With the approaching Saturday deadline (5 p.m. ET) for NHL teams to submit their protection lists ahead of the expansion draft, there was quite a debate in Vancouver this week about whether the Canucks should protect the 23-year-old Gaunce and expose the 28-year-old Sutter. Sutter played in 81 games this season for the Canucks, scoring […]
San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson has provided a promising update on forward Joe Thornton. The expectation, according to Wilson on Friday, is that Thornton, who turns 38 years old on July 2, will be ready for the start of next season, following an MCL injury suffered versus the Canucks shortly before the beginning […]
After dealing veterans Alex Burrows and Jannik Hansen at the deadline, and finally declaring a rebuild in Vancouver, the Canucks still have another valuable trade chip they can utilize, with the expansion and entry drafts quickly approaching. The 27-year-old Tanev is entering the third year of a five-year, $22.25 million contract that also has a […]
It’s been just over three years since the day the Canucks fired John Tortorella and his assistant coach Mike Sullivan. Sullivan has a chance to win his second Stanley Cup in as many years as coach of the Penguins. Brought into the Penguins organization as the head coach with its AHL team in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last […]
The Vancouver Canucks announced on Friday that they have signed free agent defenseman Philip Holm to a one-year, entry-level contract. Before signing with the Canucks Holm had been rumored to be on the verge of joining the Toronto Maple Leafs, but that obviously did not come together. “Philip is a mobile, two-way defenseman who adds […]
For one fine trade deadline, it seemed like the Vancouver Canucks and GM Jim Benning saw the light. The Vancouver Province’s Ben Kuzma reports that Benning threw the word “competitive” around when describing why he wants to re-sign 37-year-old Ryan Miller and why he isn’t looking to trade valued defenseman Chris Tanev and declining blueliner […]
In hockey, there is no better sign of a tense game or bitter rivalry than when players drop their gloves and a fight breaks out. Slap shot goals are great, and a spastic goalie save will certainly make fans’ jaws fall to the floor. The NHL regular season has its fair share of engaging fights (ahem, this […]
A chat toward the end of his playing career planted a seed in Travis Green's mind. The veteran center had already thought about staying in hockey after retirement when a conversation with Paul Maurice, then his head coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs, got him thinking. Some 10 years later, Green was introduced as the […]
The Vancouver Canucks are hoping for better luck in tomorrow’s draft lottery. The top two picks in the 2017 draft are expected to be centers Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier. Patrick was the consensus pick for a while, but Hischier started to gain ground with an impressive showing for Switzerland at the World Juniors.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks have named Travis Green their new coach. Green spent the last four seasons coaching the Canucks' top farm team, the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League. Before that, he coached the Portland Winterhawks to a 2012-13 Western Hockey League title and an appearance in the 2013 Memorial […]
Whereas the last few years the Canucks have tried to stay competitive and make the playoffs (failing miserably the last two seasons), the plan now is to develop their youth with an eye towards the future. “I’m not sitting up here and saying, ‘Hey, we’re going to win the Stanley Cup next year,'” new head […]
The Vancouver Canucks made it official today, announcing Travis Green as their new head coach. Green replaces Willie Desjardins, who was fired after three seasons on the job. The past four years, Green has been the head coach of the Canucks’ AHL affiliate in Utica.