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The Province Mar 26, 2015
Jamieson: Once shut out of the Canucks lineup, Weber is now the shutdown man

Jamieson: Once shut out of the Canucks lineup, Weber is now the shutdown man

From power-play specialist and sometime spare part to top-pairing defenceman, it’s been a strange and wonderful five weeks for Yannick Weber. Many were predicting disaster when the Canucks’ blue-line turned into a train wreck in mid-February. With Kevin Bieksa already out with hand surgery, the Canucks lost their top pairing — Alex Edler (upper body) and Chris Tanev (concussion) — in the same game in Calgary on Valentine’s Day. That meant three of their top four D-men were out.

Canucks Hat Trick: Beating the back-to-backers, counting on Eddie Lack, measuring Bieksa’s worth

You have to give the Winnipeg Jets credit, lots of credit. In a preseason predictions roundup, the Hockey News picked the Jets to finish last in the Central Division. So did Yahoo’s Puck Daddy. Sportsnet.ca wrote, “Yawn. That’s my prediction …
The Province Mar 23, 2015
Jamieson: Weber makes some huge strides with Canucks

Jamieson: Weber makes some huge strides with Canucks

When opportunity knocked, Yannick Weber ripped the door wide open and bolted through. The Swiss defenceman found himself in a land of enhanced playing time during the Canucks’ crushing injuries to their blue-line brigade. In one eight-game stretch — Feb. 16 to March 3 — the Canucks were without three of their top four defencemen, in Kevin Bieksa, Chris Tanev and Alex Edler.
Nucks Misconduct Mar 14, 2015

An "Afternoon Delight" Game Recap ( 4-1 W )

The annual "early start" game is upon us again. Though the starch is taken out of this one with the annual Leaf implosion also happening. I have grown used to it. You can go out now and celebrate the win longer... The Leafs react to spring like their namesake does to autumn, it seems, but this game is always fun.  The ex- Ontarians in the audience in their Buds regalia adds to the atmosphere. This game also saw the injury list drop a page as four guys moved back into the lineup, with Richardson, Bieksa, Higgins and Weber ( although Burrows was out of this one with what the coach...
Nucks Misconduct Mar 14, 2015

Bieksa, Higgins, Richardson & Weber To Return Saturday; Plus More News

The Canucks are going to get a lot healthier on Saturday night vs the Leafs. Kevin Bieksa (out since January 21 with a broken hand), Brad Richardson (out since January 17 with an ankle injury), Yannick Weber (upper-body injury on March 10) and Chris Higgins (lower-body injury sustained on March 7) are all expected to play against the Leafs. I remember a time when we would lament the loss of Bieksa, but he has struggled this season. The Canucks were 5-5 in the 10 games up to the injury. They were 5-5 in the 10 games after his injury. But I thought defencemen like Adam Clendening, Frankie...
Vancouver Sun Mar 13, 2015
Canucks expect to have four injured players back to face Leafs

Canucks expect to have four injured players back to face Leafs

If getting four players back from injury in the same game constitutes the cavalry, then it is on the way Saturday for the Vancouver Canucks. Forwards Brad Richardson and Chris Higgins, along with defencemen Kevin Bieksa and Yannick Weber, all appear ready to make their returns to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in a rare 4 p.m. start at Rogers Arena.

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