10:25 PM EDT, Tue September 23, 2014
Vancouver Canucks Rumors & News
The Canucks – two different squads of them in two cities – will get their NHL preseason under way on Tuesday night when they take on San Jose Sharks teams in Vancouver (6 p.m., Rogers Sportsnet, TSN 1040) and Stockton, Calif., (7:30 p.m.). The hometown fans will have a distinctly better lineup to watch at Rogers Arena, with the Canucks’ first line for the regular season – Henrik Sedin between brother Daniel and free agent signing Radim Vrbata – skating together against a Sharks group that features the likes of Logan Couture, Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns.
Vancouver Sun 2 hours ago
When Linden Vey heard he’d been traded by the L.A. Kings to the Vancouver Canucks, his first thought probably wasn’t: “I bet they got me to play centre on the first power play unit while they move Henrik Sedin to the wing.”
The White Towel | The Province 3 hours ago
It’s Part 2 of our discussion on the 101 Greatest Canucks. We’re getting into some meat here. Patrick Johnston and Jonathan McDonald sit down with Jim Jamieson to talk Czechs, to talk goalies, pests, first round busts, the early-90s Canucks …
Vancouver Sun 7 hours ago
New Vancouver Canuck head coach Willie Desjardins is making his debut behind the Canuck bench tonight in Stockton, Calif., of all places.
Puckworld | Vancouver Sun 7 hours ago
New Vancouver Canuck head coach Willie Desjardins is making his debut behind the Canuck bench tonight in Stockton, Calif., of all places. The Canucks and San Jose Sharks agreed to split their squads to open their NHL pre-season schedules with one game at Rogers Arena (6 p.m.) and the other in Stockton. Desjardins chose to go to Stockton, leaving assistants Doug Lidster and Glen Gulutzan to run things in Vancouver. “I just think there are ...
The Province 7 hours ago
It seems many teams are following the lead of the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks in this gambit of playing a game the same night in both cities while the rosters are flush, thereby allowing each team to have a home gate while inflicting just the one game onto their customers’ viewing schedule. It’s a good move, but we suspect before long some of the teams will begin to use this as a way of generating more revenue. Here’s your Hat Trick (from Tony Gallagher) in advance of the two games against the San Jose Sharks …
The Province 10 hours ago
If not for timing, Cory Schneider would have finished his career as one of the best three Canucks goalies of all time. He has that kind of talent. But if things were done right, he never would have made a list like this, Botchford writes.
The Province 23 hours ago
WHISTLER — It’s customary to ask young players or even new players how excited they are to start playing, even if it’s a just a split-squad game against the San Jose Sharks in Stockton, Calif. on a Tuesday night.
Vancouver Sun Sep 22, 2014
Radim Vrbata says his first training camp as a Vancouver Canuck was a nearly perfect mix of productive on-ice work and some fun times with his new teammates away from the rink. There’s just one problem. Vrbata still can’t tell his new linemates apart. Henrik and Daniel Sedin look, well, identical to Vrbata.
WHISTLER — Bo Horvat is pumped, Linden Vey primed and Radim Vrbata pleased about what awaits Tuesday night at Rogers Arena. Horvat’s enthusiasm comes with starting the push for a Vancouver Canucks roster spot in a split-squad pre-season test against the San Jose Sharks.
WHISTLER — It makes sense that the latest version of the Vancouver goaltending fishbowl has three sides. Like a towering triangle of intrigue, Ryan Miller, Eddie Lack and Jacob Markstrom form the curious attraction that has been assembled through need, depth and necessity.
The White Towel | The Province Sep 22, 2014
With the Canucks split-squad announcement earlier today, no surprise that three of the youngest players are being sent back to junior. Defencemen Mackenzie Stewart (Prince Albert) and Evan McEneny (Kingston) and centre Kyle Pettit (Erie) have all been returned to …
Puckworld | Vancouver Sun Sep 22, 2014
Defenceman Brenden Dillon grew up in Surrey, played junior for the Seattle Thunderbirds and is now playing the waiting game. Dillon, 23, is an unsigned restricted free agent looking for a new deal from the Dallas Stars. While he waits for his agent, Kevin Epp, to find common ground with Stars’ GM Jim Nill, Dillon is living at home and skating with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants. Needless to say, he is discovering the whole situation ...
TORONTO — Amid the NFL’s Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson domestic violence scandals, Gary Bettman says the NHL has been proactive about off-ice conduct.
The White Towel | The Province Sep 22, 2014
Two games, 40 players.