The Canucks move McCann for Gudbranson in a shockingly bad trade

Jim Benning strikes again. Sit down Canucks fans, I’ve got some bad news for you. The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly traded forward Jared McCann, a 2016 second-round draft pick and a 2016 fourth-round draft pick to the Florida Panthers for defenseman Erik Gudbranson and a fourth-round pick, reports Elliotte Friedman of It will be McCann, a second and a fourth...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nuck Stops Here: Yan-Pavel Laplante, 5th Overall

‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news and analysis column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Canucks sign Yan-Pavel Laplante The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Yan-Pavel Laplante to a three-year entry-level contract...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Dan Hamhuis’ Future and the Canucks

It’s a decision that makes you sigh and scratch your head thinking about, when wondering what may transpire this summer between Dan Hamhuis and the Vancouver Canucks. The Smithers, BC native loves playing in the city, and the city has loved watching Hamhuis. Benning on Hamhuis: “We like Dan. We want to ty and figure out something that works for him and us.” #Canucks — Canucks...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 days ago

Vancouver Canucks: Top 5 Draft Targets

Canucks Begin Rebuild With 5th Pick The 2014-15 season was the unofficial beginning of the rebuild effort in Vancouver and it showed by the product put on the ice in 2015-16. The Canucks finished second from the bottom in the top-heavy Pacific Division, posting a 31-38-13 record that put them only ahead of the Edmonton Oilers in the standings. They managed to even hang around the...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks player's father involved in alleged murder conspiracy

Here’s a story that reads like it comes straight from a crime novel. Vancouver Canucks forward Linden Vey’s father, Curtis Vey, is set to face trial with the co-accused Angela Nicholson for allegedly attempting to murder their spouses, reports Jason Botchford of The Province. The two reportedly had an affair and it’s alleged Curtis planned on killing Brigitte Vey, Liden...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks' Linden Vey copes as father accused of plotting to kill mom

Vancouver Canucks right wing Linden Vey is coming off arguably the worst season of his young NHL career.After spending all of the 2014-15 campaign with the Canucks following a trade from the LA Kings, the 24-year-old forward split time between Vancouver and the team's AHL affiliate in Utica, N.Y., this season, and contributed 15 points (four goals and 11 assists) in 41 games with...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks Hold Annual Family Festival For Autism

One of the best things about sports is when organizations and athletes use their platform in a philanthropic way. That’s why we can’t get enough of this story about the Vancouver Canucks. . @canucksautism held its 5th annual #CANFamFest for #AutismAwareness Sunday. GALLERY → — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) April 25, 2016...
Via Beyond The Benches
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first round draft pick in Columbus Blue Jackets history

Can you name every player the Columbus Blue Jackets have chosen in the first round of the NHL Draft? Clue: Year-Draft Position Note: No first round pick in 2011
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks GM has spent hours playing with a draft lottery simulator

Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning is pretty excited for the NHL Draft Lottery on April 30th which will determine where the worst teams in the league will pick at the 2016 NHL Draft. Benning has been doing what countless fans have been doing – playing with draft lottery simulators – to see where the Canucks will pick this summer. In fact, Benning has been spending hours running...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks Sign Goalie Thatcher Demko

The Canucks have just announced that they have signed goaltender Thatcher Demko to a 3-year entry level contract. The 20-year-old just completed his third season with Boston College. In addition he helped lead the team to a berth in the NCAA Frozen Four. Four. The 6-4, 195-pound goalie has a record of 27-8-4 record with a .935 save percentage and a 1.88 goals-against average in...
Via Beyond The Benches
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks sign goalie Thatcher Demko to entry-level contract

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks signed former Boston College goalie Thatcher Demko to a three-year entry-level contract Wednesday. The 20-year-old Demko was selected 36th overall in the 2014 draft. Demko was 27-8-4 with a 1.88 goals-against average, .935 save percentage and 10 shutouts as a junior this season. From San Diego, the 6-foot-4 Demko won the...
Via Associated Press
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Figure skating giving many NHL players a cutting edge

Every professional athlete looks to gain an edge whenever possible. For hockey players, the game is evolving to be more about speed than ever before, so finding a way to add some speed on skates is essential. That has led some NHL players to lace up with some figure skating experts to fine tune their skating skills. This isn’t straight out of the 1992 film The Cutting Edge, in...
Via The Comeback
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks Higgins, Gaunce, Pedan & Tryamkin Talk Season

The Vancouver Canucks held a press conference for the end of the season and we wanted to let you hear from Chris Higgins, Brendan Gaunce, Andrey Pedan and Nikita Tryamkin to see what they are thinking for next season.  The post Canucks Higgins, Gaunce, Pedan & Tryamkin Talk Season appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Derek Dorsett ejected for squirting water at Patrick Maroon (Video)

Vancouver Canucks right winger Derek Dorsett was ejected from Saturday night's regular season finale against Edmonton for squirting water at Oilers forward Patrick Maroon on the opposing bench.It happened at the 18:33 mark of the third period after Maroon had just scored a power play goal to tie the game at 3-3. We can't see how it started from the video, but we can see Maroon taunting...
Via Holdout Sports
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Etem scores shootout winner as Canucks beat Oilers 4-3 in season finale

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — If this was Alexandre Burrows' last game for the Vancouver Canucks, he went out on his own terms.The veteran forward scored one of Vancouver's three goals in the shootout Saturday night as the Canucks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 to wrap up disappointing seasons for both clubs.Burrows, who turns 35 on Monday and has spent the last 10 years in Vancouver...
Via Associated Press
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: Is it time to start over?

The Vancouver Canucks have not been a championship contender for the past couple of years, but it is still surprising to see how far the team has fallen. On Tuesday, they lost to San Jose, 4-1. It was their ninth straight loss, dating back to March 14, and only one of those losses went into extra time (they lost in a shootout at Nashville, which also happens to be the last team Vancouver...
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Coyotes let lead slip away, fall to Canucks in OT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Markus Granlund's first goal as a Canuck gave Vancouver fans a much-needed taste of home-ice victory.Granlund scored 1:42 into overtime to help the Canucks beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 Wednesday night.Granlund scored on a 2-on-1 with Jake Virtanen. Granlund was acquired from the Flames in a trade on Feb. 22 for Hunter Shinkaruk.Those home victories...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks' Hutton steals show with lip sync rendition of 'Barbie Girl'

Although the Vancouver Canucks may be going nowhere fast in the standings, rookie defenseman Ben Hutton certainly went the extra mile to win a lip sync battle at the team's 16th annual Dice and Ice event.With energetic dance moves and even teasing the removal of his shirt, Hutton did his best to honor the dance-pop group Aqua and its hit song "Barbie Girl" on Tuesday.
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Trade deadline outlook: Vancouver Canucks

Buyers or Sellers? Sellers. This Canucks team needs to be rebuilt and there are plenty of players on the Canucks roster whom Vancouver would be better off trading. Then again, the team just inexplicably got rid of one of its best prospects in Hunter Shinkaruk, so maybe the market is not as interested in some of the more obvious trade pieces out of Vancouver than fans might think...
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: Edler out for six weeks

The Vancouver Canucks do not exactly have a fearsome defense to begin with. Now they will spend most of the remainder of the season without their best defenseman. Alexander Edler is out for six weeks after a fractured tibia sustained in Vancouver’s win against Colorado on February 9. Edler has been one of the only bright spots for the Canucks defense. He has six goals and 14 assists...
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: Speed Kills for Hansen

Evgeni Malkin had quite a night on Saturday, January 23. He scored the first three goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a thrilling 5-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks to climb right back into the playoff picture. He was not the only player to pick up the hat trick in Pittsburgh, however. As the Canucks figure out whether they are buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, some of their...
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Daniel Sedin bloodied, loses teeth after taking puck to mouth (vid)

Vancouver Canucks star Daniel Sedin was left bloodied and missing some teeth after he was struck in the mouth by a puck during Monday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes. The play occurred late in the first period when Sedin tried to knock a puck down with his stick. After he missed on the connection, Coyotes defenseman Mark Stone swatted at the puck with his glove, sending the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Starting XI of players Jose Mourinho sold from Chelsea

When Jose Mourinho arrives at a club he likes the build the team in his own image. That means bringing in new players and shedding the players Mourinho puts in his doghouse, whether they deserve it or not. In his time at Chelsea, Jose Mourniho cut a lot of players loose. It didn’t matter whether the player was an anchor for the club, a former player of the year, or a player with...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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