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The Province Jul 30, 2015
Kuzma: Why a 5-year deal for Brandon Sutter makes sense

Kuzma: Why a 5-year deal for Brandon Sutter makes sense

That’s some foundation. The salary-cap hit on an expected Brandon Sutter contract extension makes sense. But does the term? The Vancouver Canucks centre is about to receive a reported five-year commitment and that’s a bigger story than the more than $20 million US he would probably pocket as a long-term roster mainstay.
The Province Jul 30, 2015
Gallagher: Sutter deal one of the best in recent Canucks history

Gallagher: Sutter deal one of the best in recent Canucks history

When the Vancouver Canucks were able to augment their centre position through the Brandon Sutter trade this week, they hit upon one of the proven formulas of improving a team in the NHL. The difficulty in pulling this off more often, of course, is getting yourself into the right position and then finding a team which has the assets you covet, and having stumbled into same the position the Pittsburgh Penguins found themselves in before this trade.

Money makes sense in expected Sutter extension, but does a five-year Canucks commitment?

That’s some foundation. The salary-cap hit on an expected Brandon Sutter contract extension makes sense. But does the term? The Vancouver Canucks centre is about to receive a reported five-year commitment and that’s a bigger story than the more than …
The Province Jul 29, 2015
Kuzma: Five burning off-season questions for the Canucks

Kuzma: Five burning off-season questions for the Canucks

What’s the long-term worth of Brandon Sutter? Who’s the second-line right winger? Who’s in the second defence pairing? Is there enough depth on the back end? And how do you ensure there’s as much steak as sizzle in selling highly-touted prospect Jake Virtanen to the coach and Rogers Arena patrons hungry for change? There’s no offseason in this hockey-mad market, so here are five questions as the Vancouver Canucks continue to reshape their roster for a challenging NHL season:
The Province Jul 29, 2015
Ewen: Brendan Gallagher says Canucks fans will love Brandon Prust

Ewen: Brendan Gallagher says Canucks fans will love Brandon Prust

Brendan Gallagher swears Vancouver Canucks fans are going to fall for Brandon Prust. The Canucks picked up Prust, 31, a grinding winger, from the Montreal Canadiens on July 1 in return for winger Zack Kassian, 24, and a 2016 fifth-round draft pick.
The Province Jul 29, 2015
Off-season forward additions make Penguins a deeper and better team

Off-season forward additions make Penguins a deeper and better team

Forget about the March of the Penguins. This is the July of the Penguins.
The Province Jul 29, 2015
The Morning Skate, July 29: Awesome vintage Canucks photos edition

The Morning Skate, July 29: Awesome vintage Canucks photos edition

Gotta say I’m delighted about the Kesler for Bonino for Sutter trade. More than a year in the making!

With cap concerns, Benning makes one-year, one-way offer Baertschi simply couldn’t refuse

Show me the money. A year from now, Sven Baertschi can say that to the Vancouver Canucks if he responds after the restricted free agent agreed to a one-year, one-way deal for $900,000 US on Tuesday. In a sobering offseason …
The Province Jul 28, 2015
Kuzma: Sutter looks to be Canucks’ second-line centre

Kuzma: Sutter looks to be Canucks’ second-line centre

Give Jim Benning credit for seeing two problems that should add up to one solution. As much as the Vancouver Canucks’ general manager was grilled for what he didn’t accomplish at last month’s draft — unable to get a greater return in dealing Eddie Lack, and not recouping a second-round draft selection — he did see what was on the horizon in Pittsburgh and Vancouver.

Canucks re-sign Sven Baertschi to one-year, one-way deal

Sven Baertschi, the only Canuck of significance left to be re-signed has been brought into the fold, the team announced Tuesday. The Swiss winger signed a one year, one-way deal with the Canucks, a contract Ben Kuzma describes as a …
The Province Jul 28, 2015
Gallagher: Canucks get stronger up the middle with a positive trade for Brandon Sutter

Gallagher: Canucks get stronger up the middle with a positive trade for Brandon Sutter

For the first time since the Vancouver Canucks originally picked up Adam Clendening, the team finally made a trade where the immediate reaction isn’t to tear out one’s own hair.

Province Sports Radio: Casual Tuesday on Sutter to the Canucks and Tulo to the Blue Jays

Two teams with different aspirations, making trades. It's the easiest way to plan a podcast - especially when one of the trades happens while you're recording! The podcast is Casual, but the news is not.
The Province Jul 28, 2015
Canucks see ‘foundation piece’ Sutter better fit than Bonino, Clendening out in swap with Penguins

Canucks see ‘foundation piece’ Sutter better fit than Bonino, Clendening out in swap with Penguins

Adam Clendening was shocked. Nick Bonino had two more seasons remaining at a very palatable $1.9 million US salary cap hit and Brandon Sutter was deemed not enough return in those Ryan Kesler rumours at the 2014 trade deadline.
Vancouver Sun Jul 28, 2015
Vancouver Canucks acquire Brandon Sutter in trade with Penguins

Vancouver Canucks acquire Brandon Sutter in trade with Penguins

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired forward Brandon Sutter and a third-round draft pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Coaches in his corner, but training key for unsigned Baertschi to be every-day player

It’s officially the dog days of the NHL offseason when a trio of signings on the other side of the Rocky Mountains resonate on the Lower Mainland. And even though the protracted Sven Baertschi contract negotiations are playing out like …

Canucks Player News

  • Brandon Sutter

    Brandon Sutter

    Kuzma: Why a 5-year deal for Brandon Sutter makes sense

  • Brandon Prust

    Brandon Prust

    Ewen: Brendan Gallagher says Canucks fans will love Brandon Prust

  • Ryan Miller

    Ryan Miller

    Just how badly did Canucks want to avoid keeping Lack in the West? Depends on who you talk to

  • Matt Bartkowski

    Matt Bartkowski

    Matt Bartkowski Signs One Year Deal

  • Taylor Fedun

    Taylor Fedun

    Canucks sign depth defenceman Taylor Fedun