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Jim Jamieson / The Province 7 hours ago
Home fans will get a peek at new top line tonight, as Canucks open preseason at Rogers Arena

Home fans will get a peek at new top line tonight, as Canucks open preseason at Rogers Arena

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.

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Vancouver Sun 2 hours ago
Linden Vey goes from L.A. logjam to land of opportunity in Vancouver

Linden Vey goes from L.A. logjam to land of opportunity in Vancouver

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 101 Greatest Canucks the Podcast, Part 2: 51-75

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
Canucks Game Day: Desjardins to debut behind bench in Stockton for split-squad games against Sharks

Canucks Game Day: Desjardins to debut behind bench in Stockton for split-squad games against Sharks

New Vancouver Canuck head coach Willie Desjardins is making his debut behind the Canuck bench tonight in Stockton, Calif., of all places.

Desjardins to debut in Stockton, not Rogers Arena

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
Canucks Hat Trick: Gallagher on compressed preseason, Desjardins vs. Torts and an underworked Melanson

Canucks Hat Trick: Gallagher on compressed preseason, Desjardins vs. Torts and an underworked Melanson

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
The 101 Greatest Canucks: Nothing came easy in Schneider’s saga

The 101 Greatest Canucks: Nothing came easy in Schneider’s saga

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
Burrows bids to block out his bad season but not shy away from blocking shots

Burrows bids to block out his bad season but not shy away from blocking shots

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
With camp done, Canucks test their mettle against Sharks

With camp done, Canucks test their mettle against Sharks

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.
The Province Sep 22, 2014
Canucks' Horvat ‘can’t wait’ for preseason tilt at Rogers Arena

Canucks' Horvat ‘can’t wait’ for preseason tilt at Rogers Arena

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.
The Province Sep 22, 2014
Kuzma: Ryan Miller says Vancouver has no corner on hockey madness when it comes to the play of netminders

Kuzma: Ryan Miller says Vancouver has no corner on hockey madness when it comes to the play of netminders

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.

Ahead of Tuesday’s preseason openers, Canucks send three prospects back to junior

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 …

Surrey’s Brenden Dillon plays waiting game with Dallas Stars

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 ...
The Province Sep 22, 2014
Amid NFL scandals, Bettman says NHL proactive about off-ice conduct

Amid NFL scandals, Bettman says NHL proactive about off-ice conduct

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.

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