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Penguins gear is in and yep…it gets the Kali stamp of approval #swag pic.twitter.com/pKPOkZIDbl — Nick Bonino (@NickBonino) August 4, 2015
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sutter signs 5-year extension with Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks have signed recently acquired center Brandon Sutter to a five-year contract extension at an average annual value of $4.375 million (US) per season. The Canucks acquired the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Sutter and a third-round draft pick in 2016 from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday for Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening and a 2016 second...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  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
14 hours ago  |  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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins send forward Sutter to Canucks for 2 players

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins sent third-line center Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in exchange for forward Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening. The teams also swapped draft picks. Pittsburgh received a second-round pick in the 2016 draft while the Canucks pick up a third-round pick in next year's draft from the Penguins. The 26-year-old Sutter...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals sign defenseman Ryan Stanton

The Capitals have signed defenseman Ryan Stanton to a one-year, two-way contract.The 26-year-old had spent the last two seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, appearing in 119 total games.Stanton could provide a veteran presence to the AHL's Hershey Bears, playing alongside the Capitals young talent in Madison Bowey, Tyler Lewington and Christian Djoos.Stanton is the second defensemen...
Via Fox Sports
11 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
23 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 Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Prust trade shows NHL's toll on family life

It could have been the trip of a lifetime: former Montreal Canadien Brandon Prust was in Italy for nearly two weeks at the end of June and beginning of July with long-time love Maripier Morin for a summer vacation before Prust had to start training for another NHL season. Prust proposed early on in the trip. Morin said yes, and the happy couple were supposed to bask in the joy of...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolts Sign Forward Jeff Tambellini To A One-Year Contract

ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 25: Jeff Tambellini #10 of the Vancouver Canucks skates against the Atlanta Thrashers at the Philips Arena on March 25, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed 31 year old veteran forward Jeff Tambellini to a one-year two-way contract. The 5’11” 186 lbs. Calgary native has played 242 career NHL...
Via Lightning Shout
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks fire 2 assistant GMs, director of player personnel

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks cleaned out their front office, firing assistant general managers Laurence Gilman and Lorne Henning and director of player personnel Eric Crawford on Thursday. Canucks president Trevor Linden announced the three were let go ''after a thorough review of the team.'' Gilman, who also held the title of vice president of hockey operations...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 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

Matt Bartkowski Signs One-Year Deal With Canucks

After five years in the Bruins organization, Matt Bartkowski inked a deal with the Vancouver Canucks. 
Via CLNS Radio
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bieksa not worried about bad blood with new Ducks teammates

Kevin Bieksa doesn't have many friends on his new team -- the Anaheim Ducks.  The Vancouver defenseman was dealt to the Ducks on Tuesday afternoon, in exchange for a second-round pick in next year's draft. Ducks left wing Pat Maroon quickly made amends with his former division nemesis. Maroon sent Bieksa a tweet saying, "I guess we can become friends now?" He's also had some notorious...
Via Fox Sports West
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks acquire Bieksa from Canucks for second-round pick

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks have acquired veteran defenseman Kevin Bieksa from the Vancouver Canucks for a second-round pick in the 2016 draft. The clubs announced the trade Tuesday. Bieksa has spent his entire 10-year NHL career in Vancouver, compiling 56 goals and 185 assists in 597 games while developing a reputation as a tough-nosed, physical defenseman. The former fifth...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Bieksa traded, will fit in nicely in Anaheim

  Anaheim is full of awful people, and Kevin Bieksa will fit in just fine down there. Match made in heaven! Or hell, I guess.
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks Trade D Kevin Bieksa to the Anaheim Ducks

Kevin Bieksa warms up before the game. (Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports)   After a year apart, Kevin Bieksa and Ryan Kesler are reunited on the Anaheim Ducks. The Vancouver Canucks have sent defenseman Kevin Bieksa to the Anaheim Ducks for a 2016 second round draft pick. Bieksa, 34, is entering the final year of his contract that comes with a $4.6 million cap hit. With Francois...
Via The Sports Journal
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks trade Lack to Hurricanes for pair of draft choices

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Vancouver Canucks have traded goaltender Eddie Lack to the Carolina Hurricanes for two draft picks. The Canucks acquired Carolina's third-round pick in this weekend's draft as well as a seventh-round pick in next year's draft. In a statement, Carolina executive vice president and general manager Ron Francis called Lack "a big-bodied goalie who has proven himself...
Via AP on Fox
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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