Canucks Rumors & News

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    Coach Desjardins confirms Zack Kassian will not join #Canucks on this trip. "It's a finger thing, he'll be out a few weeks."

  • Emotional Canucks shut out Devils, 2-0

    Vancouver Sun "It was the Vancouver Canucks’ game, but it was Pat Quinn’s night. As the franchise honoured the man who saved the Canucks’ place in the National Hockey League, Vancouver played like a Quinn team and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-0. Two nights after the death of her father at age 71, Kalli..." November 26

  • Trade: Canucks, Isles flip prospects

    Pro Hockey Talk "Canucks GM Jim Benning continued to tinker with his club’s organizational depth on Tuesday, acquiring Andrey Pedan from the Islanders in exchange for Alex Mallet and third-round pick in 2016. Pedan, 21, was the Isles’ third-round pick (63rd overall) at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and had three..." November 26

  • Jannik Hansen’s hat trick propels Canucks past Hawks, 4-1

    Vancouver Sun "Even before reporters arrived, there was a receiving line at Jannik Hansen’s locker on Sunday night. Alex Burrows was first, sitting beside Hansen and talking excitedly about his teammate’s first hat trick since Hansen was a teenager in Denmark, which was at least seven professional seasons and..." November 24

  • Pat Quinn dies at 71 "The hockey world has lost a great one. Pat Quinn, a former NHL player and head coach, died Sunday night at Vancouver General Hospital, the Vancouver Giants and Hockey Hall of Fame announced. He was 71. “Words cannot express the pain we all feel today for the Quinn family,” Giants majority..." November 24

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    Brad Ziemer @BradZiemer

    Desjardins says Burrows won't play tonight. Says Hamhuis "will be out a while." No further update. #canucks

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    Jon Abbott @HockeyAbbs

    Ryan Miller seems pretty hungry to play the Hawks "it will be good to get back on track against those guys, they took the last 4 from me"

  • Dan Hamhuis’ injury is significant, but not season-ending

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks lost defenseman Dan Hamhuis to a significant lower-body injury that will sideline him for months, not weeks, according to PHT’s Dhiren Mahiban. One bit of promising news amid this grim update regarding the 2014 Canadian Olympic team member: Mahiban reports that it isn’t..." November 22

  • Anaheim Enjoys Sweet Redemption Via Shootout Victory Over Canucks

    Anaheim Calling "In Ryan Kesler's first game in Vancouver since the trade that took him to Anaheim, it was unclear before puck drop if he'd be welcomed warmly or met with disapproving boos of fans in attendance. Well, it was the second option that proved true with waves of boos resonating from the crowd every time..." November 21

  • Canucks hold on to defeat Oilers for fourth straight time

    Vancouver Sun "The latest Vancouver Canucks win comes with a touch of sad news. Unfortunately, the Canucks don’t play the Edmonton Oilers again until the very last game of the regular season on April 11. And that’s a shame because the Canucks have owned the Oilers, who they beat for the fourth time in six..." November 20

  • Trade: Oilers get Lain, Canucks get Acton

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have added some size to their organization, acquiring minor-league center Kellan Lain (no. 54 in the picture) from the Vancouver Canucks, in exchange for center Will Acton. Lain, 25, stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 210 pounds. The Lake Superior State University product played..." November 20

  • Kesler on return to Vancouver: ‘If they boo me, it’ll probably jack me up even more’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ryan Kesler was back under Vancouver’s media microscope this afternoon. The former Canucks star, traded to Anaheim this summer, will play his first game as a visitor Thursday night at Rogers Arena. “It’s a big game,” Kesler said at a press conference. “I’ve definitely had this one circled for a..." November 19

  • Martin Hanzal leads Coyotes over Canucks in Vancouver

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes are used to doing more with less. It's been their way of business while their payroll has been stranded among the league's lowest totals for the past five years. That opportunistic identity hasn't popped up nearly enough this season, but it headlined their effort Friday as they..." November 15

  • Canucks down Sens, 4-3, tied for NHL lead

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks finally found a lead they could hang onto Tuesday night. They couldn’t blow this one. It came at 4:05 of overtime when Daniel Sedin converted a brilliant pass from brother Henrik to give the Canucks a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators at Rogers Arena. That goal, Daniel’s..." November 12

  • Canucks respond to edge Ducks in shootout, 2-1

    Vancouver Sun "Coaches see hockey games differently than most of us. We see goals, they see scoring chances. We see goalies allowing goals, they see the many defensive mistakes that preceded them. We see the standings, they see a process. So Saturday, after a 5-1 loss to the Stanley Cup champion Los..." November 10

  • L.A. Kings score early, often in rout of Vancouver Canucks

    L.A. Daily News "Marian Gaborik scored his long-awaited, much-anticipated first goal of the season a little less than 10 minutes into the Kings’ 5-1 victory Saturday over the Vancouver Canucks. Jake Muzzin then scored his first about five minutes later. Anze Kopitar then scored his third about four minutes..." November 09

  • Canucks jump the Sharks

    Vancouver Sun "Anyone can play when they feel great. The measure of an athlete’s heart and ability is how he performs when he doesn’t feel well and nothing comes easily. When you win on nights you shouldn’t, then you have something. The Vancouver Canucks have something. They should have been dead in the..." November 07

  • Canucks erupt in third to surprise Avs, 5-2

    Vancouver Sun "So, do you believe in the Vancouver Canucks yet? No, still waiting for California? Hard to blame you for that. The Canucks winning twice in 14 games last year against the San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks tends to blunt one’s optimism. At least you won’t have to wait much..." November 05

  • Filip Forsberg leads Predators over Canucks

    Tennessean "Filip Forsberg scored two goals and added an assist in the Predators' 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night at Rogers Arena. Forsberg scored the first two goals for the Predators and moved to the top of the NHL rookie scoring leaderboard with the performance. He now has 11..." November 03

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    #Canucks recall @BoHorvat from the @UticaComets. RELEASE →

  • Dorsett’s short-handed goal lifts Canucks past Oilers

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks now have eight wins in their first 11 games. Three of them have come courtesy of the Edmonton Oilers. The Canucks ran their winning streak to four games with a 3-2 win over the Oilers Saturday night at Rexall Place. The Canucks got goals from fourth-liners Linden Vey..." November 02

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Edmonton defenseman Andrew Ference will have a hearing tomorrow for an illegal check to the head/charging on Vancouver forward Zack Kassian.

  • Canucks F Alex Burrows suspended 3 games for hit to head "The NHL announced on Friday evening that Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows has been suspended for three games for an illegal hit to the head of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin on Thursday night. The play occurred early in the second period after Emelin had attempted a pass that..." November 01

  • Canucks 3 Habs 2 (OT): Canucks keep up with speedy Canadiens in most impressive win yet

    Vancouver Province "Somehow, the Vancouver Canucks managed to skate with one of the league's faster teams, and beat what may be the NHL's best goalie. Three times. What they couldn't do was shut down Dale Weise. Of all players. Weise set up Max Pacioretty with a couple of minutes left, tying the game..." October 31

  • Plenty of line combos for Canucks coach to consider

    Vancouver Province "With the Vancouver Canucks enjoying a very nice start and a solid test against the always-exciting visit from the Montreal Canadiens coming up Thursday, the coaches and players are generally concerned with keeping things going as well as they are at the moment. And they’re absolutely right to..." October 29

  • Richardson scores twice as Canucks cruise past Carolina

    Vancouver Sun "And you thought there was no such a thing as a Category 0 hurricane. The Vancouver Canucks faced one Tuesday night and, not surprisingly, emerged unscathed. The Canucks did what everyone has been doing in the early days of this new National Hockey League season. They beat the Carolina..." October 29

  • Jarome Iginla scores twice, Avs explode for seven in rout of Vancouver

    Denver Post "Seven goals were scored, or more than half of the Avalanche's previous offensive total through the first seven games. Close to 50 shots on goal were taken. A victory was gained, doubling the Avs' season total. The Avs won't get it all back at once, but they took a good step toward..." October 25

  • Canucks, goalie Ryan Miller overcome the Blues, 4-1

    Vancouver Sun "It would easy to make this all about Ryan Miller, but it was so much more than that. Granted, it may not have happened without Miller’s big contribution, but there were so many other positives in the Vancouver Canucks’ convincing 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Two goals..." October 24

  • No blues for Canucks goalie Ryan Miller about his time in St. Louis

    Vancouver Sun "Yes, Ryan Miller wants to play. He wants to play every game, but the truth is he wants to play some more than others. Like Thursday night’s game here against the St. Louis Blues. Miller acknowledges it’s a game that has special meaning, given what happened in the Show Me State of Missouri..." October 23

  • Stars' offense erupts for six goals in 6-3 win against Vancouver

    Dallas Morning News "Three Stars 1. Kari Lehtonen, Stars - Forty-three saves put the game away. 2. Erik Cole, Stars - Team needed depth scoring, and he provided it. 3. Ryan Garbutt, Stars - Goal, assist. Save of the Game Kari Lehtonen once again derailed a breakaway, and this one could have changed the..." October 22

  • Stamkos scores twice as Bolts beat Vancouver

    Tampa Tribune "With a Saturday night spotlight shining bright on Hockey Night, Steven Stamkos stole the show. Stamkos scored twice and added an assist in helping lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 victory against Vancouver in front of an announced crowd of 18,647 at Rogers Arena. Ryan Callahan had a..." October 19

  • Canucks: First non-sellout since '02 "The Vancouver Canucks' sellout streak ended at 474 games Saturday night with a less-than-capacity crowd at Rogers Arena in a 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The last time the Canucks didn't play in front of a full house at home was on Nov. 12, 2002, when they beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3...." October 19

  • Canucks 2 Oilers 0: Ryan Miller makes 28 saves for 30th career shutout

    Vancouver Province "Many of the Canucks showed up creaking with rust after five days without a game. But not Ryan Miller. The Canucks goaltender was excellent from the opening face-off and had the answer to every Oiler shot attempt, stopping all 28 to record his 30th career shutout and first as a..." October 18

  • Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis still working on approach

    Vancouver Sun "There was a time, even after he made the National Hockey League, when cerebral Dan Hamhuis regularly displayed his rock-em-sock-em side. He grew up in Smithers as a shift disturber, a defenceman who hit every player he could in minor hockey. He brought that physical game to the Western Hockey..." October 16

  • Daniel Sedin adds three assists as Vancouver beats the Oilers 5-4

    Vancouver Sun "For a while, it looked like the free beer was going to be highlight of the night for Vancouver Canucks fans at Saturday night’s home-opener at Rogers Arena. The Canucks spotted the Edmonton Oilers three separate two-goal leads before coming back to earn a 5-4 shootout win in what turned out to..." October 12

  • Burrows keen to break with the past after nightmare season

    Vancouver Sun "One game into his resurrection, Alex Burrows has the blood out of his mouth. It actually tasted better than last season. “Seven stitches,” the winger said Friday, showing the sutures required inside his lower lip after the Vancouver Canucks’ season-opener two nights earlier. “I just rinsed my..." October 11

  • No chemistry lessons needed for Vrbata and Sedins

    Vancouver Sun "When he became a free agent this past summer, Radim Vrbata didn’t go all Jerry Maguire and start yelling, “Show me the money!” Oh, he wanted some of that — and got it in a $10-million US two-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks — but what Vrbata really wanted was some on-ice chemistry. He..." October 10

  • Canucks, Sedins start strong with 4-2 win in Calgary

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks opened a new era and new season Wednesday, getting goals from three different lines and beating the Calgary Flames 4-2 in Willie Desjardins’ first game as a National Hockey League head coach. Vancouver briefly led by two and at one point was outshooting Calgary 30-17, but..." October 09

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Canucks’ Kevin Bieksa travelling to Calgary, will be game-time decision

    Vancouver Sun "Canuck defenceman Kevin Bieksa, injured last Thursday in Edmonton, participated in the team’s full practice Tuesday and will be a game-time decision for Wednesday’s curtain-raiser in Calgary. Bieksa hurt something in his upper body when he crashed into the boards trying to take out Edmonton..." October 07

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Canucks send Shinkaruk to AHL; Horvat and Jensen remain

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s gone from three to two young Vancouver forwards hoping to grab a roster spot with the Canucks, as Hunter Shinkaruk has been assigned to AHL Utica. That leaves Bo Horvat and Nicklas Jensen still with the big club. The former was injured last night in Edmonton (seriousness of the injury..." October 03

  • Complete Preview for the Vancouver Canucks' 2014-15 Season

    Bleacher Report "After the biggest offseason overhaul in franchise history, the Vancouver Canucks are hoping to stop the downward slide that has plagued the team ever since it lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in June 2011. With former Canuck players Trevor Linden and Jim Benning at the helm, new coach..." October 02

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Gillis’s draft picks finally coming through for Canucks

    Vancouver Province "For possibly the first time this year, something happened at Rogers Arena that gave Mike Gillis a reason to smile. The deposed general manager’s 2013 draft class, by far his best, lit up the San Jose Sharks with three goals. Hunter Shinkaruk looked like he gained those 16 pounds without..." September 25

  • Vancouver newspapers apologize for offensive caption on photo of Jordan Subban

    The Score "The Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province both apologized on Wednesday for an offensive caption below a photo of Canucks prospect Jordan Subban celebrating a goal with teammates. "The caption information accompanying a photograph of the Vancouver Canucks’ Jordan Subban celebrating a goal was..." September 25

  • Green gives Horvat ‘average’ grade after Game 1 in prospects tourney

    Vancouver Sun "Travis Green, who is coaching the Vancouver Canuck prospects at the Young Stars tournament here, doesn’t appear to be pumping too many tires in the early going. He was stingy with his praise following the Canucks’ 4-3 overtime loss Friday night to the Edmonton Oilers and remained so following..." September 14

  • Demand for Canucks tickets is way down: broker

    News 1130 "We’re a week away from the beginning of the Vancouver Canucks’ training camp, but apparently there is no demand for tickets. A local ticket broker says business is way down. Compared to the same time last year, Kingsley Bailey with Vancouver Ticket says he has seen a drop of about 40 per..." September 14

  • Desjardins confident that Canucks can play fast

    Pro Hockey Talk "Willie Desjardins doesn’t think the Canucks are too old and slow to play the kind of up-tempo style that made them so successful in the past. In fact, Vancouver’s new head coach thinks the experience of his team’s aging core — comprised of over-30 players like the Sedin twins, Alex Burrows,..." September 10