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Canucks re-sign Yannick Weber

Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Yannick Weber. Weber, 25, split the 2013.14 season between the Canucks and Utica Comets. With Vancouver, Weber collected 10 points (6-4-10) and 16 penalty minutes in 49 games. He added seven points (2-5-7) in seven games with the Utica Comets. The Morges, Switzerland native also represented...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

More Canucks To Worlds; Officiating - Random NHL Thoughts

CANUCKS NEWS: 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) Alex Burrows...
Via Puckrant.com
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks edge Flames 2-1 in nail-biter

It took 40 minutes for the Vancouver Canucks to find life but one good period was all they needed Saturday to beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 and put an end to their latest losing streak. The Canucks could muster only eight shots on goal through the first two periods and appeared headed for another demoralizing loss against a Calgary Flames with eight rookies in its lineup, including...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks: NHL Gears Back Up Wed, What the Boys Have Been Up To

With a day off from hockey in Sochi and only the Canucks' Swiss players suiting up on Tuesday, let's turn away from the Olympics and get back to business here at home. Okay, maybe just one Olympic nugget, re. Team Switzerland. David Booth may have gotten engaged to a beauty queen, but Yannick Weber's girlfriend knows our game inside-out: ICYMI: That's Nux D...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks call up minor league D-man Yann Sauve, injured Weber returns to Vancouver

The Canucks brought in more reinforcements for their injury ravaged blue line on Sunday, recalling defenceman Yann Sauve from their Utica AHL affiliate. Sauve, the team’s second-round pick (41st) overall in the 2008 NHL draft, will replace Yannick Weber – who was injured in Friday’s 4-3 loss in Winnipeg. Weber, according to reports, was sent back to Vancouver on Sunday. There...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Fists fly and tempers flare as Canucks take shootout win over Flames

Why play hockey when you can fight, settle old scores, create new ones and, generally, make fools of yourselves before a national TV audience on Hockey Day In Canada? The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames tore a page Saturday straight out of Slapshot and the 1970s with a line brawl to start the game and a coach — the Canucks’ John Tortorella — trying to storm the opposition’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking Towards Sochi: Team Switzerland Preview

Team Switzerland’s 2010 Record: 8th place Next up on our previews is Team Switzerland who is also in Group C of the Olympic group. Team Switzerland will be coming off an 8th place performance back in 2010 and will be looking to improve this time around. With numerous NHL’ers on this roster, they will be seeking the most of their services . Here are the Swiss’ 25 men rosters...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Heading to Sochi

On a same day that the Vancouver Canucks welcomed Sidney Crosby back to the arena where he scored the “Golden Goal” that gave Canada gold in 2010, the long awaited roster announcements for the Canadian Olympic hockey team was announced.  Now that all the rosters have been announced, the Vancouver Canucks have 7 players heading over along with 1 prospect and 1 blast from the...
Via Cascadia Sports
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Swiss 2014 Olympic Hockey Team

Goalies Reto Berra (Calgary Flames)Jonas Hiller (Anaheim Ducks)Tobias Stephan DefensemenSeverin Blindenbacher Rafael Diaz (Montréal Canadiens)Philippe Furrer Roman Josi (Nashville Predators)Mathias Seger Mark Streit (Philadelphia Flyers)Julien Vauclair Yannick Weber (Vancouver Canucks)ForwardsAndres Ambühl Matthias Bieber Simon Bodenmann Damien Brunner (New Jersey Devils)Luca...
Via Goon's World
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks vs Stars Game Preview – December 19, 2013

Image Courtesy: stars.nhl.com The Vancouver Canucks look to begin a new winning streak at 5:30 PST Thursday night vs the Dallas Stars. Games like this used to be pretty vanilla, but the new conference alignment and playoff format has made intra-conference games ultra-important. It also gives us a chance to check out the Stars new jerseys (they are pretty sweet!). Last Game The Canucks...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks vs Wild Game Preview – December 17, 2013

Image courtesy of the National Post The Canucks are back and on the road after a stellar home stand where they went 5-0 and gained some traction in the Western Conference standings. How will the Canucks respond to playing in Minnesota after an epic battle with the much beloved Boston Bruins? Read on to find out: Last Game: Wow. That’s all I can really say. Rarely does a game actually...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

B's win streak snapped by Canucks, Van wins 6-2

Saturday night did not go as planned for the B's in Vancouver, as they were on the wrong side of a 6-2 beatdown at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks at the Rogers Arena.(Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)In their first game back to Vancouver since winning the Cup there in June 2011, the Bruins flamed out in their attempt to keep their four game winning streak alive, and instead...
Via BruinsLife
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks vs Bruins Game Preview – December 14, 2013

Image Courtesy: thescore.com The Vancouver Canucks look to make it 7 wins in a row with a 7pm PST Saturday night match-up versus the dreaded Boston Bruins. The players are publicly saying that this is just another game on the schedule, but everyone knows this is Game 9! Let’s face it, the last regular season game (Game 8) vs the Bruins was quite likely the greatest regular...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Back-end depth leaves Canucks on thin ice

The Vancouver Canucks’ back end hasn’t really played this well as a unit since the 2010-11 run to the Cup, so certainly nobody is complaining about goals-against at the moment. As was the case when the Sedins were playing all those minutes and producing points earlier in the year, there always seemed there had to be a price to pay some time down the road. John Tortorella is...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Weber just treading water with Canucks

Yannick Weber is stuck in the jaws of a familiar NHL beartrap. It loves to snap its teeth shut on lineup fringers, notably No. 6 defencemen and fourth-line wingers. The 25-year-old Swiss defenceman signed with the Canucks on the first day of free agency last July, believing he’d picked a good landing spot after the Montreal Canadiens opted not to offer him a new contract. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks vs Canadiens Game Preview – October 12, 2013

On Saturday night, The Canucks will be looking to rebound from yet another tough loss against their aquatic rivals from Northern California and will apparently have to do so without the services of Alex Edler. When the Montreal Canadiens are in town, there is always a buzz around the Lower Mainland. Here is how I see things shaking down: Last Game: The following paragraph is dedicated...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks blast Oilers 6-2 in home-opening tour de force

The Vancouver Canucks won't have a Burr in their saddle for a few weeks but showed Saturday night that life without their versatile forward might still be worth living. Canuck head coach John Tortorella announced at the morning skate that Alex Burrows would be out for a couple of weeks (at least) after he blocked a Patrick Marleau shot during a San Jose 5-on-3 power-play Thursday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Injury to Burrows puts damper on Canucks' home opener

The Vancouver Canucks will attempt to win their first game of the new National Hockey League season tonight without one of their most valuable players. Winger Alex Burrows who skates on the first line with the Sedin twins kills penalties and centres the second power-play unit is out with a foot injury suffered when he blocked a shot against the San Jose Sharks in Thursday's...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks Defense has something to Prove

Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) NHL pre-season ended last night for the Vancouver Canucks and they have to be happy with how their team performed, especially their defense.  The Canucks defense has been put into question over the last few years but it hasn’t been mainstream media because it was overshadowed by another story in the media.  This season removes that distraction...
Via Cascadia Sports
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes overwhelmed by Canucks in preseason rout

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Yannick Weber and Jannik Hanson both had a goal and an assist to lead the Canucks to a 6-1 rout of the Coyotes in a preseason game Monday night. Chris Higgins, Mike Santorelli, Tom Sestito and Jason Garrison also scored for the Canucks. Martin Hanzal had a goal for the Coyotes. Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo picked up his first win of the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Weber and Hansen lead Canucks over Coyotes 6-1

Yannick Weber and Jannik Hanson both had a goal and an assist to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 6-1 rout of the Phoenix Coyotes in a preseason game Monday night. Chris Higgins, Mike Santorelli, Tom Sestito and Jason Garrison also scored for the Canucks. Martin Hanzal replied for the Coyotes. Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo picked up his first win of the preseason, recording...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks’ beefed-up Tanev seeking bigger role on blue line

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Chris Tanev will never be confused with the Incredible Hulk or Montreal Canadiens wide-bodied defenceman Douglas Murray who is hockey's version of the fictional behemoth. Tanev is tall and slim but at least he is no longer a total string bean. When he signed with the Canucks as an NCAA free agent three years ago Tanev was a featherweight “170 pounds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

It doesn’t make sense for Frank Corrado to begin the year in Vancouver

Frankie goes to Utica? A long and mostly boring offseason is finally over, as the Vancouver Canucks gear up for training camp on Sept. 17. Aside from the signings of Brad Richardson and Yannick Weber, the summer has been void of major moves, and the Canucks will head into the 2013/2014 season with the same faces you’ve become accustomed to Mike Gillis — just under the rule of...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks looking at huge D-man Douglas Murray

The Canucks have been kicking the tires on huge free agent defenceman Douglas Murray his agent confirmed on Tuesday morning. “We’ve talked to them off and on all summer” said player agent Anton Thun. “At this point we’re not close to signing. There are a group of clubs that have interest so it comes down to the right circumstances and the right dollars. At this point in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

UFA Dman Douglas Murray Draws Interest From Canucks

from Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province, The Canucks have been kicking the tires on huge free agent defenceman Douglas Murray, his agent confirmed on Tuesday morning. “We’ve talked to them off and on all summer,” said player agent Anton Thun. “At this point we’re not close to signing. There are a group of clubs that have interest, so it comes down to the right...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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