Canucks Rumors & News

  • Canucks' Linden: A rebuild would be unfair to Sedins

    Sportsnet "When Trevor Linden’s father-in-law came to this country in 1949, he left his road bicycle behind in Italy. He missed it. So in 1956, he wrote to his cousin back home: “I want a Bottecchia. Can you send it to me?” That bike, a rare gem revered by avid cyclists like Linden, sat collecting dust in..." December 04

  • Canucks' Chris Tanev: Still week-to-week with ankle injury

    CBS Sports "Tanev (ankle) is still week-to-week battling an ankle injury, Matthew Sekeres of TSN 1040 AM reports. The defenseman hasn't played in a game since Nov. 2, and still seems a ways away from returning." December 03

  • Granlund, Horvat lift Canucks past Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Goaltender Ryan Miller felt he had let his Vancouver teammates down earlier this week in a loss to Anaheim. Miller made amends Saturday in a 3-2 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. He made 38 saves during regulation and overtime, then added a couple more..." December 03

  • 'Dead man' Matt Martin not worried about Canuck threats

    Toronto Sun "Matt Martin looked fine for someone under a death threat. But most of the principal Maple Leafs involved in last month’s brouhaha with the Canucks in Toronto weren’t expecting a carry-over here Saturday evening. Not with so many people keeping a close eye on any extra curriculars, including the..." December 03

  • Gudbranson downplays sincerity of threat to Leafs' Martin

    Vancouver Sun "It is not true that the National Hockey League is unconcerned about player safety. After the Vancouver Canucks’ nasty game against the Toronto Maple Leafs four weeks ago, the NHL took a stance on homicide. Apparently, the league is against it. “Matt Martin is dead!” Canuck defencemen Erik..." December 03

  • Ducks top Canucks for third straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Andrew Cogliano understands what it's like to be small in a big man's game. So Cogliano knows what he's talking about when he says Anaheim Ducks rookie Ondrej Kase has a bright future ahead of him. Kase scored the first NHL goal, and Cogliano picked up..." December 02

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Baertschi's late goal lifts Canucks past Wild

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Minnesota Wild allowed a league-low 41 goals coming into the Tuesday night game against the Vancouver Canucks. Somehow, the Canucks, one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league, defeated the Wild 5-4 at Rogers Arena. "We definitely didn't draw it up..." November 30

  • Alex Edler, Tyler Bertuzzi out multiple weeks with injuries

    Fanrag Sports "The Vancouver Canucks got some bad news on Monday afternoon, when it was confirmed that defenseman Alex Edler will miss the next four to six weeks with injury. The team confirmed on Monday that Edler, who currently has a goal and three points on the season, will sit out as he recovers from..." November 28

  • Granlund's shootout goal lifts Canucks past Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Vancouver was down a defenseman and playing for the second night in a row, so getting to overtime seemed like a victory. The Canucks wanted more, and Jacob Markstrom made sure they got it. Markstrom stopped 32 shots and all three Colorado attempts in the shootout, Marcus..." November 27

  • Canucks want to sign Horvat ‘long-term’ and are looking to add scoring

    Sportsnet "After signing defenceman Ben Hutton to a two-year contract extension earlier this week, Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning is turning his attention to Bo Horvat and is also searching for more scoring. According to Elliotte Friedman on Saturday’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada,..." November 27

  • Rookie Lindell's first goal propels Stars to 2-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Esa Lindell could have had his first and second career goals in the same game. But the rookie defenseman had to settle for a goal and an assist for the Dallas Stars, who also saw Antti Niemi stop 30 of 31 shots, including all 14 he faced in the third period, in a 2-1 win over the..." November 26

  • Horvat making big strides for Vancouver

    Pro Hockey Talk "At the 2013 NHL draft, the Vancouver Canucks sent one of the best goalies in the world, Cory Schneider, to New Jersey for the right to select Bo Horvat ninth overall. Suffice to say, it was a big price for the Canucks to pay. Schneider has been excellent for the Devils, and there have certainly..." November 25

  • Baertschi, Horvat lead Canucks over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Vancouver Canucks forward Sven Baertschi paid tribute to his former Portland Winterhawks teammate Craig Cunningham by putting "Cunny" on his stick tape for Wednesday's game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. The greater tribute for his ailing friend came when..." November 24

  • Canucks extend ’emerging core player’ Hutton — two years, $5.6 million

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the brightest young talents on Vancouver’s defense has re-upped for the next two years. Ben Hutton, who leads all Canucks d-men in goals and is tied for the blueline lead in points, has agreed to a two-year, $5.6 million extension, one that carries a $2.8M average annual cap hit through..." November 24

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained

    NHL.com "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Interest in Evander Kane is everything that’s wrong with Canucks

    The Province "Evander Kane can’t win, on the ice or off it. No, really. Thursday, he called out his Buffalo Sabres for becoming a “joke” around the NHL because they can’t score goals. He was pointing at himself as much as anyone. He was being honest. But he was still scolded on a national sports..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Sabres, Canucks no longer discussing Kane trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres are no longer discussing a trade involving Evander Kane, according to a tweet by TSN’s Bob McKenzie. McKenzie did not elaborate on his tweet, confirming only that “there was talk” between the two teams, but that a trade is “no longer being..." November 19

  • Benning says Canucks could trade a d-man for scoring help

    Pro Hockey Talk "Would Jim Benning trade a defenseman to get a goal-scorer? The Canucks’ general manager certainly didn’t shoot it down when presented with the idea this morning on TSN 1040 radio. “We have depth on defense,” Benning said. “We’ve rebuilt our defense. (Nikita) Tryamkin is 22 years old, (Troy)..." November 19

  • Canucks defeat Coyotes on penalty shot in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "By Jim Morris, The Sports Xchange VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- On a night with plenty of plot twists, defenseman Ben Hutton wrote an unexpected ending in the Vancouver Canucks' win over the Arizona Coyotes. Hutton scored on a penalty shot at 3:34 overtime to give Vancouver a 3-2..." November 18

  • Evander Kane's Return Prompts Trade Speculation

    The Hockey News "Evander Kane is back in the lineup for the Sabres, fuelling speculation that he could be on the move to the Canucks or Wild. Buffalo Sabres left winger Evander Kane recently returned to the lineup after missing several weeks with cracked ribs. That sparked a renewal in the trade rumors that..." November 17

  • What does the future hold for Ryan Miller?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The signing of Ryan Miller was one of the first signature moves of the Jim Benning era in Vancouver. Like most of the moves Benning has made as Canucks general manager, it was criticized, with many feeling a $6 million cap hit could be better deployed elsewhere on the roster. But Benning wanted “a..." November 17

  • Hayes, Miller score twice apiece to lift Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The New York Rangers found the formula for success in the NHL. They are scoring bushels of goals at one end of the ice while managing to keep the puck out of their own net. Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller scored two goals each as New York pounded the fading..." November 16

  • He’s down, he’s up, he’s back down again: Canucks send Virtanen back to AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jake Virtanen got his “stuff.” Now he can go back to the AHL. In a bit of a surprise — and with not the greatest optics — the Vancouver Canucks announced this morning that they’d re-assigned Virtanen to the Utica Comets. The 20-year-old winger had only just been recalled from the AHL following..." November 16

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • Vancouver Interested In Evander Kane

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported earlier on “Insider Trading” that the Vancouver Canucks are revisiting the idea of trading for Buffalo Sabres winger Evander Kane. McKenzie says that the two teams had discussions this summer, and with both off to a tough start in 2016-17, a shakeup may be in..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Granlund caps Canucks' comeback vs. Stars

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks improved their coach's job security Sunday afternoon. Markus Granlund's goal at 1:27 of overtime gave the Canucks a stunning 5-4 comeback victory over the Dallas Stars. Vancouver (6-9-1) posted only its second victory in the past 12..." November 13

  • Canucks donate tickets to high school after deadly attack

    Global News "The Vancouver Canucks have donated 1,000 tickets for this Sunday’s game to students at Abbotsford Senior Secondary, where students are grieving after a stabbing incident last week left one of their peers dead. The tickets will go to students and their families, staff, and teachers at the..." November 12

  • Howard-led Red Wings shut down Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Goaltender Jimmy Howard began the season as the Detroit Red Wings' backup but he certainly is not playing that way. Howard made 36 saves and Detroit defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena. "Howard saves us again." Red Wings captain Henrik..." November 10

  • Darren Dreger: Canucks GM Benning says trade calls ‘heating up a little bit’

    Today's Slapshot "Needless to say, things have not been going well for general manager Jim Benning and the Vancouver Canucks of late. After eking out wins in the first four games of the season, the team has racked up loss after loss since. While on Montreal radio early Tuesday morning, Darren Dreger alluded to..." November 10

  • Canucks' Jannik Hansen out 4-6 weeks with fractured rib

    CBC Sports "The Vancouver Canucks will be without one of their top scorers long-term after snapping a nine-game losing streak Tuesday night in New York. Right-winger Jannik Hansen, who is fourth in team scoring with six points in 12 games, will miss four to six weeks with a fractured rib, according to..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Not an ideal start: 5 NHL coaches on the early-season hot seat

    Ottawa Sun "There is a reason why hockey coaches spend the entire game standing behind the players’ bench. If they had a seat, most would be too hot to actually sit on. That’s the life of a hockey coach. The proverbial hot seat might rise and fall in temperature during the season, but most feel it at..." November 10

  • Canucks send Virtanen to Utica

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks sent forward Jake Virtanen to the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League on Wednesday. The 20-year-old native of Abbotsford, B.C., had one assist in 10 games this season. Virtanen had seven goals and six assists in 55 games with the Canucks last season. The..." November 10

  • Canucks end nine-game slide with win over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- On paper or any other parchment available, this was about as lopsided a mismatch the NHL could place on the schedule. The Vancouver Canucks, losers of nine straight and the worst offensive team in the league, were visiting the New York Rangers, winners of five straight and the..." November 08

  • Benning talks trades, but won’t deal top prospects — or Tanev

    The Province "At one point on this Reality Tour, a sobering summation came from Jim Benning. His top pairing of Chris Tanev and Alex Edler were injured and with the club committing to a better defensive structure to stay in games, transitioning pucks out of their end had become as hard as scoring at the..." November 08

  • From worse to even worse: Canucks put Hansen on IR

    Pro Hockey Talk "Things went from bad to worse for the Vancouver Canucks when they had to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday without their two top defensemen, Chris Tanev and Alex Edler. Now they’ve gone from worse to even worse with the announcement that winger Jannik Hansen has been placed on injured..." November 07

  • Kadri says he ‘tried to go low’ on Sedin, happy NHL saw it the same way

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nazem Kadri is relieved the NHL’s Department of Player Safety saw his hit on Daniel Sedin the same way he did. “For me, I thought I hit him in the body and that was the main point of contact,” Kadri said today, per the Toronto Sun. “I’m happy the league felt the same way. I don’t know if..." November 07

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Benning, Canucks disappointed with Kadri ruling

    Toronto Sun "They fought, they yelled, they laughed - they even sang a Bon Jovi song on the bench - and in the end didn’t have to pay for the pleasure. Many corners of the National Hockey League, led by the Vancouver Canucks, are upset that Nazem Kadri was not suspended for a blind-side shoulder hit on..." November 06

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