Canucks have different look, approach in Year 2 with Benning

The Vancouver Canucks for years were a team built on speed and skill. Entering their second year under general manager Jim Benning, the Canucks are emphasizing hard work and a pack mentality as they try to return to the playoffs. ''Our culture is that we're a hard-working team that (sticks) up for one another,'' he said. ''I think that was evident last year with the way we played...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks at a glance

VANCOUVER CANUCKS LAST SEASON: 49-29-5, 101 points. Lost to Calgary in Western Conference quarterfinals. COACH: Willie Desjardins (one NHL season, 48-29-5). ADDED: G Richard Bachman, D Matt Bartkowski, D Taylor Fedun, C Blair Jones, LW Brandon Prust, C Brandon Sutter. LOST: D Kevin Bieksa, C Nick Bonino, RW Zack Kassian, G Eddie Lack, C Shawn Matthias, C Brad Richardson. PLAYER TO...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Nick Bonino – Angels and Demons

Nick Bonino as a Tom Hanks movie Nick Bonino = angel. Brandon Sutter = demon. Last Season Recap He put up 22 goals for the Ducks in 2013-2014. And then got 15 more for the Canucks last year. Unless he has debilitating body odor, we can’t figure out why the Canucks wanted rid of him. 2015 Season Previews - Forwards Season Preview: Eric Fehr – The Man with...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Link City: Goodbye Sarge

PENS STUFF – The opening night roster is set. FORWARDS Beau Bennett (Pitt/WBS/Wheeling),Nick Bonino (VAN), Sidney Crosby (PITT), Matt Cullen (NASH), Pascal Dupuis (PITT), Bobby Farnham (PITT), Eric Fehr (WAS), Patric Hornqvist (PITT), Phil! Kessel (TOR), Tom Kuhnackl (WBS), Chris Kunitz (PITT),Evgeni Malkin (PITT), David Perron (EDM/PITT), Sergei Plotnikov (Yaroslavl(KHL)), Daniel...
Via The Pensblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Sprong is Worth a Nine Game Tryout

The Penguins enter the 2015-16 NHL season boasting some of the finest offensive depth they’ve had since they lifted the Stanley Cup in 2009. The days of fourth line anchors that made the Penguins a top heavy, offensively thin hockey club have been abandoned with the signings of Nick Bonino, Matt Cullen, and Eric Fehr. At the top side of the depth chart, Phil Kessel and Sergei Plotnikov...
Via The Pensblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks (Last Season: 48-29-5, 2nd in Pacific)Coach: Willie Desjardins (48-29-5, 2nd season, 2nd with team)Key Departures: Eddie Lack, Kevin Bieksa, Nick Bonino, Zack Kassian, Brad Richardson, Shawn MatthiasKey Additions: Brandon Sutter, Brandon Prust, Matt BartkowskiKey Player: Radim VrbataThe exploits of the Sedin twins are known the world over, and the search has lasted...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Preseason Game 5 – French Canadian Pens lose

Canadiens 4  Pens 1 Games at neutral sites don’t have regular statisticians, thus the lack of normal stats in this one. A+ logo, bring back the Nordiques. Goals Bennett (PP) from Rust PenaltiesPerron (interference) – Unnecessary (knocks Scherbak over well after the puck has slid past him for interference)Letang (high-sticking, 4 mins) – Careless (lifts his stick as he...
Via The Pensblog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Sign 2015 Top Draft Pick Daniel Sprong

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins signed right wing Daniel Sprong Friday to a three-year, entry-level contract Friday. The 18-year-old right wing was the Black and Gold’s top selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot, 180-pound forward was chosen by the Pens in the second round (46th overall). The right-handed shooter led the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec...
Via The PensNation
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Burrows believes in Canucks' controversial moves

The Vancouver Canucks upset their fanbase this offseason with a number of controversial moves. First, they traded goaltender Eddie Lack to Carolina for a pair of draft picks, a move Canucks fans see as getting next to nothing for a valuable net-minder. Then they sent Nick Bonino and prospect Adam Clendening to Pittsburgh for Brandon Sutter and subsequently signed Sutter to a five...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 5th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than realizing what you are good at in life. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – So…some stuff happened yesterday.  The Penguins decided to relieve Bob Grove of the radio pre- and post game shows and intermission reports of his duties.  Rich killed it with his comments on...
Via The Pensblog
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dog murders NHLer

Penguins gear is in and yep…it gets the Kali stamp of approval #swag — Nick Bonino (@NickBonino) August 4, 2015
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bonino's dog Kali models Penguins' jersey

Nick Bonino isn't the only one in his household getting acclimated to his new team.Acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins in a three-player deal last week, the 27-year-old forward dressed his dog Kali in his new team's colors and posted a picture to Twitter.Kali is starting to become a regular on social media, as Bonino uploaded a video of his dog eating corn with human hands on July...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins' Bonino records hole-in-one to celebrate big week

Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino certainly had a memorable week.After being acquired by the Penguins in a three-player deal with the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, Bonino continued his good fortune four days later by reportedly making a hole-in-one.Bonino confirmed on Twitter that he recorded the ace at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., however many of his followers couldn...
Via Fox Sports
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle for the Pacific Division: The Vancouver Canucks

Authors Note: Due to circumstances beyond my control the previous articles in this series were lost when RSEN returned to its old site from the Bloguin Network.  After some consideration I decided to finish the series as is and apologize for the inconvenience of not being able to read the previous entries. In the final entry of the Battle for the Pacific Division series I take...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 29th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s more fun than the Penguins boxing up a big ole trade gift. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – So there was a trade/signing of some sorts yesterday.  Read the breakdown by Jesse and Meesh first. -Penguins add some much needed depth to the third and fourth lines. – Rossi’s send off...
Via The Pensblog
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: No News is Good News, Right? (7/29/15)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: No News is Good News Every time there’s a trade, especially in the Metropolitan Division, Islander fans get in a tizzy. Most years, this would be understandable. This offseason is different – the coaches and management are showing faith in their roster and you should, too. While there’s still time for General Manager Garth Snow to make a move...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Trade Thoughts: Brandon Sutter, Bye Bye Bye

Jesse took care of the fancy numbers, so I’ll write a bunch of nonsense for those of you that hate fancy numbers: Just when you thought Jim Rutherford had settled down to binge-watch Murder, She Wrote before training camp, he decided to treat us all to another eye-opening trade Given to Vancouver Acquired from Vancouver Brandon Sutter (1 yr, $3.3 mil) Nick Bonino (2 yrs, $1.9 mil...
Via The Pensblog
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Swap Sutter for Bonino and Clendening, Sign Fehr

I’ll say this for Penguins GM Jim Rutherford. He ain’t afraid to roll the dice. Displaying the brass of a riverboat gambler, JR wrested center Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening from Vancouver for third-line center Brandon Sutter. The black and gold also received the Canucks’ second-round pick in 2016 in exchange for the third-round choice imported from Buffalo for...
Via PenguinPoop
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Penguins trade Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks

I wrote earlier this month that the Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling moves so far this offseason. Well, they made another one of those today, acquiring center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick. Sutter is a valuable two-way player, who had a career season...
Via Bloguin Best
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins trade Brandon Sutter to the Canucks

I wrote earlier this month that the Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling moves so far this offseason. Well, they made another one of those today, acquiring center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick. Sutter is a valuable two-way player, who had a career season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Eric Fehr and Nick Bonino – Trade Brandon Sutter

Fehr will be able to take the ice in 4-6 months due to offseason elbow surgery (Kim Klement – USA Today Sports) The Penguins were busy this afternoon signing free agent Eric Fehr to a 3-year, $6 million deal. Fehr will be sidelined for 4-6 months from the time he received his elbow surgery on June 4. Fehr scored 19 goals and 14 assists in 2014-15 and has proven to be a valuable...
Via The PensNation
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

New Penguin Nick Bonino whips out all the puns in 'corndog' video

Nick Bonino played a valuable role on the ice with the Canucks during the 2014-15 season, but it looks like his latest role during the offseason was of the acting variety.On Sunday, Bonino posted a corny video of his dog Kali eating corn with human hands. The use of the hashtag "corndog" has never been so fitting.Bonino might not have much time for acting in the next few days, however...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Trade Sutter to Vancouver

In an interesting but not unexpected turn of events, the Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third round draft pick to the Vancouver Canucks for Nick Bonino, prospect Adam Clendening, and a 2016 second round pick. From the Penguins website:   The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round pick...
Via The Pensblog
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bonino, Lewis Score as USA Leads Czechs 2-0 in Bronze Medal Game

The Americans started off the bronze medal game at the World Championships on a high note, scoring two goals in the opening period to take the 2-0 lead over the Czech Republic. A big story heading into the game revolved around Jaromír Jágr. After coming out of national team retirement at the age of 43, there has been the expectation that the hometown tournament in Prague would...
Via The Hockey House
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks win 2nd straight, beat Predators 5-4 in shootout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nick Bonino and Radim Vrbata scored in the shootout, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Predators 5-4 Tuesday night to avoid being swept by Nashville. The Canucks padded their lead to four points over Calgary for second place in the Pacific Division with their second win in two nights. They did it by killing off a five-minute major penalty that carried into...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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