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  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Canucks' Tanev out for season

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Chris Tanev's season is over.  According to head coach Travis Green, Tanev will not play again this season after leaving early against the New Jersey Devils Friday night. Green added he believes it's a broken bone.  Tanev..." March 16

  • Vancouver Canucks Ink Jett Woo To Entry-Level Contract "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Jett Woo to a three-year entry-level contract. "We're very excited at the strides Jett has made this season with Moose Jaw," said Benning. "He plays the game with good..." March 16

  • Canucks’ future looks secure with Jacob Markstrom

    Sportsnet "The discussion about how many of their remaining games the Vancouver Canucks should devote to Thatcher Demko’s development would be much simpler if Jacob Markstrom would just stop playing so well. In their garbage-time game Friday against the New Jersey Devils, nearly all the..." March 16

  • Antoine Roussel suffers season-ending knee injury

    Yardbarker "The news out of Vancouver Wednesday night was not good following a rough game against the New York Rangers. Canucks head coach Travis Green confirmed that Antoine Roussel suffered a season-ending knee injury when he collided with Brendan Lemieux, while young prospect Quinn Hughes will spend a..." March 14

  • Rangers’ Kreider fined $5K for elbowing Canucks’ Pettersson

    Sportsnet "New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider has been fined $5,000 for elbowing Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson on Wednesday night. The fine is the maximum allowable under the current CBA.

  • Canucks’ Loui Eriksson Made A Healthy Scratch

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Loui Eriksson’s tenure in Vancouver has been close to disastrous, but it has now reached a new low. In his third season and with 184 games with the Canucks under his belt, Eriksson has been made a healthy scratch for tonight’s home game against the New York..." March 14

  • Canucks looking to keep expectations realistic for Hughes

    Sportsnet "As superheroes go, Quinn Hughes isn’t the most physically imposing. Luckily, he doesn’t have to be Superman or merely Bobby Orr to help save the Vancouver Canucks. “Bobby Orr? I’m not really sure about that one,” Hughes said Wednesday when asked about a..." March 13

  • Canucks' Hughes to have ankle evaluated

    TSN "Fans in Vancouver might have to wait a bit to see 19-year-old Quinn Hughes. General manager Jim Benning said Hughes will have his bruised ankle evaluated when he arrives in Vancouver on Tuesday.  "He won't play until he's 100 per cent, so we'll see..." March 11

  • Canucks sign top prospect Quinn Hughes to three-year, entry-level contract

    Vancouver Sun "The Quinn Hughes watch is over. The Vancouver Canucks signed the 2018 seventh-overall pick on Sunday to a three-year, entry-level contract. Hughes, 19, just completed his second collegiate season with the University of Michigan Wolverines. He was the top scorer on the team..." March 10

  • With Michigan’s Exit, Quinn Hughes Is Free To Sign With Vancouver

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the University of Michigan getting eliminated from the first round of the Big 10 Tournament Saturday in a best-of-three series with the University of Minnesota, the Vancouver Canucks are suddenly hoping to see the next phase of the future arrive as their 2018 first-round pick Quinn Hughes,..." March 10

  • Canucks' Virtanen returns to lineup

    TSN "Forward Jake Virtanen returns tonight after missing 10 games with two fractured ribs. Chris Tanev (ankle) was in the full skate with the team for the first time. " March 09

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • Ex-Canucks prospect Dahlen quits social media due to 'hateful' messages from fans

    The Province ""I find it difficult to get messages from Vancouver fans" Former Canucks prospect Jonathan Dahlen, who was traded last month to the San Jose Sharks, says he has quit social media after receiving “hateful” messages from Vancouver fans. When the Canucks..." March 06

  • Canucks' Brandon Sutter to undergo hernia surgery

    Yardbarker "The Vancouver Canucks won't have Brandon Sutter for the rest of the season. They announced the forward will undergo sports hernia surgery on his right side. He is expected to be out six to eight weeks, which would rule him out from playing again in 2018-19 unless the Canucks make it deep in..." March 05

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Canucks’ Pearson looking to make most of another fresh start

    Sportsnet "Meaghan Pearson wasn’t with her husband when Tanner was traded Monday to the Vancouver Canucks. She was seeing her doctor in Pittsburgh – the one she found there to help with her pregnancy after Tanner Pearson was traded to the Penguins by the Los Angeles Kings in..." February 27

  • Canucks' Edler wouldn't waive no-trade clause

    The Score "Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler was unwilling to waive his full no-trade clause ahead of the deadline, general manager Jim Benning said Monday, according to The Canadian Press. Benning revealed that teams did call about Edler's availability, but once the Canucks contacted..." February 26

  • Gudbranson deal signals change of priorities for Canucks, Benning

    Sportsnet "After two and a half seasons with defenceman Erik Gudbranson, the Vancouver Canucks had an excellent read on what they were surrendering Monday when they acquired winger Tanner Pearson from the Pittsburgh Penguins. Far less certain is what Vancouver gave up in talented minor-league..." February 25

  • Gudbranson – Pearson trade looks ugly for Penguins — on paper

    Pro Hockey Talk "409Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)409 Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Flipboard (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new..." February 25

  • Canucks acquire Linus Karlsson from Sharks "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired forward Linus Karlsson from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Jonathan Dahlen. Karlsson, 19, has registered 17 points (4-13-17) in 48 games for Karlskrona HK in the Allsvenskan. In..." February 25

  • Canucks trade Gudbranson to Penguins for Pearson

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks have traded veteran defenceman Erik Gudbranson to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Tanner Pearson. Tanner Pearson for Erik Gudbranson. PIT-VAN deal. —..." February 25

  • Canucks’ familiar string of failures means playoff dream likely over

    Sportsnet "With snow on the ground for stretches of the last month, it has been difficult on the West Coast to see that spring is coming. But you can tell it’s on its way because there is again that annual stench of inevitable failure around the Vancouver Canucks. As surprising as..." February 24

  • Why the Canucks Need to Focus on Being Sellers

    Nucks Misconduct "With the trade deadline less than a week away, the Canucks status as a buyer, seller, or bystander should be crystal clear. While their place in the standings points to this team staying put, their true status should be that of a seller. Despite that, we’re starting to..." February 20

  • Jake Virtanen Out A Month With Broken Rib

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It was all starting to come together for Jake Virtanen, but he’ll now miss a good chunk of the season thanks to injury. The young Vancouver Canucks forward will be out a month with a fractured rib according to head coach Travis Green. " February 18

  • Biega error magnifies Canucks’ post-injury struggles

    Sportsnet "The effects of six injuries can be seen in the Vancouver Canucks’ ice times. Rookie Elias Pettersson played 17 minutes in the first two periods Saturday against the San Jose Sharks, while depth defenceman Alex Biega logged 17:30 in the game. One of those numbers is more..." February 17

  • Oilers, Canucks Discussing Sam Gagner Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Oilers and Canucks are discussing a trade that would see center Sam Gagner be moved to Edmonton, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter links).  He adds that Ryan Spooner could be involved in the deal as well. Despite playing a regular role with Vancouver last..." February 16

  • Oilers acquire Gagner from Canucks for Spooner

    TSN "Sam Gagner and Ryan Spooner are trading places.  According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, the Vancouver Canucks have dealt Gagner to the Oilers in exchange for Spooner.  Gagner has appeared in seven games with the Canucks so far this season, scoring one goal..." February 16

  • Canucks not looking for quick fixes before Trade Deadline, GM says "The Vancouver Canucks will not surrender draft picks or prospects for players with expiring contracts despite being in the midst of a playoff race, general manager Jim Benning said this week. The Canucks (26-26-7) are tied in points with the Minnesota Wild (27-25-5) for the second..." February 16

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Vancouver Canucks trade for veteran goaltender Marek Mazanec

    The Province "Canucks acquire goalie from New York Rangers in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2020. The Vancouver Canucks have found a warm body to fill their net. The team acquired 27-year-old Marek Mazanec from the New York Rangers in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the..." February 12

  • Canucks recall forward Zack Macewen from AHL Utica

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have recalled forward Zack Macewen from AHL Utica. Macewen has 17 goals, 25 assists and 42 points in 49 games this season in the AHL. In 66 games last season for Utica, the Charlottetown native had 10 goals, 23 assists and 33 points. " February 10

  • Jay Beagle embraced by Caps fans, former teammates in emotional return to D.C.

    NBC Sports Washington "The images flickered across the scoreboard and Jay Beagle tried not to cry.  There he was scoring his first NHL goal. Here he is working a hockey clinic for kids. He holds his own toddler up as he learns to skate, wife, Ashley, smiling. His dad, Al, who owns an auto shop back in..." February 06

  • Vancouver Canucks Recall Michael DiPietro Under Emergency Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have recalled junior goaltender Michael DiPietro from the Ottawa 67’s on an emergency basis after Thatcher Demko suffered an injury in warm-up yesterday. DiPietro will join the team in Washington for tonight’s game, while Guillaume Brisbois has also been..." February 05

  • Canucks Alex Edler Out With Concerning Injury

    Last Word On Hockey "The Vancouver Canucks Alexander Edler suffered a serious injury after falling and hitting his face on the ice Monday night. He is undergoing further tests to establish the extent of his facial injury received in the game. At this stage, it is unclear the..." February 05

  • Benning: Canucks still in dialogue with Edler

    TSN "With Alex Edler mentioned in trade speculation ahead of the NHL's Feb. 25 deadline, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning is hopeful the team can work out a contract extension with the veteran blueliner. "We're in dialogue with him," Benning told TSN Radio..." February 01

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • It is Time to Move On from Erik Gudbranson

    Nucks Misconduct "The Erik Gudbranson experiment has been a controversial one since his arrival in Vancouver. Gudbranson, acquired from the Florida Panthers in exchange for young forward Jared McCann and a 2nd-round-pick, was brought in to provide grit and leadership to the Canucks right side of defense...." January 25

  • How Demko bested every rookie goaltender in Canucks history

    Nucks Misconduct "Was anybody else blown away by the historical bombshell following Thatcher Demko’s win against the Buffalo Sabres? That’s right. In 49 years of hockey, no rookie goaltender in team history won their first two career games. Is it that much of a rare occurrence for..." January 23

  • Canucks’ Green seeking more consistency from struggling Virtanen

    Sportsnet "Shotgun Jake is being unloaded. In a city dying for a beer, Jake Virtanen won’t be able to help Vancouver Canucks fans from the press box on Wednesday. The 22-year-old winger, whose unexpected early-season offence spawned the Shotgun Jake movement online in which fans..." January 22

  • Canucks' Pettersson returns after 5-game absence

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks (22-21-6) are expected to get a boost this afternoon as scoring leader Elias Pettersson is likely to return to the line-up against the Detroit Red Wings (18-24-7) at Rogers Arena. The 20-year-old has missed five games with a knee sprain suffered early in the..." January 20

  • Canucks' Pettersson says 'good chance' he plays Sunday vs. Red Wings

    Vancouver Sun "The party line for the Vancouver Canucks is nothing is certain, but when a player skates in practice with regular linemates and isn’t swapping in and out with another teammate, that usually means he’s ready to play. Such was the case Saturday with Elias Pettersson during..." January 20

  • G Demko to start for Canucks vs. Sabres

    TSN "According to head coach Travis Green, Vancouver Canucks rookie goaltender Thatcher Demko will make his season debut tonight against the Buffalo Sabres. In 16 games with the AHL's Utica Comets this season, Demko has a .911 save percentage and a 2.58 GAA. The Canucks recalled..." January 18

  • Canucks’ Demko feeling calm ahead of likely season debut

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks should all try to get inside Thatcher Demko’s head. No, seriously. Hockey is a lot simpler in there. The prospect anointed the franchise’s goalie of the future from the day he was drafted in 2014 should finally get a chance this weekend, probably..." January 17

  • Canucks trade Michael Del Zotto to Ducks for Luke Schenn, pick

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have traded defenceman Michael Del Zotto to the Anaheim Ducksin exchange for Luke Schenn and a 2020 seventh-round draft pick. Per the Canucks’ press release, Schenn will report directly to the Utica Comets. The 29-year-old..." January 17

  • Canucks rule Elias Pettersson out for game vs. Oilers

    Sportsnet "Elias Pettersson will miss at least one more game with a knee injury as he has been ruled out for Wednesday’s contest against the Edmonton Oilers. “I’m feeling better every day,” the rookie phenom said after he took the ice before Canucks practice. " January 16

  • Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson ‘day-to-day’ with knee injury "Elias Pettersson could return for the Vancouver Canucks when they host the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena on Wednesday (10 p.m. ET; SNP, SNW, NHL.TV). "He had a good skate today," Canucks coach Travis Green said Tuesday. "I think it was about 40 minutes. He'll..." January 15

  • Vancouver Finds Short-Term Solution With Michael Leighton

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have had a goaltending problem since trading Anders Nilsson. No, it’s certainly not the play of Jacob Markstrom who was remarkable earlier this week in a win over the Florida Panthers, stopping 23 of 24 shots. It’s not with Thatcher Demko either, who has still..." January 15