1:08 AM EDT, Tue June 19, 2018
5 hours ago
Ben Hutton’s golf tournament raises $26,000 for Alzheimer’s Society

Ben Hutton’s golf tournament raises $26,000 for Alzheimer’s Society

Hutton has been following through on that promise to improve his conditioning in the off-season, but took a break from his workouts for a very special charity event. Saturday, June 16th, was the second annual Ben Hutton Shootout, a golf tournament in support of Alzheimer’s.
9 hours ago
Could Filip Zadina fall to the Canucks at seventh overall?

Could Filip Zadina fall to the Canucks at seventh overall?

For most of the season, Czech winger Filip Zadina was battling with Andrei Svechnikov to go second overall. Now it’s uncertain whether he’ll even get picked in the top-five.
Jun 15, 2018
In case it needs to be said, Canucks should stay far away from Slava Voynov

In case it needs to be said, Canucks should stay far away from Slava Voynov

It would be understandable if the Canucks had interest in a right-shot defenceman with 40-point potential who might be available at a bargain. Except if that defenceman is convicted domestic abuser Slava Voynov.
Jun 14, 2018
Five undersized defencemen worth considering in the back half of the 2018 NHL Draft

Five undersized defencemen worth considering in the back half of the 2018 NHL Draft

Two of the best defencemen in the NHL last season are 5’9”. One was drafted in the 6th round. The other didn't get drafted at all. Who are the prospects who might fit that same profile this year?
Jun 14, 2018
Paper Feature: Canucks look at age of Stanley Cup finalists as they consider free agency

Paper Feature: Canucks look at age of Stanley Cup finalists as they consider free agency

The last time the Canucks had a massive amount of cap space heading into the off-season, Jim Benning spent it all on two big-name, veteran free agents. It was Benning’s first summer as general manager of the Canucks and a number of big contracts were off the books: Roberto Luongo’s $5.3 million, David Booth’s $4.25 million, and Ryan Kesler’s $5 million.
Jun 12, 2018
Olli Juolevi’s back surgery is a reminder of the need for a deep prospect pool

Olli Juolevi’s back surgery is a reminder of the need for a deep prospect pool

Olli Juolevi is going to be fine. Probably. The Canucks announced Monday that the 20-year-old defenceman requires a microdiscectomy, which is a minimally invasive back surgery. Anytime that a surgical procedure is required, there’s a risk of complications, but in Juolevi’s case, this should just be a minor procedure with little risk.
Jun 8, 2018
The Washington Capitals power play provides a template for the Vancouver Canucks

The Washington Capitals power play provides a template for the Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks had one thing go right for them last season: the power play. After a shaky start, the Canucks wound up with the ninth best power play in the league, largely because of the addition of Brock Boeser to the first unit.
Jun 8, 2018
I Watched This Game: The Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup Champions

I Watched This Game: The Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup Champions

It’s been a long-time coming for Alex Ovechkin and even longer for the Washington Capitals.
Jun 7, 2018
Jay Beagle shows there is room for players like Brandon Sutter on great teams

Jay Beagle shows there is room for players like Brandon Sutter on great teams

Apparently there is plenty of interest around the NHL in Brandon Sutter, with several teams approaching the Canucks to see if Jim Benning is willing to trade the player he once called a “foundational piece.” There are many reasons why teams would be interested in Sutter, but one possible reason for the uptick in interest is that a player much like him has been a key player for the Washington Capitals in their run to the Stanley Cup Final: Jay Beagle.
Jun 6, 2018
REPORT: Canucks have received multiple trade calls on Brandon Sutter

REPORT: Canucks have received multiple trade calls on Brandon Sutter

“You win with players like Brandon Sutter,” said Jim Benning after trading for the big centre in 2015. Unfortunately, that hasn’t proven to be the case. In the three seasons since Sutter was acquired, the Canucks have the fewest wins in the entire NHL. Apparently other teams around the NHL agree with Benning’s initial assessment, however, as Jason Botchford has reported that multiple teams have called the Canucks enquiring about the availability of Sutter.
Jun 5, 2018
I Watched This Game: Capitals crush Golden Knights 6-2 in Game 4

I Watched This Game: Capitals crush Golden Knights 6-2 in Game 4

It feels like the rest of the NHL has been waiting all season for the other shoe to drop for the Vegas Golden Knights.
Jun 3, 2018
I Watched This Game: Capitals stars take over in Game 3

I Watched This Game: Capitals stars take over in Game 3

Washington, DC is not exactly known for entertainment, so it shouldn’t be surprising that they weren’t going to hold a candle to Las Vegas, the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” when it came to their pre-game show. It was surprising that they didn't even try.
Jun 2, 2018
Paper Feature: Luca Sbisa thriving as a complementary player in Las Vegas

Paper Feature: Luca Sbisa thriving as a complementary player in Las Vegas

“That’s what you call, in the hockey business, a pizza,” said Sbisa. Part of media training for a hockey player should be to never use a slang term for a giveaway that rhymes with your last name. It just won’t end well.
Jun 1, 2018
5 prospects that could fall from the first round to the Canucks at 37th overall

5 prospects that could fall from the first round to the Canucks at 37th overall

Canucks could still get a first-round talent early in the second round at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
May 31, 2018
I Watched This Game: Lars Eller and Braden Holtby play hero for Capitals in Game 2

I Watched This Game: Lars Eller and Braden Holtby play hero for Capitals in Game 2

Over the past twenty years, just three players have scored more playoff goals than Alex Ovechkin: Patrick Marleau, Sidney Crosby, and Evgeni Malkin. Only three active players have a better point-per-game average than Ovechkin: Crosby, Malkin, and Patrick Kane.