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  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • Loui Eriksson Out “Week-To-Week” With Lower-Body Injury

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Will Loui Eriksson ever catch a break in Vancouver? The former 30-goal scorer’s tenure with the Canucks has been an unmitigated disaster, with constant injury issues playing a role in two streaky, underwhelming seasons. Eriksson has suited up for just 115 of the Canucks’..." September 21

  • Canucks’ Thatcher Demko has faith team will do what’s best for him

    Sportsnet "Growing up in San Diego, Thatcher Demko alternated homes between his mom and dad, who had split up. His mother, Danielle, worked for many years at San Diego’s Rock Church, whose founder and pastor, Miles McPherson, played in the National Football League before he found God and..." September 19

  • Pettersson buzz grows louder in Vancouver

    TSN "Bo Horvat heard the whispers. It was impossible to ignore chatter that the Vancouver Canucks had something special on the way in Elias Pettersson, but Horvat didn’t know quite what to expect heading into training camp. “I’ve seen a few highlight clips of..." September 19

  • Canucks’ Ben Hutton looking to re-launch NHL career under Travis Green

    Sportsnet "Conditioning was not Ben Hutton’s biggest problem last season, but merely his most public and embarrassing one. The Vancouver Canucks defenceman’s gravest problem was that he utterly lost the confidence of coach Travis Green, who finally outed Hutton on his unsatisfactory..." September 18

  • Canucks’ divisive Erik Gudbranson hoping healthy season can win over fans

    Sportsnet "When he returned last month to the neighbourhood in Ottawa where he grew up, Erik Gudbranson could roughly gauge his mom’s popularity by the election signs planted in front yards. Donna Leith-Gudbranson is a candidate in Ottawa’s civic election on Oct. 22, running for..." September 16

  • Antoine Roussel out with a concussion, will miss training camp

    Vancouver Courier "On Thursday, Jim Benning and Travis Green were asked if everyone was healthy to start camp. While the Canucks’ GM and head coach paused for a moment, they both confirmed that everyone was cleared to play. “Everyone’s clear right now,” said Green and Benning..." September 14

  • Canucks, Brock Boeser to put contract talks off until end of season

    Ottawa Citizen "The sophomore sniper is due for a new deal next summer and while Canucks’ general manager Jim Benning and Boeser’s agent Ben Hankinson had some talks during the summer, they’re not in a hurry to resume discussions. Thursday at the Canucks’ training camp..." September 14

  • Canucks' Boeser to play out ELC this season

    TSN "It looks like Brock Boeser will play out his entry-level contract. General manager Jim Benning addressed the media at the kickoff of training camp on Thursday and discussed the Vancouver Canucks forward's long term plans. Benning said he's talked to Boeser and..." September 13

  • Gaudette looking to follow Boeser’s path to crack Canucks roster

    Sportsnet "Adam Gaudette is listed at 170 pounds and no one cares. Almost no one. “I’m actually close to 190 now,” the centre said Saturday. “I put on a few pounds this summer. I think I was 170 when I was drafted. My parents get kind of angry about it, like, ‘What,..." September 08

  • Canucks prospect Pettersson ready to squash concerns about weight

    Sportsnet "When the Vancouver Canucks were here a year ago for their annual prospects tournament, rookie Brock Boeser was unprepared for the avalanche of questions about his skating. Perplexed, he asked team officials why everyone was asking about his mobility. “I told him if..." September 08

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Is Vancouver Looking To Make A Big Splash?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It is no secret that the Vancouver Canucks do not operate like a typical rebuilding team. Make no mistake, the team has accrued plenty of talented young building blocks over the past few years: Bo Horvat, Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson, Jonathan Dahlen, Adam Gaudette, Quinn Hughes, Olli..." September 03

  • Canucks star Brock Boeser named Da Beauty League MVP

    Sportsnet "If Brock Boeser’s performance in Da Beauty League is any indication to how he’s going to perform in 2018-19 then Vancouver Canucks fans are going to have a lot to smile about. Boeser was named MVP of the popular Minnesota-based summer league that was chock full of NHL..." August 23

  • Extraordinary times make Karlsson trade to rebuilding Canucks unlikely

    Sportsnet "In ordinary times, the possibility of acquiring the best offensive defenceman in hockey would generate excitement, bordering on jubilation, among the fan base of the player’s new team. On the West Coast, however, Wednesday’s report that the Vancouver Canucks had..." August 22

  • Canucks GM Jim Benning says team not in on Erik Karlsson trade talks

    Sportsnet "Trade rumours began to swirl on the Erik Karlsson front once again Wednesday afternoon and it appeared the Vancouver Canucks were among the teams showing interest in the coveted Ottawa Senators captain. However, Canucks general manager Jim Benning, in a conversation with..." August 22

  • Report: Canucks in trade talks with Senators for Erik Karlsson

    Daily Hive "Good morning, Canucks fans. Hope you enjoyed your summer, because OMG WTF is happening?? One of the most respected insiders in hockey, Elliotte Friedman, dropped this nugget Wednesday morning. The Vancouver Canucks, supposedly a rebuilding team, have “stepped..." August 22

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • Boeser, Zucker to participate in charity game against fans "Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser and Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker will be among a group of NHL players that will play in a Unified Showcase game on Monday between playoff games of Da Beauty League, a 4-on-4 summer league featuring players with connections to..." August 19

  • Canucks GM: Olli Juolevi's recovery is 'on schedule'

    Yardbarker "While asking the question of when will Vancouver Canucks prospect Olli Juolevi play his first NHL game, Ben Kuzma of The Province wrote that his chances of making this year’s squad has already been hampered when he suffered a lower-back injury during offseason training. The..." August 19

  • Erik Gudbranson on track for start of season

    Yardbarker "The NHL preseason is almost here and teams around the league are just hoping to have their entire roster healthy enough to suit up. The Vancouver Canucks aren’t going to have to worry about Erik Gudbranson, as Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet reports that the big defenseman has experienced..." August 17

  • Boeser, Canucks to talk extension next week

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks winger Brock Boeser was a breakout star in his rookie season, scoring 29 goals and 55 points in 62 games. Now the team is looking to lock up the 2015 first-round pick long-term before he hits restricted free agency next July. Canucks general..." August 15

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Brock Boeser’s agent: No deadline on contract talks with Canucks

    Sportsnet "There’s no firm deadline set yet on contract talks between the Vancouver Canucks and star forward Brock Boeser, the 2018 Calder Trophy finalist’s agent says. Speaking to Sportsnet 650 in Vancouver, Ben Hankinson, Boeser’s agent, says the two sides have..." August 08

  • Vancouver Canucks Struggling To Move Ben Hutton

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The quietest stretch of the NHL off-season is upon us, but at least one team is still working the phones and trying to make some noise on the trade market. In a piece previewing the 2018-19 season for the Vancouver Canucks, The Athletic’s J.D. Burke includes a note on..." August 08

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • Could Quinn, Jack Hughes be Canucks’ next star brother tandem?

    Sportsnet "Suspend your sense of reality, just for a few moments, as the Hughes brothers dominate here at the World Junior Showcase. Now, let’s go back to 1999, when then Canucks general manager Brian Burke made the impossible happen in Vancouver. It was one of the all-time great..." August 04

  • Canucks GM Benning denies role in Linden’s surprise exit

    Sportsnet "One week after the shock departure of Trevor Linden from the Vancouver Canucks, there are a couple of elements we can confirm. Linden, in fact, did leave the National Hockey League team. And “amicably” was spelled correctly in the Canucks’ press release. But that..." August 02

  • Hughes returning to Michigan keeps Canucks rebuild on course

    Sportsnet "Armchair CSI investigators can strike one theory about what toppled Trevor Linden. Super-prospect Quinn Hughes has decided to return to the University of Michigan rather than turn pro next fall for the Vancouver Canucks. When Linden stunningly split from the Canucks Wednesday evening..." July 28

  • Quinn Hughes To Return For Sophomore Year At Michigan

    Michigan Go Blue "Quinn Hughes walked into Michigan ice hockey coach Mel Pearson's office inside Yost Ice Arena on Friday morning (July 27) and said he was still undecided. Should he leave the Wolverines for the Vancouver Canucks, the team which on June 22 made him the seventh overall pick in the..." July 28

  • Dean Lombardi’s Flyers contract blocks possible job with Canucks

    Sportsnet "While there was some speculation that Dean Lombardi may have been a serious contender for a job with the Vancouver Canucks, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman has learned that Lombardi recently signed a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers that has “no outs” for..." July 27

  • There may be more to Trevor Linden leaving Canucks than meets the eye

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks and Trevor Linden announced Wednesday night they had “amicably” agreed to part ways, but no specific reason was given. After the news broke, Elliotte Friedman joined Sportsnet 650 to discuss the front office shakeup and after making a few calls he..." July 26

  • Dean Lombardi Connected To Vancouver Canucks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks made a big splash yesterday when they announced that they had parted ways with team president Trevor Linden, and immediately speculation has exploded about who could potentially replace the outgoing executive. Brian Burke was asked on Sportsnet radio if..." July 26

  • Canucks must learn painful lessons from Linden era

    Pro Hockey Talk "Unless you’re a fly on the wall, it’s pretty tough to attribute specific decisions to the exact front office members who made them. So, yes, to some extent, a GM’s effectiveness hinges upon the quality of the scouts available, and a team won’t have a good GM if..." July 26

  • Vancouver Canucks, Trevor Linden agree to part ways "The Vancouver Canucks announced today that Trevor Linden is leaving his role as President, Hockey Operations. Linden was hired on April 9, 2014 and oversaw an important transition phase for the Canucks both on and off the ice. "There aren't many individuals in sport more..." July 26

  • Signing bonus could make Loui Ericksson easier to trade

    Yardbarker "With the Canucks having paid a $6M signing bonus to winger Loui Eriksson this month, Postmedia’s Jason Botchford suggests that his contract could soon become a movable one. The front-loaded nature of his six-year, $36M deal means that he is owed just $14M now with still four..." July 26

  • Vancouver Canucks reach two-year deal with Jake Virtanen

    The Province "The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Jack Virtanen to a two-year contract worth $1.25 million per season. Virtanen, who was a restricted free agent, recorded 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points in a career-high 75 games played with the Canucks las..." July 25

  • Vancouver Canucks defenceman Stecher earns raise with new two-year deal

    The Province "Defenceman Troy Stecher has signed a new two-year contact with the Vancouver Canucks worth $2.325 million per season. The 24-year-old Richmond native, who was a restricted free agent, had filed for arbitration earlier this month, but avoided that process by reaching a deal with the..." July 20

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Corey Hirsch on Thatcher Demko: Time for Canucks to see what he’s got

    Sportsnet "It’s the dawn of a new era at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser have emerged as the city’s new starring pair. Elias Pettersson and Adam Gaudette are lurking around the corner, ready to make waves. Quinn Hughes seems poised to take over leadership..." July 14

  • Canucks’ Brock Boeser reflects on scary injury that ended rookie season

    Sportsnet "Brock Boeser had a whirlwind 2017-18 campaign. The youngster established himself as one of the top snipers in the NHL and a player the Vancouver Canucks can begin to build around as the franchise moves on the from the Sedin era. Unfortunately, his season was cut short due to a..." July 12

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Hughes confident he can play for Canucks in 2018-19 "Quintin Hughes believes he is ready to play for the Vancouver Canucks. Hughes, who was selected by the Canucks with the No. 7 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, possesses a strong skating ability and puck skills and was the youngest player at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, where he had..." July 09

  • Canucks’ Offseason Signings Were Critical To Improve Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks dealt with a lot of criticism when free agency started last week when they went out and signed bottom-six players Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel and Tim Schaller to long-term deals (Beagle & Roussel got four years, while Schaller signed for two). While the general..." July 08

  • Ex-Canuck Dan Hamhuis: Alex Burrows was ‘a tremendous teammate’

    Sportsnet "Teammates loved him, opponents hated him. That was Alex Burrows‘ brand of hockey — one he played for 13 seasons before calling it a career on Friday. Defenceman Dan Hamhuis experienced both perspectives, and discussed his beloved teammate of six years (and not-so-beloved..." July 07

  • Canucks’ Jett Woo has the name, playing style to become fan favourite

    Sportsnet "He doesn’t have to make a name for himself because Jett Woo already has one. Even just on Thursday’s lineup sheet for the Vancouver Canucks’ prospects game at Rogers Arena, the 17-year-old stands out. His first name gets a lot of attention because the..." July 05

  • Canucks’ Hughes weighing decision to turn pro

    Sportsnet "It was neither the contract nor the competition – none of one, lots of the other – that delayed elite prospect Quinn Hughes’ appearance at the Vancouver Canucks’ summer development camp. It was the fish. The seventh-overall pick from last month’s NHL..." July 05

  • Vancouver Canucks extend Darren Archibald

    Yardbarker "A fan-favorite enforcer is staying in Vancouver. The Canucks announced this evening that they have re-signed forward Darren Archibald to a one-year, two-way contract extension. The Province’s Ben Kuzma reports that the deal is worth the minimum $650K at the NHL..." July 04

  • Sven Baertschi Signs Three-Year Contract With Vancouver Canucks

    CBS Sports "Baertschi commanded a three-year contract extension from the Canucks on Sunday, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports, adding that the deal is worth $3.36 million annually. This looks like a true bargain for the Canucks given Baertschi's status as a power-play contributor..." July 01