Category Archives: Vancouver Canucks
It’s all part of the plan. Tampa Bay Lightning GM, Steve Yzerman, has been active since the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup. He did what many didn’t expect; he resigned Ryan Callahan. He bought out Ryan Malone, one of the two biggest problems on the ice. They drafted a very good offensive defenseman in Anthony DeAngelo. Then, on Sunday night, they kept hockey analysts up late with a bevy of trade activity. Today, Yzerman looks to do more. (more…)
The 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia will go down as arguably one of the wildest weekends in Canucks history. Two big name players gone; replaced by four new players and an extra draft pick. Vancouver had seven picks in this year’s draft, including two in the first round which they used to select Jake Virtanen at No.6 and Jared McCann at No.24. Here’s a recap of how the weekend went down. (more…)
Former Penguins coach Dan Bylsma was spotted having lunch in Vancouver on Tuesday, and soon after sources reported that he had been interviewed by Canucks President Trevor Linden and GM Jim Benning for the head coaching job. (more…)
Jim Benning made his first move as general manager of the Vancouver Canucks today, and it was one that everybody saw coming a mile away. (more…)
On the morning of the Canucks’ final game of the season, defensemen Andrew Alberts skated around the Rogers Arena ice passing the puck with the team’s assistant strength coach Eric Renaghan. According to the Vancouver Sun, that 20 minute skate might have been his last as an NHLer. (more…)
With the recent hiring of new general manager Jim Benning, the Canucks have knocked off the most important item on their summer to-do list. However, there’s still a lot of work to be done before Vancouver drops the puck on another season this October. Management will need to help fans try and forget the awful 2013-14 campaign, and a summer of good news could certainly bring them back. Here are the three most important tasks for Canucks’ management to complete this off-season. (more…)
There may not be a better upgrade the Penguins could acquire. Gritty and offensively skilled, Ryan Kesler brings a style of game the Penguins have missed since the departure of Jordan Staal. The rumor of a Kesler trade popped up shortly after the Olympic break when it was reported that Ryan asked to be moved some time ago. Not long after that story surfaced another came about of how. Penguins GM, Ray Shero had at least one conversation with Canucks GM Mike Gillis.