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  • J.T. Miller embracing journey west, potential of up-and-coming Canucks

    Sportsnet "They arrived two-by-two: two babies, two dogs, two cars. J.T. Miller could have used an ark. Might have come in handy, too, when the winter rains arrive on the West Coast. “It’s been an absolutely crazy couple of months,” Miller said Thursday. “The..." September 20

  • Brock Boeser used contract delay with Canucks to spend time with ailing dad "Brock Boeser wanted to be signed and at training camp when the Vancouver Canucks took the ice, but the delay allowed the 22-year-old free agent to spend more time with his ailing father, Duke, who recently spent a month in intensive care. The forward, who missed a three-day..." September 20

  • Dream Gap Tour aims to pave way for sustainable women’s hockey league

    TSN "When the Canadian Women’s Hockey League shuttered last spring, the move united 200 female hockey players in a common goal – to build a better, more sustainable future for their sport for the next generation of girls.   It was that dream that spawned the aptly..." September 20

  • Brock Boeser’s off-season bigger than hockey as father’s recovery continues " The five months that Brock Boeser waited for a new contract were nothing compared to the 15 minutes on July 29 when his family waited for Duke Boeser to breathe again. The wait was nothing compared to the days that followed, when Brock was unsure if his dad would..." September 19

  • 5 head coaches on the hot seat entering this season

    The Score "There's no shortage of bench bosses who will begin 2019-20 feeling the heat. Whether they guide a team on the rise that hasn't gone deep enough, a franchise that's stuck in the mud, or a historically great regular-season club that hasn't achieved Stanley Cup glory,..." September 19

  • Elias Pettersson still dropping jaws ahead of second year with Canucks

    TSN " It was slick, it was sick, it was effortless, and it wasn’t even Elias Pettersson. Brandon Sutter, an older checking centre who is so not Pettersson, scored on a beautiful penalty shot Tuesday, fluidly pulling the puck to his backhand, and patiently gliding..." September 18

  • Ben Hutton Signs With the Los Angeles Kings

    Last Word On Hockey "The Los Angeles Kings signed free agent defenceman Ben Hutton to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million for the season. This contract carries him through the 2019-20 season.   September 18

  • 5 best goaltending duos in the NHL

    The Score "Load management has become one of the hottest topics in the modern NHL, with teams looking for new ways to gain an advantage during the regular-season slog. In 2018-19, we saw more teams shift toward a platoon between the pipes, and the need for multiple netminders who can handle a..." September 18

  • How the Canucks should deploy Quinn Hughes in his first full NHL season

    Daily Hive "Expectations are high for Quinn Hughes, and so they should be. The seventh overall pick from the 2018 draft had a solid final campaign with the University of Michigan before joining the Canucks late last season. Even though he played but five games in Vancouver, he pulled off moves..." September 18

  • NHL Releases Detailed Rule Changes For 2019-20

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL’s Public Relations team has released a video updating all of the rule changes for the upcoming season, agreed upon earlier this year. The five-minute video goes in-depth on each change, noting that the focus was on expanded video review, promoting player safety and..." September 18

  • Canucks, Brock Boeser compromise, but difficult decisions could lie ahead

    Sportsnet " A match made in heaven? Ask Brock Boeser and the Vancouver Canucks in three years. For now, the two sides badly needed each other, which is why the free-agent winger and National Hockey League club ended their standoff Monday and agreed to a three-year bridge..." September 17

  • Fantasy: 6 players with long-term value to target for keeper leagues

    The Score "The following players likely won't be fantasy relevant for the 2019-20 season, but could become incredibly valuable in keeper leagues down the road. These NHLers will need to be designated as not active, so be sure to check your league's settings before drafting any of..." September 17

  • Canucks, finally, sign Brock Boeser

    The Province "Brock Boeser is a Vancouver Canuck once again. The sniper agreed to a three-year deal Monday evening, just as his Canucks teammates were getting set to face the Calgary Flames. Boeser’s deal averages US$5.875 million per season. That average annual value is the..." September 17

  • NHLPA declines option, CBA extends to 2022

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players' Association has declined their option to re-open the collective bargaining agreement, which will now remain in effect through the 2021-2022 season. The NHL declined their option to re-open the CBA in August, leaving the the..." September 16

  • Fantasy: 3 risky players to gamble on

    The Score "Every year, there are players fantasy owners avoid for one reason or another. Injury concerns, inconsistency, and adjusting to a new team can all turn a once-dependable name into anything but. Despite those factors, there are always a few players with particularly uncertain futures..." September 16

  • Fantasy: 4 goalies who could become studs

    The Score "Among all the positions in hockey, there's no question goaltenders take the longest to realize their potential. With so much uncertainty in the crease, it can be tricky to land two proven netminders come fantasy draft day. Sometimes an increase in opportunity or a change of..." September 15

  • NHLPA’s Decision To Re-Open CBA Will Be Announced Monday

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After the NHL announced that they have formally declined using their opt-out clause to re-0pen the current CBA early, the NHLPA has until Sept. 15th to make their decision on whether they want to opt-out of the current agreement after the 2019-20 season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman..." September 14

  • Several Teams Interested In Ben Hutton

    Yardbarker "While several players are simply struggling to find a team that is interested in them, that doesn’t appear to be the case for defenseman Ben Hutton.  TSN’s Frank Seravalli reports that the blueliner is weighing his options at the moment and mentions the Kings, Wild,..." September 14

  • Elias Pettersson more comfortable entering second season with Canucks "Elias Pettersson is trying to embrace the spotlight he once dreaded. And when the Vancouver Canucks forward steps onto the ice for his second NHL training camp at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, on Friday, he'll admittedly be much more prepared..." September 13

  • Fantasy: 5 bounce-back candidates

    The Score "The following five players disappointed last season but are primed to bounce back in 2019-20: William Nylander, C/RW, Maple Leafs Nylander never got comfortable last season. He was mired in a contract holdout well into the campaign, ultimately signing minutes before the..." September 13

  • With Brock Boeser absent, Canucks need Loui Eriksson to play up to contract

    Sportsnet "As he answered questions Wednesday on the eve of training camp, explaining what he should have explained last May, Loui Eriksson said the right things. He respects coach Travis Green, general manager Jim Benning and the Vancouver Canucks. He knows he should have done better than he..." September 12

  • Loui Eriksson: Travis Green comments were 'overblown'

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks forward Loui Eriksson said Wednesday he believes the off-season comments he made in a Swedish interview about his relationship with head coach Travis Green were overblown.  "I think it got overblown a little bit, it's nothing to disrespect the..." September 12

  • Brock Boeser contract impasse with Canucks familiar to Bo Horvat "Brock Boeser remains a restricted free agent for the Vancouver Canucks, and with training camp set to begin Sept. 13, Bo Horvat knows exactly what his teammate is going through. Horvat signed a six-year, $33 million contract with Vancouver on Sept. 8, 2017, five days before camp began..." September 12

  • Chris Higgins joins Canucks as Dan Cloutier exits

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks announced a number of changes to the team's hockey operations and scouting staff. Among them, former player Chris Higgins joins the organization as assistant director of player development, while another former player, Dan Cloutier, has resigned after eight..." September 11

  • Canucks RFA Brock Boeser works out at University of North Dakota

    Sportsnet "With no contract in hand, Brock Boeser has returned to his alma mater to continue his preparation for the 2019-20 NHL season. The Vancouver Canucks‘ 22-year-old restricted free agent reportedly worked out at the University of North Dakota’s Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand..." September 11

  • Vancouver Canucks, Brock Boeser Still Not Close On Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks begin training camp on Friday ahead of a big season with big expectations. Their young core led by Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes and Brock Boeser is hoping to turn things around push the Canucks into a playoff spot in the Pacific Division. There’s only one thing..." September 11

  • Fantasy: 3 aging players you can still bank on

    The Score "Age should always be a concern in fantasy, but it shouldn't deter owners from drafting certain players altogether. While most veterans experience a natural decline in production after playing for a decade or so, some remain effective well into their 30s for a variety of reasons...." September 11

  • Women officials thrilled by NHL experience "Four women officials had the career opportunity of a lifetime at NHL prospect tournaments this week, and each loved every second of it.  "It's more than I could have ever imagined," said Kirsten Welsh, a first-year official. "Incredible and a dream come..." September 11

  • Fantasy: 5 rookies who can make an impact in 2019-20

    The Score "It's difficult to break into the NHL and contribute right away. Most players need a year or two of experience before beginning to produce consistently, though a select few make an immediate impact. Here are some rookies who will be fantasy difference-makers in their first NHL..." September 10

  • KHL To Implement Salary Cap Floor

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The KHL’s Board of Governors was busy this weekend, discussing and ultimately deciding on a number of major issues. The league approved the use of “smart puck” tracking technology, distributed television revenue to each team, and formally open up investigations into both..." September 09

  • Fantasy: 4 bust candidates who won't meet expectations

    The Score "You shouldn't completely avoid the following players in fantasy hockey this season, but they're unlikely to meet expectations relative to how high you'll have to draft them. Morgan Rielly, D, Maple Leafs Rielly finished third among NHL defensemen with 72 points..." September 09

  • Antonio Brown responds to Canucks’ training camp ‘invitation’

    Yahoo! Sports "You truly cannot rule anything out when wondering what will happen next in the Antonio Brown saga. AB to the NHL? Why not? The Vancouver Canucks might have dibs since they were the first to jump at the free agent on Twitter, extending an offer to have Brown attend their upcoming..." September 08

  • Who can challenge Alex Ovechkin for NHL’s goal crown this season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Ovechkin has been the NHL’s most dominant goal-scorer from the moment he entered the league and has a chance to finish his career as the league’s all-time goal-scoring leader. Even if he doesn’t eclipse Wayne Gretzky’s mark of 894, there were still be an argument to..." September 08

  • In NHL first, 4 women selected to officiate prospect games

    CBC "The NHL for the first time selected four female officials to work on the ice at prospect tournaments held this weekend. Katie Guay and Kelly Cooke were selected as referees, while Kirsten Welsh and Kendall Hanley will work as linesmen, the league announced Friday. The four..." September 07

  • Why the NHL's 'no soap operas' ad totally misses the point

    USA Today "Sometimes, the NHL makes good ads. Take a look, for example, at some of their Stanley Cup hype spots and feel the chills run down your spine. Those are legitimately stirring spots that naturally draw viewers to the game. Not as successful are a current spate of digital ads the NHL is running to..." September 06

  • Fantasy: 3 players that will disappoint with new team

    The Score "This past offseason saw plenty of players undergo a change of scenery. While a new team can often mean a fresh start, here are three faces in new places to stay away from this fantasy hockey campaign. Corey Perry, RW, Stars Perry won't be pulling on an Anaheim Ducks..." September 06

  • Brock Boeser signing remains biggest priority for Canucks

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning said Wednesday he's hopeful restricted free agent Brock Boeser will be under contract when the team opens training camp next week. "We're optimistic he's going (to sign) or be signed for next week coming into camp,"..." September 05

  • Bo Horvat believes he's ready to be Canucks captain

    The Score "Bo Horvat says he's cut out to be captain of the Vancouver Canucks - if they call his number. "Yeah I think so," Horvat told from the Player Media Tour in Chicago on Thursday. "First of all, it would be an unbelievable honor to wear the 'C' and to..." September 05

  • Elias Pettersson feeling quicker, stronger after summer of conditioning

    Sportsnet "Super soldier serum transformed skinny, sickly Steve Rogers into muscular super hero Captain America. Unfortunately, the Marvel Comics’ serum is currently unavailable outside of top-secret military labs, so Elias Pettersson had to get bigger the old-fashioned way: conditioning and diet...." September 05

  • Fantasy: 4 players who will excel with their new team

    The Score "The 2019-20 fantasy hockey season is fast approaching, and after a summer filled with roster moves throughout the NHL, it's important to keep tabs on all the new faces in new places as you gear up for your draft. With that in mind, here are four players set to excel on their new..." September 05

  • NHLPA weighing risks of poking the bear

    TSN "To poke or not poke the bear: that is the question staring down the NHL Players’ Association as they convene here for a meeting on Wednesday evening. In this case, that bear is commissioner Gary Bettman and the NHL’s Board of Governors. The NHLPA has until Sept...." September 05

  • A way-too-early look at the NHL's 2020 RFA panic

    ESPN "This summer, the NHL was split into two camps when it came to restricted free agents and their unsigned contracts covered in nervous droplets of flop sweat from general managers: Those who believed this was the new normal, and those who believed this offseason was an anomaly. I've..." September 05

  • Donald Fehr: NHLPA hasn't discussed extending deadline for CBA decision

    The Score "Donald Fehr says it's essentially status quo after the NHLPA met Wednesday night in Chicago, and the notion of postponing the union's opt-out deadline hasn't been broached, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. The NHLPA's executive director said no decisions were..." September 05

  • Canucks sign Nikolay Goldobin to one-year deal

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks announced Wednesday they have re-signed restricted free agent forward Nikolay Goldobin to a one-year, one-way contract worth $900,000. "Nikolay is a gifted offensive player who has shown good chemistry with some of our other younger players,"..." September 04

  • Sidney Crosby tops list of best-selling jerseys from last season

    The Score "One can debate whether Sidney Crosby is still the NHL's best player, but judging by jersey sales, he's still the most popular. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain topped the list of the league's most purchased sweaters from 2018-19 after finishing second to Toronto Maple Leafs..." September 04

  • Jason Pominville and other bargain bin NHL free agents to consider

    Pro Hockey Talk "With training camps nearing, it’s not surprising that you won’t find a ton of great NHL-ready options in free agency as of Sept. 3. That’s especially true once you start crossing certain names off of the list with the help of context. Jake Gardiner’s either..." September 04

  • Gary Bettman elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the driving force behind the League's financial stability and growth since taking office 26 years ago, is among five people who will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Dec. 12, it was announced Wednesday. Former NHL players and Stanley..." September 04

  • 2019-20 Canucks Have the Makings of a Contender

    The Hockey Writers "The direction of the Vancouver Canucks over the past few years has been ambiguous and at times extremely frustrating for fans. It became apparent a few seasons ago that the management team in Vancouver would not fully commit to a rebuild and would instead opt to retool on the fly. However, I..." September 03

  • Top 25 NHL goaltenders in 2019-20: Ranking the best in the league, from Price to Lundqvist

    Sporting News "The age-old debate when it comes to any sport, any league, any team: who are the best of the best? With the NHL's preseason on the horizon, let's takes a look at the top 25 players at each position right now: forward, defense and goalie. This list takes into account both..." August 30

  • NHL Formally Declines CBA Opt-Out Clause

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has notified the NHLPA that they will not be using their opt-out clause to terminate the current CBA early according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The agreement currently runs until September, 2022 but both sides had the ability to end it two years early. The NHL has decided..." August 30