Canucks Rumors & News

  • Comets' Grenier back on Canucks' radar

    Vancouver Province "It was the biggest goal of Alex Grenier’s career, but what happened next was almost as important. There, in the Utica locker-room, was Canucks general manager Jim Benning, congratulating the Comets last week for making the AHL’s conference finals. It’s been among the biggest organizational..." May 30

  • Free agent Franson eyes Maple Leafs, Canucks "Cody Franson’s most useful and impressive shifts have been in a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater. So even though he was acquired as a trade deadline rental by his original NHL team, the Nashville Predators, the defenceman would still welcome a return to the club that traded him away — especially..." May 26

  • If Canucks move a defenceman out, who do you bring in?

    Vancouver Province "In a sobering six-game loss to the Flames, the Canucks defence looked like a group that needs to get younger, faster and more able to generate offence. That’s not a transition that happens overnight, but the right moves through free agency and/or trade can hasten the process. Dynamic, mobile..." May 25

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Benning trying to figure where Markstrom ‘fits in’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jim Benning is trying to figure out what he’s got in Jacob Markstrom. The Canucks GM was in Utica this past week to watch Vancouver’s AHL team, the Comets, advance to the Western Conference Finals, in which they’ll take on the Grand Rapids Griffins (featuring Dylan Larkin). On Wednesday,..." May 22

  • Hamhuis already a proven winner at Worlds

    Vancouver Sun "Dan Hamhuis is a winner. Just not, so far, in the National Hockey League. In five previous tours with Team Canada at the world hockey championship, the Vancouver Canucks’ defenceman from Smithers returned with a medal three times. Hamhuis was part of the last Canadian team to win gold, in 2007,..." May 16

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Canucks to re-sign or trade Lack "A lack of drama in Vancouver net? No way Anyone else excited for the draft? Canucks general manager Jim Benning told the Vancouver Province Tuesday that the Canucks will make a decision on its goaltending situation before the June 26. If Eddie Lack, stellar in relief of Ryan Miller this..." May 14

  • Still no deal between Canucks and Jordan Subban

    Pro Hockey Talk "If the Vancouver Canucks don’t get Jordan Subban signed by June 1, the 20-year-old defenseman (and brother to P.K. and Malcolm) will re-enter the draft. That obviously wouldn’t be ideal for the Canucks, especially considering the lack of dynamic defensemen in the organization, not to mention..." May 12

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    News1130 Sports @News1130Sports

    Been told #Canucks forward Brad Richardson is having surgery on his ankle today.

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek? "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Virtanen and McCann reassigned to Comets "Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reassigned forwards Jake Virtanen from the Calgary Hitmen and Jared McCann from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to the Utica Comets. Virtanen, 18, recently completed his fourth season playing..." May 04

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    Louis Jean @LouisJean_TVA

    Boston College UFA G Matt O'Connor talking to #Senators #Canucks #Rangers. Wants to work with goalie coach that will take him to next level.

  • Canucks coach Desjardins liked Burrows with twins fit

    Vancouver Sun "Despite his team’s first-round playoff flop, Vancouver Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins indicated Wednesday that Canuck followers should not expect to see sniping right winger Radim Vrbata spend much time next season skating alongside twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin. There was much clamoring..." May 02

  • Would the Vancouver Canucks trade Radim Vrbata?

    Vancouver Province "He was voted the team’s most valuable player, scored the most goals, carried the second line and salvaged the power play. By any measure, last July’s acquisition of Radim Vrbata was a bonafide home run, and, arguably, the Canucks’ best move in Jim Benning’s first year. You could say it’s..." May 02

  • NCAA’s O’Connor narrows choice to 4 NHL teams "Highly sought after college free agent goaltender Matt O’Connor is down to four teams, and will close out his interview process tomorrow in Manhattan. The six-foot-five Boston University goaltender has whittled his choices down to (in no particular order) the Vancouver Canucks, the Edmonton..." April 29

  • Canucks face long, hard choice with loyal soldier Kevin Bieksa

    Vancouver Province "After getting away from the circus that was the podium format at the Canucks’ season-ending meetings with the media on Monday - and after some sober reflection - Kevin Bieksa said that if club management suggested he waive his no-trade clause, he would deal with it then. He said he has no..." April 28

  • Shawn Matthias playing it cool as free agency looms

    Vancouver Sun "Canuck forward Shawn Matthias is heading for unrestricted free agency but doesn’t plan to get stressed over it. In fact, he plans to do just the opposite. “I’m going to go home, have a beer, and relax,” Matthias quipped Monday as the Canuck players said their goodbyes at Rogers Arena. It..." April 28

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    Ben Kuzma @benkuzma

    Burrows just told me rib fractured and displaced, needs 6-8 weeks to recover. #Canucks

  • Calgary Flames off to second round after a 7-4 win over Vancouver Canucks

    Calgary Sun "Unsustainable. All the way to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Year 2 of a rebuild, and the Calgary Flames have not only defied all the oddsmakers but also the analytics crowd with an upset-special series win over the Vancouver Canucks. Matt Stajan banged home a loose puck..." April 26

  • Alex Burrows well enough to travel with Vancouver Canucks

    MetroNews Canada "Canucks forward Alex Burrows is healthy enough to return to Vancouver with the team after his extended stay in Calgary. Head coach Willie Desjardins said prior to Saturday’s Game 6 of the team’s playoff series against the Flames that the injured Burrows was well enough to fly." April 25

  • Ryan Miller braces for thriller in Red Hell

    Vancouver Sun "It looked for a short time like Ryan Miller’s sole contribution to this playoff series would be chirping Michael Ferland as the Calgary Flames’ wrecking ball was escorted past the Vancouver Canuck bench after the brawl near the end of Game 2 last Friday. Even doing that, Miller surprised us. I..." April 25

  • Longtime NHL d-man Jiri Slegr calls it a career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Journeyman blueliner Jiri Slegr, who appeared in over 600 NHL contests with six different organizations, announced his retirement from professional hockey after a final season with HC Litvinov of the Czech League. Slegr, 43, broke into the NHL with Vancouver during the 1992-93 season and went..." April 24

  • Canucks beat Flames, still down in series 3-2

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks did something they haven’t in three years: they won an elimination game Thursday against the Calgary Flames. Now, they need to win another. Actually, they need to win two more elimination games, but that sounds a little daunting, so we’re going to stick with one. That’s..." April 24

  • Canucks' Burrows out for rest of first round "Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows will miss the remainder of the team's first-round series against the Calgary Flames. Burrows was assisted off the ice during practice on Tuesday afternoon in Calgary. It was later revealed that Burrows suffered a rib injury. EMTs attended to the..." April 23

  • Canucks' Miller will start Game 5 against Flames

    The Score "The Vancouver Canucks are turning to Ryan Miller with their season on the line. Miller began the playoffs backing up Eddie Lack, but stopped all 15 shots he faced when called upon to replace Lack after one period of Tuesday's Game 4 against the Calgary Flames. The Canucks have decided to stick..." April 23

  • First line comes out firing as Flames send Canucks to the brink with 3-1 Game 4 win

    Calgary Herald "His first goal arrived little more than a year ago, Game 82 of the regular season. His first playoff goal arrived Tuesday evening, Game 4 of the playoffs. Both goals against the Vancouver Canucks. So comparable feats? Uh, not really, according to Johnny Gaudreau. “My first NHL goal?..." April 22

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    Desjardins said Burrows is still in Calgary and won't be available for the rest of the series. "It's nothing serious." #Canucks

  • Report: Burrows suffers broken rib at practice "Alex Burrows has a broken rib, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, after a scary incident at the Scotiabank Saddledome earlier in the day. A concerned looking Burrows was wheeled out of the Canucks dressing room on a stretcher after the morning skate, and was loaded into an ambulance. The..." April 22

  • Alex Burrows leaves Canucks practice on stretcher; will miss Game 4

    Vancouver Sun "Vancouver Canucks Alex Burrows suffered an unknown injury during the team’s morning skate in Calgary and was carried out of the Saddledome on a stretcher. The Canucks have announced that the 34-year-old winger “sustained an upper body injury and was taken to hospital after practice this morning..." April 21

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing Alex Burrows' Game 3 instigator is likely to be rescinded -- making him eligible for Game 4.

  • Choke hold nearly sent Eddie Lack over ledge

    Vancouver Sun "There is choking in sports and then there is being choked, which Vancouver Canuck goalie Eddie Lack explained happened to him Friday in Vancouver’s 4-1 playoff win over the Calgary Flames. Flames winger Brandon Bollig managed to land on top of Lack during a second period skirmish and he didn’t..." April 19

  • Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley fined $50,000 by the NHL "The NHL has fined Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley $50,000 for his role in the brawl that occurred late in Game 2 against the Vancouver Canucks Friday. The fine was issued in accordance with By-Law 17.3 (a) for “conduct prejudicial to or against the welfare of the league,” according to an..." April 19

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing Flames have asked NHL to review Engelland instigator. If rescinded, he is clear for Game 3

  • Canucks bounce back with clutch 4-1 win to even series against Flames

    Vancouver Sun "It is a best-of-five series now, one that suddenly has some real feeling. These are the playoffs, after all. In desperate need of a bounce-back game after dropping the series opener, the Vancouver Canucks delivered just that in textbook fashion Friday night, defeating the Calgary Flames 4-1..." April 18

  • Flames skate away with 2-1 Game 1 win after late Kris Russell goal

    Calgary Herald "No matter which way you cut it, rookies ruled this night. From the dash of Ronalds Kenins to the scoring of Bo Horvat. From the jam of teenager Sam Bennett to the smash-happy Michael Ferland. But it was left to veteran Kris Russell to play hero. With 29.6 seconds remaining in the third..." April 16

  • Canucks 6 Oilers 5 (OT): A night of comebacks as Miller returns, and Edler caps the rally

    Vancouver Province "Henrik Lundqvist is a pretty good goalie. He missed seven weeks this season. Upon his return, he have up four goals on the first 14 shots. It happens. Lundqvist went on to win the next four, giving up more than two goals once. Saturday was Ryan Miller’s turn. The Canucks starter for the..." April 12

  • Canucks lineup questions abound, but most of all, how much will Yannick Weber sign for?

    Vancouver Province "Before the ink was dry on the Luca Sbisa contract some of the difficulties in paying the fellow that much money came to light. If Sbisa is worth a cap hit of $3.6 million, what number is appropriate for Yannick Weber, who has been a solid No. 4 defenceman and a clear catalyst for the improving..." April 11

  • Canucks howling after dumping Coyotes

    Vancouver Sun "The nearest team to the Vancouver Canucks was the farthest thing on anyone’s mind last September when people discussed playoff projections. Of course, the Canucks weren’t in most of those conversations, either. But here they are, getting ready to face the Lazarus-like Calgary Flames in a..." April 10

  • Canucks' Ryan Miller will back up Eddie Lack vs. Coyotes

    The Score "Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller will dress for Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes. Eddie Lack will start and Miller will serve as the backup in the Canucks' penultimate game of the regular season. Goalie Jacob Markstrom was reassigned to Vancouver's AHL affiliate, the Utica..." April 09

  • Dorsett & Sbisa signed to multi-year contracts "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Derek Dorsett to a four-year contract and defenceman Luca Sbisa to three-year contract. “Derek has been an incredibly valuable member of the Canucks roster, both on and off the ice this year,”..." April 08

  • Canucks crown Kings, move closer to clinching playoff spot

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks made a point in addition to earning two very big ones in the standings on Monday night. The Canucks came from behind to beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in a shootout in what was a wildly entertaining game, delighting a sellout crowd at Rogers Arena that can taste the..." April 07

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Blackhawks clinch playoff berth with win over Canucks

    CSN Chicago "Another year, another playoff berth clinched. It’s become a habit for these Blackhawks, who secured a playoff berth for the seventh consecutive season on Thursday night. But just as important as gaining that postseason spot is how the Blackhawks are playing right now – and that’s pretty darn..." April 03

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    Coach confirms Miller is not ready to play, he's joining the team to practice. Next step in his recovery. #Canucks

  • Canucks weather late short-handed storm, down Predators in shootout

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks were in a little trouble at the start of the game and Alex Burrows was in deep trouble by the end. But along the way the National Hockey League team continued to steam toward the National Hockey League playoffs by doing just enough to beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 in a..." April 01

  • Report: No suspension for Burrows after Gaustad hit

    Pro Hockey Talk "Vancouver’s Alex Burrows won’t face any supplemental discipline for his hit on Nashville’s Paul Gaustad on Tuesday night, per TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. Burrows, who has been suspended once already this season, was given a game misconduct for this late in the third period of the Canucks’ 5-4 shootout..." April 01

  • Canucks 4 Blues 1: Second line carries Canucks to crucial win

    Vancouver Province "At least now we know where the Canucks second line went for months. It didn't disappear, it was just waiting for the games to matter a little more. Better late, than never. To start the most critical road trip Vancouver has had in years, and that's not hyperbole, the Canucks were carried..." March 31