The Nuck Stops Here: Burrows, Gaunce and PTOs

‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news, opinion and analysis column that runs every Sunday throughout the regular season. NEWS Tuomo Ruutu (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr) Jack Skille, James Sheppard, Tuomo Ruutu, Kevin Carr signed to PTO contracts The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Sedins relishing chance for major title at World Cup

TORONTO (AP) Daniel Sedin knows the World Cup of Hockey may be his final chance to represent Sweden at a best-on-best tournament along with twin brother Henrik. With that in mind, there's no shortage of motivation for the 35-year-old Vancouver Canucks forwards heading into Sunday's semifinal meeting with Team Europe. ''We realize as we get older there's not going to be a lot of...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Emerson Etem Remains a Wild Card

There’s a second line void that needs to be filled. The Canucks must be wondering, who is going to step up? Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi are good bets to do so, after coming on strong in the second half of the season. How about Jannik Hansen — how much will he produce if Eriksson presumably steals his spot on the top line? Can Brandon Sutter return to a 20-goal form? Will Jake...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Markstrom Maneuvered to Backup by Benning

The goalie controversy never seems to die in Vancouver. Goaltending was one of Vancouver’s few bright spots last season. Although the Canucks surrendered a plethora of scoring chances, their goaltending tandem of Ryan Miller and Jacob Markstrom kept the team in games in which they were outplayed. The two goaltenders did it by committee, with both earning equal playing time throughout...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Vancouver Canucks: Team Sweden preview

The Vancouver Canucks are not one of the teams represented in the World Cup of Hockey, which begins today, but a very important portion of the team is featured on Team Sweden. How important are these players? In less than a month, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, and Loui Eriksson could be the top line for Vancouver. Fittingly, they will also get the chance to show off any native chemistry...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Team Preview: Vancouver Canucks

Yikes. That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of the Vancouver Canucks. After years of making the playoffs and being one game away from a Stanley Cup, the Canucks are starting a rebuild. Granted, they still have a very good first line but otherwise the roster is full of young guys and players who aren't fantasy relevant. My early pick to finish last in the NHL...
Via Razzball Hockey
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Henrik Sedin replaces Zetterberg as Sweden World Cup captain

STOCKHOLM (AP) Henrik Sedin will replace the injured Henrik Zetterberg as Sweden's captain for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Swedish team officials say his brother, Daniel Sedin, will be the assistant captain in the Sept. 17-Oct. 1 tournament in Toronto. Zetterberg was ruled out because of a knee injury during off-ice training. He has been replaced in Sweden's roster by...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavol Demitra documentary to be shown in Vancouver

The documentary on the life of Pavol Demitra titled Pavol Demitra: 38 is set to play at a festival this week in Vancouver. The documentary tracks Demitra’s life from his youth hockey career, through the NHL and to his final days skating with Lokomotiv. The documentary features interviews with Demitra’s old teammates, including Peter Stastny, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Tkachuk,...
Via Frozen Notes
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: Ben Hutton preview for 2016-2017

The Vancouver Canucks will be looking for a boost in their defense, which was badly thinned out after Alexander Edler was injured back in February, in 2016-2017. While Edler will be back, the Canucks will likely need more defensemen to compete at a high level since Olli Juolevi will likely need more than one season to fully develop. Luckily, they have Ben Hutton, who made his NHL...
August 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks don't dismiss acquiring player with past issues

Trevor Linden isn’t outright dismissing he’d acquire a player with a checkered police history. The Canucks president appeared on TSN 1050, where he discussed players with a history of trouble with the police. He said each situation is unique and he wouldn’t jump to conclusions without knowing all the details. “I think with any situation, they’re all unique to themselves...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks nab right winger Loui Eriksson with six-year, $36M deal

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks acquired one of the top free agents in the NHL on Friday, signing Loui Eriksson to a six-year, $36 million contract.The 30-year-old right winger from Sweden spent the last three seasons with the Boston Bruins and scored 30 goals while adding 33 assists in 82 games last year.He is expected to play on a line with twins Henrik and...
Via Associated Press
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks player's father involved in alleged murder conspiracy

Here’s a story that reads like it comes straight from a crime novel. Vancouver Canucks forward Linden Vey’s father, Curtis Vey, is set to face trial with the co-accused Angela Nicholson for allegedly attempting to murder their spouses, reports Jason Botchford of The Province. The two reportedly had an affair and it’s alleged Curtis planned on killing Brigitte Vey, Liden...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks GM has spent hours playing with a draft lottery simulator

Vancouver Canucks General Manager 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: Edler out for six weeks

The Vancouver Canucks do not exactly have a fearsome defense to begin with. Now they will spend most of the remainder of the season without their best defenseman. Alexander Edler is out for six weeks after a fractured tibia sustained in Vancouver’s win against Colorado on February 9. Edler has been one of the only bright spots for the Canucks defense. He has six goals and 14 assists...
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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