Canucks Rumors & News

  • Canucks' Ryan Kesler declares 'hopefully I can stay'

    Vancouver Sun "After a sensational week, things were eerily quiet Tuesday around the Vancouver Canucks as new president of hockey operations Trevor Linden continued exit interviews with players. Soon Linden will get back to head coach John Tortorella and his future with the National Hockey League team...." April 16

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Canucks down Flames 5-1 but lose Daniel Sedin

    Vancouver Sun "It has been that kind of season for the Vancouver Canucks. Even when things go right, they go wrong. Daniel Sedin scored two goals for the first time in more than a year Sunday night, but then was carted off the ice on a stretcher after a hit from behind late in the second period of Vancouver’s..." April 14

  • Boston College duo set to make Flames debut "As teammates, linemates and close friends at Boston College, Johnny Gaudreau and Bill Arnold say it will be easier to make their NHL debuts with the Calgary Flames on Sunday night because they have each other. Gaudreau and Arnold signed with the Flames two days after their college season ended,..." April 13

  • Edmonton Oilers defeat Vancouver Canucks in the final game of Ryan Smyth's career

    Edmonton Sun "It’s all over but the crying. Actually, the crying is over, too, after Ryan Smyth skated off Rexall Place in an Oilers uniform for the very last time. One of the most beloved figures in team history had a warm and weepy sendoff Saturday night, capping his brilliant 1,270th game career..." April 13

  • Avs clip Canucks to secure home-ice advantage for 1st round of playoffs

    Denver Post "Having already clinched the playoffs well before its 80th regular-season game Thursday night, the Avalanche learned 20 minutes into its game at Vancouver that beating the Canucks would be a big deal. Big deal, as in looking at raising a banner to the rafters in Denver — in addition to holding..." April 11

  • Trevor Linden handed keys to Canucks kingdom as new president

    Vancouver Sun "If Vancouver Canuck head coach John Tortorella senses an axe being sharpened for his neck, he wasn't letting on Wednesday. Tortorella faces the inevitable review from the team's new president of hockey operations, Trevor Linden, and it should be an interesting one. The Canucks are out of the..." April 10

  • Canucks name Linden president of hockey operations "Trevor Linden has been named president of hockey operations of the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Wednesday. "Today is a real honor," Linden said. "I came to Vancouver 26 years ago and I have never left. I love this city. It is my home and the Canucks have always been part of my family."" April 09

  • Mike Gillis fired as General Manager, President of Canucks "Mike Gillis didn't know if he would be back next season as the General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks when he spoke about it last week. Now he knows: He won't be. On Tuesday the Canucks fired Gillis as the President and GM. "On behalf of my entire family, I would like to sincerely thank..." April 08

  • Fire Gillis, hire Trevor Linden? Vancouver Canucks changes could happen soon

    Yahoo! Sports "Pierre LeBrun of ESPN is hearing that changes in Vancouver could be “coming sooner rather than later with the Canucks, perhaps as soon as today or tomorrow.” Gee, wonder why? When the remaining fans in a dwindled, apathetic crowd muster up enough energy to spark a ‘FIRE GILLIS!” chant,..." April 08

  • John Gibson helps Ducks eliminate Canucks from playoffs

    L.A. Daily News "John Gibson made 18 saves to record a shutout in his NHL debut and the Ducks eliminated the Vancouver Canucks from playoff contention with a 3-0 victory Monday night. Daniel Winnik, Kyle Palmieri and Matt Beleskey scored for Anaheim, which is three points ahead of San Jose for first place in..." April 08

  • Tortorella bites the bullet after taking direct hit from GM

    Vancouver Sun "As the hockey gods love folly like the rest of us or perhaps were newspaper reporters before achieving godliness — don’t laugh, it could happen — the Vancouver Canucks’ year-end team photo was scheduled for Friday morning. The day after Mike Gillis’s scorching indictment on radio of the style..." April 06

  • Captain Henrik liked Tortorella's system until injuries sunk it

    Vancouver Sun "Even when professional athletes attempt to block out the distractions, the distractions still seem to find them. So there was Vancouver Canuck captain Henrik Sedin on Thursday night, standing in the pouring rain at son Valter's soccer practice, getting an earful about GM Mike Gillis's..." April 06

  • Canucks beat Kings 2-1, stave off playoff elimination

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks must have felt like they were California Dreaming. They actually beat the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. The Canucks came from behind to defeat the Kings 2-1 at Rogers Arena and keep their extremely slim playoff hopes flickering for at least another day. Brad..." April 06

  • Defenceman Kevin Bieksa says Canucks playing for pride

    Vancouver Sun "Leave it to Kevin Bieksa to put things into perspective. In good times and in bad, the veteran defenceman has always been a go-to guy for a thoughtful quote or two. And with these being particularly bad times for the Vancouver Canucks, Bieksa once again did not disappoint. He is as angry and..." April 03

  • Canucks' Henrik Sedin hints at 'reasons' for poor season

    Vancouver Sun "Like a neighbour away when the tornado whipped through the trailer park, Henrik Sedin has returned from injury to do what he can for the Vancouver Canucks. There isn’t much, except to help support the survivors. The Canuck captain returned to practice Wednesday, the morning after a 3-1 loss to..." April 03

  • Canucks GM Mike Gillis makes ‘John Tortorella or me’ ultimatum

    Yahoo! Sports "Turns out this Vancouver Canucks’ season, a clinical study in disorder and diminishing returns, was actually an 82-game excuse for GM Mike Gillis to insert his thumbs in his ears, give his owner and his coach a wet raspberry and proclaim “TOLD YA SO!!!” At least that’s the impression left by..." April 03

  • Canucks GM: Screw this, we’re getting back to how we used to play

    Pro Hockey Talk "“I want us to play up-beat, puck possession, move-the-puck quickly, force teams into mistakes, high-transition game. I think we have the personnel to do it. If we don’t have the personnel to do it, they’ll be changed.” “I’m tired of chasing a moving target. We’re going to get back to the..." April 03

  • Canucks left looking for meaning to season

    Vancouver Sun "Desperation and urgency were palpable as the Vancouver Canucks faced the New York Rangers Tuesday night. But then you walked past the whimpering ticket scalpers and went inside Rogers Arena, where the strongest sense was one of resignation. It has been a long time since the Canucks were in this..." April 02

  • Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh hurts left shoulder in win over Canucks

    New York Post "The Rangers’ 3-1 victory on Tuesday night over the Canucks that extended the club’s lead for first-round home ice while reducing the playoff clinching magic number to three points may have come at a heavy cost. For Ryan McDonagh — the Blueshirts’ best skater throughout the season and their most..." April 02

  • Good chance Tortorella gets fired after this season

    New York Post "John Tortorella, self-deprecating in a way he never once was in five years in New York, took the words out of everyone’s mouths Monday, which is not such an easy thing to do. “What is fair?” the coach of the Canucks replied when asked if it is fair to draw any conclusions in comparing his..." April 01

  • Canucks left to wonder: Buy out or bring back Booth?

    Vancouver Sun "David Booth insists he's not suffering from the buyout blues and remains confident his National Hockey League career will continue next season, either here with the Vancouver Canucks or somewhere else. A month ago, the suggestion that Booth could in fact be back with the Canucks next season..." April 01

  • Ducks rout Vancouver 5-1, move into first in Pacific "The Anaheim Ducks made up for last night's disappointing OT loss with a triumphant 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. With the win, the Ducks regained the Pacific Division lead after San Jose lost in regulation this afternoon in Colorado. Luca Sbisa and Matt Beleskey..." March 30

  • Banged-up Bieksa expects to play as desperate Canucks face Ducks

    Vancouver Sun "The Phoenix Coyotes and Dallas Stars are winning games, which leaves the Vancouver Canucks with no option than to keep winning themselves and hope, somehow, the Coyotes and Stars suddenly careen over a cliff. That is all the Canucks can cling to as their playoff hopes dwindle by the day. When..." March 29

  • Canucks recall Corrado after Bieksa injured versus Avs

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks have recalled defenceman Frank Corrado from AHL Utica — a move that suggests veteran defender Kevin Bieksa is questionable for Saturday’s game versus Anaheim after suffering an apparent lower-body injury last night versus Colorado." March 28

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Avs win a fun game over the Canucks in OT

    Mile High Hockey "Well, that was an up-and-down game. It was a very odd feeling match, but the Avs managed to pull out the 3-2 OT win. The Canucks came into tonight on the second half of a back-to-back, so I was expecting to see a tired team, but they had a lot of jump for their style of play. We also had to..." March 28

  • Canucks find success against Wild, 5-2, for third straight win

    Vancouver Sun "When David Booth is scoring goals and Alex Edler is preventing them, when Zack Kassian is driving the attack and Brad Richardson leading forwards in ice time, anything seems possible for the Vancouver Canucks. Even a three-game winning streak. An 11-game winning streak to close out the National..." March 27

  • Canucks' Henrik Sedin not making road trip "Vancouver Canucks captain and top-line center Henrik Sedin won't be on a two-game road trip that starts against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday and is listed as day-to-day after sustaining a left knee injury Sunday, Canucks coach John Tortorella said Tuesday. Sedin, who leads the team with 46..." March 25

  • Canucks defeat Sabres but lose captain Henrik Sedin

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks are actually on a winning streak. It has been a while and of course that streak is going to have to get much longer if the Canucks are to beat very long odds and grab a Western Conference playoff spot. A 4-2 decision Sunday night over the last-place Buffalo Sabres at..." March 24

  • Daniel Sedin back in against Sabres but Burrows out; Kesler a game-time decision

    Vancouver Sun "Daniel Sedin is in, Alex Burrows is out and Ryan Kesler will be a game-time decision for the Vancouver Canucks as they return to the ice today against the NHL bottom-feeding Buffalo Sabres. Daniel's return from a hamstring injury suffered three weeks ago coincides with Burrows's departure from..." March 23

  • Canucks prospect Hunter Shinkaruk hip to team’s future while recovering from surgery

    Vancouver Sun "It's not quite “wait until next year” for the Vancouver Canucks, unless you're elite prospect Hunter Shinkaruk. The 19-year-old left-winger is recovering from major hip surgery and will not be back this season no matter how far the Medicine Hat Tigers, his junior team, advance in the Western..." March 20

  • Canucks shut out Predators, 2-0

    Vancouver Sun "Nicklas Jensen and Eddie Lack to the rescue. Tell us you saw those knights in shining armor when this season began. The Vancouver Canucks halted, for at least a day, the doomsday clock ticking on their National Hockey League season, beating the Nashville Predators 2-0 in a checkfest at Rogers..." March 20

  • Nicklas Jensen grabbing his opportunity with the Canucks

    Vancouver Province "When Travis Green saw the torque, release and accuracy that flipped the switch and turned Nicklas Jensen from a question mark into an exclamation mark — giving a hockey-mad NHL city a sliver of light through that long and dark development tunnel — the Utica Comets coach had a sense of..." March 19

  • Bolts’ surge continues with win over Canucks

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning are starting to steady the ship. It’s not back to the proper level, but it’s getting there. Tampa Bay built up a nice cushion, then survived a late Vancouver rally before holding on for a 4-3 victory. Ondrej Palat and Steven Stamkos each had a goal and an assist while..." March 18

  • Canucks outlast Panthers in shootout, 4-3

    Vancouver Sun "Roberto Luongo left one poor team for another. The Florida Panthers' goalie, traded back to his adopted home by the Vancouver Canucks two weeks ago, was ordinary on Sunday, which was still better than either team has been this season. The last thing anyone needed from the Canucks and..." March 17

  • Markus Naslund non-committal on Canucks rumours

    CBC Sports "Markus Naslund may be 7,000 kilometres from Vancouver, but he knows what's going on. "I feel for them," he said from Sweden, where he'd just finished watching his son play in a tournament. "I know the feeling when you're working hard and things are not going well. It's overwhelming. "I'm..." March 16

  • Green scores the winner as Caps beat Canucks

    Washington Post "The Washington Capitals may not be that familiar with the intricacies of the Vancouver Canucks as an opponent, considering the two teams only see each other twice a season at most, but they entered Friday night fully aware of something very significant: Vancouver is as desperate as the Capitals..." March 15

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  • Canucks’ Nick Jensen a bright light in a dark time

    Vancouver Sun "Maybe in another time, Vancouver Canucks rookie Nick Jensen would have been banished to the minors, or at least stapled to the end of the bench, for a bad penalty that led to an opposition power-play goal that led to a total team meltdown that led to a crushing defeat. Jensen’s offensize-zone..." March 14

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    Ryan Kesler has a sprained knee and is out "at least a couple of weeks" said Torts. #Canucks

  • Ryan Kesler headed back to Vancouver for MRI on injured right knee

    The Globe and Mail "In the incredible decline of the Vancouver Canucks, the fate of Ryan Kesler’s right knee is suddenly central to the team’s future. Kesler was injured Wednesday night in Winnipeg and is returning to Vancouver to have his right knee assessed with an MRI. The Canucks – who have in record time..." March 13

  • Canucks ground Jets in shootout, 3-2

    Vancouver Sun "With a death watch on coach John Tortorella’s tenure behind the Vancouver Canucks’ bench, and the buzzards circling, every game down the stretch will be a referendum of sorts on Torts. Did the Canucks compete? Did they look a team with a plan? Did they look like a team that cared? And, oh, did..." March 13

  • Henrik hits 1,000 NHL games but his special day is tainted by toxic atmosphere

    Vancouver Province "Considering the greatness of his hockey career, the narrative as much as the performance, a milestone as large as this could not come at a worse time for Henrik Sedin. After a mind-boggling seven third-period goals inflicted by the lowly New York Islanders on Monday night left Canucks fans..." March 12

  • Are players buying in or tuning Torts out?

    Vancouver Province "Leave it to Eddie Lack to provide some needed levity amid the seriousness of the situation. With vultures circling and ready to pick at the carcass of the decaying Canucks — whether John Tortorella survives for now in Vancouver, or falls on his coaching sword and is replaced at some point — the..." March 12

  • Canucks new way doesn't appear to be a better way

    Vancouver Sun "Back before we discovered Alain Vigneault was a fraud who had fluked his way to 313 wins and six division titles, a couple of Presidents' Trophies and that coach-of-year thingy the National Hockey League gives out, the Vancouver Canucks' former coach established a leadership committee. It was..." March 12

  • Canucks will stick with goalie Eddie Lack

    Vancouver Sun "“I wear a mask. And that mask, it’s not to hide who I am, but to create what I am.” — Batman VANCOUVER - What Eddie Lack is now is the Vancouver Canucks’ new No. 1 goalie and when your resumé includes only 29 National Hockey League games that brings with it some added pressure. Canucks coach..." March 12

  • Canucks GM won't comment on John Tortorella speculation "With the Vancouver Canucks spiraling and sputtering toward the end of the season that is almost assuredly going to end without a playoff berth, tensions are rising. For a team that has become a playoff mainstay over the past few years, this season has been a failure. The Canucks offense has..." March 12