Canucks Rumors & News

  • Antti Niemi builds a wall, shuts down Vancouver in Dallas shootout win

    Dallas Morning News "Three Stars 1. Antti Niemi, Stars - Thirty-four saves 2. Patrick Sharp, Stars - Two assists 3. Daniel Sedin, Canucks - Goal and assist Save of the Game During a wild stretch of the 3-on-3 overtime, Stars goalie Antti Niemi skated out of his net and played a puck up ice. However, he..." November 29

  • Stars find another way to win in statement shootout victory over Vancouver

    Dallas Morning News "Signs of the Stars' ability to handle the challenges of a normal NHL season were all over the ice Friday at American Airlines Center. Dallas was battling a hard-charging Vancouver team with revenge on its mind. Dallas was battling a brief puck-handling slump that had gripped several players..." November 28

  • NHL seeks scoring solutions amid season of fewer goals, more shutouts

    Tampa Tribune "Goals, goals, goals. Where did they all go? On many a night around the NHL, goals are like an oasis off in the distance that turns out to be a mirage. Take a look at the scoreboard on any given night and there is a good chance somebody is posting a shutout. And if a team isn’t being kept..." November 27

  • Vrbata scores twice as Canucks open road trip with 3-2 win over Wild

    Vancouver Sun "Welcome back, Radim Vrbata. The Vancouver Canucks have really missed you. You remember Vrbata? The guy who scored a team-high 31 goals last season? Well, he finally returned Wednesday. Vrbata, seemingly snake-bitten this National Hockey League season, scored two goals as the Canucks began..." November 26

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • New Jersey Devils Survive a Penalty-Fest in 3-2 Win Over Vancouver Canucks

    All About The Jersey "As the game started at 10 PM EST, this recap will be done a little differently. I will breakdown each period and really leave it at that. As a general summary, the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2. That second goal came with less than a second left in regulation, so it wasn't..." November 23

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

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    Jon Abbott @HockeyAbbs

    #Canucks updates: Desjardins says Hutton (who had MRI) will likely miss at least two weeks, although there is not defined timeline #TSN1040

  • Canucks 6 Blackhawks 3: A classic night of Sedinery

    Vancouver Province "“Slaying the Dragon” is probably too strong a slogan to summarize what they wanted to accomplish. After all, the Vancouver Canucks weren’t going to advance to the second round of the playoffs like they did in 2011 by getting the better of the defending Stanley Cup champions on..." November 22

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

  • Jets grab onto lifeline

    Winnipeg Free Press "It’s a start. A tourniquet to stop the bleeding and prevent more life from oozing out of the Winnipeg Jets and spoil the first chunk of the 2015-16 season. And, heck, when a team on a six-game winless streak does just enough to end said skid — as the Jets did in Wednesday night’s 4-1 win over..." November 19

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Canadiens roar back from 3-0 deficit to beat Canucks 4-3 in OT

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: David Desharnais scored at 3:25 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks Monday night at the Bell Centre. The Canucks, who were playing the sixth game in a seven-game road trip, took a 3-0 lead early in the second period, but Montreal chipped away at the..." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Burrows leaves Canucks for personal matter, may not play Monday

    The Score "Alex Burrows returned to Vancouver on Sunday morning to attend to personal matters, and his status for the rest of the Canucks' road trip is uncertain. It's unclear what the issue is and how long it will keep Burrows from rejoining the club, but Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins assured..." November 16

  • Reimer backstops Leafs to victory over Canucks

    Toronto Star "Six weeks into the season, the Maple Leafs’ performance is hitting its stride. The team that won just two games in October has three wins in seven November tilts, including a hard-fought, 4-2 effort against the Vancouver Canucks Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. But when all else..." November 15

  • Ryan Miller baffled by disallowed goals: 'I don't know what this league's turning into'

    The Score "Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller questioned the league's goal review process following a 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Miller called out the replay officials for disallowing a pair of goals the netminder believed should have counted. "They both should have..." November 15

  • Benning says ‘It’s safe to say’ Sedin twins will retire as Canucks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Canucks General Manager Jim Benning couldn’t have been more clear when he told TSN 1200 in Ottawa that the Sedin twins won’t ever be shipped out of Vancouver. “Yes, that’s safe to say,” Benning said when asked if the twins will finish their careers in Vancouver. “They’re still really good..." November 15

  • Ex-Maple Leaf, Canuck Booth flying to KHL?

    Sportsnet "Free agent David Booth appears to have found his next job. According to KHL News and some Instagram posts from both Booth and his wife, Ashley, it looks as if he will join the KHL’s Admiral Vladivostok. “Can’t wait to see our new temporary home. #Vladivostok @hcadmiral,” Ashley posted on..." November 14

  • Hammond comes up big for Sens

    Ottawa Sun "The Hamburglar earned his own stripes on Canadian Forces Appreciation night. On a night the Senators saluted the Canadian military, Andrew (The Hamburglar) Hammond delivered a 33-save performance as the club halted a two-game losing skid with a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Thursday..." November 13

  • Markstrom marvelous as Canucks beat Blue Jackets 5-3

    Vancouver Sun "Jacob Markstrom finally got a chance to play Tuesday night. He made the wait worth it. Markstrom was spectacular in his season debut, making 42 saves in leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Twenty-two of those saves came in a..." November 11

  • Farnham replies to Prust’s Twitter chirp: ‘To be 3,000 miles away and say something doesn’t seem right’

    North Jersey "Although Devils right wing Jordin Tootoo said he doesn't expect any carryover from his exchange of words with Vancouver's Alexandre Burrows Sunday night, left wing Bobby Farnham said he wouldn't be surprised if the Canucks come after him for his second period fight with Jake Virtanen when the..." November 11

  • Canucks’ Alex Burrows doesn’t think comments to Jordin Tootoo ‘crossed the line’

    National Post "Alex Burrows offered no apology to Jordin Tootoo, saying comments he made to the New Jersey Devils winger did not cross the line and definitely did not target Tootoo’s heritage or personal history. “Personally, I don’t really think I crossed the line,” Burrows said after the Vancouver Canucks’..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Canucks reassign Bachman, recall Markstrom "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has reassigned goaltender Richard Bachman and recalled Jacob Markstrom from his conditioning assignment with the Utica Comets. Markstrom, 25, posted a record of 1-0-1, a 2.40 GAA, and a .909 save percentage during his..." November 09

  • Devils defeat Vancouver Canucks, 4-3, in overtime

    Newark Star-Ledger "Kyle Palmieri scored a power play goal at 3:33 of overtime, lifting the Devils to a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Sunday night at Prudential Center. Dan Hamhuis was called for interference at 2:14 of 3-on-3 OT and with 41 seconds left in a 4-on-3 power play, Palmieri scored from the..." November 09

  • Jordin Tootoo alleges 'classless, personal' slurs from Alexandre Burrows

    Sporting News "Jordin Tootoo and Alexandre Burrows are two of the NHL's most impassioned agitators. But a seemingly harmless encounter between the two during Sunday's Devils-Canucks game left Tootoo feeling wronged enough that he vented to reporters afterward, calling Burrows "classless" for supposed personal..." November 09

  • No escape for Ristolainen after two-goal game powers Sabres past Canucks

    Buffalo News "Rasmus Ristolainen is definitely the kind of guy who’d rather let his play do the talking. So when he saw the pack of cameras and microphones heading his way Saturday, he sighed and braced for an unwanted onslaught. His Sabres teammates showed no sympathy. “You brought it on yourself,” one..." November 08

  • Canucks' Miller to face Sabres in Buffalo for first time "Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller will make his return to the city where his NHL career started in 2002. The Canucks play the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; SN, MSG-B) the first time Miller will play here since he was traded by the Sabres to the St. Louis Blues in 2014. "I've..." November 07

  • Canucks send Markstrom to Utica for conditioning

    The Score "Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom is headed to Utica of the AHL on a conditioning assignment, the club announced. Markstrom's rehabbing a hamstring injury suffered in early October, and has yet to play this season. He had a strong preseason, posting a .962 save percentage in four..." November 06

  • Penguins hang on to beat Canucks in 1st game of Western swing

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Eric Fehr isn't on pace for a 40-goal season. He's actually headed for 70 if this continues. Maybe all of them short-handed, too. Fehr scored his second short-handed goal in as many games after making his Penguins debut Saturday to provide critical breathing room during Wednesday's 3-2..." November 05

  • Virtanen gets his first goal in Canucks' 4-1 win over Flyers

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks kept Jake Virtanen because they figured the teenager’s speed, power and enthusiasm would help them. A day later, it did. What took so long? “Everybody remembers their first,” veteran Canuck Jannik Hansen said of scoring in the National Hockey League. “The first one is the..." November 03

  • Backup Bachman helps Canucks keep Coyotes at bay

    Vancouver Sun "Backup Richard Bachman took care of business. Meanwhile, a collection of Vancouver Canucks youngsters seem to be suggesting we ain’t seen nothing yet. Bachman, who hadn’t played a full game since May, was solid in his first action as a Canuck and rookies Brendan Gaunce, Jared McCann and Jake..." October 31

  • Stars defy odds again, defeat Vancouver 4-3

    Dallas Morning News "Three Stars 1. Patrick Sharp, Stars - Two goals 2. Jamie Benn, Stars - Overtime winner, assist 3. Daniel Sedin, Canucks - Two assists Save of the Game With the score tied 3-3 late in the third period, Canucks winger Radim Vrbata broke in alone on Stars goalie Antti Niemi, who came..." October 30

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Canucks' Gaunce set to make NHL debut

    The Score "Brendan Gaunce is about to get his first taste of NHL action. The 21-year-old Vancouver Canucks forward will make his NHL debut Thursday against Dallas, head coach Willie Desjardins confirmed after the morning skate. Drafted 26th overall in 2012, Gaunce began his pro career with the AHL's..." October 29

  • Canucks snap home losing streak and hand Habs their first loss

    Vancouver Sun "The Montreal Canadiens weren’t going to win them all. The Vancouver Canucks weren’t going to lose them all at home. A couple of streaks ended Tuesday when the Canucks finally made something good happen on home ice as they snapped the Montreal Canadiens’ nine-game winning streak with an..." October 28

  • Canucks' Hamhuis will miss at least more 2 games with lower-body injury

    The Score "The Vancouver Canucks will be without defenseman Dan Hamhuis for at least the next two games. Hamhuis, who missed Tuesday's game against Montreal with a lower-body injury, will not be heading out on a road trip to Dallas and Arizona, the club announced. Instead, he will remain at home to be..." October 28

  • Late surge carries Red Wings past Canucks in OT

    Detroit News "Somehow, the Red Wings pulled out a game they had no business winning. Totally outplayed for two periods on Saturday, the Red Wings rallied in the third period and overtime and defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2. Gustav Nyquist scored at 3:50 of overtime to end a four-game winless streak,..." October 25

  • Late Ovi Blast Gives Caps the 3-2 Win Over Canucks

    Japers' Rink "The Caps' swing through Western Canada continued with a visit to Vancouver, where they'd need to outmaneuver formidable foes in the Sedin twins and Ryan Miller to keep the winning streak alive. Thanks to some offense from the team's grinders - and some late-game heroics from the captain - the Caps..." October 23

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22

  • The NHL's war against female fans, and the media's complicity in it

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Patrick Kane case, the latest in a long line of NHL players getting into trouble, has seen the NHL media defence machine crank up again-a machine that's contributing dangerously to the lack of change in NHL culture. It's a machine driven by journalistic self opinion that needs to be broken..." October 22

  • NHL's compensation policy needs to go

    TSN "Jim Benning woke up today to find a few more million in his budget and an extra second-round pick in his holster. What did the Vancouver Canucks general manager do to make this happen? Swing a trade? Learn a magic trick? Nope. Benning rolled out of bed, put on his slippers and turned on..." October 22

  • Report: Court documents reveal former NHL player treated concussion with ice bag

    Fox Sports "TSN reporter Rick Westhead revealed an excerpt of a court document from the ongoing NHL concussion lawsuit on Twitter Wednesday, and the document reveals how lacking the treatment of concussions in the NHL used to be. Poeschek played 364 games in the NHL over 12 years, and he largely played..." October 21

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