An open letter to some angry Oilers fans

Dear loyal fans of the Edmonton Oilers, The last time we had a little discussion like this, it was truly refreshing. I felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I had the opportunity to share my thoughts on a number of things - jersey tossing, the Lowe Must Go debacle, Craig MacTavish, and more. I've got another bone to pick with a few of you.  Not all of you...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Smacked in Oil Country; Flames/Canucks; Pat Quinn ROH

If you dare to watch the highlights: It was a night full of tears and celebration.  Legendary Oiler Ryan Smyth played his final NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.  The night was focused around his retirement and all of his hockey related accomplishments.  On the Vancouver side, this game provided an opportunity for some of the young guys to crack the...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks beat Kings 2-1, stave off playoff elimination

The Vancouver Canucks must have felt like they were California Dreaming. They actually beat the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. The Canucks came from behind to defeat the Kings 2-1 at Rogers Arena and keep their extremely slim playoff hopes flickering for at least another day. Brad Richardson scored the winner, on a set-up from linemate Zack Kassian, at 18:37 of the third...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wrong System In Vancouver

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, This season, Tortorella has attempted to turn them into a grinding, shot-blocking, defensive-first team — which is fine if you’ve got the personnel of, say, a Los Angeles or St. Louis. But the Canucks don’t and their attempts to play that way have been a disaster. Defensively, they’re eighth in the West in goals allowed and tied...
Via Kukla's Korner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks find success against Wild, 5-2, for third straight win

When David Booth is scoring goals and Alex Edler is preventing them, when Zack Kassian is driving the attack and Brad Richardson leading forwards in ice time, anything seems possible for the Vancouver Canucks. Even a three-game winning streak. An 11-game winning streak to close out the National Hockey League regular season and possibly put the Canucks in the playoffs? Well, let...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Booth's two goals lead Canucks over slumping Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- David Booth scored two unassisted goals and Eddie Lack made 29 saves to lead the Vancouver Canucks over the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Wednesday night. Zack Kassian, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler also scored for Vancouver as the Canucks try to make a late push to overtake Phoenix and Dallas for the Western Conference's final wild-card playoff spot. Minnesota...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks Game Review: Canucks Win 2 in a Row, Henrik Hurt

Sunday March 23: Vancouver Canucks 4 - Buffalo Sabres 2 It was looking like a win for #TankNation in the first four minutes of Sunday's game against the Sabres, but Zack Kassian had a career night against his old team. After Buffalo took an early 2-0 lead, Kassian assisted on all four Vancouver goals as the Canucks came back for the win. Here are your highlights: ...
Via HockeyBuzz
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks rally past Sabres for 4-2 victory

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Zack Kassian had four assists and the Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 Sunday night.
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks Rumor: Zack Kassian will find a way out of Vancouver

Zack Kassian is a team first type of hockey player, but his own wants and desires, as to what his value to a team should be, will have him engage a program this off season, that will precipitate his exit from the Vancouver Canucks.Kassian was a little put off early in this season, when the club got off to a slow start, and he did not get an opportunity to play minutes with the top...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Disipline: Kassian to sit for three

Brendan Shanahan, the Director of Player Safety, for the National Hockey League has announced a three game suspension for Zack Kassian of the Vancouver Canucks, following a dangerous hit from behind, in a game earlier this week, against the Dallas Stars.Kassian is a repeat offender, and as such will sit for three games, for his hit from behind on Brenden Dillon of the Stars, late...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks' Kassian banned three games for boarding

Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian has been suspended for three games, without pay, for boarding Dallas Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon during NHL Game No. 944 in Dallas on Thursday, March 6, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. Kassian is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Zack Kassian Suspended For 3 Games

Here is the suspension video...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Zack Kassian Has A Hearing Today For This Hit On Brenden Dillon

The NHL has announced Zack Kassian of the Vancouver Canucks will have a hearing today for this hit on Brenden Dillon of the Dallas Stars.  I do believe it is hearing via a phone call. Kassian received 5 for boarding and a game, the Canucks lost 6-1. via Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, On the Brendan Dillon injury (Lindy Ruff): “I was relieved to get him back...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks want ‘a player to help Kesler,’ says Gillis

Just over a week away from the NHL trade deadline, Vancouver GM Mike Gillis knows what he needs to help his struggling team. Problem is, getting that help will cost him. “We’d like to get a player to help [Ryan] Kesler, but you have to give up a lot,” Gillis told Team 1040 radio, per The Province. “If it’s not a rental player or a younger player, you look at your options...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Zack Kassian showing Canucks signs of maturity

Zack Kassian turns 23 on Friday and it’s probably not a coincidence that the Vancouver Canucks winger is showing signs that he is beginning to get what it takes to be a NHL regular. Kassian did a couple of nice things in Tuesday night’s 2-1 win in Edmonton over the Oilers. For starters, he scored what proved to be the winning goal when he snapped a shot that beat Edmonton goalie...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Without Tortorella behind bench, Canucks slip past Oilers

Rookie Kellan Lain and Zack Kassian scored and the Vancouver Canucks won their first game without suspended head coach John Tortorella in 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. The Canucks have won just three of their past 11 games. Roberto Luongo made 28 saves for the win. The Canucks were also without leading scoring Henrik Sedin, who missed his first game in...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks Win 8th Straight, Canucks 9-1 Loss Is Worst Ever

((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......
Via Online Sports Guys
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks, Kings Combine For 53 Minutes Of Penalties In Wild First Period (Video)

To say that the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings don’t like each other might be a bit of an understatement. The Pacific Division rivals squared off Monday night and they wasted no time getting after it. In what was the first of many, many penalties to come, Vancouver’s Zack Kassian was sent off for hooking just nine seconds into the game. Kassian took down Dustin Brown who...
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks find positives in Tom Sestito, Zack Kassian

Amid the rubble of another late-game collapse, Vancouver Canuck head coach John Tortorella suggested he would try to seek the positives because, well, what the hell else was there to do? We think we found two for him: Tom Sestito and Zack Kassian. The big men both played like big men in the same game, on the same night, against the Pittsburgh Penguins and nearly made a difference...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Zack Kassian gets kicked in the face with an ice skate; 43-year-old emergency back-up gets scare

All things considered, Vancouver’s Zack Kassian got off easy last night when he became the victim of Tom Sestito’s flailing leg. Kassian, 22, left Sunday’s contest against the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks after suffering a blow to the head by his teammate’s skate boot after Sestito tried to finish a hit on his opponent. Luckily for Kassian, the blade of Sestito’s skate missed...
Via The Hockey Guys
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Zack Kassian, mocker of face shields, takes a skate to the face

Your browser does not support iframes. You remember Zack Kassian of the Vancouver Canucks, right? He’s the guy who broke the jaw of Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Gagner with a high stick this preseason, then later taunted Gagner for wearing a protective face shield. Well, on Sunday night Kassian probably wished he was the one who had a little bit of facial protection, as he took...
Via The Nosebleeds
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Zack Kassian Takes Skate to Face From Teammate During Loss to Ducks (Video)

Vancouver Canucks winger Zack Kassian caught heat earlier this season for apparently mocking a face shield worn by Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner. In what Oilers fans might see as karma — a high stick by Kassian broke Gagner’s jaw in the first place — it was Kassian who could have benefited from some facial protection Sunday night. The 22-year-old forward took a skate...
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Has Zack Kassian been naughty or nice this season?

  We are almost halfway through the 2013-14 NHL season and it’s time for media outlets to come out with their midway report cards. David Ebner from the Globe and Mail wrote one where he wasn’t completely complimentary of Zack Kassian’s season thus far. From Ebner: Misses: Zack Kassian, David Booth A project and a weird dude, neither has delivered anything close to what the...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks vs Bruins Game Preview – December 14, 2013

Image Courtesy: 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

John Tortorella doesn’t trust Zack Kassian lining up with Sedin twins

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella is desperately seeking someone to mesh with the Sedin twins during the injury to Alex Burrows, but it won't be Zack Kassian, at least not for now. The Canucks’ coach admitted Thursday he simply doesn't trust Kassian enough to put him in a position where he might be matched up against the opposition's top six. So it will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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