VANCOUVER CANUCKS NEWS

Milan Lucic says playing with Canucks is ‘dream of mine’

When pressed if whether Milan Lucic saw himself playing with the Vancouver Canucks when his contract expired at the end of next season, the power forward said it was a dream of his. “I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen moving on,” Lucic told TSN 1410 Radio’s Bro Jake show in response to a direct question on the topic. “I mean I have one year left on my contract...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic says playing with Canucks is ‘dream of mine’

When pressed if whether Milan Lucic saw himself playing with the Vancouver Canucks when his contract expired at the end of next season, the power forward said it was a dream of his. “I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen moving on,” Lucic told TSN 1410 Radio’s Bro Jake show in response to a direct question on the topic. “I mean I have one year left on my contract...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Cracknell signs with the Vancouver Canucks

Adam Cracknell’s second run with the St. Louis Blues didn’t last very long. Cracknell has signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks worth a reported $575,000. Adam Cracknell signed a one year, two way, contract with the #canucks at $575,000. #tvasports — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) August 25, 2015 Cracknell was most recently acquired by the Blues in a trade...
Via Frozen Notes
9 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Burrows believes in Canucks' controversial moves

The Vancouver Canucks upset their fanbase this offseason with a number of controversial moves. First, they traded goaltender Eddie Lack to Carolina for a pair of draft picks, a move Canucks fans see as getting next to nothing for a valuable net-minder. Then they sent Nick Bonino and prospect Adam Clendening to Pittsburgh for Brandon Sutter and subsequently signed Sutter to a five...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Henrik, Daniel Sedin Play H-O-R-S-E In Throwback Grizzlies Jerseys (Video)

Vancouver Canucks forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin have been two of the NHL’s best players for about a decade. The twins recently competed in a game of H-O-R-S-E in the first episode in Season 2 of “Sedin vs. Sedin.” Luckily for them, they chose hockey over basketball growing up in Sweden. The best part of this video might be the throwback jerseys worn by both brothers. These...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexandre Burrows believes the Canucks can be as good as any other NHL team

The Vancouver Canucks have been widely ridiculed for the roster moves they’ve made over the last few months. Long story short, the Canucks made some questionable decisions and we’ve already listed them as one of three teams who failed to improve this summer. Despite all of the vocal criticism, Alexandre Burrows believes that the Canucks have the ability to be as good as anybody...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Digging deeper into the Canucks’ application

Work with us! Event & Culinary positions available now → http://t.co/Q5yXgiEPAU #YVR #Hospitality pic.twitter.com/sKUx4Zfvi2 — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) August 14, 2015 – Must be able to cook for an enntire team, as well as coaches and staff on game day, as well as 2 separate meals for diners with a particular palette. – Must be able to cook a nuanced Swedish...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
21 days ago  |  Discuss

A Flames fan sends Canucks GM Jim Benning ‘thank you’ flowers for offseason moves

I’ve outlined extensively why I think the Vancouver Canucks have taken a step back with the moves they’ve made under Jim Benning. They’ve made some pretty puzzling moves recently – whether it’s signing Derek Dorsett and Lucas Sbisa to long-term extensions, giving up on Eddie Lack for almost nothing or adding salary and losing assets to trade for Brandon Sutter, only to...
Via Bloguin Best
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

A Flames fan sends Jim Benning ‘thank you’ flowers for offseason moves

I’ve outlined extensively why I think the Vancouver Canucks have taken a step back with the moves they’ve made under Jim Benning. They’ve made some pretty puzzling moves recently – whether it’s signing Derek Dorsett and Lucas Sbisa to long-term extensions, giving up on Eddie Lack for almost nothing or adding salary and losing assets to trade for Brandon Sutter, only to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks GM on Sutter extension: Team must plan for 'after the Sedins decide to retire'

The Vancouver Canucks signed new acquisition Brandon Sutter to a five-year extension with a no-trade clause Tuesday, and according to general manager Jim Benning, Sutter represents the future of the organization."At some point we have to make plans and get the pieces in place to survive and be successful after the Sedins decide to retire," Benning said to the Vancouver Province....
Via Fox Sports
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks make multiple front office changes

The Vancouver front office saw quite a few changes on Tuesday, as the team named six people to new posts. Most notably, the Canucks named John Weisbrod as the new assistant general manager one year after he was hired as a vice president of player personnel. Weisbrod's playing career was cut short due to injury, and he originally started working in the business side of sports with...
Via Fox Sports
August 05, 2015  |  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
August 03, 2015  |  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
July 28, 2015  |  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
July 28, 2015  |  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
July 28, 2015  |  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
July 28, 2015  |  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
July 24, 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 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

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
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning sign forward Jeff Tambellini to 1-year deal

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Jeff Tambellini to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Tambellini, 31, has skated in 242 career NHL games over six seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks, recording 27 goals and 63 points. The Calgary, Alberta native played his...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 05, 2015  |  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
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