryan Kesler from Vancouver

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...
Via The Sports Journal
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks trade Ryan Kesler to Anaheim

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...
Via Hockey Fan Land
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks trade Ryan Kesler to Anaheim

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...
Via Around The Rink
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks Trade Ryan Kesler

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 […]
Via The Hockey Report
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

First Domino Falls, Ryan Kesler traded to Anaheim

Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons: Loxy!! http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ryan_Kesler_Canucks_practice_2012b.jpg 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...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Domino: Ryan Kesler Dealt to Anaheim

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...
Via The 6th Sens
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Canucks Trade Ryan Kesler To Ducks For Two Players, Draft Pick

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...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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