Canucks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • Thomas Vanek Trade Not Guaranteed Before Deadline

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though the Vancouver Canucks are heading towards something of a rebuild, they decided to hold onto an asset when signing Erik Gudbranson to a three-year extension. Gudbranson was a pending unrestricted free agent that likely could have brought back at least a draft pick at the trade deadline, but..." February 21

  • Erik Gudbranson betting on himself, Canucks’ future development

    Sportsnet "The game has never been played on paper. If it were, Erik Gudbranson would not have been re-signed by the Vancouver Canucks. But general manager Jim Benning and coach Travis Green work on ice, and the six-foot-five defenceman who can skate and physically punish opponents, who will stand up for..." February 20

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Canucks sign Erik Gudbranson to 3-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Erik Gudbranson to a three-year contract extension worth $12 million. Gudbranson has two goals and two assists in 41 games this season, his second in Vancouver. He was acquired from the Florida Panthers – who drafted him third overall in 2010 – on..." February 20

  • Canucks, Gudbranson working on extension

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks and pending unrestricted free agent defenceman Erik Gudbranson are closing in on an extension, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie confirmed. McKenzie reported talks between the Canucks and Gudbranson are ongoing and a deal is not yet done but is heading in the right..." February 19

  • Latest On Thomas Vanek’s Trade Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Vancouver Canucks signed a number of free agents last offseason, at least one of them seem destined to play less than a season with the club. Thomas Vanek, signed to a one-year $2MM deal at the beginning of September, would be suiting up for the seventh team of his career and could easily..." February 19

  • Archibald providing missing toughness in Canucks’ lineup

    Sportsnet "Nearly four years since his last appearance in the National Hockey League, Darren Archibald’s career seemed to be at a crossroads. Seven years as an undrafted pro, 356 games in the American Hockey League and another 75 in the East Coast League, numerous injuries including a fractured cheekbone..." February 18

  • Teams asking Canucks about Chris Tanev ahead of NHL Trade Deadline

    Sportsnet "While the big defensive fish being dangled ahead of the NHL’s 2018 trade deadline are offensive dynamos like Erik Karlsson and Mike Green, the Vancouver Canucks have seen interest continue to rise on one of their own rearguards as Feb. 26 draws near. General managers around the league continue..." February 18

  • Bruins’ McAvoy gives Canucks’ Boeser glowing scouting report

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks host the Boston Bruins Saturday night and two of the most important players in the game will be standout rookies Brock Boeser and Charlie McAvoy. Boeser’s 49 points in 54 games leads the Canucks and his 27 goals ranks most among all rookies, while McAvoy has also worked..." February 17

  • For better or worse, Canucks extend Benning, want to bring back Sedins

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you’re the type of person who expects life to be a “meritocracy,” the NHL has probably upset you quite a bit in the last week. Not long after the hockey train wreck known as the Ottawa Senators rewarded one of the architects of their mess, GM Pierre Dorion, with a contract extension while..." February 14

  • Canucks sign GM Jim Benning to multi-year extension

    The Province "The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed general manager Jim Benning to a multi-year contract extension. Benning, who took over the GM’s role from Mike Gillis in 2014, was in the final year of his contract. “I’m grateful to the Aquilini family and to Trevor Linden for the commitment they’ve made..." February 14

  • Granlund to undergo surgery on injured ankle

    CBS Sports "Granlund (ankle) is set to undergo surgery with Canucks coach Travis Green telling reporters the winger "will be out a while." While there's no firm timetable for Granlund's return, it's safe to deduce that he'll miss at least a month since he'll go under the knife and would otherwise put a ton..." February 13

  • Canucks’ Green talks finishing right, developing prospects, Sedins

    Sportsnet "Brock Boeser isn’t the only notable rookie on the Vancouver Canucks. Travis Green is 55 games into his National Hockey League coaching career. He has helped Boeser and Bo Horvat get better, settled on a starting goalie in Jacob Markstrom, shrunken Daniel and Henrik Sedins’ role and been..." February 11

  • Canucks' Boeser will play vs. Stars

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks super rookie Brock Boeser will be in the lineup Sunday against the Dallas Stars. Boeser had missed Vancouver’s last game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday with a hand injury. The 20-year-old is among the top Calder Trophy candidates, leading all rookies with 26..." February 11

  • Erik Gudbranson won’t solve Maple Leafs’ problems on defence

    Sportsnet "It’s no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs, while a strong contender in the Eastern Conference, could use some help on defence. Their left side is actually pretty strong, with Morgan Rielly having a great season and Jake Gardiner suddenly taking off, followed by a promising young player in Travis..." February 10

  • Canucks star rookie Brock Boeser out with hand injury

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks rookie of the year candidate Brock Boeser is out of the lineup due to a hand injury. The Canucks play the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night without their 20-year-old leading scorer, who was hurt late in Vancouver’s 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday." February 09

  • All Options Still Open For Thomas Vanek

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Vancouver Canucks signed Thomas Vanek late into the offseason, most believed it was a move designed for the trade deadline. Vanek could be given ample opportunity on the rebuilding Canucks, and be sold off to the highest bidder like the previous season. Recently though, there have been..." February 07

  • Sedins won’t make decision on Canucks future until after season

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks won’t know until after this season whether the greatest scorers in franchise history will play again next year. Henrik and Daniel Sedin met Wednesday with Canucks general manager Jim Benning but were unable to provide the NHL team any indication about what they’ll do when..." February 02

  • Travis Green on how all-star experience will help Brock Boeser

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks rookie Brock Boeser didn’t shy away from the NHL spotlight over the weekend, winning the shooting accuracy contest in Saturday’s skills competition and following it up with MVP honours as he helped Team Pacific win Sunday’s three-on-three all-star tournament. In addition to a..." January 30

  • Canucks will try to extend Gudbranson

    Vancouver Courier "The Canucks have two key trading pieces heading into the trade deadline: Erik Gudbranson and Thomas Vanek. The two pending unrestricted free agents are the two easiest pieces for Jim Benning to move, whereas other potential trade pieces are a little more complicated. Earlier this month,..." January 30

  • As all-star weekend proved, Canucks’ Brock Boeser is going to be a star

    Sportsnet "All Brock Boeser got out of the weekend was $450,000 in contractual bonuses, $125,000 in prize money, a new car and a priceless puppy. Other than that, the National Hockey League’s All-Star Break in Tampa was a waste of his time. The Vancouver Canucks’ 20-year-old rookie returned to work..." January 30

  • Boeser wins accuracy shooting at Skills Competition

    NHL.com "Steady as a Brock? Not quite. "I definitely had nerves coming into it," Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser said. "My hands were sweating a little bit." There he was, a 20-year-old rookie, standing alone on the ice and on national television for the Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting event at..." January 28

  • Oh, Boeser! Canucks rookie plays All-Starring role at NHL showcase

    The Province "What a weekend for Canucks rookie Brock Boeser: Saturday he won the shot-accuracy competition at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition and Sunday he was named most valuable player of the All-Star Game. Boeser scored two goals as his Pacific Division team won the 3-on-3 tournament, defeating the..." January 28

  • Benning: Sedins’ future with Canucks still unknown

    Sportsnet "With the NHL trade deadline approaching, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has some potentially tough decisions to make. Chief among them is the future of Daniel and Henrik Sedin. The twins stated that they’ll try to help the Canucks with their decision, but no real progress has..." January 27

  • Sedins will try to let Canucks know intentions for future by deadline

    Sportsnet "If this is his final National Hockey League season, at least Henrik Sedin is still doing everything he can to help the Vancouver Canucks. The 37-year-old captain said he and his brother Daniel will try to accommodate management’s request to know by the Feb. 26 trade deadline whether the Sedins..." January 23

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Vancouver Canucks Interested In NCAA Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As the NCAA season moves along, several names are starting to emerge as possible free agent signings at the end of the year. Even those who went undrafted and are in their first few years at the collegiate level could decide to turn pro if a team shows enough interest, and the Vancouver Canucks..." January 22

  • Canucks’ Daniel, Henrik Sedin would like to play next season

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks forwards and future Hall of Famers Daniel and Henrik Sedin aren’t ready to hang up the skates just yet. According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston on Saturday Headlines, the twins hope to play one more season after this one. “This has been up in there air somewhat entering the..." January 20

  • Horvat could be back Sunday vs. Jets

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green said he doesn't expect winger Bo Horvat to play Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers. Green said Horvat could be ready Sunday when the Canucks take on the Winnipeg Jets. The Canucks announced earlier Friday Horvat has been medically cleared to..." January 20

  • Canucks’ Jim Benning marches on, with his future still to be determined

    Sportsnet "Now that top centre Bo Horvat is returning from injury, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has everything he needs. Except a new contract. Benning would like one of those, of course. But he knows an extension from managing owner Francesco Aquilini is now pretty much out of his..." January 19

  • Bo Horvat back on the ice and nearing a return to the Canucks lineup

    Vancouver Courier "Canucks fans got some welcome news on Thursday. Our long provincial nightmare is over: Bo Horvat will soon be back in the Canucks lineup. Horvat hit the ice at Rogers Arena Thursday morning for the first time (that we know of) since he fractured his foot against the Carolina Hurricanes on..." January 18

  • Thomas Vanek goes from cast-off to valuable Canucks trade chip, mentor

    Sportsnet "A long time ago in the Vancouver Canucks’ dressing room, Mike Sillinger emerged showered and dressed and loudly declared to no one in particular: “I can’t wait until tomorrow!” Sure enough, some sucker asked why. And Sillinger beamed in triumph and yelled the punchline: “Because I get better..." January 16

  • Why the Vancouver Canucks are an example of a model rebuild

    Sportsnet "Take a good look, Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks. The Vancouver Canucks today are what you get seven years after taking a run at a Stanley Cup. This is the fallout, a team with aging superstars and the daunting task of restocking the cupboard of draft picks that were traded away or..." January 13

  • Canucks’ Gudbranson better equipped now to handle potential trade

    Sportsnet "The first time Erik Gudbranson was traded, he was the last to find out. “I was on a safari in Africa, the middle of nowhere, in the middle of Botswana on a riverboat cruise. There’s no cell service there,” the Vancouver Canucks defenceman explains. “I made a transfer through three countries,..." January 08

  • Canucks reassign forward Reid Boucher to AHL

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have reassigned forward Reid Boucher to the AHL’s Utica Comets. Boucher, 24, leads the Comets in goals and points this season. He has appeared in three games for the Canucks in 2017-18 but has yet to find the scoresheet." January 07

  • Canucks confident in GM Jim Benning’s ‘team-building mindset’

    Pro Hockey Talk "You know, it wasn’t that long ago that the Vancouver Canucks were sitting nicely in a Pacific Division playoff spot. A month ago they were seven points behind the Los Angeles Kings after a three-game winning streak. Then it all began to fall apart. The Canucks ended December losing nine of 11..." January 05

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Canucks recall forward Michael Chaput from AHL Utica

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have recalled forward Michael Chaput from the AHL’s Utica Comets. This is the third recall of the season for Chaput, who has no points in three games with the Canucks. The 25-year-old has nine goals and 16 points in 23 games with Utica this season." December 30

  • Boeser, Vanek regaining chemistry with Canucks

    Sportsnet "The day he signed with the Vancouver Canucks near the end of the summer, Thomas Vanek skated with the pros and college hockey players who train at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, just south of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Vanek played at the University of Minnesota and makes his..." December 29

  • Agent announces Burmistrov's retirement from NHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "NHL player agent Dan Milstein announced that Vancouver Canucks center Alexander Burmistrov has announced his retirement. Burmistrov had recently talked about his frustration with his role with the Canucks. He was a healthy scratch last night against the Blues and only had 4:53 minutes of ice time..." December 24

  • Boeser earns sizable bonus with 20th goal of season

    Sporting News "Brock Boeser has spent most of the 2017-18 season as the NHL's leading rookie goal-scorer. The Minnesota native and University of North Dakota product has been the go-to offensive player for the Vancouver Canucks, and entered play Saturday fifth among all NHL skaters in goals. His latest score..." December 24

  • Sutter expected to skate after holiday break

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks centre Brandon Sutter(groin/pelvis) is expected to start skating following the holiday break, head coach Travis Green said Saturday. He's been out for the past 14 games. Green said Sutter has not suffered a setback, but has not progressed as fast as the Canucks would have..." December 23

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Canucks make a late night snack run, acquiring Nic Dowd for Jordan Subban

    Vancouver Courier "With both Bo Horvat and Brandon Sutter hitting the injured reserve, the Canucks took a cold, hard look at their depth at centre and evidently didn’t like what they saw. While there’s little the Canucks can do to replace a first-line centre like Bo Horvat, they could do something about the bottom..." December 08

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