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Erik Gudbranson to Canucks, Jared McCann to Panthers in head-sc…

Erik Gudbranson to Canucks, Jared McCann to Panthers in head-scratcher trade

thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Updated May 25 (2 days ago)
Who said we had to wait until draft day for major off-season trades to start happening? The Florida Panthers and Vancouver Canucks bamboozled us with a surprise trade Wednesday night, reported by Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. The Panthers sent defenseman …
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  • Canucks Sports and Entertainment names Jeff Stipec as chief ope…

    Canucks Sports and Entertainment names Jeff Stipec as chief operating officer

    NHL.com 9 hours ago
    VANCOUVER - Canucks Sports and Entertainment announced Friday that Jeff Stipec has been named the company's new chief operating officer. Stipec previously held the role of vice-president, hospitality and event operations for two years with CS...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Canucks’ top priority will be addressing scoring…

    Rumor Roundup: Canucks’ top priority will be addressing scoring depth

    thehockeynews.com May 25 (3 days ago)
    A lack of scoring depth scuttled the Vancouver Canucks playoff hopes this season. Only the New Jersey Devils scored fewer goals . Addressing this should be a priority for GM Jim Benning. Since March, there’s been talk Benning could pursue Boston Bruins …
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  • All the latest on Dale Tallon, Pavel Datsyuk and Mike Van Ryn

    All the latest on Dale Tallon, Pavel Datsyuk and Mike Van Ryn

    thehockeynews.com May 24 (3 days ago)
    Scott Luce has been either the director of scouting or director of player personnel with the Florida Panthers since 2002. And like literally every other person in the talent evaluation business, he has some home runs and he has some skeletons in his clo…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Would trading Nash open up Stamkos possibility f…

    Rumor Roundup: Would trading Nash open up Stamkos possibility for Rangers?

    thehockeynews.com May 23 (5 days ago)
    Could the New York Rangers trade left winger Rick Nash this summer? Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman suggests it’s possible. He thinks the Rangers have been asked about the 31-year-old forward, speculating they could move him under the right circumstances.…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Canucks, Oilers set to have busy off-seasons in …

    Rumor Roundup: Canucks, Oilers set to have busy off-seasons in search of winger, blueliner

    It’s been nearly a month since the Vancouver Canucks’ season came to an end. That hasn’t stopped the local media from speculating about the club’s off-season roster plans. The Vancouver Sun’s Ben Kuzma lists five things he believes the Canucks should an…
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  • A sad, disturbing story surrounding Canucks winger Linden Vey, …

    A sad, disturbing story surrounding Canucks winger Linden Vey, whose father is about to go on trial

    deadspin.com May 11
    A sad, disturbing story surrounding Canucks winger Linden Vey, whose father is about to go on trial for allegedly plotting with his mistress to murder their respective spouses.Read more...
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  • Oilers on verge of signing college star Drake Caggiula: Report

    Oilers on verge of signing college star Drake Caggiula: Report

    yahoo.com May 6
    The Edmonton Oilers appear to be on the verge of landing coveted college hockey free agent Drake Caggiula. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, “indications” are the University of North Dakota forward will sign with Edmonton. McKenzie also reported the Vanc…
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  • Canucks prospect Boeser taking student with Down syndrome to he…

    Canucks prospect Boeser taking student with Down syndrome to her prom

    Baylee Bjorge is a big fan of Vancouver Canucks prospect Brock Boeser and the University of North Dakota’s hockey teams, so much so that she created a Twitter account with one of the sole purposes being to ask Boeser to attend prom with her. However, ac…
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  • Canucks sign goaltender Michael Garteig  to one-year entry-leve…

    Canucks sign goaltender Michael Garteig to one-year entry-level deal

    NHL.com Apr 29
    VANCOUVER - Goaltender Michael Garteig signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. The 24-year-old Garteig, recently completed his senior season with Quinnipiac University, leading the Bobcats to the ECAC Cham...
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  • Vancouver Canucks sign centre Markus Granlund to a two-year con…

    Vancouver Canucks sign centre Markus Granlund to a two-year contract extension

    NHL.com Apr 26
    VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have signed centre Markus Granlund to a two-year contract extension, the club announced Tuesday. The 23-year-old was acquired by the Canucks in February from the Calgary Flames in a deal that sent winger Hunt...
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  • Canucks sign top prospect Thatcher Demko. When will we see him …

    Canucks sign top prospect Thatcher Demko. When will we see him in the NHL?

    Take a deep breath, Vancouver Canucks fans. Thatcher Demko did not pull a Jimmy Vesey. Goaltender Demko, 20, officially signed with the team that drafted him Wednesday, as announced by the Canucks. He’s now a professional hockey player and will forego h…
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  • Vancouver Canucks sign college free agent defenceman Troy Stech…

    Vancouver Canucks sign college free agent defenceman Troy Stecher

    NHL.com Apr 13
    VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Troy Stecher. The 22-year-old native of Richmond, B.C., had eight goals and 29 assists for the University of North Dakota last season, helping the Fighting Hawks to their eighth NCAA ch...
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  • Playoff trends: Who’s hot, who’s not as the NHL post-season beg…

    Playoff trends: Who’s hot, who’s not as the NHL post-season begins

    Over the past few years, advanced stats have exploded onto the scene and a big reason for that has been how good they’ve been in the playoffs. In 2011-12 the juggernaut Canucks – fresh off a Stanley Cup final berth – were going up against an eighth seed…
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  • AHL goaltender Richard Bachman makes jaw-dropping behind-the-ba…

    AHL goaltender Richard Bachman makes jaw-dropping behind-the-back glove save

    Goaltender Richard Bachman has spent almost the entire season in the AHL, stuck in third on the Vancouver Canucks depth chart behind Ryan Miller and Jacob Markstrom. At the end of the season, though, Bachman will likely be the top-ranked of the three wh…
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  • Derek Dorsett ejected for squirting water bottle at Oilers benc…

    Derek Dorsett ejected for squirting water bottle at Oilers bench (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 10
    The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers played their finals games on Saturday night, but there was just enough time left for Derek Dorsett to earn one of the most ridiculous game misconducts of the regular season. At 18:33 of the third period, Patrick…
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  • Canucks, Blackhawks being sued by fans as result of separate in…

    Canucks, Blackhawks being sued by fans as result of separate in-arena incidents

    The Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks are both facing lawsuits in separate in-arena incidents that have taken place over the past two seasons. CTV News Vancouver reported Thursday that the Canucks are being taken to court by a fan, Wayne Chi, who…
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  • Mikael Backlund's first career hat trick leads Calgary to 7-3 w…

    Mikael Backlund's first career hat trick leads Calgary to 7-3 win over Vancouver

    NHL.com Apr 7
    CALGARY - Mikael Backlund scored his first career hat trick on Thursday night to lead the Calgary Flames to a 7-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Backlund, who has a career-high 21 goals, scored once on the power play, once at even streng...
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  • Patrick Maroon scores twice, Oilers beat Canucks in final game …

    Patrick Maroon scores twice, Oilers beat Canucks in final game at Rexall Place

    EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers gave their fans something to cheer about in their final home game of the regular season. Patrick Maroon scored twice as the Oilers won at Rexall Place for the final time, beating the Vancouver Canucks 6-2 on Wed...
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  • Demko says he hasn't had contact with Canucks, expects discussi…

    Demko says he hasn't had contact with Canucks, expects discussions this summer

    NHL.com Apr 5
    VANCOUVER - Thatcher Demko hasn't heard from the Vancouver Canucks during his impressive run to the NCAA's Frozen Four tournament. And that suits the club's second-round pick from 2014 just fine. The goalie for the Boston College Eagles ha...
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  • Prospect Need to Know: Auston Matthews is ready for the worlds

    Prospect Need to Know: Auston Matthews is ready for the worlds

    The playoffs have certainly not disappointed at the prospect level so far. The Frozen Four had numerous overtimes and now the field is set for the final weekend, with North Dakota battling Denver and Boston College taking on Quinnipiac. In major junior,…
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  • Video - Kings Blank Canucks 00:43

    Kings Blank Canucks

    Mar 12
    Tyler Toffoli scored his 20th goal of the season, while Jonathan Quick had 19 saves in Los Angeles' 4-0 win over Vancouver.
  • Video - Playoff Battle In Pacific Division 01:37

    Playoff Battle In Pacific Division

    Mar 10
    With the Ducks running away with the division title, there could be four teams, including the defending champion Kings, battling for just two playoff spots.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 10:33

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 10
    Jim Basquil and Scott Burnside look ahead to the final month of the regular season, the tight playoff race in the Pacific division and, with Mark Giordano out for the season, the new front-runner for the Norris Trophy.
  • Video - Canucks Edge Ducks 01:14

    Canucks Edge Ducks

    Mar 9
    Zack Kassian scored his 10th goal of the season in the third period to help the Canucks beat the Ducks 2-1.