Just talked with #Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom who says, "I did not ask for a trade after the Ryan Miller signing".
MetroNews Canada "Hunter Shinkaruk once said he actually liked the media side of hockey. He was asked on Monday if that was still the case, in light of all the speculation that the Vancouver Canucks were reportedly shopping him as part of a package to the Florida Panthers for the first overall pick in last..." July 09
Nucks Misconduct "Jason Botchford is reporting that Markstrom asked to be traded after the Canucks signed Ryan Miller on July 1. Jim Benning said today: “That situation could work itself out over the summer. The teams that are interested may have to move out another guy. We’re exploring that for..." July 07
Sportsnet.ca "The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenceman Chris Tanev to a one-year contract. Canucks general manager Jim Benning announced the signing Saturday." July 05
Vancouver Sun "As a restricted free agent without salary arbitration rights, Vancouver Canuck forward Zack Kassian had a choice to make: wait all summer to try for a few more dollars, or sign now and get on with his life. He chose the latter and agreed Thursday night to a two-year, $3.5 million contract. The..." July 05
Pro Hockey Talk "With GM Jim Benning and President of Hockey Operations Trevor Linden running things in Vancouver, Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini has to like where things are headed. Fans in Vancouver will be happy to know the owner is truly all about winning the Stanley Cup as Greg Douglas at the Vancouver..." July 05
NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed goaltender Joe Cannata. Cannata, 24, spent the 2013.14 season with the Utica Comets, posting a record of 11-12-1, goals against average of 2.83, and a save percentage of .907 through 28 games. It marked his..." July 04
NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Yannick Weber. Weber, 25, split the 2013.14 season between the Canucks and Utica Comets. With Vancouver, Weber collected 10 points (6-4-10) and 16 penalty minutes in 49 games. He added seven..." July 04
NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Alex Biega. Biega, 26, spent the 2013.14 season with the Utica Comets, collecting 22 points (3-19-22) in 73 games played. It marked his fourth season in the AHL and first in the Canucks..." July 04
Sounds like Zack Kassian is very close to signing a 2-year contract extension with the #canucks. Tanev, Vey + Weber remaining RFAs.
Pro Hockey Talk "Radim Vrbata signed with the Vancouver Canucks for a few reasons, but a “chance to play with the Sedins” was the one he mentioned first in a conference call with reporters on Thursday. “If you play with players like the Sedins, you know you’ll get your chances,” Vrbata said. “I was looking for..." July 03
2 yrs, $5 mil per for Vrbata to Canucks.
Yahoo! Sports "Steve Moore’s civil suit against the Vancouver Canucks and Todd Bertuzzi, a.k.a. hockey’s pending O.J. Trial, just got about $30 million more interesting. Moore’s lawyers have filed documents that increase his financial claims in the case from $38 million to $68 million, according to the..." July 03
NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Radim Vrbata to a two-year deal. Vrbata, 33, recorded 51 points (20-31-51) in 80 games with the Coyotes in the 2013.14 NHL season. In 792 career games he has scored 215 goals and 249 assists..." July 03
Pro Hockey Talk "When Canucks general manager Jim Benning was chief scout of the Buffalo Sabres, he was instrumental in the team’s drafting of a skinny goalie out of Michigan State. Today, 15 years later, Benning was reunited with that skinny goalie, as Vancouver signed Ryan Miller to a three-year, $18 million..." July 02
Ryan Miller gets modified NTC with VAN; $5M salary and $1M signing bonus each season.
VAN signs D Bobby Sanguinetti $600,000 if in NHL
When Jarome Iginla signs, I expect it will be a three-year deal. TB, COL and VAN are the finalists.
Ryan Miller to Vancouver, per @RealKyper
COL, MIN, TB, VAN still in on Jarome Iginla.
I'm told the #canucks will be making a big push for Iginla tomorrow. Has good relationships with Linden & Benning.
VAN will not be qualifying Jordan Schroeder or Zac Dalpe. Both go to UFA.
CBSSports.com "When looking at the goaltending market, it would appear to be Ryan Miller and everybody else. The problem is he's still a No. 1 goaltender but there aren't many teams that are in need of one. It's been difficult to find any potential landing spots for Miller now that the Blues decided not to..." June 30
Vancouver Province "The Canucks drafted a goalie who likely requires surgery on both hips. And this is good. That’s because it’s almost certainly why the highest-rated goalie in the draft fell to the Canucks, who selected Boston College’s Thatcher Demko with the 36th overall pick. The Canucks need a young,..." June 29
Vancouver Province "Ryan Kesler called last season painful and knew it was time for change. Nick Bonino is calling next season hopeful and knows versatility is his calling card. In a perfect world, Bonino is probably a third-line NHL centre. But it’s not a perfect world in Vancouver and the Canucks are spinning..." June 29
Vancouver trades 50th pick to LA in exchange for Linden Vey
TSN.ca "After months of speculation through the trade deadline and into the offseason, the Vancouver Canucks have traded Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim Ducks. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that the deal appears to be done. The return to the Canucks is forward Nick Bonino, defenceman Luca..." June 28
TSN.ca "The Vancouver Canucks continued their busy day of dealing, sending defenceman Jason Garrison to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with the rights to Jeff Costello in exchange for the 50th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Tampa also receives Vancouver's seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft in..." June 28
PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28
Some on Draft floor are convinced the 1st pick overall is on the move and the Canucks may be the target. Still early and no sign of Tallon.
Now that VAN has traded Kesler to ANA, hearing VAN still very active, may still be looking for No. 1 overall, perhaps trading Garrison.
Anaheim will trade Bonino, Sbisa plus 24th overall pick and teams will swap third-rounders once deal goes through
Hearing Kesler to Anaheim is done. Awaiting details...
Legit chance VAN deals defenceman Jason Garrison although he has full NTC. It's believed he would reluctantly waive depending on location.
Rangers have traded winger Derek Dorsett to Vancouver for a third-round pick
NHL.com "We have shared many great moments together over the years, but today I need to share news about the biggest fight of my life. About two months ago I was diagnosed with a rare terminal disease called AL amyloidosis. It’s causing abnormal protein to be produced and deposits are being formed on my..." June 27
Sportsnet.ca "If the Vancouver Canucks want to make a big splash in free agency, then targeting the best available goaltender would be a step towards that. According to Vancouver radio station News1130 Sports, the team has contacted the agent for unrestricted free agent Ryan Miller. Free agency doesn’t..." June 25
CSN Chicago "The Ryan Kesler (potential) sweepstakes have garnered plenty of attention in this offseason. And the Chicago Blackhawks apparently continue to be part of the conversation. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, citing sources, wrote Tuesday that the Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks are among the top contenders..." June 25
TSN.ca "The Vancouver Canucks have hired Willie Desjardins as their new head coach. Desjardins becomes the 18th head coach in club history. "Willie Desjardins has won at every level and we believe he'll be an excellent fit as we strive to return to the playoffs and build with youth for long-term..." June 23
NHL.com "Willie Desjardins will be introduced as the coach of the Vancouver Canucks next week, according to a TSN report. Desjardins, 57, has spent the past two seasons as coach of the Texas Stars, the Dallas Stars' American Hockey League affiliate. He guided the team to the Calder Cup championship this..." June 20
At least 8 teams have shown interest in acquiring the 1st pick overall from the Panthers. Van, Cgy, Edmtn and Tor among them.
The Hockey News "It’s an unusual year for centers. When you build a team these days, this is a position you really need to be strong in. The Kings are deep down the middle, just as the Hawks were when they won and the Bruins in 2011. It’s a key spot on the depth chart, so when you get a good center, you tend to..." June 19
Pro Hockey Talk "Schroeder, the 22nd overall pick in 2009, has struggled to fit in at the NHL level due to his lack of size (5-foot-8, 175 pounds) and a myriad of injuries. Last year, he missed 41 games after undergoing ankle surgery; the year prior, he missed time with a broken left foot. His best season came..." June 19
Vancouver Province "Dan Bylsma has had his meeting with the Canucks regarding their vacant head-coaching position this week, but it appears another top candidate is out of the mix. Los Angeles assistant coach John Stevens had been speculated to be high on a Canucks’ list, but the Kings quashed that notion on..." June 19
NHL.com "The Vancouver Canucks placed forward David Booth on waivers Tuesday with the intent of using their second of two compliance buyouts on him, general manager Jim Benning said. Booth, 29, has one season and $4.75 million remaining on a six-year, $25.5 million contract he signed prior to the..." June 17
Vancouver Province "Aaron Rome was in the compliance buyout process early Monday, but David Booth was not. Rome, the former Canucks defenceman, was reportedly put on waivers for the purpose of a compliance buyout by the Dallas Stars. Rome has one year remaining on a three-deal that averages $1.5 million. But..." June 16
Vancouver Sun "You can add the name Mike Johnston to the list of Vancouver Canucks head coaching candidates. Canuck general manager Jim Benning acknowledged in a radio interview Friday that Johnston, who has spent the past five seasons as general manager and head coach of the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks, has..." June 15