Is Trading Ryan Miller Plausible for Vancouver?

Ryan Miller seems destined to finish out his three-year, $18 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks. With the cap unlikely to increase in the 2016-17 season, many teams will be unwilling to take on such an onerous salary. What gets lost in the conversation about trading Miller and his contract, is that he actually played pretty well last season. Miller, along with Jacob Markstrom...
Via The Hockey Writers
21 hours ago

Canucks Hold Annual Family Festival For Autism

One of the best things about sports is when organizations and athletes use their platform in a philanthropic way. That’s why we can’t get enough of this story about the Vancouver Canucks. . @canucksautism held its 5th annual #CANFamFest for #AutismAwareness Sunday. GALLERY → — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) April 25, 2016...
Via Beyond The Benches
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Linden Vey the Odd Man Out?

As the current Canucks roster stands, there will be lots to sort out down the forward lineup for 2016-17. With depth forward spots in particular, it’s a blurry thought for Canucks fans to make out which players will be best suited for different roles. Okay, Derek Dorsett is a fourth-line winger – most can accept and certainly appreciate that. One other clear role might be that...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Vancouver Canucks Sign Granlund to Two-Year Extension

The Vancouver Canucks and general manager Jim Benning announced today that they’ve signed center Markus Granlund to a two-year contract extension. #Canucks sign Markus Granlund to a two-year extension. RELEASE → — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) April 26, 2016 Granlund, 23, was acquired by the Canucks from the Calgary...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Do the Canucks Need to Make a Big Free Agent Signing?

In a period when the Vancouver Canucks and its fan base are looking ahead, recent musings have the Kings’ Milan Lucic, Bruins’ Loui Eriksson and Isles’ Kyle Okposo as potential free agent targets this offseason. Benning says #Canucks have some money to spend this summer and they’ll look at options on free agents they can add. — Omar A (@omarcanuck) April 12, 2016 General...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

The Nuck Stops Here: Linden Vey, Thatcher Demko

‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news and analysis column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Canucks goaltending prospect Thatcher Demko (John Quackenbos/NCAA) Canucks sign Thatcher Demko The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Farm Report: Canucks AHL Group Begins Calder Cup Playoffs

The Vancouver Canucks’ season was over long before it was over, but their farm team still has plenty to play for. The 2015 Eastern Conference champion Utica Comets (38-26-12) begin their Calder Cup quest tonight against the Albany Devils (46-20-10) in the best-of-five first round series. A lot of the Comets roster is changed over from a season ago, when the team finished with...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Canucks GM has spent hours playing with a draft lottery simulator

Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning is pretty excited for the NHL Draft Lottery on April 30th which will determine where the worst teams in the league will pick at the 2016 NHL Draft. Benning has been doing what countless fans have been doing – playing with draft lottery simulators – to see where the Canucks will pick this summer. In fact, Benning has been spending hours running...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks sign top prospect Thatcher Demko. When will we see him in the NHL?

Take a deep breath, Vancouver Canucks fans. Thatcher Demko did not pull a Jimmy Vesey. Goaltender Demko, 20, officially signed with the team that drafted him Wednesday, as announced by the Canucks. He’s now a professional hockey player and will forego his senior year at Boston College. The move makes sense for Demko, who has nothing left to prove at the NCAA level. He went 27-8...
Via The Hockey News
7 days ago

Demko Contract Eases Any Canucks Crease Controversy

Canucks General Manager Jim Benning said all along he was confident that the team and star Boston College goalie Thatcher Demko would agree to terms on a contract. Benning put the somewhat overblown worries in the fan base to bed with the team’s announcement on Wednesday, one that is a step for the future. #Canucks sign Thatcher Demko, 2014 2nd round draft pick, to entry-level...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Canucks Sign Goalie Thatcher Demko

The Canucks have just announced that they have signed goaltender Thatcher Demko to a 3-year entry level contract. The 20-year-old just completed his third season with Boston College. In addition he helped lead the team to a berth in the NCAA Frozen Four. Four. The 6-4, 195-pound goalie has a record of 27-8-4 record with a .935 save percentage and a 1.88 goals-against average in...
Via Beyond The Benches
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks sign goalie Thatcher Demko to entry-level contract

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks signed former Boston College goalie Thatcher Demko to a three-year entry-level contract Wednesday. The 20-year-old Demko was selected 36th overall in the 2014 draft. Demko was 27-8-4 with a 1.88 goals-against average, .935 save percentage and 10 shutouts as a junior this season. From San Diego, the 6-foot-4 Demko won the...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks Sign Thatcher Demko to ELC

The Vancouver Canucks have signed 2014 2nd round draft pick (36th overall) Thatcher Demko to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Wednesday. Demko, a Hobey Baker finalist, was the winner of the 2016 Mike Richter Award for the best goaltender in collegiate hockey. He finished his junior year with Boston College by posting a .935 save percentage through 39 games...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 days ago

Could Drake Caggiula Land With Canucks?

It came as a surprise to some Canucks fans at last June’s NHL draft when Jim Benning and company picked forward Brock Boeser 23rd overall, over some highly touted prospects. But after Boeser’s freshman season at the University of North Dakota which featured 27 goals (more than any of UND alumni Zach Parise, Jonathan Toews or T.J. Oshie in their freshman year), 60 points and...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 days ago

Figure skating giving many NHL players a cutting edge

Every professional athlete looks to gain an edge whenever possible. For hockey players, the game is evolving to be more about speed than ever before, so finding a way to add some speed on skates is essential. That has led some NHL players to lace up with some figure skating experts to fine tune their skating skills. This isn’t straight out of the 1992 film The Cutting Edge, in...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks sign North Dakota defenseman Troy Stecher

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks signed North Dakota defenseman Troy Stecher on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Stecher, from Richmond, British Columbia, helped North Dakota win the NCAA title last week. He had eight goals and 29 assists in 43 games for the Fighting Hawks this season.
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks Higgins, Gaunce, Pedan & Tryamkin Talk Season

The Vancouver Canucks held a press conference for the end of the season and we wanted to let you hear from Chris Higgins, Brendan Gaunce, Andrey Pedan and Nikita Tryamkin to see what they are thinking for next season.  The post Canucks Higgins, Gaunce, Pedan & Tryamkin Talk Season appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Derek Dorsett ejected for squirting water at Patrick Maroon

As far as ejections go, this is a weird one. When was the last time you saw a player ejected for not even physically touching his opponent? That’s what happened when Derek Dorsett was ejected after he sprayed his water bottle at Patrick Maroon. The whole thing is kind of hilarious. The two were doing plenty of arguing from their own respective benches and then Dorsett got the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Dorsett ejected for squirting water at Patrick Maroon (Video)

Vancouver Canucks right winger Derek Dorsett was ejected from Saturday night's regular season finale against Edmonton for squirting water at Oilers forward Patrick Maroon on the opposing bench.It happened at the 18:33 mark of the third period after Maroon had just scored a power play goal to tie the game at 3-3. We can't see how it started from the video, but we can see Maroon taunting...
Via Holdout Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Etem scores shootout winner as Canucks beat Oilers 4-3 in season finale

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — If this was Alexandre Burrows' last game for the Vancouver Canucks, he went out on his own terms.The veteran forward scored one of Vancouver's three goals in the shootout Saturday night as the Canucks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 to wrap up disappointing seasons for both clubs.Burrows, who turns 35 on Monday and has spent the last 10 years in Vancouver...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Etem scores shootout winner as Canucks beat Oilers 4-3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Emerson Etem scored in the seventh round of the shootout, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Saturday night in the finale of a disappointing season for each team. Etem beat Cam Talbot with a nice move through the goaltender's legs for the clinching score after Patrick Maroon was stopped by Jacob Markstrom at the other end...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks fan is suing the team after getting hit by a puck

If you’ve been to an NHL game, you’ve probably seen the signs or heard the announcement warning fans to keep alert during play due to the possibility of a puck leaving the ice surface and flying into the stands. Unfortunately, accidents happen and it's still possible for a fan to be injured by a puck, which is exactly what happened in Vancouver. According to CTV Vancouver,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers rout Canucks 6-2 in final game at Rexall Place

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Patrick Maroon scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers won at Rexall Place for the final time, beating the Vancouver Canucks 6-2 on Wednesday. Nail Yakupov, Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Taylor Hall also scored for the Oilers, who snapped a three-game losing skid. Matt Bartkowski and Bo Horvat scored for the Canucks, who had their three-game winning end...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

McCann, Miller lead Canucks over Kings

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Jared McCann scored the winner in the second period, Ryan Miller made 40 saves and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Monday night. Emerson Etem and Jannik Hansen also scored and Vancouver got its first three-game winning streak this season. Tyler Toffoli and Kyle Clifford had a goal each for Los Angeles, which dropped its fifth...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Etem burns Ducks in Canucks' 3rd-period rally for 3-2 win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Emerson Etem scored the tiebreaking goal against his former team with 6:37 to play, and the Vancouver Canucks rallied from a third-period deficit for their second straight victory, 3-2 over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Dan Hamhuis scored the tying goal shortly after Nate Thompson put the Ducks ahead in the third period. Etem then batted home a rebound...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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