Canucks Rumors & News

  • Green gives Horvat ‘average’ grade after Game 1 in prospects tourney

    Vancouver Sun "Travis Green, who is coaching the Vancouver Canuck prospects at the Young Stars tournament here, doesn’t appear to be pumping too many tires in the early going. He was stingy with his praise following the Canucks’ 4-3 overtime loss Friday night to the Edmonton Oilers and remained so following..." September 14

  • Demand for Canucks tickets is way down: broker

    News 1130 "We’re a week away from the beginning of the Vancouver Canucks’ training camp, but apparently there is no demand for tickets. A local ticket broker says business is way down. Compared to the same time last year, Kingsley Bailey with Vancouver Ticket says he has seen a drop of about 40 per..." September 14

  • Desjardins confident that Canucks can play fast

    Pro Hockey Talk "Willie Desjardins doesn’t think the Canucks are too old and slow to play the kind of up-tempo style that made them so successful in the past. In fact, Vancouver’s new head coach thinks the experience of his team’s aging core — comprised of over-30 players like the Sedin twins, Alex Burrows,..." September 10

  • Third-stringer Markstrom not playing sour notes

    Vancouver Province "Anyone worried about Jacob Markstrom’s state of mind as he barrels toward an impossible situation with the Canucks can stop. Any indignities he’ll face essentially playing third rhythm guitar behind Ryan Miller and Eddie Lack in training camp and beyond is nothing compared to what he endured..." September 08

  • Uphill battle ahead of younger Canucks

    Vancouver Province "In the middle of last week, Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning raised a few youthful eyebrows when he intoned that any young player making the team this year “would have to earn it.” After the many frustrations of witnessing what has happened with this team since the golden 2011 season, that..." September 07

  • Sedins' twin engine remains Canucks’ power

    Vancouver Province "There are always a number of constants with any NHL team as they pass from season to season, and with the Vancouver Canucks it seems it’s their dependence upon the Sedin twins. Certainly there is talk of Nick Bonino centering the second line. There will be some very gifted young players trying..." September 07

  • Dorsett looks to rekindle relationships with Canucks

    Pro Hockey Talk "You don’t play the game the way Derek Dorsett does without developing a few enemies along the way. Last season alone Dorsett had 12 fighting majors (preseason included) according to Two of those fights came against the Vancouver Canucks. During a pre-season game last..." September 06

  • Steve Moore's settlement with Todd Bertuzzi, Canucks finally official "Former NHL rookie Steve Moore can finally move past the on-ice attack that ended his career, he said Thursday, unburdened by a decade-long legal battle that inched through the courts. Moore's multimillion-dollar suit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks over the infamous hit in 2004..." September 05

  • There’s no salary cap on an NHL front office

    Vancouver Province "One of the many things that have taken place over the summer with the Vancouver Canucks has come about quietly, but once again it shows how much the ownership wants to bring a Stanley Cup to this town. They have definitely gotten in their own way at times, but if you ever needed a more graphic..." September 03

  • ‘I still believe in our group,’ says Bieksa as aging Canucks core and new-look supporting cast aim for rebound

    The Province "Kevin Bieksa, who wasn’t born when the TV show Dallas was at the height of its popularity, is asked if he’s familiar with the plot twist involved in the shooting of J.R. Ewing. No, he said. It was carefully explained to him that J.R.’s death, which ended one season, was revealed to be a..." August 30

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    rick westhead @rwesthead

    Lawyer for Todd Bertuzzi tells TSN the Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit removed today from the court docket.

  • Westhead: Confidentiality talks stall Bertuzzi-Moore settlement "Lawyers for Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore are negotiating terms of a confidentiality agreement, a week after Bertuzzi's legal representative said the two sides reached a settlement. Since lawyer Geoff Adair confirmed a week ago to TSN that a settlement was reached, avoiding a trial that would..." August 26

  • Sedins' supporting cast crucial to Canucks' lineup "The John Tortorella era was brief and not without its share of tumult for the Vancouver Canucks. After five straight seasons in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Canucks stumbled through Tortorella's lone season in charge, ultimately finishing with the third-worst record in the Western Conference...." August 26

  • Moore's Brother Says There's no Deal in Place with Bertuzzi "Steve Moore's brother Mark says there is no deal between Steve and Todd Bertuzzi, a bombshell claim that casts doubt on claims made Wednesday by the NHL and Bertuzzi's lawyers that a settlement had been reached. "I got a text message from Steve last night and he's very concerned," Mark Moore..." August 20

  • Canucks confirm settlement reached with Steve Moore "Mere hours after a reported settlement between former NHL player Steven Moore, the Vancouver Canucks and former Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi was refuted by Moore's older brother Mark, the Canucks issued a statement saying an agreement has in fact been made. "I got a text message from Steve..." August 20

  • Todd Bertuzzi, Steve Moore avoiding salacious trial with settlement

    Yahoo! Sports "Logically, the chances that Steve Moore’s civil case against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks ever made it to trial were slim. According to Bob McKenzie, they’re getting slimmer. The TSN pundit reported late Monday night that Moore and Bertuzzi could be heading off their court showdown,..." August 19

  • Pearn makes perfect connect-the-dots assistant coach logic for Canucks

    Vancouver Province "The well-travelled and well-versed Perry Pearn was always a logical choice to join the Vancouver Canucks coaching staff. And if you connect the hockey dots from Trevor Linden, to Jim Benning, to Willie Desjardins to John Weisbrod, then Pearn make sense on several levels. His connection with..." August 11

  • Virtanen, No. 6 pick, signs with Canucks "Jake Virtanen, the sixth player taken in the 2014 NHL Draft, has signed with the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Friday. Terms were not disclosed. "Such an honour to sign with the Vancouver Canucks!," Virtanen wrote on his official Twitter account. "I'd like to thank everybody who's..." July 27

  • Canucks sign centre Jared McCann "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed centre Jared McCann. McCann, 18, finished second on Sault Ste. Marie in goals (27) and points (62) in 64 games played during the 2013.14 season. In 2012.13, he received Ontario Hockey League All-Rookie..." July 25

  • Veteran NHLer Pyatt signs in Swiss league

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking..." July 24

  • Canucks' Vey to accept $735K qualifying offer, says agent "Acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings on Day 2 of the 2014 NHL Draft, Vancouver Canucks forward Linden Vey will be accepting his qualifying offer, his agent Tim Hodgson told Vancouver Sun reporter Brad Zeimer on Monday. Vey's qualifying offer will be a two-way deal worth $735,000 at..." July 14

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    News1130 Sports @News1130Sports

    Just talked with #Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom who says, "I did not ask for a trade after the Ryan Miller signing".

  • Canucks Hunter Shinkaruk not complaining about trade talk at NHL Draft

    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

  • Jacob Markstrom Requesting A Trade

    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

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canucks signed Peter Andersson. 1 year /$600 000 (2 way) #tvasports

  • Canucks re-sign Tanev to 1-year contract "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

  • Zack Kassian happy with new deal; vows ‘I can do more’

    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

  • Yes, the Canucks owner is serious about winning a Stanley Cup

    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

  • Canucks re-sign Joe Cannata "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

  • Canucks re-sign Yannick Weber "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

  • Canucks sign Alex Biega "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

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    Dan Murphy @sportsnetmurph

    Sounds like Zack Kassian is very close to signing a 2-year contract extension with the #canucks. Tanev, Vey + Weber remaining RFAs.

  • If Vrbata is ‘a good fit with the Sedins,’ what do the Canucks do with Burrows?

    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

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    2 yrs, $5 mil per for Vrbata to Canucks.

  • Steve Moore now seeking $68 million in Todd Bertuzzi suit

    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

  • Canucks sign Radim Vrbata to two-year deal "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

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    #Canucks sign centres Dustin Jeffrey and Cal O’Reilly & defenceman Bobby Sanguinetti. READ:

  • Why sign Miller? Benning wanted ‘a goalie with experience’

    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

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Ryan Miller gets modified NTC with VAN; $5M salary and $1M signing bonus each season.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    VAN signs D Bobby Sanguinetti $600,000 if in NHL

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    When Jarome Iginla signs, I expect it will be a three-year deal. TB, COL and VAN are the finalists.

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    Ryan Miller to Vancouver, per @RealKyper

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    COL, MIN, TB, VAN still in on Jarome Iginla.

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    Farhan Lalji @FarhanLaljiTSN

    I'm told the #canucks will be making a big push for Iginla tomorrow. Has good relationships with Linden & Benning.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    VAN will not be qualifying Jordan Schroeder or Zac Dalpe. Both go to UFA.

  • Ryan Miller 'being wooed' by Canucks in Vancouver "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

  • Hip hazard no bar to Canucks drafting goalie Thatcher Demko

    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

  • Nick Bonino as happy to arrive in Vancouver as Kesler is to leave

    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

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Vancouver trades 50th pick to LA in exchange for Linden Vey

  • Kesler Trade to Ducks Complete "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

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