Canucks Rumors & News

  • Canucks’ Brandon Sutter, Alexander Edler out indefinitely

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks will be without forward Brandon Sutter and defenceman Alexander Edler for quite some time. The team announced Wednesday that Sutter has a fractured jaw, while Edler has a fractured fibula. No timeline for either player has been announced. Sutter has had a rough season,..." February 12

  • Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

    Puck Drunk Love "If you haven’t noticed, the NHL has a new look on its digital properties. The reaction has been poor to say the least, but it goes beyond the usual criticisms that come with a major redesign. As fans struggle to find features they used to use and adapt to the new look, Gary Bettman is more than..." February 12

  • Canucks make it a perfect 2-for-2 on road with 2-1 win over Arizona

    Vancouver Sun "Sorry all you Team Tankers out there, it doesn’t look like the Vancouver Canucks are going to cooperate. The Canucks have moved themselves back into the playoff conversation after a perfect two-game road trip that concluded Wednesday night with a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River..." February 11

  • Canucks lose Sutter, Edler to significant injuries

    The Score "The Canucks have sent two impact players back to Vancouver with significant injuries. Alexander Edler has suffered a fibula fracture and Brandon Sutter a broken jaw Tuesday night in Colorado, the team has confirmed. Neither have a timetable for return. " February 10

  • Canucks snap skid with win over Avalanche

    Vancouver Sun "It wasn’t the first so-called must-win game of late for the Vancouver Canucks. But this one was different. They actually won it. Desperately trying to remain in the Western Conference playoff hunt, the Canucks snapped a four-game losing streak and beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 Tuesday..." February 10

  • Reading the trade market tea leaves

    TSN "Another week, another exercise in trying to put 10 pounds of fertilizer in a five-pound bag. It’s T-minus 19 days and counting to the NHL trade deadline, so let’s try to size up some of the situations/players we’ll be watching and talking about between now and then. In honour of the Dustin..." February 10

  • What if an NHL goalie has to go to the bathroom?

    SI "Unlike his fellow NHL players who tailor their game day meals with an eye on fuel and nutrition, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby follows his gut whenever he is scheduled to start. “It’s all based around what’s not going to make my stomach upset,” the current Vezina Trophy frontrunner says. “It’s..." February 10

  • Vrbata knows he’s trade material, tries to focus on scoring for Canucks

    Vancouver Province "The expectations for Radim Vrbata seemed to shift as quickly as his shift from the first line at training camp to his demotion from the second line at practice Monday. Now, it’s not so much where the offence has gone with just one goal in his last 17 games — and being on pace for only 18 after..." February 09

  • Calgary Flames dump host Vancouver Canucks

    Calgary Sun "Neither team has had the dream campaign — far from it, actually. But the rivalry between the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks picked up Saturday right where it left off after an early-year split in the season series. In a tightly contested match to cap off CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada,..." February 07

  • Linden Vey intent on sticking with healthy Canucks

    Vancouver Sun "Linden Vey seems to be beating the odds. Henrik Sedin is back from injury and so is fellow centre Brandon Sutter. And Vey is still with the Vancouver Canucks. If he has more games like the one he played Thursday, Vey could be here quite a while longer. “I thought that was probably the..." February 06

  • Canucks defenceman Yannick Weber clears waivers

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Yannick Weber has cleared waivers and can now be assigned to the Utica Comets of the AHL." February 06

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Hamhuis back next game, hence Weber being made available.

  • Wennberg Seals Comeback

    Columbus Dispatch "There were staccato bursts of offense for both teams, but mostly last night’s gathering between the Blue Jackets and Vancouver Canucks was like watching 3-year-olds finger paint. A lot was happening, but nothing much was accomplished. The Canucks made the mistake of letting the Blue Jackets hang..." February 05

  • Buyers and sellers in the Pacific Division

    ESPN "The cream is rising to the top in a Pacific Division that has taken its lumps this season. You can mock the Pacific all you want, but if the three California clubs end up as top three in the division, as seems likely, you've got three teams who can do some damage come playoff time. The first-place..." February 05

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing Yannick Weber (VAN) will be put on waivers today. 11 goals last season. Got to think he can help someone's pp.

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • Report: Canucks ‘working on’ bringing KHL d-man Tryamkin to North America

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks are “working on” bringing Russian defenseman Nikita Tryamkin to North America when his KHL season ends, according to News 1130 Sports. Tryamkin, 21, was the 66th overall pick in the 2014 draft. His contract with Yekaterinburg Automobilist apparently doesn’t expire until..." February 03

  • Canucks extend Alex Biega, dodge free agency

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks chained up their “Bulldog” for two more years. Tenacious 27-year-old defenceman Alex Biega has proven himself enough in the minors to warrant a one-way contract, GM Jim Benning decided. Biega, who was set to hit unrestricted free agency on July 1, inked to a two-year,..." February 02

  • Canucks' Prust, Flames' Raymond placed on waivers

    The Score "Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Prust and Calgary Flames forward Mason Raymond have been placed on waivers, reports Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Prust was a healthy scratch for three consecutive games before the All-Star break. He has struggled since being acquired by the Canucks, recording..." February 02

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    Ben Kuzma @benkuzma

    #Canucks awaiting NHL approval on two-year, one-way $1.5 million US contract extension ($700,000, $800,000) for pending UFA Alex Biega.

  • Vancouver Canucks Issues Can Be Traced To All-Star Goalies

    Complex "Daniel Sedin may have been the only member of the Vancouver Canucks in Nashville over the weekend for the NHL All-Star Game, but the tenured forward was joined by a couple familiar faces, albeit ones that are often covered by masks. Goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider were on the ice..." February 01

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • Home stand will set trade stance for Canucks

    Vancouver Sun "On Feb. 1 there are only 28 more sleeps until the National Hockey League trade deadline. Four weeks from Monday, the trade window slams shut for NHL general managers. How active Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning will be depends on how his team performs this month. The Canucks play eight of..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Report: Panthers, Canucks potential suitors if Andrew Ladd goes on trading block

    The Score "If the Winnipeg Jets do expose their captain to the open market, it appears as though Andrew Ladd will have suitors. NBC's Darren Dreger reported Wednesday that the Florida Panthers would have interest in the pending free agent, as well as perhaps the Vancouver Canucks. Being an experienced,..." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Predators beat Canucks to win third in a row

    Tennessean "James Neal scored late in the third period to give the Predators a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Pekka Rinne stopped 28 shots and Craig Smith had the other goal for Nashville, which improved to 3-0 on a four-game Western Conference road swing. The trip has included..." January 27

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Sutter set for return to Canucks' lineup after 33-game absence

    The Score "Brandon Sutter's debut season with the Vancouver Canucks is set to resume. Sutter centered the top line at practice Monday, indicating he'll return Tuesday when the Canucks wrap up the pre-All-Star portion of their schedule versus the Nashville Predators. All told, he'll have missed 33 games..." January 25

  • Sutter set for return to Canucks' lineup after 33-game absence

    The Score "Brandon Sutter's debut season with the Vancouver Canucks is set to resume. Sutter centered the top line at practice Monday, indicating he'll return Tuesday when the Canucks wrap up the pre-All-Star portion of their schedule versus the Nashville Predators. " January 25

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Malkin scores three goals, Penguins beat Canucks, 5-4

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sidney Crosby scored an empty-net goal at 18:37 of the third period in the Penguins’ 5-4 victory against Vancouver at Consol Energy Center today. It looked like an insurance goal at the time, but became the game-winner when Jannik Hansen of the Canucks completed a hat trick with 16.8 seconds..." January 23

  • Canucks’ Daniel Sedin skins Bruins with milestone markers in Boston

    Vancouver Sun "He is not the greatest goal-scorer the Vancouver Canucks have had, but became Thursday the leading goal-scorer in franchise history. And that, too, tells you how special Daniel Sedin really is. The 35-year-old winger, talked into staying in the National Hockey League a long time ago by Markus..." January 22

  • No doubt Bruins-Canucks rivalry 'has faded a bit'

    CSN New England "It’s pretty obvious the heat has been removed from the Bruins/Canucks rivalry that sparked brightly for a stretch of two or three years. It all rotated around the contentious 2011 Stanley Cup Final matchup between the two, of course, that featured Alex Burrows biting Patrice Bergeron, Brad..." January 21

  • J.T. Miller’s OT goal propels Rangers to win over Canucks

    New York Post "Pulp Fiction: Rangers win. In what was way too good an effort from the Rangers to necessitate overtime in getting a 3-2 victory against a fumbling Canucks team on Tuesday night at the Garden, the Blueshirts are doing all they can to flip the script on what was looking like an inevitable ending..." January 20

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Canucks' Henrik Sedin leaves game with injury

    NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin was injured in the first period against the New York Islanders on Sunday and could miss some time on their current road trip. Sedin appeared to be favoring his shoulder and chest after a hard hit into the boards by Islanders forward Mikhail Grabovski at..." January 18

  • Canucks dodge disaster against Islanders

    Vancouver Sun "Ben Hutton is going to carry with him a little piece of Sunday’s game for the rest of this season, and so will the Vancouver Canucks. Hutton will tote around in his stinky equipment bag the puck with which he scored his first National Hockey League goal against the New York Islanders. That’s..." January 18

  • Henrik Sedin likely out until after All-Star break

    The Score "The Vancouver Canucks aren't expecting to have their captain back until early February. Henrik Sedin won't likely be back in game action until after the All-Star break, the club announced Monday. Head coach Willie Desjardins said Sedin is expected to be sent home from New York, where the..." January 18

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    Coach Desjardins says Sbisa, Hansen & Dorsett return to the lineup today. Cracknell, Virtanen & Weber are likely to sit out. Miller starts.

  • Horvat leads the way as Canucks beat Hurricanes in OT

    Vancouver Sun "You may win or lose as a team, but it doesn’t take a full team to either win or lose. Friday, the Canucks did it — win, that is — with brilliant goaltending by Jacob Markstrom and brilliant finishing by Bo Horvat. Sure, there was some plucky defending, some mental toughness in overtime,..." January 16

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

  • Caps' ability to transition proves key in win over Canucks

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "In their win on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, the Caps were able to turn a big save from Braden Holtby on one end into a the game-winning goal on the other. Though it was not quite as dramatic, it was the Caps ability to transition that, according to Barry Trotz, changed the course of the game..." January 15

  • Report: Byfuglien, Vrbata haven't been asked to list teams they'd accept a trade to

    The Score "With the Feb. 29 trade deadline drawing closer, two intriguing names on the market from the Western Conference are Dustin Byfuglien and Radim Vrbata. The Winnipeg Jets defenseman and Vancouver Canucks forward, respectively, are each in the final seasons of their contracts, and both have partial..." January 13

  • Daniel Sedin's game-winner ties franchise goal mark as Canucks beat Panthers

    Vancouver Sun "It was typical Daniel Sedin, who instead of basking in his accomplishment chose to praise the man whose franchise record he tied Monday night with another game-winning goal. Daniel’s second goal of the night, at 2:21 of overtime, gave the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over..." January 12

  • Canucks' Chris Higgins to be waived after not drawing interest on trade market

    The Score "Chris Higgins' future could be in the American Hockey League. The Vancouver Canucks and the winger are working together to find a trade suitor for the 32-year-old, but that search has apparently come up empty. President Trevor Linden was interviewed on Sportsnet on Monday night, and openly..." January 12

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