The Province "Kevin Bieksa, who wasn’t born when the TV show Dallas was at the height of its popularity, is asked if he’s familiar with the plot twist involved in the shooting of J.R. Ewing. No, he said. It was carefully explained to him that J.R.’s death, which ended one season, was revealed to be a..." August 30
Lawyer for Todd Bertuzzi tells TSN the Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit removed today from the court docket.
TSN.ca "Lawyers for Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore are negotiating terms of a confidentiality agreement, a week after Bertuzzi's legal representative said the two sides reached a settlement. Since lawyer Geoff Adair confirmed a week ago to TSN that a settlement was reached, avoiding a trial that would..." August 26
NHL.com "The John Tortorella era was brief and not without its share of tumult for the Vancouver Canucks. After five straight seasons in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Canucks stumbled through Tortorella's lone season in charge, ultimately finishing with the third-worst record in the Western Conference...." August 26
TSN.ca "Steve Moore's brother Mark says there is no deal between Steve and Todd Bertuzzi, a bombshell claim that casts doubt on claims made Wednesday by the NHL and Bertuzzi's lawyers that a settlement had been reached. "I got a text message from Steve last night and he's very concerned," Mark Moore..." August 20
CBSSports.com "Mere hours after a reported settlement between former NHL player Steven Moore, the Vancouver Canucks and former Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi was refuted by Moore's older brother Mark, the Canucks issued a statement saying an agreement has in fact been made. "I got a text message from Steve..." August 20
Yahoo! Sports "Logically, the chances that Steve Moore’s civil case against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks ever made it to trial were slim. According to Bob McKenzie, they’re getting slimmer. The TSN pundit reported late Monday night that Moore and Bertuzzi could be heading off their court showdown,..." August 19
Vancouver Province "The well-travelled and well-versed Perry Pearn was always a logical choice to join the Vancouver Canucks coaching staff. And if you connect the hockey dots from Trevor Linden, to Jim Benning, to Willie Desjardins to John Weisbrod, then Pearn make sense on several levels. His connection with..." August 11
NHL.com "Jake Virtanen, the sixth player taken in the 2014 NHL Draft, has signed with the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Friday. Terms were not disclosed. "Such an honour to sign with the Vancouver Canucks!," Virtanen wrote on his official Twitter account. "I'd like to thank everybody who's..." July 27
NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed centre Jared McCann. McCann, 18, finished second on Sault Ste. Marie in goals (27) and points (62) in 64 games played during the 2013.14 season. In 2012.13, he received Ontario Hockey League All-Rookie..." July 25
Pro Hockey Talk "After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking..." July 24
TheScore.com "Acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings on Day 2 of the 2014 NHL Draft, Vancouver Canucks forward Linden Vey will be accepting his qualifying offer, his agent Tim Hodgson told Vancouver Sun reporter Brad Zeimer on Monday. Vey's qualifying offer will be a two-way deal worth $735,000 at..." July 14
Just talked with #Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom who says, "I did not ask for a trade after the Ryan Miller signing".
MetroNews Canada "Hunter Shinkaruk once said he actually liked the media side of hockey. He was asked on Monday if that was still the case, in light of all the speculation that the Vancouver Canucks were reportedly shopping him as part of a package to the Florida Panthers for the first overall pick in last..." July 09
Nucks Misconduct "Jason Botchford is reporting that Markstrom asked to be traded after the Canucks signed Ryan Miller on July 1. Jim Benning said today: “That situation could work itself out over the summer. The teams that are interested may have to move out another guy. We’re exploring that for..." July 07
Sportsnet.ca "The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenceman Chris Tanev to a one-year contract. Canucks general manager Jim Benning announced the signing Saturday." July 05
Vancouver Sun "As a restricted free agent without salary arbitration rights, Vancouver Canuck forward Zack Kassian had a choice to make: wait all summer to try for a few more dollars, or sign now and get on with his life. He chose the latter and agreed Thursday night to a two-year, $3.5 million contract. The..." July 05
Pro Hockey Talk "With GM Jim Benning and President of Hockey Operations Trevor Linden running things in Vancouver, Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini has to like where things are headed. Fans in Vancouver will be happy to know the owner is truly all about winning the Stanley Cup as Greg Douglas at the Vancouver..." July 05
NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed goaltender Joe Cannata. Cannata, 24, spent the 2013.14 season with the Utica Comets, posting a record of 11-12-1, goals against average of 2.83, and a save percentage of .907 through 28 games. It marked his..." July 04
NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Yannick Weber. Weber, 25, split the 2013.14 season between the Canucks and Utica Comets. With Vancouver, Weber collected 10 points (6-4-10) and 16 penalty minutes in 49 games. He added seven..." July 04
NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Alex Biega. Biega, 26, spent the 2013.14 season with the Utica Comets, collecting 22 points (3-19-22) in 73 games played. It marked his fourth season in the AHL and first in the Canucks..." July 04
Sounds like Zack Kassian is very close to signing a 2-year contract extension with the #canucks. Tanev, Vey + Weber remaining RFAs.
Pro Hockey Talk "Radim Vrbata signed with the Vancouver Canucks for a few reasons, but a “chance to play with the Sedins” was the one he mentioned first in a conference call with reporters on Thursday. “If you play with players like the Sedins, you know you’ll get your chances,” Vrbata said. “I was looking for..." July 03
2 yrs, $5 mil per for Vrbata to Canucks.
Yahoo! Sports "Steve Moore’s civil suit against the Vancouver Canucks and Todd Bertuzzi, a.k.a. hockey’s pending O.J. Trial, just got about $30 million more interesting. Moore’s lawyers have filed documents that increase his financial claims in the case from $38 million to $68 million, according to the..." July 03
NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Radim Vrbata to a two-year deal. Vrbata, 33, recorded 51 points (20-31-51) in 80 games with the Coyotes in the 2013.14 NHL season. In 792 career games he has scored 215 goals and 249 assists..." July 03
Pro Hockey Talk "When Canucks general manager Jim Benning was chief scout of the Buffalo Sabres, he was instrumental in the team’s drafting of a skinny goalie out of Michigan State. Today, 15 years later, Benning was reunited with that skinny goalie, as Vancouver signed Ryan Miller to a three-year, $18 million..." July 02
Ryan Miller gets modified NTC with VAN; $5M salary and $1M signing bonus each season.
VAN signs D Bobby Sanguinetti $600,000 if in NHL
When Jarome Iginla signs, I expect it will be a three-year deal. TB, COL and VAN are the finalists.
Ryan Miller to Vancouver, per @RealKyper
COL, MIN, TB, VAN still in on Jarome Iginla.
I'm told the #canucks will be making a big push for Iginla tomorrow. Has good relationships with Linden & Benning.
VAN will not be qualifying Jordan Schroeder or Zac Dalpe. Both go to UFA.
CBSSports.com "When looking at the goaltending market, it would appear to be Ryan Miller and everybody else. The problem is he's still a No. 1 goaltender but there aren't many teams that are in need of one. It's been difficult to find any potential landing spots for Miller now that the Blues decided not to..." June 30
Vancouver Province "The Canucks drafted a goalie who likely requires surgery on both hips. And this is good. That’s because it’s almost certainly why the highest-rated goalie in the draft fell to the Canucks, who selected Boston College’s Thatcher Demko with the 36th overall pick. The Canucks need a young,..." June 29
Vancouver Province "Ryan Kesler called last season painful and knew it was time for change. Nick Bonino is calling next season hopeful and knows versatility is his calling card. In a perfect world, Bonino is probably a third-line NHL centre. But it’s not a perfect world in Vancouver and the Canucks are spinning..." June 29
Vancouver trades 50th pick to LA in exchange for Linden Vey
TSN.ca "After months of speculation through the trade deadline and into the offseason, the Vancouver Canucks have traded Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim Ducks. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that the deal appears to be done. The return to the Canucks is forward Nick Bonino, defenceman Luca..." June 28
TSN.ca "The Vancouver Canucks continued their busy day of dealing, sending defenceman Jason Garrison to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with the rights to Jeff Costello in exchange for the 50th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Tampa also receives Vancouver's seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft in..." June 28
PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28
Some on Draft floor are convinced the 1st pick overall is on the move and the Canucks may be the target. Still early and no sign of Tallon.
Now that VAN has traded Kesler to ANA, hearing VAN still very active, may still be looking for No. 1 overall, perhaps trading Garrison.
Anaheim will trade Bonino, Sbisa plus 24th overall pick and teams will swap third-rounders once deal goes through
Hearing Kesler to Anaheim is done. Awaiting details...
Legit chance VAN deals defenceman Jason Garrison although he has full NTC. It's believed he would reluctantly waive depending on location.
Rangers have traded winger Derek Dorsett to Vancouver for a third-round pick