Canucks Rumors & News

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • Canucks sign defenceman Philip Holm to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have sign defenceman Philip Holm to a one-year entry-level contract, the team announced Friday. Holm most recently won gold with Sweden at the world championships, following a season with the Vaxjo Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League." May 26

  • Canucks want to keep Miller, Tanev and Edler

    The Province "Jim Benning believes he can sell unrestricted free agent Ryan Miller on returning to the rebuilding Vancouver Canucks. The general manager’s tougher sell is convincing a polarized populace on the merits of a 37-year-old goaltender backstopping a team that’s years away from being an annual..." May 26

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Trading the Sedins makes no sense — from any angle

    The Province "For those who believe the Vancouver Canucks will peddle Daniel and Henrik Sedin ahead of next year’s trade deadline, I hope you’re watching the National Hockey League playoffs closely. While there is a certain romanticism to the notion of giving the twins the chance to compete for the Stanley Cup..." May 07

  • Vancouver Canucks re-sign defenceman Andrey Pedan

    The Province "Big Russian defenceman Andrey Pedan is back for another go with the Vancouver Canucks. Pedan’s agent broke the news on Twitter Wednesday afternoon the 23 year old restricted free agent had signed a one-year deal. Pedan didn’t skate in an NHL game in 2016-17, though he spent a good amount of..." May 03

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Canucks could really use Patrick or Hischier

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks are hoping for better luck in tomorrow’s draft lottery. If they receive it, they may get a player who can step right into their lineup, and stay there for years to come. The top two picks in the 2017 draft are expected to be centers Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier. It..." April 28

  • Should the Canucks have traded the Sedin twins a long time ago?

    Sportsnet "It’s no secret that Daniel and Henrik Sedin, the twin faces of the Vancouver Canucks, aren’t the players they used to be. The team, too, is long past its heyday. And after two straight seasons of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs, a new coach, Travis Green, was brought on this week. But one..." April 27

  • Team president Trevor Linden admits Canucks are in a rebuild

    Sportsnet "It’s a term the Canucks have shied away from the past two playoff-less seasons. These days, “rebuild” goes hand-in-hand with “tanking,” which is something the Canucks don’t believe they need to do for their fortunes to turn around. It’s not an option as the Sedin twins come to the end of their..." April 27

  • Travis Green named Canucks head coach

    NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manger Jim Benning announced today that the team has named Travis Green as Head Coach. Green becomes the 19th Head Coach in Canucks history after being promoted from his role as Head Coach of the club's AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets. "Travis is a talented Head Coach..." April 26

  • Canucks to name Travis Green new head coach

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks are finalizing the details of a contract to make Travis Green their new head coach, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. McKenzie says the deal could be completed in the next day to two. The 46-year-old Green has coached Vancouver's AHL affiliate, the Utica..." April 25

  • Canucks sign prospect Dahlen to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks made a move toward the future on Friday, signing promising Swedish prospect Jonathan Dahlen to a three-year entry-level contract. “Jonathan is a very skilled player with good hands and goal scoring abilities,” Canucks General Manager Jim Benning said in the team’s press..." April 21

  • Canucks offered Tryamkin two-year extension, ‘disappointed’ by KHL departure

    Pro Hockey Talk "Vancouver has responded to Nikita Tryamkin’s surprising decision to leave the team, and sign in his native Russia. “We are disappointed Nikita chose to sign in the KHL, but also recognize from what he told us in our exit meetings that this was a family decision first,” Canucks GM Jim Benning..." April 20

  • Canucks defenceman Nikita Tryamkin returning to KHL

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Nikita Tryamkin is leaving the NHL to return to IHC Avtomobilist of the KHL. The 22-year-old was drafted in 2014 in the 3rd round and signed with the club just over a year ago. Canucks general manager Jim Benning told the Vancouver Sun last year he hoped Tryamkin..." April 20

  • Canucks must ignore pricey free agents, pursue prospects

    The Province "This off-season, the Vancouver Canucks find themselves with a significant amount of cap space and because of it they should think about doing something wild. Like, not spending any of it. At least, not on or around July 1 — and definitely not when it comes to bringing in expensive, veteran free..." April 20

  • Vancouver Canucks interested in signing Ralph Krueger?

    Swiss Hockey News "The 57-year-old Swiss Canadian was head coach of Switzerland's national team from 1998 to 2010. After leaving the SIHF, Krueger joined the Edmonton Oilers, for whom he worked for three seaons. In 2014, Krueger was appointed chairman of Southhampton FC of the Premier League. In addition, Krueger..." April 18

  • A rough Game 1 for Schmaltz, who needs to be better

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nick Schmaltz‘s first NHL playoff game could’ve gone better. The 21-year-old rookie was on the ice for the Nashville Predators’ only goal last night in Chicago, and he could’ve done a better job to stop it. The goal ended up being the winner in a 1-0 Blackhawks defeat, and Schmaltz found..." April 14

  • Vancouver interested in ex-Canuck Lowry for coaching staff

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dave Lowry, the veteran NHLer that’s spent the last five years in WHL Victoria, could be on his way back to the bigs. Per Chek News and Victoria Sports News, Lowry has been in talks with the Vancouver Canucks about joining the club in a coaching capacity. Since it’s believed AHL Utica bench..." April 14

  • Former Canucks coach Desjardins: I let Vancouver down

    The Province "To understand the Willie Desjardins era, you will need to bend your mind around his answer Thursday about what could have been if he had picked the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Canucks three years go. Desjardins said it’s tempting to wistfully imagine a world where he’s been breaking down video..." April 14

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • McDavid reaches 100 points as Oilers beat Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers didn't get the first spot in the Pacific Division, but their final game of the regular season still felt like a party. Connor McDavid hit the 100-point mark, and Jordan Eberle produced a hat trick as the Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2..." April 10

  • Vancouver Canucks fire head coach Willie Desjardins

    CTV News "After a dismal season, the Vancouver Canucks have fired head coach Willie Desjardins, according to TSN's Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. The firing comes less than 24 hours after the struggling team finished in second last place. More to come…" April 10

  • Canucks going down same dark path as hapless Oilers of before

    Sportsnet "Fire Willie Desjardins and his coaching staff? Sure. Go ahead and fire them. But don’t kid yourself into thinking the Canucks became even a slightly better hockey club Tuesday morning than they were Monday before the axe fell on Desjardins and his two assistants, Perry Pearn and Doug Lidster..." April 10

  • Oilers clinch home ice for first round

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The last time the Edmonton Oilers earned 100 points in a season, they were led by a fellow named Wayne Gretzky and their current captain was not even born yet. So Oilers coach Todd McLellan could particularly appreciate Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Vancouver..." April 09

  • Canucks recall Yan-Pavel Laplante from ECHL’s Alaska Aces

    Sportsnet "Forward Yan-Pavel Laplante was recalled by the Vancouver Canucks from the ECHL’s Alaska Aces on Sunday. Laplante, 21, has split the season between the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets (0-1-1 in 13 games) and the ECHL Alaska Aces (8-11-19 in 37 games)." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Vrbata's two goals lead Coyotes past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ever since they fell off the playoff pace, the Arizona Coyotes insisted they were focused not on draft position but on progress. They made some more Thursday. Radim Vrbata scored a pair of goals and Luke Schenn and Alex Burmistrov also scored as the Coyotes beat the..." April 07

  • Tiger Williams: Trevor Linden 'the worst guy' to run Canucks

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks sit second last in the NHL and will miss the playoffs for a third time in the last four years this season. Tiger Williams, who played with the Canucks for five seasons in the early 1980s, joined TSN Radio 1040 Vancouver on Friday and didn't pull any punches when it came..." April 07

  • Sedins say they don’t want to play anywhere but Vancouver

    Sportsnet "If Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin decide to play beyond next season, it won’t be for anyone else other than the Vancouver Canucks. The twins are enduring their least productive season since the 2004 lockout. Prior to the start of next season they’ll turn 37 and enter the final year on their..." April 07

  • Quick strikes help Sharks down Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks brushed off recent injury adversity by setting a franchise record with their two fastest game-opening goals en route to a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night at SAP Center. "That was a quick start for them," Canucks coach Willie..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Desjardins: Canucks need Goldobin to 'go hard'

    Vancouver Sun "This is what happens in a slow crawl to an early off-season. You search for a good story and a better quote with the hope that it may mean more next fall than it did Sunday afternoon to move the interest meter. Nikolay Goldobin could have provided that with his infectious personality and a high..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Hertl scores twice as Sharks top Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Things finally went right for Thomas Hertl. Hertl scored twice in the first period to snap a 16-game goal drought as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Sunday. "It's tough," said Hertl, who hadn't scored since Feb. 28. "For me, I..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Kings keep slim playoff hopes alive with win vs. Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The odds are stacked against the Los Angeles Kings making the playoffs but Jarome Iginla is not ready to fold his hand yet. Iginla scored the 625th goal of his 20-year career and goaltender Jonathan Quick stopped 35 shots for the shutout as the Kings kept their..." April 01

  • Jacob Markstrom undergoing surgery for meniscus injury

    Fanrag Sports "More bad news for the Vancouver Canucks. It was confirmed on Thursday afternoon that goaltender Jacob Markstrom, who has been sitting out with an injury since the end of February, will undergo surgery for a meniscus injury next week. It’s a tough blow to Markstrom’s season, which was looking..." March 30

  • Kings, Canucks to play 2 exhibition games in China next season

    The Province "It remains unclear if the NHL’s larger plan for Asia involves participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, or the 2022 Games in Beijing, but one thing is now certain. The Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings will play a pair of pre-season games in Shanghai on..." March 30

  • Ducks dump Canucks, seal playoff spot

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Anaheim Ducks managed to clinch a playoff spot without injured captain Ryan Getzlaf on Tuesday night. Corey Perry and Patrick Eaves scored the decisive goals in the game's first 1:37 as the Ducks cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on..." March 29

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