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Plekanec believes the Canadiens will have a youth movement

The Montreal Canadiens sat mostly idle this summer, outside of acquiring Alexander Semin and Zack Kassian. Neither deal shook the NHL and the Canadiens opted to mostly stand pat, believing that their young skaters will provide plenty of competition in training camp. Tomas Plekanec believes the Canadiens have a wealth of young talent and that it might rise to the surface in 2015...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Plekanec believes the Canadiens will have a youth movement

The Montreal Canadiens sat mostly idle this summer, outside of acquiring Alexander Semin and Zack Kassian. Neither deal shook the NHL and the Canadiens opted to mostly stand pat, believing that their young skaters will provide plenty of competition in training camp. Tomas Plekanec believes the Canadiens have a wealth of young talent and that it might rise to the surface in 2015-16...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Prust hits the ice in new Canucks gear

One of the newest Canucks is back on the ice and trying out his new gear. Forward Brandon Prust seems to have gotten his Vancouver shorts and jersey fitted and is ready to go. The Canucks acquired Prust in a July 1 trade which saw them send Zack Kassian and a fifth round draft pick to Montreal in exchange for Prust. The 31-year-old has played for five teams in his 10-year career...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling decisions this summer

The Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling decisions of late. General manager Jim Benning isn’t exactly putting on a clinic on how to GM. It’s hard to forget he handed out sizable extensions to bit-players. Derek Dorsett is a solid fourth liner, but is he really worth $10.6 million over four seasons? Benning thought so. The same day he signed Dorsett, he also signed defenseman...
Via Bloguin Best
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling decisions this summer

The Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling decisions of late. General manager Jim Benning isn’t exactly putting on a clinic on how to GM. It’s hard to forget he handed out sizable extensions to bit-players. Derek Dorsett is a solid fourth liner, but is he really worth $10.6 million over four seasons? Benning thought so. The same day he signed Dorsett, he also signed defenseman...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks acquire Prust from Canadiens for Kassian, draft pick

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks have traded Zack Kassian and a 2016 fifth-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens for Brandon Prust on Wednesday. Kassian, 24, has a year left on his contract at a cap hit of $1.75 million. Prust, 31, has a year left at a cap hit of $2.5 million. Kassian has 35 goals and 31 assists in 198 games with the Canucks and Buffalo Sabres...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks trade Kassian to Canadiens for Prust

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks have traded Zack Kassian and a 2016 fifth-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens for Brandon Prust on Wednesday. Kassian, 24, has a year left on his contract at a cap hit of $1.75 million. Prust, 31, has a year left at a cap hit of $2.5 million. Kassian has 35 goals and 31 assists in 198 games with the Canucks and Buffalo Sabres...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks – Injury Report

View image | gettyimages.com The Vancouver Canucks have been playing their hardest to win games recently with several of their top players on the IR list. Since February, they’ve been missing quite a few of their key players. Such as Alex Burrows (RW), Chris Higgins (LW), Kevin Bieksa (D), and Ryan Miller (G). Alex Burrows, who missed two games with an upper body injury in...
Via TopSportsReport
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Ryan Reaves reaches over the officials to punch Zack Kassian

Zack Kassian punched Ryan Reaves and then probably thought he was safe when the officials came in to break things up. Reaves had the last laugh as he reached over the officials and decked Kassian in the face. Both men earned two-minute roughing penalties and 10-minute misconducts. Reaves vs Kassian #stlblues pic.twitter.com/2zo7uoUp7U — Daniel Doelling (@Daniel_Doelling) March...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Ryan Reaves reaches over the officials to punch Zack Kassian

Zack Kassian punched Ryan Reaves and then probably thought he was safe when the officials came in to break things up. Reaves had the last laugh as he reached over the officials and decked Kassian in the face. Both men earned two-minute roughing penalties and 10-minute misconducts. Reaves vs Kassian #stlblues pic.twitter.com/2zo7uoUp7U — Daniel Doelling (@Daniel_Doelling) March...
Via Bloguin Best
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lack stops 40 for Canucks in win at Boston

BOSTON (AP) Zack Kassian broke a 1-1 tie with a goal early in the third period and Eddie Lack preserved the lead with 13 of his 40 saves in the final period for the Vancouver Canucks in a 2-1 win over the struggling Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Daniel and Henrik Sedin both picked up assists on the tiebreaking goal 6:47 into the third as the Canucks beat the struggling Bruins...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lack stops 40, Kassian nets winner as Canucks edge Bruins

  Zack Kassian broke a 1-1 tie with a goal early in the third period and Eddie Lack preserved the lead with 13 of his 40 saves in the final period for the Vancouver Canucks in a 2-1 win over the struggling Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Daniel and Henrik Sedin both picked up assists on the tiebreaking goal 6:47 into the third as the Canucks beat the struggling Bruins for the second...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Unable To Capitalize On Scoring Chances In 2-1 Loss To Canucks

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins controlled the majority of puck possession and created many quality scoring chances Tuesday night against the Vancouver Canucks at TD Garden. But like so many previous games this season, the B’s were unable to finish these chances and lost 2-1. The Bruins return to game action Friday night against the New Jersey Devils in the first matchup of a back...
Via NESN.com
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lack lifts Canucks to 4-0 shutout of Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Eddie Lack made 27 saves in relief of an injured Ryan Miller and the Vancouver Canucks beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Sunday. Zack Kassian, Radim Vrbata and Bo Horvat scored in the second period for Vancouver, which kept pace in the tight Western Conference playoff race. The 34-year-old Miller, in his first season with the Canucks, left with an apparent...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthias hat trick leads Canucks to win over Bruins

  Shawn Matthias scored the first hat trick of his career Friday night as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Boston Bruins 5-2. Radim Vrbata and Jannik Hansen, into an empty net, had the other goals for Vancouver, while Zack Kassian added two assists. Ryan Miller made 21 saves to get the win in his 600th NHL game. Patrice Bergeron and Chris Kelly replied for Boston, which got 20...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Miller makes 31 saves, Canucks blank Penguins 5-0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Ryan Miller made 31 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and 35th of his career, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Alexandre Burrows had a goal and an assist, and Bo Horvat, Shawn Matthias, Zack Kassian and Daniel Sedin each also scored for Vancouver. Radim Vrbata added two assists...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly interested in Matt Bartkowski

Photo by Harry HowThe Vancouver Canucks are interested in defenseman Matt Bartkowski, according to Darren Dreger of TSN.

Canucks general manager Jim Benning, former assistant general manager of the Bruins, is looking for some help at the blue line after losing Kevin Bieksa to a hand injury that could see him out six to eight weeks. The Bruins have been searching for a winger...
Via BruinsLife
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks need a trade to keep up

Trade winds are blowing as days end and March 2 creeps closer. Alex Burrows, Zack Kassian, Chris Higgins and Alex Edler are some names being thrown around right now by reporters, annalists and yes some general managers as well. But what’s the instigator of the desire by fans for a trade? The Vancouver Canucks have […] The post Vancouver Canucks need a trade to keep up appeared...
Via Along the Boards
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks Injury Update: Kassian out 2-3 weeks with finger injury

Vancouver Canucks right-winger Zack Kassian will not join the club on it's season-long, seven-game road trip as a result of a hand injury. #460875233 / gettyimages.com The Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins confirmed that Kassian's timeline to return is to-to-three weeks, according to a tweet from the Canucks twitter account. Kassian left Tuesday's game against the New Jersey...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Captain Ference Suspended for Three

The suspensions have been coming fast and furious in the NHL so far this season. The Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference has been suspended for his illegal check to the head of Vancouver Canucks winger Zack Kassian. The hit initially warranted a two minute minor, and after being reviewed by NHL Player Safety it was deemed through a phone hearing that a suspension was necessary...
Via The Garbage Time
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers' Andrew Ference suspended 3 games for check to the head

NEW YORK -- Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference has been suspended three games for his check to the head of Vancouver forward Zack Kassian. The NHL said Monday he will be eligible to return for Sunday's road game in New York against the Rangers. Ference will lose $118,902 in salary. He has been suspended twice before and fined once during his 15-season career. This time, he...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers' Andrew Ference suspended 3 games

NEW YORK (AP) Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference has been suspended three games for his check to the head of Vancouver forward Zack Kassian. The NHL said Monday he will be eligible to return for Sunday's road game in New York against the Rangers. Ference will lose $118,902 in salary. He has been suspended twice before and fined once during his 15-season career. This time...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Suspended Three Games, Won’t Play Thursday Vs. Bruins

Andrew Ference will not be on the ice when the Edmonton Oilers come to town on Thursday to take on the Boston Bruins. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Monday that the Oilers defenseman has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian on Saturday night. As director of player safety Patrick Burke explained...
Via NESN.com
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Faces Hearing For High Hit On Vancouver’s Zack Kassian (Video)

Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference might be in trouble with the NHL. The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Sunday that Ference will have a hearing for his high hit on Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian during Saturday night’s game in Edmonton. According to the league, Ference’s hit is being reviewed on the grounds of potentially being an illegal check to the...
Via NESN.com
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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