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  • Don Cherry out as co-host of ‘Coach’s Corner’ following "You people" controversy

    Global News "Long-time hockey commentator Don Cherry is out as co-host of Coach’s Corner following televised remarks where he claimed new immigrants don’t wear poppies and implied they don’t support veterans “Following further discussions with Don Cherry after..." November 11

  • Don Cherry addresses firing: 'I speak the truth and I walk the walk'

    Yahoo! Sports "Sportsnet dismissed hockey commentator Don Cherry after anti-immigrant comments during Saturday’s broadcast. Cherry sneered at Toronto and its surrounding communities for not purchasing poppies ahead of Remembrance Day, snarling at “you people” in an unprompted,..." November 11

  • Ron MacLean apologizes for allowing Don Cherry’s “discriminatory” rant

    Daily Hive "Don Cherry wasn’t the only broadcaster under fire for Saturday’s anti-immigrant comments during Hockey Night in Canada. Ron MacLean, his friend and longtime Coach’s Corner sidekick, faced heavy criticism for being complicit in Cherry’s rant. Cherry has..." November 11

  • When will enough be enough with Don Cherry and Coach's Corner?

    The Score "Don Cherry doesn't represent me. He likely doesn't represent you. The Canada he longs for, and the hockey community he longs for, have both long since passed out of date. But, in choosing a set of carefully crafted words over swift action for his most recent diatribe,..." November 11

  • Gary Bettman: Olympic participation 'incredibly disruptive' to NHL season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman remains resistant to the idea of allowing the league's players to participate in the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. "I don't want to sound like a broken record on the subject, but I think going to the Olympics is a challenge for us," Bettman..." November 09

  • KHL Stars Generating NHL Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Teams around the NHL are always looking for an opportunity to add talent through means other than the draft, especially those that consistently pick in the back half of the round. In that way the KHL has always been a mysterious proving ground, where some players that find great success then..." November 08

  • Quinn Hughes to return vs. Blues

    The Score "Quinn Hughes announced he will make his return to the Vancouver Canucks lineup on Tuesday versus the St. Louis Blues after missing one game with a knee injury. "Green light, good to go," Hughes said Tuesday. "A lot of people thought it was my ankle..." November 05

  • NHL Player Survey Reveals Players Don’t Believe There Is A Cocaine Problem In The League

    BroBible "Fifty NHL players were asked a number of interesting questions in ESPN’s NHL Player Confidential survey and one of the big takeaways was that a majority of players don’t believe that there is a cocaine problem around the league. The results revealed that 58% of..." November 05

  • Drew Doughty clarifies comments about Canucks: 'Guys twisted my words'

    The Score "  Following the Los Angeles Kings' 8-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 9, Drew Doughty made headlines when he said "a team like that should not be beating a team like ours 8-2." "There's actually no way," he..." November 05

  • Are The Vancouver Canucks and Arizona Coyotes For Real?

    Featurd "One month into the 2019-20 NHL season, several clubs are garnering attention for their surprising strong starts. The Edmonton Oilers enter this week jockeying with the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues for first place in the Western Conference. In the Eastern Conference, ..." November 05

  • Do NHL Players Want To Play For Seattle In Year 1? New Poll Reveals Answer

    NESN "The NHL’s expansion into Seattle still is more than a year away as the league prepares to add a 30th team to the ranks. But here’s the big question: Do players want to play in the Emerald City in Year 1? An anonymous poll conducted by ESPN posed that very question to 50..." November 05

  • The ugly, gory, bloody secret life of NHL dentists

    ESPN "WHEN THE PUCK finally came to rest, it was almost entirely inside Craig MacDonald's mouth. It was Dec. 21, 2007, and with 1:51 left to play, the Tampa Bay Lightning winger, working in his own zone, stepped in front of an errant, elevated slap shot that instantly cleaved a..." November 05

  • Tyler Motte Out At Least Four Weeks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It wasn’t clear how long Tyler Motte would be out when he ended up on injured reserve recently, but Vancouver Canucks Travis Green cleared things up today. " November 04

  • Why NHL teams should blow up the bridge deal and bet on young stars

    Sportsnet "John Chayka was pretty fresh on the job in 2016 when Clayton Keller became the first player drafted under his tenure as GM of the Arizona Coyotes. The scene was exactly what you’d expect after Keller’s name was called seventh overall; big smiles, hugs from the family, a bunch of..." November 04

  • Ref You Suck: Subpar Officiating Hurting NHL’s Image, Integrity

    Sinbin Vegas "I’m not one to blame officials for the outcome of games. I always believe that you make your own luck in sports. And I have yet to see a referee actually score a touchdown, sink a basket or put a puck in the net. But when the officiating negatively impacts the outcome of games,..." November 04

  • Canucks hoping star defenceman Quinn Hughes won’t be out long

    Sportsnet "The one point, the Vancouver Canucks can live without. The one defenceman, Quinn Hughes, they desperately need. The outstanding 20-year-old rookie, an early candidate for the Calder Trophy, was injured Friday in the first period of a game the streaking Canucks lost 2-1..." November 02

  • League Notes: Waiver Priority, Power Play, AHL Trades

    Pro Hockey Rumors "November 1st marks an important day on the NHL calendar, but one many may not be aware of. Fortunately, CapFriendly is here for the reminder. This day marks the official change over to the waiver priority by current NHL standings. In the first month of the season, as the sample size is too..." November 02

  • Sven Baertschi Recalled By Vancouver Canucks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After being a surprise demotion at the end of training camp, Sven Baertschi is on his way back to the NHL. Rick Dhaliwal of TSN reports that Baertschi has been recalled by the Vancouver Canucks, but had a delayed flight making his status for tonight’s game in Anaheim..." November 01

  • The ugly, gory, bloody secret life of NHL dentists

    ESPN "WHEN THE PUCK finally came to rest, it was almost entirely inside Craig MacDonald's mouth. It was Dec. 21, 2007, and with 1:51 left to play, the Tampa Bay Lightning winger, working in his own zone, stepped in front of an errant, elevated slap shot that instantly cleaved a..." November 01

  • Trade Bait: Leafs facing deadline with Zach Hyman nearing return

    TSN "It’s so early in the season for a TSN Trade Bait board that it’s scary. But it is Halloween - and we do like handing out little trade treats to mark the occasion. The Trade Bait board will undoubtedly take different shape as we move closer to the Feb. 24 trade..." October 31

  • USA Hockey increases penalty for on-ice slurs

    ESPN "USA Hockey announced Wednesday that it is increasing penalties for racial and derogatory slurs of any kind by way of a directive from the governing body's president. Anyone penalized under the rule that covers racial and derogatory slurs will now receive a match penalty, which..." October 31

  • 2019 NHL Heritage Classic Delivers Unique And Valuable Partner Activation Opportunities

    Forbes.com "From the ice-making to the fan experience, it takes a village to stage an event like the NHL’s Heritage Classic. “The tentpole events are most important for the fans,” commissioner Gary Bettman said last week in Regina, in the leadup to Saturday’s 2019 Heritage..." October 31

  • NHL players are paid like other major pro athletes — and ticket sales cover those wages

    Seattle Times "A number of readers wrote in last week inquiring about my statement that NHL players make salaries comparable to other major professional sports leagues. The wording attempted to add context to why NHL ticket prices are so high, namely because hockey players earn salaries..." October 30

  • Several NHL clubs enduring scary starts

    The Guardian "The current NHL season is nearly a month old, but several teams and players are having difficulties in the early going. With Halloween just around the corner, here's a look at those that are enduring scary starts. Mediocre Maple Leafs With just six victories in their first..." October 30

  • Canucks Prospect Report: Olli Juolevi playing with confidence post-surgery

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks’ good October has been eclipsed by the Utica Comets’ fabulous month. Of course, the Canucks are a bit of a surprise. The Comets are not. With a home game Wednesday against the Binghamton Devils, the Canucks’ American Hockey League farm team..." October 29

  • Canucks getting scoring from every line in latest offensive surge

    Sportsnet "In the last seven days, the Vancouver Canucks have amassed 17 goals in three games and led the National Hockey League in scoring. We know, this hardly makes up for the last 49 years. But the rebirth of the Canucks’ offence this season is significant. The team..." October 29

  • Coyotes and Canucks exceeding expectations to start 2019-20 NHL regular season

    The Sports Daily "There has been a lot of talk to start the 2019-20 National Hockey League regular season about the outstanding play of the Edmonton Oilers. At the start of the season they were given a 0% chance by Las Vegas odds makers to win the Stanley Cup, but remarkably find themselves first in the Pacific..." October 29

  • Bringing NHL Feuds to Centre Stage

    The Hockey Writers "In the media, and all over Twitter, capturing the banter between these two stars seemed to be priority one. The rivalry is fun, it’s gripping, and it has been going on for several seasons with no real end in sight. Whenever the Flames and Kings play each other, Doughty and..." October 28

  • Analyzing the NHL’s luckiest, and unluckiest, teams so far

    Sportsnet "Do you believe this is the year Buffalo, under Ralph Krueger, finally gets back to the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade? Are the Tampa Bay Lightning just a shell of the 62-win team that dominated the regular season in 2018-19? Will Edmonton and Vancouver claim two of the top three..." October 28

  • Bo Horvat line juggling shows Canucks roster remains incomplete

    Sportsnet "If the Vancouver Canucks play Friday like they practised on Thursday, Bo Horvat will skate against the Washington Capitals with his fifth different combination of wingers this season – one for each goal he scored during his team’s first nine..." October 25

  • J.T. Miller paying early dividends for Canucks with production, leadership

    NHL.com "J.T. Miller has been what the Vancouver Canucks hoped he would be when they acquired him in a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning on June 22. Maybe better. He has been arguably the Canucks' best player early this season, and this is a team with lots of young talent..." October 24

  • Adam Gaudette Sent To AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have sent forward Adam Gaudette to the minor leagues, deciding that it is more important to get him into some game action. Gaudette hasn’t played in almost two weeks, suiting up just three times so far for the Canucks this season. The 23-year old..." October 24

  • Canucks legend Daniel Sedin runs sub-3 hour marathon

    Yahoo! Sports "Most runners don’t finish a marathon in under four hours, but when you and your brother carry the Vancouver Canucks to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final, anything is possible. On Oct. 18, Daniel Sedin ran the TCS Amsterdam Marathon in just 2 hours and 57 minutes. The former..." October 24

  • Bo Horvat line juggling shows Canucks roster remains incomplete

    Sportsnet "If the Vancouver Canucks play Friday like they practised on Thursday, Bo Horvat will skate against the Washington Capitals with his fifth different combination of wingers this season – one for each goal he scored during his team’s first nine..." October 24

  • Who will be the Craig MacTavish of visors?

    TSN "Ryan O’Reilly is among the last of a dying breed. The Conn Smythe Trophy winner became the face of the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup victory last season – in part because he’s one of the few players remaining in the NHL whose face isn’t protected by a..." October 24

  • Yes, let’s get alumni involved in the NHL Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "Recently, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the NHL was looking into making some changes to the NHL Skills Competition for the 2020 All-Star Weekend this January in St. Louis. Some events — looking at you, updated Puck Control Relay — have..." October 24

  • Canadian NHL markets are seeing slump in early-season attendance

    Sporting News "The Hockey News' Ken Campbell recently posted a tweet indicating four of the five Canadian teams playing at home last Tuesday — Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens — failed to sell out. He also pointed out the Ottawa Senators..." October 23

  • Kanye West gets Elias Pettersson's former Swedish team's Twitter account suspended

    Yahoo! Sports "It’s not every day one of the biggest stars in pop culture reaches down into the depths of the Swedish Hockey League to flex some muscle. But because of some music on an old promotional video, the Växjö Lakers of the SHL have had their official Twitter account..." October 23

  • Sticker shock aside, NHL Seattle is banking on fans paying big to watch its team in person

    Seattle Times "To say some local hockey fans gulped when initial NHL Seattle season-ticket prices were released last week would be inaccurate — it’s tough to swallow while spitting out coffee or enduring other reflexive actions after learning 44-game packages will cost from $12,540 to..." October 23

  • The NHL rules players would love to unfollow

    Toronto Star "No game is ever perfect, and hockey seems to tinker with its rules more and more every year. Everyone seems to have an idea of how to make the game they love just a little bit better. Even the players, who sounded off about coaches’ challenges, offside reviews, icing..." October 22

  • Space Needle time capsule includes NHL Seattle’s final five name choices

    Pro Hockey Talk "Seattle NHL’s expansion franchise will have an official name sometime in 2020, but as of Monday the team is down to five choices ahead of their entry to the league for the 2021-22 season. On Monday, a time capsule that was sealed and won’t be opened until the..." October 22

  • Canucks, Oilers are getting great goaltending so far

    Pro Hockey Talk "When an NHL season is young, it’s easy to get fooled into thinking that “This is the year,” or that a great season is going to come tumbling down. Sometimes those assumptions end up being correct, but it’s often far too easy to be roped in by a strong sprint and forget..." October 21

  • Jacob Markstrom’s performance inspires Canucks following emotional week

    Sportsnet "This journey in hockey has not been easy for Jacob Markstrom, but the goalie’s past week was probably the hardest he has had. Back from a personal five-day leave of absence for family reasons, Markstrom is keeping private the grave circumstances that took him home to Sweden..." October 21

  • Jack Hughes vs. Quinn Hughes: How hockey's new first family navigates its opposite-coast stars

    ESPN "On Saturday afternoon, for only the second time in their hockey-playing lives, brothers Quinn and Jack Hughes will line up on opposite sides of the ice. And this time they will do it wearing NHL uniforms, just as they had dreamed of while playing on outdoor rinks growing up,..." October 19

  • Exclusive: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with Mile High Hockey

    Mile High Hockey "It was 83 degrees in Denver on October 9th. By the morning of October 10th, Denver’s first snowfall of the season had ripped through town while thermometers in the Mile High City read 19 degrees, a record-breaking temperature drop in just a matter of hours. And it couldn’t..." October 18

  • A guru to the goalies

    Winnipeg Free Press "Somewhere in the wilds of B.C.'s Okanagan Valley, just north of Kelowna, lives a man who never played the game. Nevertheless, Adam Francilia's work during the six-month-long National Hockey League season takes him on the road. A lot. It's a grind he says averages out to..." October 18

  • Wysh List: The most overrated advanced stats in hockey

    ESPN "Ron Hainsey was a plus-30 last season. That means Ron Hainsey was sixth in the NHL in something, at a time when Ron Hainsey shouldn't be sixth in the NHL in anything. Go back 15 years, and a plus-30 would have been an indisputable measure of a defenseman's prowess. But..." October 17

  • New-look Canucks rewriting Vancouver’s story after painful 4 years

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks were not without ability the last four seasons. One of their greatest was to disappoint. It wasn’t just that they were a rebuilding team hopelessly short of being good enough to compete into April for a playoff spot, it was all the little..." October 16

  • Thatcher Demko hopes he can help Canucks keep rolling with Markstrom absent

    Sportsnet "The last time Thatcher Demko was not his team’s starting goalie, he was a 15-year-old rookie in the United States Hockey League playing for the Omaha Lancers, who aren’t actually in Nebraska’s largest city but play in the suburb of Ralston. Demko moved from..." October 15

  • Canucks recall defenceman Ashton Sautner from AHL

    Sportsnet "Defenceman Ashton Sautner has been recalled from the American Hockey League by the Vancouver Canucks ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. " October 15