Canucks Rumors & News

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Olli Juolevi To Join Finnish National Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Utica Comets are already on the brink of elimination in their first round AHL playoff series, and it doesn’t look like they’ll get any help as they try to climb out of a 0-2 series against the Toronto Marlies. Rick Dhaliwal of News 1130 in Vancouver reports that Olli Juolevi will join the..." April 23

  • Barzal, Boeser, Keller are 2018 Calder Trophy finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders, Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks, and Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes have been named as the three finalists for the 2018 Calder Trophy. The award is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association and given “to the player selected as the..." April 22

  • Canucks place Reid Boucher on waivers

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have placed forward Reid Boucher on waivers. Boucher had three goals and five points in 20 games with the Canucks this season." April 22

  • Vancouver’s Pettersson Joins Elite Company In SHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Already expected to have Adam Gaudette and Jonathan Dahlen on their roster next season, the Vancouver Canucks might be able add another gem in 2017 first-rounder Elias Pettersson, who has dominated the SHL in his rookie season and put himself among elite company. His team Vaxjo captured the..." April 22

  • Vancouver Canucks Sign Lukas Jasek To Three-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have seen enough of Lukas Jasek to know that he’s a player they want in their organization, and today announced a three-year entry-level contract for the 20-year old forward. Jasek joined the Utica Comets in late March on an amateur tryout, and has seven points in his first..." April 20

  • Canucks’ Boeser: ‘That injury could have ended my career’

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks rookie Brock Boeser feels like the luckiest guy who ever had his season end a month early due to injury. In his first interview since breaking a bone in his lower back on March 5, the 21-year-old winger said his National Hockey League career could have ended when he was..." April 11

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Canucks' Adam Gaudette wins Hobey Baker Award

    Sporting News "Canucks center Adam Gaudette has been named the Hobey Baker Award winner after a season in which he scored 30 goals and added 30 assists at Northeastern. The Hobey Baker Award is an annual award given to the top player in NCAA hockey. He is the first player from Northeastern to receive the..." April 06

  • How will Canucks handle first summer without Sedin twins?

    Sporting News "For the first time since 2000, the Canucks will enter an offseason without Daniel and Henrik Sedin on their roster. The 37-year-old twins announced earlier this week they will retire when Vancouver's season ends this weekend. The Sedins spent their entire NHL careers with the Canucks. They are..." April 06

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • Henrik And Daniel Sedin Announce This Will Be Their Final Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It wasn’t clear what the future held for Henrik and Daniel Sedin, as the twin forwards wouldn’t talk about it during the season. Today, they’ve decided to break that silence and announce that 2017-18 will be the last season of their careers. In a letter to Vancouver Canucks fans, the twins..." April 02

  • Canucks’ Demko gained important experience in first NHL game

    Sportsnet "Thatcher Demko always wondered what the National Hockey League is like. Saturday he learned it is unforgiving. It is where mistakes are punished and three-goal leads can disappear in two minutes and 30 seconds. But it is also a place where dreams come true. The Vancouver Canucks’..." April 01

  • Canucks’ Thatcher Demko makes NHL debut vs. Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks goalie prospect Thatcher Demko will make his NHL debut Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Demko has a .921 save percentage, 2.49 goals-against average and 23-12-4 record in 42 appearances with the Comets this season." March 31

  • How Canucks defenceman Alex Biega’s brothers pushed him to the NHL "To win hockey games, Alex Biega would fight if he had to. He would battle and bleed and leave the rink with bruises or a broken tooth. Then he’d go home for dinner and his mom would survey the damage and wonder how her sons could do this to each other. Then the four Biega boys would eat angry..." March 30

  • Canucks recall goalie Thatcher Demko under emergency conditions

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks fans could get a glimpse of the future on the weekend, as the team announced Friday goalie Thatcher Demko has been recalled from the AHL’s Utica Comets under emergency conditions. Demko has a .921 save percentage, 2.49 goals-against average and 23-12-4 record in 42 appearances..." March 30

  • NHL releases odds for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the odds for the 2018 Draft Lottery, which will be held on April 28 in Toronto. The lottery will consist of three draws: one for the first-overall pick, one for the second-overall pick and one for the third. The 15 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, or teams that..." March 28

  • Canucks sign NCAA standout Adam Gaudette to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks‘ youth movement continues Monday with news that they’ve signed NCAA forward Adam Gaudette to a three-year, entry-level deal. The 21-year-old just completed his junior year at Northeastern University, which came to an end Saturday with a loss to Michigan. He finished the..." March 26

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Will Lockwood To Stay In College For Another Year

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks were hoping to get a big boost out of the college ranks for next season, with players like Adam Gaudette and Will Lockwood looking ready to take the next step in their hockey careers. While they’ll have to wait on a final answer from Gaudette on whether he’ll turn pro after..." March 19

  • Canucks’ Jake Virtanen making strides in contentious development

    Sportsnet "Hockey is not brain surgery, but Jake Virtanen probably feels like it is. Do you know how long it takes to become a brain surgeon? Four years for an undergrad degree at university, then four years of medical school, then another six or eight years of residency. And only then, in your early 30s,..." March 16

  • Are people being too critical of the Canucks, or not critical enough?

    Sportsnet "As the playoff race heats up and teams jockey for a spot in the post-season, the bottom of the standings also always seem to attract a certain level of morbid attention around this time of year. Even though the NHL has recently made an effort to decrease the impetus for teams out of playoff..." March 16

  • Canucks looking for goals during darkest part of their season

    Sportsnet "The last time a National Hockey League team went four games without scoring a goal, it was so long ago that not only was Bo Horvat not born, neither was the Vancouver Canuck’s father. Lyndon Johnson was the United States’ president, Bobby Orr was coming off his rookie-of-the-year season and it..." March 16

  • Five players Canucks could take in Round 1 of NHL draft

    Sportsnet "With a 3-0 loss to Anaheim on Wednesday night, Vancouver’s third straight game without scoring a goal, the Canucks are officially eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoffs contention. They may have unofficially been out of the running for the past few months, though the final nail in the coffin was..." March 15

  • Ducks’ Kevin Bieksa on Canucks’ struggles: I’m sure it’s been tough

    Sportsnet "“I’m a Canuck at heart and I’m going down with the ship. I’ll be here until they throw me out of here.” That’s what Kevin Bieksa said during an appearance on the Hockey Night in Canada After Hours segment back in 2014 when he was a member of the Vancouver Canucks. Four years later, Bieksa is..." March 14

  • Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson to undergo shoulder surgery

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson has been removed from the team’s active roster as he prepares to undergo surgery on his shoulder. The Canucks say Gudbranson hurt his shoulder on Nov. 22 in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins." March 14

  • NHL jumps into esports market with international tournament

    Pro Hockey Talk "The National Hockey League is finally entering the esports market and teaming up with EA Sports to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Players can register at..." March 09

  • Canucks Extend Defenseman Ashton Sautner

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Armed with an extension of his own, Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning has security in his future and has shifted his attention beyond 2017-18 to the future of his team. He has already signed defensemen Erik Gudbranson and Alex Biega to extensions in the last month, and now adds another blue liner..." March 09

  • Canucks prospect Elias Pettersson sets Swedish League record

    Sportsnet "Elias Pettersson, the fifth-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, has been chasing history all season. On Thursday, he finally set a new record. Last week, Pettersson surpassed Peter Forsberg for the second-most points ever in Sweden’s top league by a player under the age of 20. Forsberg had..." March 08

  • Canucks’ Boeser taken to hospital for precautionary reasons after fall

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks were able to come from behind on Monday night to defeat the New York Islanders in overtime thanks to a three-point effort from their newest acquisition, Brendan Leipsic. But that is probably not what the team or its fans are thinking about at the moment. Instead it has..." March 06

  • Canucks' Baertschi likely done for season with separated shoulder

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks forward Sven Baertschi may miss the rest of the 2017-18 season due to a separated shoulder, according to head coach Travis Green. Baertschi was forced from his club’s game on Friday night after appearing to collide with Nashville Predators defender Alexei Emelin." March 04

  • Alex Edler’s special night comes after years of consistent play

    Sportsnet "For much of his 12 years with the Vancouver Canucks, Alex Edler has been defined by the things he is not. He never became the Norris Trophy candidate he had the potential to be. He does not dominate physically often enough. He is not a No. 1 defenceman as most people define it, not a classic..." March 03

  • Baertschi (shoulder) exits game vs. Preds

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks left winger Sven Baertschi left Friday's game against the Nashville Predators with a shoulder injury and did not return. He took a hit from Alexei Emelin early in the second period and appeared to favour his shoulder as he left the game. Head coach Travis Green confirmed..." March 03

  • Loui Eriksson out rest of season with fractured rib

    Yardbarker "The Vancouver Canucks season has been filled with injury to their star players, and today head coach Travis Green confirmed that Loui Eriksson will miss the remainder with a fractured rib. Eriksson last played on February 25th, but will be shut down for the Canucks final 18 games. Eriksson’s..." March 02

  • Elias Pettersson's SHL GM hopes Canucks prospects stays in Sweden another season

    Yardbarker "Among the most interesting prospect storylines this year has been the play of Elias Pettersson. When Pettersson was selected fifth overall last summer by the Vancouver Canucks, no one knew just how well he’d transition to the highest level of hockey given that he’d only played in the Swedish..." March 02

  • The Significance Of March 1st On The NHL Calendar

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There has been quite the influx of prospect signings today as no fewer than four players have inked their entry-level contracts. This isn’t a coincidence as March 1st is an important day on the NHL calendar that often goes under the radar. When players sign contracts in-season, the first year..." March 02

  • Kole Lind Signs Entry-Level Contract With Vancouver Canucks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Like the Tampa Bay Lightning did earlier today, the Vancouver Canucks have turned their attention to entry-level deals for CHL players. This time, it’s Kole Lind, the Canucks’ second-round pick from 2017 that has inked his three-year entry-level contract. GM Jim Benning shared his thoughts on..." March 01

  • Despite hosting NHL draft, Canucks still likely to lose lottery

    Sportsnet "The 2019 National Hockey League entry draft will be great for Vancouver. Too bad it won’t be better for the Vancouver Canucks and the struggling teams that need it most. The league’s draft lottery, which determines the draft order in connection with the final standings, began in 1995 as a..." February 28

  • Vancouver to host 2019 NHL Draft "The Vancouver Canucks will host the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena, the National Hockey League, Canucks and City of Vancouver announced today. The 2019 NHL Draft will help the Canucks launch their 50th season in the NHL in 2019-20, which will include other special events to commemorate their..." February 28

  • Vancouver Canucks Close To Extension With Alex Biega

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks didn’t move any of their top defensemen (sorry, Philip Holm) at the trade deadline, instead actually handing out an extension to Erik Gudbranson to keep him off the open market this summer. They’re now close to doing the same thing for one of their lesser-known commodities,..." February 28

  • Vancouver Canucks expected to host 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The Canucks will hold a press conference on Wednesday, when it is expected they will announce Vancouver as the host the 2019 NHL Draft, according to Sportsnet’s Irfaan Gaffar. " February 27

  • Canucks trade forward Thomas Vanek to Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "Thomas Vanek has been on seven different NHL teams since the 2013-14 season and traded thrice during that time span, so it didn’t come as much of a surprise when the Vancouver Canucks shipped the winger to the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday ahead of the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline. In return, the..." February 26

  • Canucks Acquire Brendan Leipsic from Golden Knights for Philip Holm

    Hockey Fights "Vancouver Canucks General Manager JimBenning announced today that the club has acquired forward Brendan Leipsic from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for defenceman Philip Holm. Leipsic, 23, has registered 13 points (2-11-13) in 44 games with the Vegas Golden Knights this season. In..." February 26

  • Could ESPN try and regain some NHL TV rights in the next round of contract negotiations?

    Awful Announcing "The NHL has a long history on ESPN, with games airing there from 1980-82, 1985-88, and 1992-2004. Since that time, the league has been on NBC and Versus/NBCSN in addition to its own NHL Network, and the ten-year extension of the NBC/NBCSN deal in 2011 means rights won’t come up until after the..." February 26

  • Nikolay Goldobin’s future with the Canucks anything but certain

    Sportsnet "The loudest cheer in Canucks Nation a year ago came when general manager Jim Benning leveraged outgoing veteran Jannik Hansen to acquire 2014 first-rounder Nikolay Goldobin from the San Jose Sharks. The second-loudest cheer came from the Russian, who was eager for a new start and a better..." February 25

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