Canucks Rumors & News

  • Canucks can’t make a mistake at the trade deadline

    Sportsnet "Every once in a while, a team’s needs and a rise in player’s dedication level intersect at exactly the right time. And once in a while, when you’re really lucky, it happens twice in the same season. Zack Kassian was a wreck. He was in a drunken car accident as a passenger in October of 2015..." February 24

  • Canucks report mumps diagnosis

    NHL.com "The Vancouver Canucks confirmed today that several players have presented with symptoms of mumps with one confirmed diagnosis. The team has worked from the outset with the Vancouver Health Authority, NHL, NHLPA and BC Centre for Disease Control to minimize transmission of the illness. In..." February 24

  • Gostisbehere, Flyers dump Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Even when they were struggling, the Philadelphia Flyers never lost faith that they could be a playoff team. The Flyers regained their power-play swagger with a couple man-advantage goals, and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere recorded a career-high three assists..." February 20

  • Tanev's OT goal lifts Canucks past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Goaltender Ryan Miller was satisfied with the victory, but wasn't happy the Vancouver Canucks needed overtime to defeat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Saturday night. Miller played brilliantly most of the night but gave up a goal with only six seconds left in the..." February 19

  • Vancouver Canucks unveil statue of Pat Quinn

    Sportsnet "Late NHL and Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team coach Pat Quinn was honoured Saturday with a statue outside the home of the Vancouver Canucks. The life-sized bronze statue, located outside Rogers Arena near Pat Quinn Way, was sparked by a small group of his former colleagues, business partners,..." February 19

  • Blues streak to seventh win in eight games under Yeo

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues coach Mike Yeo had a pretty simple message to his players after the second period Thursday night, when they were locked in a tie game against the Vancouver Canucks. "He came in and just said, 'it hasn't been our best but we have an opportunity to win this game,'"..." February 16

  • Malkin comes back firing in Pens' 4-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Evgeni Malkin had not played since Jan. 24. The seven-game injury layoff and any resulting rust wasn't evident Tuesday. Malkin opened the scoring in the second period, added an assist in the third and generally played like one of the league's top scorers as the Pittsburgh..." February 14

  • Jannik Hansen “Would Prefer” To Stay In Vancouver

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Canucks forward Jannik Hansen will surely be a popular name as we approach the March 1st trade deadline. However, in an interview with Iain MacIntyre of the TheProvince.com, the veteran made it clear that he wants to stay in Vancouver. “I have another year on my contract, so maybe a team that’s..." February 14

  • Burrows ditches Twitter as trade deadline nears

    The Province "The NHL trade deadline is ruining Alex Burrows’ life. And he hasn’t even been traded yet. “I’ve cut off my Twitter,” the Vancouver Canucks’ winger said. “I’ve cut off TSN and Canadian websites. I watch ESPN right now. I’m more aware of the Charles Oakley incident and what happened in the NBA..." February 14

  • MRI reveals no fracture for Canucks' Horvat

    HockeyBuzz "For the second straight game, Bo Horvat scored a goal and added an assist, but his status for Tuesday in Pittsburgh is now questionable after this late-game shot block. Horvat looks like he's in a good deal of pain after that Jack Eichel shot hits him in the knee from close range, but he..." February 13

  • Chaput's two goals carry Canucks past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Alexandre Burrows gave the Vancouver Canucks the spark they were looking for on Sunday night. Burrows started a skirmish in the first period and later scored the game-winner in a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. "We came out on top and that's the most important thing,"..." February 12

  • Bruins win second straight under Cassidy

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- David Pastrnak was glad to have a chance to be out on the ice in the closing minutes of a tie game on Saturday. Pastrnak took a long pass from David Krejci, went 1-on-1 with defenseman Christopher Tanev, stopped, drew the puck back and beat Ryan Miller with his 25th goal of the..." February 11

  • Canucks send Baertschi home from trip with concussion

    Pro Hockey Talk "After sticking with the club following his concussion on Tuesday night in Nashville, Sven Baertschi is now on his way back to Vancouver. Per the Province, Baertschi didn’t travel with the club for its Saturday matinee in Boston, and was instead returned to Vancouver for further testing. The..." February 10

  • Canucks stop Blue Jackets for first road shutout

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Going into Thursday's game, the mission for the Columbus Blue Jackets was to establish themselves as a strong-starting, dominant home team. The visiting Vancouver Canucks had other plans. Daniel Sedin, Loui Eriksson and Jayson Megna scored goals, and Ryan Miller made..." February 09

  • Time for Canucks to find some muscle for six-pack road trip

    The Province "Alex Burrows was dissecting the Super Bowl with the precision of a veteran analyst Monday. The self-proclaimed sports junkie rightfully questioned that fateful Atlanta Falcons’ late-game drive — going away from the run to take themselves out of field-goal range to clinch a National Football..." February 09

  • Replay ruling aids Predators in win over Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Going into Tuesday night's third and final meeting of the season with the Vancouver Canucks, the Nashville Predators had more goals waved off (three) than they had scored (two) in the first two matchups. This time, they won a critical replay review that gave them the..." February 08

  • Anton Rodin Undergoes Knee Surgery, Out Six Months

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After being shut down earlier in January because he re-injured his knee, Vancouver Canucks forward Anton Rodin underwent successful surgery today to repair it, but will be out for at least six months. He should be ready for the start of the 2018 season, though he’s still a long way from knowing..." February 08

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Granlund's first career hat trick lifts Wild

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- His first hat trick was great, but Mikael Granlund was even happier about the Minnesota Wild getting their game back. Granlund extended his NHL-leading scoring streak to 12 games with three goals and an assist as the Wild defeated the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 on..." February 05

  • Does Bo Horvat deserve a massive new contract in Vancouver?

    Sportsnet "Rubbing shoulders with hockey royalty and skating alongside today’s champions, trophy winners and team leaders at the NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles, a thought nagged at Bo Horvat. Do I deserve this? Do I belong here, in the same room as my dad’s heroes and today’s elite? “Yeah, I do,”..." February 04

  • NHL close to finalizing games in Sweden, China

    Sportsnet "The NHL is close to finalizing talks with the players’ association that would bring games to Sweden and China next season, according to ESPN’s Scott Burnside. If approved, Stockholm, Sweden would play host to the Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche for two regular-season games in November,..." February 04

  • Marleau scores 500th as Sharks win in Vancouver

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- There was as much relief as celebration for Patrick Marleau when he scored his 500th NHL goal Thursday night. Marleau wrote his name in the record books at 9:30 of the first period, scoring on a power play as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks..." February 03

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Smith, Coyotes shut down Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes have been preaching patience and small victories with their young core of players. The pups got a little payoff in a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night at Gila River Arena. Lawson Crouse, Alex Burmistrov and Tobias Rieder scored and..." January 27

  • Baertschi leads Canucks past Avs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Sven Baertschi is starting to make scoring on the Colorado Avalanche a habit, and the Vancouver Canucks are enjoying the trend. Baertschi scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the Canucks beat the Avalanche 3-2 on Wednesday night. Markus..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Miller calls United Center sheet 'the worst ice I've seen in my career'

    The Province "Ryan Miller had reason to question the pitiful playing surface Sunday. Maybe it was the fact the Chicago Bulls hosted the Sacramento Kings on Saturday at the United Center — or that it was unseasonably warm here that night — or whatever. Pucks were bouncing. A lot. Luca Sbisa looked like he..." January 23

  • Toews' late goal lifts Blackhawks past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jonathan Toews hasn't scored at the rate he has become accustomed to, but that hasn't diminished the confidence of the Chicago Blackhawks captain. While Toews admits it's often difficult to resist the temptation to second-guess himself when the goals aren't coming, he knows his..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Henrik Sedin scores 1,000th point in Canucks win

    NHL.com "Henrik Sedin couldn't have scripted his 1,000th NHL point any better. Sedin got the tying goal in the second period, and Luca Sbisa scored in the third period to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 win against the Florida Panthers at Rogers Arena on Friday. Sedin became the first player to..." January 21

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Jordan Subban recalled by Vancouver Canucks

    Fanrag Sports "The Vancouver Canucks have been suffering from an ever-growing number of injuries, particularly on the blue line – so prospect Jordan Subban might be about to get his shot with the big club. It was confirmed on Thursday afternoon, per the Vancouver Canucks official Twitter account, that Subban..." January 19

  • Canucks snap skid with win vs. Predators

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Henrik Sedin moved closer to a milestone Tuesday night -- but he was more excited about helping his Vancouver Canucks get back on the winning track. Sedin's goal at 12:28 of the third period gave the Canucks a 1-0 victory over the Nashville Predators. With the..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Canucks lose Hutton for 3-6 weeks with small fracture in hand

    Fanrag Sports "The Vancouver Canucks have once again been hit by the injury bug, as defenseman Ben Hutton will sit out the next three to six weeks with a fractured hand. The club confirmed the injury on Tuesday afternoon, reporting that Hutton – who has four goals and 11 points through 41 games so far this..." January 17

  • Even if Jake Virtanen and Jordan Subban are improving, there are many NHL hurdles to clear

    Vancouver Province "Like and logic are a divided prospect projection highway for the Vancouver Canucks. Sometimes those roads intersect at some point and sometimes they don’t. The National Hockey League club likes the recent strides that struggling winger Jake Virtanen has made with the affiliate Utica Comets. And..." January 15

  • Hall scores in OT as Devils edge Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Taylor Hall knew exactly what he was going to do -- and did not disappoint. Electing to shoot on a two-on-one, Hall scored the winning goal at 1:28 of overtime as the New Jersey Devils edged the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Sunday night. The Devils (18-18-9)..." January 15

  • Flyers rally past Canucks for shootout win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- On a night when the Flyers spent more than 14 minutes on the penalty kill and pulled their goalie after two periods, captain Claude Giroux celebrated his 29th birthday by scoring the only goal in the shootout, leading Philadelphia to a 5-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks...." January 12

  • Canucks Don’t Plan To Trade Draft Picks This Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While Vancouver GM Jim Benning has been willing to move draft picks in recent years to bring in younger players, he told TSN 1040 in Vancouver (audio link) that he isn’t willing to do so this season. Two years ago, the Canucks dealt a second rounder to Calgary for Sven Baertschi while this past..." January 12