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  • Nils Hoglander impresses Canucks in development camp "Nils Hoglander turned some heads during the 2019 NHL Draft with a social media video that showed him warming up by juggling while riding a unicycle, but that was nothing compared to the skill the 18-year-old forward put on display at Vancouver Canucks development camp in..." July 20

  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Ryan Spooner Signs In Switzerland

    Oilers Nation "Earlier today, word broke on Twitter that former Oiler, Ryan Spooner, had a signed a contract in the Swiss league with HC Lugano and I couldn’t help but laugh at the news… and maybe cry a little bit. If you want another reminder of how bad Peter Chiarelli was at his job..." July 17

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • Canucks face crucial challenges as playoffs appear attainable

    Sportsnet "The two 20-goal scorers the Vancouver Canucks added to their lineup the last couple of weeks come with bonuses: size and power. Free-agent acquisition Micheal Ferland is 6-foot-1 and 217 pounds, and J.T. Miller, obtained in a trade with Tampa Bay, is 6-foot-1 and 218 pounds...." July 11

  • Alex Burrows to be inducted into Canucks Ring of Honour on Dec. 3

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks announced Thursday that the club will induct Alex Burrows into the Canucks Ring of Honour on Dec. 3 when they host the Ottawa Senators. The ceremony is part of a series of celebrations to mark the franchises’ 50th season. “Alex’s story..." July 11

  • Agent: Loui Eriksson, Canucks discussing future

    TSN "Loui Eriksson's agent, J.P. Barry, admitted Wednesday that the veteran's future with the Vancouver Canucks remains up in the air after a meeting with general manager Jim Benning last month. Eriksson and Benning sat down to discuss comments Eriksson made earlier this..." July 11

  • Analyzing the Vancouver Canucks' salary cap crunch

    Daily Hive "It’s been a while since Canucks fans really had to concern themselves with doing math regarding the team’s salary cap. Such is life with a rebuilding team that had lots of cap space, but needed to give young players chances to succeed rather than chasing high-priced free..." July 11

  • Canucks closing in on contract with UFA forward Micheal Ferland

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks are nearing a deal with unrestricted free agent forward Micheal Ferland, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Ferland, 27, is coming off a 17-goal, 40-point season with the Carolina Hurricanes ?— his second consecutive..." July 10

  • Micheal Ferland inks four-year deal with the Canucks

    Canucks Army "Despite already making an expensive splash on July 1, Jim Benning isn’t finished making additions to the team. Micheal Ferland, who has slipped between the cracks in this free agency period, is reportedly closing in on a deal with the Canucks. Ferland is mostly known for his..." July 10

  • Canucks’ Jim Benning should turn focus to unloading Loui Eriksson’s contract

    Sportsnet "Three years into his $36-million-US contract, Loui Eriksson has finally become paramount to the Vancouver Canucks. Which tells you how little he achieved on the ice the last three seasons and how much money the National Hockey League team has spent this summer. The six-year contract..." July 09

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • Reid Boucher Close To Deal With Vancouver Canucks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While Vancouver Canucks fans wait for any crumb of information on Brock Boeser’s new contract, they’ll at least get some good news soon on a different restricted free agent forward. Gerry Johansson, agent for Reid Boucher, was on Sportsnet radio today with Rick..." July 09

  • Vancouver Canucks Sign Three Players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have signed three of their restricted free agents, inking Reid Boucher, Brogan Rafferty and Josh Teves to two-way contracts. Boucher’s deal is just for one season, while Rafferty and Teves have each re-upped for two. That leaves the team with..." July 09

  • Top unsigned restricted free agents "With free agency underway, takes a closer look at the top remaining restricted free agents. A restricted free agent can receive an offer sheet contract from another team, which forward Sebastian Aho did from the Montreal Canadiens on July 1. His team can match the contract..." July 08

  • Canucks sign RFA Josh Leivo to one-year contract

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks have signed restricted free agent forward Josh Leivo to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million, the team announced on Friday. The 25-year-old scored a career-high 14 goals and added a career-high 10 assists over 76 games split between the Canucks and Toronto..." July 05

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Canucks sign forward Justin Bailey to one-year, two-way contract

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have signed winger Justin Bailey to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Thursday. Bailey, 24, was acquired by Philadelphia Flyers from the Buffalo Sabres in January, in exchange for Taylor Leier. He posted nine..." July 04

  • Candidates for the Canucks’ Final Top Six Winger

    Nucks Misconduct "The J.T. Miller trade at the draft, while (rightfully) widely maligned, did prove one thing for the Vancouver Canucks: that General Manager Jim Benning was out to improve the team’s top two scoring lines, and was going to be aggressve in doing so. While Miller does fill one hole, there is..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • Canucks re-sign Tyler Motte to one year deal

    Canucks Army "The Canucks have completed a little housekeeping on this day, signing Tyler Motte to a new one-year contract The press release is as follows: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed centre Tyler..." July 03

  • Vancouver Canucks Re-Sign Tyler Motte

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have signed restricted free agent Tyler Motte to a one-year, $975K contract. The deal will leave Motte a RFA again next summer, though he will have arbitration rights. GM Jim Benning explained the move: Tyler plays a physical, two-way game that complements our..." July 02

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • Vancouver Canucks Sign Tyler Graovac, Zane McIntyre

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Canucks have had a singular focus for much of the day and that has been defense, signing Tyler Myers, Jordie Benn, and Oscar Fantenberg. However, the team has made some depth additions in other areas as well. Center Tyler Graovac has been signed to a one-year,..." July 01

  • Jim Benning knows stakes are high with Tyler Myers and JT Miller additions

    Sportsnet "All they are saying, is give him a chance. All together now. All they are saying… Even John Lennon, Yoko Ono and a tambourine wouldn’t fully quell the unrest in Vancouver over the free-agent signing of Tyler Myers by the Canucks. But the level of hostility..." July 01

  • Canucks sign Oscar Fantenberg

    Canucks Army "The Canucks have added more depth to their blueline with the signing of Swedish defenceman Oscar Fantenberg At this moment, the exact terms of the deal are not known. The Swedish defenceman was an undrafted free agent that signed with the Los Angeles Kings in May of 2017. He..." July 01

  • Vancouver Canucks to Sign Jordie Benn

    Last Word On Hockey "The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly signed defenceman Jordie Benn. Benn was signed alongside fellow defenceman Tyler Myers. In Benn, the Canucks get a versatile defenseman who has a lot of NHL experience. He scored five goals and 17 assists for 22 points in 81 games this..." July 01

  • Oilers to sign forward Markus Granlund on one-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers are expected to sign forward Markus Granlund to a one-year deal once free agency officially opens, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Granlund, 26, is coming off a one-year, $1.475-million deal with the Vancouver Canucks, with whom he spent the past..." July 01

  • Tyler Myers, Canucks nearing five-year, $30 million deal

    Yahoo! Sports "It appears that the Vancouver Canucks will be landing one of the biggest unrestricted fish on the free agency market. According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli and Andy Strickland of FOX Sports Midwest, blueliner Tyler Myers and the Canucks are closing in on a five-year,..." July 01

  • Report: Luke Schenn to Sign With Tampa Bay Lightning

    Last Word On Hockey "With a career that looked that it would end in the AHL, Luke Schenn has been able to prolong it just a bit longer. According to reports, the Tampa Bay Lightning will sign Schenn to a one-year deal worth $700,000. TSN’s Frank Seravelli was first with the news. Schenn..." July 01

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Could Roberto Luongo’s retirement, cap penalty actually help the Canucks?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Hear me out here. Prior to Roberto Luongo’s retirement announcement earlier this week, the Vancouver Canucks were readying, reportedly, a very large (and very ridiculous) offer to free agent defenseman Tyler Myers. Then the Luongo announcement came. And with him not..." June 29

  • Canucks Place Ryan Spooner On Unconditional Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Canucks are parting ways with Ryan Spooner.  Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link) that Vancouver has placed the forward on unconditional waivers for the purposes of buying out the final year of his contract. 2018-19 represented a remarkable fall from..." June 29

  • Roberto Luongo retires, hitting Canucks with $3M cap recapture penalty

    TSN "Louuuuu, for the win. Roberto Luongo has made the decision to retire, drawing a close to a colourful and Hall of Fame-worthy career between the pipes. He steps away after 19 seasons as the third winningest goaltender in NHL history with 489 victories. Luongo, 40, made..." June 26

  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • Canucks to meet with Tyler Myers when UFA negotiation window opens

    Daily Hive "The Vancouver Canucks have cap space and could be eager to use it in free agency. Canucks GM Jim Benning has gone on record a few times to discuss his team’s needs, notably a top-six winger and a top-four defenceman. He found the winger in JT Miller in a trade with Tampa..." June 23

  • Lightning trade forward J.T. Miller to Canucks

    WFLA "TSN's Bob McKenzie is reporting J.T. Miller has been traded to the Vancouver Canucks.  In exchange, the Lightning will receive draft picks in exchange for Miller. However, the exact compensation has yet to be announced.  " June 22

  • Canucks acquire Francis Perron from the Sharks for Tom Pyatt "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired forward Francis Perron and a 2019 7th round pick from San Jose in exchange for forward Tom Pyatt and a 2019 6thround pick. Perron, 23, recorded a career-high in points (47), goals (18) power..." June 22

  • Canucks To Retire The Numbers Of Henrik And Daniel Sedin

    Yahoo! Sports "Before the 2019 NHL Draft even got underway in Vancouver, the Canucks tipped their hat to a couple of their franchise’s legendary members on Friday night. On stage with commissioner Gary Bettman, it was revealed that Henrik and Daniel Sedin will officially have their numbers..." June 22

  • Canucks pick Russian winger Vasily Podkolzin with No. 10 selection

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks picked Russian forward Vasily Podkolzin 10th overall at the NHL draft on Friday. The 17-year-old from Moscow played part of last season for St. Petersburg of the KHL and was the No. 2 European skater on the NHL Central Scouting prospect list. Podkolzin,..." June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • Vancouver Canucks ink defenceman Alex Edler to two-year extension

    The Province "Defenceman was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 The Vancouver Canucks and veteran defenceman Alex Edler have agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $6 million per season. Edler, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1,..." June 20

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Canucks’ Elias Pettersson wins Calder Trophy as rookie of the year

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson has won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year. Pettersson, 20, beat Blues goalie Jordan Binnington and Sabres defenceman Rasmus Dahlin to win the award. June 20

  • Canucks, Alexander Edler closing in on three-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks and defenceman Alex Edler are close to agreeing on a three-year contract extension. According to Sportsnet’s Irfan Gaffar, the average annual value of Edler’s new deal is expected to be between $5 million and $5.5 million. " June 19

  • Canucks search for blue line help before draft as market heats up

    Sportsnet "In the past few days, National Hockey League defencemen Jacob Trouba, Olli Maatta, Matt Niskanen and Justin Braun have been traded, and not one of them is coming to help the Vancouver Canucks. Either the Canucks weren’t interested – doubtful given the team’s needs on..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18