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Toronto Maple Leafs invite Brandon Prust to camp on tryout

Toronto Maple Leafs invite Brandon Prust to camp on tryout

yahoo.com Updated Aug 22 (2 days ago)
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Earlier in the offseason former Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Prust said he would “take a job anywhere.” That place appears to be the Toronto Maple Leafs. General manager Lou Lamoriello said he decided to invite…
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  • Radim Vrbata set for third tour of duty with Arizona Coyotes

    Radim Vrbata set for third tour of duty with Arizona Coyotes

    Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images Radim Vrbata had the worst non-lockout/non-injury derailed year of his career since 2003-04 last season with the Vancouver Canucks. So like he’s done before, he’s going back to Arizona to turn things around. According to C…
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  • Canucks' Sven Baertschi to help animals by getting locked up

    Canucks' Sven Baertschi to help animals by getting locked up

    yahoo.com Aug 12
    Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks locked up Sven Baertschi with a two-year extension in June. On Friday afternoon, the forward will get locked up in a different way in order to help out animals. As part of the British Columbia So…
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  • Rumor Roundup: What will the Maple Leafs do with Joffrey Lupul?

    Rumor Roundup: What will the Maple Leafs do with Joffrey Lupul?

    TSN.ca’s Kristen Shilton recently listed five questions the Toronto Maple Leafs must still address this summer. Among them was what to do about right winger Joffrey Lupul. The oft-injured Lupul, who turns 33 in September, has two seasons left on his con…
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  • What We Learned: The problem with projecting goalscoring

    What We Learned: The problem with projecting goalscoring

    yahoo.com Aug 8
    Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Interesting article in the Vancouver Province over the weekend, with Jeff Paterson trying to predict the goal output for next year’s Canucks team. This is a worthwhile exercise in theory, because knowing how many…
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  • Las Vegas gets ice; Gagner lands in Columbus (Puck Headlines)

    Las Vegas gets ice; Gagner lands in Columbus (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Aug 1
    Emerson Etem (Vancouver Canucks Twitter) Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email u…
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  • Huge If True: Will Canucks take on Evander Kane?

    Huge If True: Will Canucks take on Evander Kane?

    yahoo.com Jul 28
    Evander Kane Last week in this space, we discussed whether the Vancouver Canucks would be able to trade for a scoring winger. Given the team’s need and its inexplicable pursuit of “playoffs at all costs,” it seemed quite likely that they’d be motivated.…
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  • Burrows hopeful for a bounce back season in Vancouver

    Burrows hopeful for a bounce back season in Vancouver

    Alex Burrows saw what his friend and former teammate Chris Higgins went through last season and is trying to avoid a similar situation as he prepares for his 12th NHL season. Higgins struggled, found himself in the American Hockey League after the Canuc…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Trading Yakupov won’t be easy for Oilers

    Rumor Roundup: Trading Yakupov won’t be easy for Oilers

    Throughout last season, Edmonton Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov was frequently mentioned as a potential trade candidate. Entering this off-season, speculation persisted the 2012 first-overall draft pick would be dealt at some point. Oilers GM Peter Chia…
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  • Smashfest: Charitable yet competitive ping-pong by NHL players

    Smashfest: Charitable yet competitive ping-pong by NHL players

    yahoo.com Jul 22
    Reporting by Dhiren Mahiban TORONTO – – For the second time in as many years Patrick Eaves walked away from the annual Smashfest Ping-Pong tournament as the champion. The Dallas Stars forward defeated Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks to reclaim his…
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  • Huge if True: How will the Canucks get a scoring winger?

    Huge if True: How will the Canucks get a scoring winger?

    yahoo.com Jul 21
    (Getty Images) [Breaking down the plausibility of the week’s biggest rumor.] For some inexplicable reason, the Vancouver Canucks continue to pursue a Jay Feaster-like pursuit of “going for it.” In this case, as in the case of the Calgary Flames several …
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  • Prust ready to earn spot in training camp — here are five other…

    Prust ready to earn spot in training camp — here are five others who could go the same route

    After the way things started in Montreal for Zack Kassian, it would have been hard to imagine that it was he who would have had the better season following an off-season trade between the Canadiens and Canucks that sent Brandon Prust to Vancouver. Howev…
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  • Wild try to shame Jordan Schroeder into contract surrender

    Wild try to shame Jordan Schroeder into contract surrender

    yahoo.com Jul 19
    Getty Images Jordan Schroeder hasn’t exactly lit the NHL on fire during his four-year career, after being taken 22nd overall in 2009 by the Vancouver Canucks. He has 27 points in 107 games, including four points in 26 games with the Minnesota Wild last …
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  • Canucks want to add ‘proven scorer’ — who could fit the bill?

    Canucks want to add ‘proven scorer’ — who could fit the bill?

    The Vancouver Canucks made some off-season moves in hopes of increasing their scoring this coming campaign, adding Loui Eriksson to potentially play alongside the Sedin twins and locking up youngsters Markus Granlund, Sven Baertschi and Emerson Etem. An…
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  • Canucks sign forward Michael Carcone to three-year, entry-level…

    Canucks sign forward Michael Carcone to three-year, entry-level contract

    NHL.com Jul 15
    VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks signed forward Michael Carcone to a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday. Carcone appeared in 66 games for the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2015-16, where he tied...
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  • Remember this, Ducks fans: Anaheim almost hired Travis Green

    Remember this, Ducks fans: Anaheim almost hired Travis Green

    It may not happen immediately, but at some point Anaheim fans will want to remember this news: Travis Green, who has been pegged as the next in line for an NHL coaching job for a couple years now, could have been the Ducks’ bench boss for 2016-17. In an…
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  • Rumor Roundup:  Canucks still in the market for forward help

    Rumor Roundup: Canucks still in the market for forward help

    The Vancouver Canucks made a notable splash in this summer’s free-agent pool by signing right winger Loui Eriksson. They could still be in the market for an additional forward. Jason Botchford of The Province reports the Canucks have been quietly trying…
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  • Canucks sign Markstrom to a three-year extension

    Canucks sign Markstrom to a three-year extension

    The Vancouver Canucks solidified their goaltending situation on Thursday inking Jacob Markstrom to a three-year extension worth $11 million. The deal carries an annual average value of $3.67 million. Markstrom had one year remaining on his two-year, $3.…
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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.