Canucks Rumors & News

  • 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

    ESPN.com "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

    Waivers: KRIS NEWBURY WSH DRAYSON BOWMAN MTL JAY ROSEHILL PHI ROB ZEPP PHI RICHARD BACHMAN EDM CAL O'REILLY VAN

  • 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

    Waivers: BOBBY SANGUINETTI VAN ALEX BIEGA VAN PETER ANDERSSON VAN DUSTIN JEFFREY VAN BRANDON DEFAZIO VAN DARREN ARCHIBALD VAN LUKE ADAM BUF

  • 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

    TheScore.com "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

  • Third-stringer Markstrom not playing sour notes

    Vancouver Province "Anyone worried about Jacob Markstrom’s state of mind as he barrels toward an impossible situation with the Canucks can stop. Any indignities he’ll face essentially playing third rhythm guitar behind Ryan Miller and Eddie Lack in training camp and beyond is nothing compared to what he endured..." September 08

  • Uphill battle ahead of younger Canucks

    Vancouver Province "In the middle of last week, Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning raised a few youthful eyebrows when he intoned that any young player making the team this year “would have to earn it.” After the many frustrations of witnessing what has happened with this team since the golden 2011 season, that..." September 07

  • Sedins' twin engine remains Canucks’ power

    Vancouver Province "There are always a number of constants with any NHL team as they pass from season to season, and with the Vancouver Canucks it seems it’s their dependence upon the Sedin twins. Certainly there is talk of Nick Bonino centering the second line. There will be some very gifted young players trying..." September 07

  • Dorsett looks to rekindle relationships with Canucks

    Pro Hockey Talk "You don’t play the game the way Derek Dorsett does without developing a few enemies along the way. Last season alone Dorsett had 12 fighting majors (preseason included) according to HockeyFights.com. Two of those fights came against the Vancouver Canucks. During a pre-season game last..." September 06

  • Steve Moore's settlement with Todd Bertuzzi, Canucks finally official

    CBSSports.com "Former NHL rookie Steve Moore can finally move past the on-ice attack that ended his career, he said Thursday, unburdened by a decade-long legal battle that inched through the courts. Moore's multimillion-dollar suit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks over the infamous hit in 2004..." September 05

  • There’s no salary cap on an NHL front office

    Vancouver Province "One of the many things that have taken place over the summer with the Vancouver Canucks has come about quietly, but once again it shows how much the ownership wants to bring a Stanley Cup to this town. They have definitely gotten in their own way at times, but if you ever needed a more graphic..." September 03

  • ‘I still believe in our group,’ says Bieksa as aging Canucks core and new-look supporting cast aim for rebound

    The Province "Kevin Bieksa, who wasn’t born when the TV show Dallas was at the height of its popularity, is asked if he’s familiar with the plot twist involved in the shooting of J.R. Ewing. No, he said. It was carefully explained to him that J.R.’s death, which ended one season, was revealed to be a..." August 30

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    rick westhead @rwesthead

    Lawyer for Todd Bertuzzi tells TSN the Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit removed today from the court docket.

  • Westhead: Confidentiality talks stall Bertuzzi-Moore settlement

    TSN.ca "Lawyers for Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore are negotiating terms of a confidentiality agreement, a week after Bertuzzi's legal representative said the two sides reached a settlement. Since lawyer Geoff Adair confirmed a week ago to TSN that a settlement was reached, avoiding a trial that would..." August 26

  • Sedins' supporting cast crucial to Canucks' lineup

    NHL.com "The John Tortorella era was brief and not without its share of tumult for the Vancouver Canucks. After five straight seasons in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Canucks stumbled through Tortorella's lone season in charge, ultimately finishing with the third-worst record in the Western Conference...." August 26

  • Moore's Brother Says There's no Deal in Place with Bertuzzi

    TSN.ca "Steve Moore's brother Mark says there is no deal between Steve and Todd Bertuzzi, a bombshell claim that casts doubt on claims made Wednesday by the NHL and Bertuzzi's lawyers that a settlement had been reached. "I got a text message from Steve last night and he's very concerned," Mark Moore..." August 20

  • Canucks confirm settlement reached with Steve Moore

    CBSSports.com "Mere hours after a reported settlement between former NHL player Steven Moore, the Vancouver Canucks and former Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi was refuted by Moore's older brother Mark, the Canucks issued a statement saying an agreement has in fact been made. "I got a text message from Steve..." August 20

  • Todd Bertuzzi, Steve Moore avoiding salacious trial with settlement

    Yahoo! Sports "Logically, the chances that Steve Moore’s civil case against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks ever made it to trial were slim. According to Bob McKenzie, they’re getting slimmer. The TSN pundit reported late Monday night that Moore and Bertuzzi could be heading off their court showdown,..." August 19

  • Pearn makes perfect connect-the-dots assistant coach logic for Canucks

    Vancouver Province "The well-travelled and well-versed Perry Pearn was always a logical choice to join the Vancouver Canucks coaching staff. And if you connect the hockey dots from Trevor Linden, to Jim Benning, to Willie Desjardins to John Weisbrod, then Pearn make sense on several levels. His connection with..." August 11

  • Virtanen, No. 6 pick, signs with Canucks

    NHL.com "Jake Virtanen, the sixth player taken in the 2014 NHL Draft, has signed with the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Friday. Terms were not disclosed. "Such an honour to sign with the Vancouver Canucks!," Virtanen wrote on his official Twitter account. "I'd like to thank everybody who's..." July 27

  • Canucks sign centre Jared McCann

    NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed centre Jared McCann. McCann, 18, finished second on Sault Ste. Marie in goals (27) and points (62) in 64 games played during the 2013.14 season. In 2012.13, he received Ontario Hockey League All-Rookie..." July 25

  • Veteran NHLer Pyatt signs in Swiss league

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking..." July 24

  • Canucks' Vey to accept $735K qualifying offer, says agent

    TheScore.com "Acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings on Day 2 of the 2014 NHL Draft, Vancouver Canucks forward Linden Vey will be accepting his qualifying offer, his agent Tim Hodgson told Vancouver Sun reporter Brad Zeimer on Monday. Vey's qualifying offer will be a two-way deal worth $735,000 at..." July 14

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    News1130 Sports @News1130Sports

    Just talked with #Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom who says, "I did not ask for a trade after the Ryan Miller signing".

  • Canucks Hunter Shinkaruk not complaining about trade talk at NHL Draft

    MetroNews Canada "Hunter Shinkaruk once said he actually liked the media side of hockey. He was asked on Monday if that was still the case, in light of all the speculation that the Vancouver Canucks were reportedly shopping him as part of a package to the Florida Panthers for the first overall pick in last..." July 09

  • Jacob Markstrom Requesting A Trade

    Nucks Misconduct "Jason Botchford is reporting that Markstrom asked to be traded after the Canucks signed Ryan Miller on July 1. Jim Benning said today: “That situation could work itself out over the summer. The teams that are interested may have to move out another guy. We’re exploring that for..." July 07

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canucks signed Peter Andersson. 1 year /$600 000 (2 way) #tvasports

  • Canucks re-sign Tanev to 1-year contract

    Sportsnet.ca "The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenceman Chris Tanev to a one-year contract. Canucks general manager Jim Benning announced the signing Saturday." July 05

  • Zack Kassian happy with new deal; vows ‘I can do more’

    Vancouver Sun "As a restricted free agent without salary arbitration rights, Vancouver Canuck forward Zack Kassian had a choice to make: wait all summer to try for a few more dollars, or sign now and get on with his life. He chose the latter and agreed Thursday night to a two-year, $3.5 million contract. The..." July 05

  • Yes, the Canucks owner is serious about winning a Stanley Cup

    Pro Hockey Talk "With GM Jim Benning and President of Hockey Operations Trevor Linden running things in Vancouver, Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini has to like where things are headed. Fans in Vancouver will be happy to know the owner is truly all about winning the Stanley Cup as Greg Douglas at the Vancouver..." July 05

  • Canucks re-sign Joe Cannata

    NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed goaltender Joe Cannata. Cannata, 24, spent the 2013.14 season with the Utica Comets, posting a record of 11-12-1, goals against average of 2.83, and a save percentage of .907 through 28 games. It marked his..." July 04

  • Canucks re-sign Yannick Weber

    NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Yannick Weber. Weber, 25, split the 2013.14 season between the Canucks and Utica Comets. With Vancouver, Weber collected 10 points (6-4-10) and 16 penalty minutes in 49 games. He added seven..." July 04

  • Canucks sign Alex Biega

    NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Alex Biega. Biega, 26, spent the 2013.14 season with the Utica Comets, collecting 22 points (3-19-22) in 73 games played. It marked his fourth season in the AHL and first in the Canucks..." July 04

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    Dan Murphy @sportsnetmurph

    Sounds like Zack Kassian is very close to signing a 2-year contract extension with the #canucks. Tanev, Vey + Weber remaining RFAs.

  • If Vrbata is ‘a good fit with the Sedins,’ what do the Canucks do with Burrows?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Radim Vrbata signed with the Vancouver Canucks for a few reasons, but a “chance to play with the Sedins” was the one he mentioned first in a conference call with reporters on Thursday. “If you play with players like the Sedins, you know you’ll get your chances,” Vrbata said. “I was looking for..." July 03