Vancouver Canucks

Canucks need Virtanen to realize ‘what he’s capable of at his size and speed’
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Jake Virtanen’s bottom-line numbers in the AHL last season certainly stand out. The Canucks’ 2014 first-round pick, sixth overall, had only nine goals and 19 points in 65 games with the Utica Comets, after he was sent down from Vancouver. Per Garret Hohl, co-founder of HockeyData, the Canucks prospect had a 60.1 per cent Corsi […]

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Devils hire Cory Schneider’s former goalie coach from Vancouver
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The New Jersey Devils made a change to their coaching staff on Saturday when they announced the hiring of Roland Melanson to be their new goalie coach. Melanson had been working for the Vancouver Canucks in the same position. Former goalie coach Chris Terreri will remain with the organization but in a different capacity.

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Report: Nilsson to sign with Canucks
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Yesterday, it was outlined at PHT the possibility of a new addition to Vancouver’s goalie group. Ryan Miller appears destined to sign with Anaheim, while the Canucks reportedly had interest in 27-year-old netminder Anders Nilsson, who spent last season

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Canucks sign Gagner, Burmistrov, Del Zotto, and Nilsson
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One year after giving Loui Eriksson a six-year, $36 million deal, the Vancouver Canucks went a different direction today, adding four players on relatively inexpensive, short-term contracts. The veteran goalie is likely to sign in Anaheim.

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Report: Canucks meet with pending UFAs Gagner, Weal
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The Vancouver Canucks reportedly met with a pair of pending unrestricted free agent centers on Wednesday, as Sam Gagner and Jordan Weal were said to be in town. Vancouver’s top three centers for the 2017-18 campaign appear to be in place, with Henrik Sedin, Bo Horvat and Brandon Sutter. Horvat’s development the past three years […]

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Benning: ‘Nothing’s set in stone’ as Canucks mull expansion draft options
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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 […]

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Thornton doing ‘extremely well’ after knee surgery, contract talks ongoing
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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 […]

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Canucks’ asking price for Chris Tanev is reportedly ‘very high’
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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 […]

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Torts is pretty happy for Mike Sullivan, who is two wins away from another Stanley Cup
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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 […]

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Canucks sign free agent defenseman Philip Holm to one-year deal
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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 […]

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Canucks GM wants Miller back, bringing rebuild into question again
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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 […]

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8 of the Biggest Fights and Brawls in NHL Playoffs History
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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 […]

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