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Linden Vey likely to be Canucks No. 3 center | 07/19/2014 9:42 AM
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Linden Vey, acquired at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft from the Los Angeles Kings for the 50th pick the Canucks got for defenseman Jason Garrison, should be Vancouver's No. 3 centre next season.
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The Canucks have signed the restricted free agent to a one-year contract. Canucks general manager Jim Benning said he knew plenty about Vey from his time living in Boston while the 22-year-old played for the AHL's Manchester Monarchs. Vey also played for new coach Willie Desjardins with the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers. "There's a familiarity with Linden," Benning said. "He's a puck-possession guy, he's strong, he's a good two-way player, he plays a 200-foot game. He's ready to play in the NHL now." Vey only has 18 games of NHL experience due in part to the Stanley Cup-champion Kings' depth of young forwards. Benning said he'll get more opportunity in Vancouver.
Linden Vey accepts qualifying offer | 07/14/2014 3:27 PM
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Linden Vey has accepted the Vancouver Canucks' qualifying offer.
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The Canucks acquired Vey from Los Angeles in exchange for the 50th overall pick (Roland McKeown) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Vey's qualifying offer comes with a $735,000 annual cap hit.
Jacob Markstrom denies trade request | 07/10/2014 1:42 PM
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Jacob Markstrom has denied a recent report that he requested a trade after the Canucks signed Ryan Miller.
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Vancouver might try to trade Markstrom regardless because he's set to come with a $1.2 million cap hit in 2014-15 despite the fact that he's currently projected to be the team's third goaltender. If he does stay in Vancouver then he'll have a hard time getting starts against Miller and Eddie Lack.
Canucks deny Hunter Shinkaruk trade rumors | 07/08/2014 10:54 PM
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Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning denied the recent reports that he's interested in trading prospect Hunter Shinkaruk.
Metro News

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"I don't know where that came from. We were never actively looking to trade Hunter Shinkaruk. This stuff gets started out there," said Benning. "That's not true." Shinkaruk previously stated that he liked the media side of hockey and said he still enjoys it despite the recent trade speculation. He added that he's fully recovered from the hip surgery he underwent in January.
Markstrom asks for trade out of Vancouver | 07/06/2014 8:48 PM
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Jacob Markstrom has requested a trade out of Vancouver, according to Jason Botchford of The Province.
The Province

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Markstrom sees the writing on the wall with Ryan Miller being signed and Eddie Lack the likely backup. The Canucks have explored trades and there are interest from three teams. "That situation could work itself out over the summer," general manager Jim Benning said. "The teams that are interested may have to move out another guy. . We're exploring that for Jacob. But if that doesn't happen, Jacob comes to camp. He has a good attitude. He understands the situation. . Look at Minnesota last year. They went through about five goalies." Markstrom carries a $1.2 million cap hit. He had a .918 save percentage in 29 games in the AHL last year, and a .873 save percentage in 16 games in the NHL.
D Chris Tanev not feeling love from Canucks | 07/06/2014 10:09 AM
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Chris Tanev has accepted a one-year contract with the Canucks for $2 million but he still isn't feeling the love from the organization.
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Tanev, who established himself as a top-four defenseman last season averaging 20:44 in 64 games, to a bargain-basement $2-million, one-year deal. The signing came hours before the deadline to file for salary arbitration. There was a feeling from Tanev's side that $2 million would be his ceiling in an arbitration award because he's not a big-time producer in measurable stats like points. But it's nowhere near what the 24-year-old would get on the open market. The key stat in arbitration for defensive defensemen, however, is ice time, and there were two RFA defensemen who've signed in the past year comparable to Tanev. Ottawa's Jared Cowen, with 158 career games to Tanev's 156, averaged 13 fewer seconds than Tanev this past season and put up 15 points. Ottawa signed Cowen in September to a four-year, $12.4-million contract. There's also Washington's Karl Alzner, who averaged 12 fewer seconds and had one more point than Tanev last season. He just finished the first year of a four-year, $1
Zack Kassian feels he 'can do more' | 07/05/2014 4:00 PM
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Zack Kassian thinks he received a "fair contract" from Vancouver based on where he's at in his career.
Vancouver Sun

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He will earn $1.5 million next year and $2 million the season after that. "I feel I can do more but you have to show that on the ice and that's coming in the next couple of years, and so on and so forth," he added. Kassian had 29 points and 124 penalty minutes in 73 games last year.
Tanev, Canucks agree to one-year extension | 07/05/2014 2:55 PM
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Chris Tanev has agreed to a one-year contract with Vancouver worth $2 million.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter

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He generated six goals and 17 points in 64 games last season to go with a plus-12 rating. Tanev also had 136 blocked shots and he averaged 20:44 of ice time per match.
Canucks re-sign Peter Andersson | 07/05/2014 1:36 PM
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Peter Andersson has signed a one-year, two-way deal with Vancouver.
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He will earn $600,000 at the NHL level and $80,000 in the AHL. Andersson had two goals and 11 assists in 58 games with AHL Utica last year.
Vancouver signs goalie Joe Cannata | 07/04/2014 4:58 PM
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Joe Cannata has agreed to terms with the Vancouver Canucks.
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Cannata had a 2.83 GAA and .907 save percentage in 28 AHL games in 2013-14. He'll start next season in the minors and it wouldn't be surprising to see him spend the entire campaign at that level.
Vancouver re-signs Yannick Weber | 07/04/2014 12:50 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed Yannick Weber.
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The Canucks didn't reveal the terms of the contract. Weber had six goals and four assists in 49 games in 2013-14.
Canucks re-sign rearguard Alex Biega | 07/04/2014 9:55 AM
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Vancouver re-signed Alex Biega on Thursday.
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According to Capgeek.com, Biega will make $600,000 at the NHL level and $150,000 in the AHL. The contract is his third straight one-year pact.
Alex Burrows likely to play with Bonino | 07/04/2014 9:42 AM
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Alex Burrows will likely skate on the second line with Nick Bonino in 2014-15.
Vancouver Sun

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Radim Vrbata is projected to play with the Sedin twins, so Burrows will get Bonino and either Zack Kassian or Jannik Hansen as his linemates. "I think we want to have more balance on our four lines and more scoring depth," said GM Jim Benning. "So if we can move Alex, say, from the first line to the second line, it makes our second line better. I think now we have depth at the forward position where every line can contribute in scoring and that's one of the things we set out to do." Burrows struggled mightily last year, while earning five goals and 15 points in 49 appearances.
Agent confirms Zack Kassian 2-year deal | 07/04/2014 9:37 AM
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Zack Kassian's agent, Paul Krepelka, confirmed that a two-year deal worth $3.5 million was signed with the Canucks on Thursday.
Vancouver Sun

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Kassian produced 14 goals, 29 points and 124 penalty minutes in 73 games with Vancouver last season. He is projected to play on the second or third line next year.
Zack Kassian nearing extension with Canucks | 07/03/2014 9:11 PM
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Reports out of Vancouver suggest the Canucks are close to inking Zack Kassian to a two-year contract extension.
Dan Murphy on Twitter

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The well-known agitator registered 29 points in 73 games last season and though more offense was expected when he was acquired by Vancouver, he offers decent production for a third or fourth liner. We'll pass along the specifics of the deal if/when it comes to fruition.
Radim Vrbata fielded a number of offers | 07/03/2014 7:57 PM
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Radim Vrbata and his agent fielded a number of offers before the winger decided to sign with the Vancouver Canucks.
Arizona Republic

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The team Vrbata left, the Arizona Coyotes, were among the suitors for his services, but it's clear their offer was far less lucrative than the one he settled on. "We both tried really hard to find something if something would work," said Vrbata. "Over 24 hours, I don't know if you'd say we were close but we had something I would consider even though it was less money and if it got out, some people would think I was crazy." The change of scenery should be positive for the forward provided he lines up alongside the Sedins, as expected.
Radim Vrbata expects to play with Sedin twins | 07/03/2014 2:08 PM
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Radim Vrbata expects to get a chance to play with Daniel and Henrik Sedin in Vancouver, according to his agent Rich Evans.
Vancouver Sun

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"I guess he's going to have to earn the spot but the opportunity is hopefully there for him to do that," Evans said. "The twins play a style of game that is well suited to the style that Radim plays, which is pitch and catch where they move the puck very quickly. The twins are both smart players and he is hoping to recapture some of the success he had when he was playing with Ray Whitney down in Phoenix." He's also projected to add some scoring punch to the Canucks' power play, which finished 26th in the league last season. Vrbata potted 10 goals with the man advantage in 2013-14. If he clicks with the Sedins, he has the potential to flirt the 60-point mark.
Radim Vrbata has signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks. | 07/02/2014 10:43 PM
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Radim Vrbata has signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
sportsnetwork.com

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The 33-year-old Vrbata had 20 goals, 31 assists, 263 SOG and 21 PPP last season, so he was still a quality fantasy winger. His value will grow on the Canucks, especially if he's used on the top line with the Sedins.
Canucks reel in UFA forward Radim Vrbata | 07/02/2014 8:59 PM
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Jim Benning continued his aggressive off-season maneuvering Wednesday night by securing the services of top free agent forward Radim Vrbata.
Craig Morgan on Twitter

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Vrbata is 33 years old and is still a formidable top six forward, scoring 20 goals and notching 51 points with the Coyotes last season. The 6'1, 194 pound Czech had a career high 62 points in 2011-12, and he will fill a desperate need for scoring in Vancouver next season. Details of Vrbata's contract will follow shortly.
Cal O'Reilly signs with Vancouver | 07/02/2014 1:50 PM
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Cal O'Reilly has agreed to terms with the Vancouver Canucks.
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O'Reilly had seven goals and 45 points in 52 AHL games in 2013-14. He's a depth forward, but one that might get called up in the event of an injury.
Dustin Jeffrey joins the Vancouver Canucks | 07/02/2014 1:49 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks have signed Dustin Jeffrey.
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Jeffrey became an unrestricted free agent after the Dallas Stars decided against presenting him with a qualifying offer. He had two goals and three points in 24 games with the Stars in 2013-14.
Goalie Ryan Miller signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Canucks on Tuesday. | 07/02/2014 12:43 PM
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Goalie Ryan Miller signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Canucks on Tuesday.
sportsnetwork.com

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Eddie Lack had a 2.41 GAA, a .912 SV% and four shutouts as a rookie last year, but the Canucks decided to bring in the top goalie on the free agent market in Miller. Miller, a former Vezina Trophy winner, had a 2.64 GAA and a .918 SV% with the Sabres and Blues last season, but he played poorly in the final month of the regular season and the playoffs.
GM wants Eddie Lack to continue to grow | 07/02/2014 9:51 AM
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Vancouer GM Jim Benning thinks adding Ryan Miller will be good for Eddie Lack.
Vancouver Province

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"If Ryan is our guy who is going to play the majority of the games, I think Eddie can look to him as a mentor," Benning said. "I think he can continue to grow as a goalie. Goaltending is a hard position. Goalies develop later. I don't think you know what you have with a goalie until they are 26 or 27." Lack is 26 and he played the first 41 games of his NHL career for the Canucks last season. He has two years left on his current deal before he becomes an unrestricted free agent and Miller is signed for the next three seasons.
Ryan Miller 'open' to refinements of his game | 07/02/2014 9:45 AM
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Ryan Miller didn't mesh with goaltending coach Corey Hirsch in St. Louis, but the veteran keeper feels that he is coachable.
Vancouver Province

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"I'm open to being coached but I'm a little bit more stubborn in that you're going to have to really explain to me why it's going to work for me," Miller said. "I'm going to push back. If they are a good teacher, they're going to push back and ... we're going to have a great relationship." Some work was attempted to try to push him deeper into the net to clean up his technique, but it didn't work out well when he played with the Blues. Vancouver goalie coach, Rollie Melanson, is expected to take a similar approach.
Sanguinetti signs with Canucks | 07/01/2014 2:31 PM
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The Canucks have signed Bob Sanguinetti to a one-year, $600,000 contract.
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Ryan Miller signs with Vancouver for 3 years | 07/01/2014 1:08 PM
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Ryan Miller has signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
Rotoworld.com

Canucks ink prospect Mike Zalewski | 07/01/2014 10:23 AM
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Mike Zalewski has agreed to a two-year, two-way deal with Vancouver.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter

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Zalewski will come with a $925,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level. Zalewski had 26 points and 53 penalty minutes in 35 NCAA games last season. He also had an assist in two contests with the Vancouver Canucks. He'll probably start the 2014-15 campaign in the minors, but he's worth keeping an eye on.
Zac Dalpe will be a UFA on July 1 | 06/30/2014 4:47 PM
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Zac Dalpe will be allowed to test the open market on July 1.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

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He won't be getting a qualifying offer from the Vancouver Canucks. Dalpe suited up in 55 games with the Canucks after he was acquired from Carolina in late September. He picked up just four goals and seven points in Vancouver.
Nick Bonino expected to be second line center | 06/30/2014 8:44 AM
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The Vancouver Canucks plan to use Nick Bonino as their second line center.
Vancouver Province

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Bonino had 49 points for the Ducks last season before being traded to Vancouver as part of the Ryan Kesler deal, but 20 points came on the power play as he played on the first unit with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. He won't have that luxury this season but the Canucks are confident that he can play the role of second line center and contribute offensively.
Thatcher Demko to need hip surgery | 06/29/2014 11:23 AM
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It is likely that Thatcher Demko is going to require hip surgery.
Vancouver Province

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The goaltender was drafted 36th overall in the 2014 Draft and likely would have been drafted higher if surgery was not needed. It seems to be a somewhat common occurrence for goaltenders but Demko has not said yes at of yet to the surgery. "They told me it would be a three-to-four month recovery and I was pissed off because I want to play," Demko said. "I'm going to play through this year and re-evaluate it next summer. Some guys are saying you might as well get it done now. It's not a horrible pain, it's more like a stiffness. It's something I can definitely deal with. It's not too bad." Demko will return to play his sophomore year at Boston College where he had a 2.24 GAA and a .919 save percentage last season.
Linden Vey heads to Canucks in draft-day deal | 06/28/2014 11:57 AM
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Los Angeles traded Linden Vey to the Vancouver Canucks for the 50th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
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The Kings used the selection to take Roland McKeown. Vey has spent most of the past three seasons with AHL Manchester. He skated in 18 games with Los Angeles during the 2013-14 campaign, where he collected five assists.
Canucks take Thatcher Demko at 36th overall | 06/28/2014 10:54 AM
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Thatcher Demko was selected by the Vancouver Canucks with the 36th overall pick in the 2014 draft.
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The youngest player in NCAA hockey during the 2013-14 season, Demko backstopped Boston College to a Frozen Four appearance, putting together a 16-5-3 record, 2.24 goals-against average and .919 save percentage. Demko is a big-bodied butterfly-style net minder with exceptional net coverage and ability to make himself big when he drops down. Great athleticism with high-end positioning and angle work between the pipes. Demko is aggressive and challenging, reads plays well and gets set quickly. He possesses the NHL mindset and presence. His tracking of the puck can be inconsistent and he could use more explosiveness on his push-offs and lateral movements. Boston College coach Jerry York said he reminds him of Corey Schneider at the same age, while NHL Central Scouting's Al Jensen likened him to John Gibson, saying he could be a "monster" in three or four years.
I need more time in junior: Canucks' top pick | 06/28/2014 10:33 AM
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Jared McCann was slated to go higher than No. 24 at the NHL draft Friday and the Vancouver Canucks were glad to get him where they did.
Vancouver Province

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He had 27 goals and 62 points last season with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL, but critics of the Stratford, Ont. native were looking for more goals and more points. "It's amazing," said McCann, who has twice represented Canada internationally. "I never thought I'd be a Vancouver Canuck and it is what it is. I'm very excited to be part of the organization and I feel like I need one more year of junior and then I can step in and make a difference."
Canucks select Jared McCann 24th overall | 06/27/2014 9:38 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks selected Sault Ste. Marie forward Jared McCann with the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft Friday night.
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Jared McCann is an energetic, sharpshooting center who plays responsible defense and is on the ice in all situations. He compiled 62 points in 64 games for Sault Ste. Marie of the OHL this season, but was quite sporadic with his production. The six-foot, 175 pound forward posted 16 multi-point games for the Greyhounds, but was held off the scoresheet 27 times. Nevertheless, McCann is a strong character who has a dedicated work ethic, and can play a vital role for his team when he's not scoring, similar to Red Wings' center David Legwand. McCann should grow into a two-way NHL center with the ability to put up good numbers due to his speed and lethal shot. McCann will likely spend another season in junior hockey but could make his NHL debut in the 2015-16 campaign.
Canucks choose Jake Virtanen at No. 6 | 06/27/2014 7:50 PM
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Jake Virtanen has been picked by the Vancouver Canucks with the sixth overall selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Rotoworld.com

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Virtanen is the full package; a massive power forward with explosive speed and a lightening shot. The six-foot, 208 pounder is a decent playmaker with great vision who excels at taking the puck to the net and pounding his opponents with his size and drive. He was a 45-goal scorer this past season with the Calgary Hitmen, notching 71 points in as many games as a WHL sophomore. He plays a style similar to Jarome Iginla, and torments defensemen with his quick acceleration and gifted ability to put the puck in the net. He should end up as a tough, offensive-minded top-six forward in the NHL, but he may be a year or two away from making his way to the big show.
Vancouver Canucks acquire Derek Dorsett | 06/27/2014 4:42 PM
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The New York Rangers have sent Derek Dorsett to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a third-round pick.
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Vancouver seems determined to completely remake their team by the end of the day. Dorsett is a noteworthy player in fantasy circles because he accumulates a ton of penalty minutes while still contributing a bit offensively. The golden example of that was in 2011-12 when he recorded 21 points and 235 PIM in 77 games. He has since been slowed down by injuries. This move isn't likely to change Dorsett's fantasy value much outside of the fact that he's a bit more likely to play regularly with a rebuilding Canucks squad as opposed to a contending Rangers team.
Luca Sbisa heads to Vancouver | 06/27/2014 2:08 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Luca Sbisa from Anaheim as part of the Ryan Kesler trade.
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Sbisa was plagued by injuries in 2013-14 and ended up with just six points and 43 penalty minutes in 30 games as a result. If he can stay healthy, he could record 20-30 points next season. Just keep in mind that Vancouver has something of a defensive logjam after this trade and while the assumption is that they'll address well before the season starts (perhaps by trading Jason Garrison), until they do, his role with the team is a little fuzzy.
Canucks get Nick Bonino in Ryan Kesler trade | 06/27/2014 2:02 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and a third round selection from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Ryan Kesler and a third round pick.
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Bonino is about to start a three-year, $5.7 million contract, which could prove to be a steal if he has another season like he did in 2013-14. He was one of the Ducks' top secondary scorers with 22 goals and 49 points in 77 games. The 26-year-old has been dominate in the AHL for years and had 13 points in 27 NHL contests during the shortened campaign, so his breakout season wasn't completely out of nowhere, but there is still some reason to worry about his potential for regression.
Report: Ryan Kesler will be dealt to Anaheim | 06/27/2014 1:50 PM
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Ryan Kesler is reportedly on the verge of being traded to the Anaheim Ducks.
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No details yet in terms of what the Ducks would give Vancouver in return. What we can safely say is that Kesler would serve as the team's second-line center, scoring the team two great scoring lines.
Report: Jason Garrison might be traded soon | 06/27/2014 1:03 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks might end up dealing Jason Garrison.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

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Tampa Bay and Montreal have been cited as possible destination. Garrison is a top-four defenseman that blocks shots and provides about 30 points per season. The free agent market is particularly thin for blueliners and his cap hit of $4.6 million annually is fair, so if the Canucks can get him to waive his no-trade clause, then they should be able to command a high price for him.
Report: Ryan Kesler trade inching closer? | 06/26/2014 4:21 PM
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Ryan Kesler's trade out of Vancouver could be inching closer to completion, according to Darren Dreger of TSN.
Darren Dreger on Twitter

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He didn't have a destination worked out, but said a deal may occur within 24 hours at around 3:00 p.m. ET. Stay tuned as Kesler trade rumors are sure to heat up heading into the first day of the NHL Entry Draft on Friday.
Report: Hawks, Ducks frontrunners for Kesler | 06/24/2014 5:00 PM
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According to multiple sources, ESPN is reporting that Chicago and Anaheim are the frontrunners for Ryan Kesler.
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However, it's believed that no trade for Kesler is imminent and the Canucks won't move him unless they feel they getting far value in the deal. One source said that the Pittsburgh Penguins remain in the mix as well.
Canucks name Willie Desjardins as head coach | 06/23/2014 12:40 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks have hired Willie Desjardins to serve as the team's new head coach.
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Desjardins is coming to Vancouver with an impressive AHL resume that includes a Calder Cup championship and a coach of the year award. "It's a big challenge and if I thought I had to do it by myself, it'd be overwhelming," said Desjardins of coaching the Canucks. "There's lots of good people involved, we all have the same goal and when you know that, it's not overwhelming, it's exciting." He's likely to encourage the Canucks to play a fast-pace, offensive game that should be good news for the Sedin twins and the Canucks' forwards in general.
A few teams interested in Ryan Kesler | 06/22/2014 9:37 AM
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Chicago and St. Louis are now interested in the services of Ryan Kesler.
Vancouver Province

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The two teams join Pittsburgh and Anaheim as Kesler has stated he wants out of Vancouver but wants to go to a contender as he still has a no-trade contract. Chicago may be a tough trade as the Blackhawks are nearing the salary cap ceiling and still need to sign Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to long-term extensions, while the Blues have plenty of room under the cap. Kesler will be a top-six forward wherever he goes so his fantasy value will not suffer.
Report: Canucks to cut ties with Schroeder | 06/19/2014 4:26 PM
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Jordan Schroeder is reportedly being shopped by the Vancouver Canucks.
News1130 Sports on Twitter

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According to the Twitter feed of News1130 Sports, the Canucks will try to move Schroeder before or at the NHL Draft. The report also indicated that the team likely won't even give him a qualifying offer on June 30th. Schroeder suited up in 25 games with the big club last season, where he notched three goals and three assists. He has picked up 15 points in 56 appearances with the Canucks over the past two campaigns.
Santorelli wants to re-sign with Vancouver | 06/18/2014 4:34 PM
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Mike Santorelli would like to re-sign with the Vancouver Canucks.
Pro Hockey Talk

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Santorelli will otherwise become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He hasn't played since Jan. 16 due to a shoulder injury that required surgery, but he thinks he's hoping to be cleared for contact in a week or two.
Canucks now free to buy out David Booth | 06/18/2014 12:23 PM
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David Booth went unclaimed on waivers.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter

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With that done, the Vancouver Canucks will now buy out the final season of Booth's contract. Booth wasn't able to establish himself as a top-six forward with Vancouver and the fact that he dealt with injuries didn't help. If he can find a team that will give him an opportunity on one of their top two lines, then he might bounce back in 2014-15. If nothing else, he's worth keeping an eye on to see where he ends up.
Vancouver plans on buying out David Booth | 06/17/2014 12:20 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks have placed David Booth on unconditional waivers.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

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If Booth successfully clears waivers, then Vancouver will buy out the last season of his contract. That will clear up $4.25 million in cap space. Booth had just 19 points in 66 games in 2013-14, but a change of scenery might do him some good as he never seemed to mesh well with the Canucks.
Agent unclear what Canucks plan for Booth | 06/16/2014 5:14 PM
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David Booth's agent, Mike Liut, doesn't know what the Canucks intend to do with his client as the NHL buyout window begins.
Vancouver Province

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"I called Jim (Canucks GM Benning) a couple of weeks ago and spoke with him about David then," said Liut. "That was before the club's meetings and he was still getting up to speed on things. I asked him to give me a heads-up if they came to a decision." Booth entered the off-season as a likely candidate to be bought out, but for the time being he's still with Vancouver.
Mike Johnston interviewed by Canucks | 06/15/2014 9:11 AM
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The Vancouver Canucks have interviewed Mike Johnston as they search for a new head coach.
Vancouver Sun

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Johnston has been the GM and coach for the last five year with the highly successful Portland Winterhawks of the WHL. Before that he was an assistant coach with Vancouver under Marc Crawford. "He has done an excellent job the last five years with Portland," new appointed GM Jim Benning said. "They play an up-tempo, skilled game and he has a history with the Canucks and the organization, so he understands the market. He is going to be a candidate. . .He coaches the style we want our team to play. The interview went well."
Benning not looking for a screaming coach | 06/13/2014 6:30 PM
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Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning doesn't want a coach that's a yeller and screamer.
Pro Hockey Talk

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In other words, not someone like former Canucks bench boss John Tortorella. Instead, he wants someone that's a teacher and he's previously expressed a desire to employ a coach that promotes an up-tempo, skilled game. Texas Stars coach Willie Desjardins might prove to be a good fit in Vancouver for those reasons, but the Stars are in the Calder Cup Final, so he can't interview for the job yet.
TSN report: Ryan Kesler eyes Anaheim, Philly | 06/07/2014 11:54 AM
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TSN says center Ryan Kesler hasn't changed his mind and wants out of Vancouver.
tsn.ca

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Reporter Darren Dreger says Kesler "wants a fresh start and to move on from Vancouver; he met with (new Canucks GM Jim) Benning earlier this week to talk about that. It's believed that Kesler still has six teams on his list that he's willing to be traded to. And we think that Philadelphia and Anaheim are among those."
Canucks likely to keep Alexander Edler | 06/05/2014 12:56 PM
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Vancouver president of hockey operations Trevor Linden said that the Canucks aren't planning to ask Alexander Edler to waive his no-trade clause.
Vancouver Province

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"He's got all the tools to be a dominant No. 1 defenseman," Linden said. "He'd be the first to admit he didn't have a good year, and part of our job is to recapture the Alex Edler that we all know he can be. He has the skill-set that every team wants and we just have to get him back where he should be." He posted a mere seven goals, 22 points and an abysmal minus-39 rating in 63 games this past season.
Report: Wings interested in Alexander Edler | 06/02/2014 6:44 PM
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Alexander Edler is no stranger to trade rumors.
Detroit Free Press

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He still has five years remaining on a six-year, $30 million contract and is coming off a very disappointing season. Edler registered seven goals, 22 points and a career-low minus-39 rating in 63 games. According to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, the Red Wings are very interested in acquiring Edler.
Ryan Stanton knew he could play in the NHL | 06/02/2014 5:23 PM
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Ryan Stanton should be able to earn a roster spot with Vancouver next season.
Vancouver Province

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"I've been confident in my abilities and ever since I started playing at the professional level, I thought I could play in the NHL," he said. "I don't get too excited or down. I just tried to be consistent." In 64 games with the Canucks in 2013-14, he recorded 16 points and a plus-5 rating. Stanton was claimed off waivers from Chicago on Sept. 30 and earned some playing time on a pairing with Kevin Bieksa.
Andrew Alberts still getting headaches | 06/02/2014 9:57 AM
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Andrew Alberts (concussion) is still getting headaches on a daily basis and his NHL career may be over.
Vancouver Sun

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Alberts suffered the concussion on December 29 when he was hit high by the Flames Brian McGrattan and while he was headache-free for a couple of days in April, the headaches have returned. Alberts becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and at age 33, his career could be over.
Canucks may look to add a goaltender | 05/31/2014 4:36 PM
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Vancouver GM Jim Benning is open to upgrading his crease situation going into next year, so Eddie Lack and Jacob Markstrom could face some competition.
Sportsnet.ca

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"We're going to look at every avenue we have to make our team competitive. Vancouver is a big-market city, we've got a passionate fan base, [and] our owners want to win," Benning told Sportsnet 590 The Fan. "I know they have a lot of confidence in Eddie Lack. For a first-year goalie last year, he had a good season, and we hope that he can take it to the next step this year." The Canucks could use a seasoned and proven netminder, but they would also like to add a scorer up front so a $2.35 million cap hit for its goaltending tandem might be an attractive option. Still, there will be plenty of names available in the open market this summer, including Ryan Miller, Jonas Hiller, Ilya Bryzgalov, Tim Thomas, Alex Stalock and Thomas Greiss.
New GM would like to talk to Ryan Kesler | 05/26/2014 6:33 PM
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New Canucks GM Jim Benning would like to meet with disgruntled forward Ryan Kesler.
CBC.ca

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Kesler agent, Kurt Overhardt, confirmed that he and Kesler met once with Vancouver team president Trevor Linden and Kesler met Linden on another occasion. They are slated to speak once again once a new head coach and the GM are in place. According to the CBC's Elliotte Friedman, Kesler wants to play for a contender and it's unclear what it would take to keep him in Vancouver.
Report: Jim Benning will be Canucks' new GM | 05/21/2014 11:46 AM
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The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly signed Jim Benning to a multi-year deal to serve as their new general manager.
Darren Dreger on Twitter

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The signing of Benning will be announced on Friday. Benning is a former player that scored 52 goals and 243 points in 605 career games with Toronto and Vancouver. He joined the Boston Bruins in 2006 as their assistant general manager and helped them win the Stanley Cup in 2011. He's also been one of the reasons for the Bruins sustained success and was regarded as a possibility for the Buffalo Sabres' general manager gig before it went to Tim Murray.
Jim Benning might become Canucks' new GM | 05/21/2014 9:15 AM
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Boston Bruins assistant general manager Jim Benning might be selected as the Vancouver Canucks' next general manager this week.
Boston Herald

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Benning was also in the running for the GM job in Buffalo before it went to Tim Murray. "That's what happens when you have success," Bruins president Cam Neely said. "Teams look at other organizations that have success and start inquiring about your management group. It's something that a lot of good organizations have had to deal with over time and we are dealing with that right now." It's worth emphasizing that nothing's official yet.
Anaheim might pursue Ryan Kesler again | 05/21/2014 9:07 AM
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The Anaheim Ducks might go after Ryan Kesler over the summer.
Orange County Register

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Anaheim reportedly made the Vancouver Canucks an offer for Kesler during the trade deadline, but couldn't work something out in time. Getting Kesler would go a long way towards solidifying their second line. For his part, Kesler has expressed an interest in staying with the Canucks.
Canucks sign prospect D Anton Cederholm | 05/20/2014 2:42 PM
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Anton Cederholm has inked an entry-level deal with the Vancouver Canucks.
Canucks.nhl.com

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The 19-year-old defenseman posted 16 points and 95 penalty minutes in 71 games with the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL this past season. Cederholm was selected in the fifth round of the 2013 draft by the Canucks.
Alex Burrows is expected to play in QF round | 05/20/2014 10:59 AM
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Team Canada coach Dave Tippett said that Alex Burrows (knee) "probably" could've played Tuesday against Norway if "we needed him to play."
Stephen Whyno on Twitter

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That's good news as it looked like Burrows was seriously injured when he collided knee-on-knee with Joachim Ramoser of Italy on Friday. Tippett expects him to be fine to play when Canada plays in the quarterfinal round this week.
Jannik Hansen, Boedker give DEN a win vs. CZE | 05/17/2014 2:06 PM
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Jannik Hansen contributed two assists in Denmark's 4-3 shootout win against the Czech Republic on Saturday.
Rotoworld.com

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He had a hand in two goals for Denmark during the third period to force overtime. Mikkel Boedker scored the winner in the shootout.
Burrows' knee injury might not be serious | 05/16/2014 1:40 PM
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Alex Burrows' knee injury might not be as serious as was initially feared.
Brent Wallace on Twitter

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Burrows suffered the injury because of a knee-on-knee hit from Italian forward Joachim Ramoser. He will be re-evaluated on Saturday.
Alex Burrows suffers knee injury in Worlds | 05/16/2014 12:37 PM
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Alex Burrows suffered a knee injury during the world championship.
Vancouver Sun

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Burrows was struck by a knee-on-knee hit from Italian forward Joachim Ramoser. Burrows collapsed as a result and needed help getting off the ice. The severity of his injury hasn't been determined yet.
Bo Horvat prepares for Memorial Cup | 05/14/2014 11:45 AM
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Bo Horvat is getting ready for the Memorial Cup.
Vancouver Sun

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Horvat's OHL London Knights were guaranteed a spot because they're the hosts, but they lost to the Guelph Storm in the second round of the OHL playoffs. Horvat had 11 points in nine playoff games after recording 30 goals and 44 assists in 54 regular season contests. The Canucks took him with the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. They got that pick from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for goaltender Cory Schneider.
Zack Kassian presents interesting problem | 05/10/2014 11:09 AM
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Zack Kassian presents an interesting problem for the Vancouver Canucks.
Vancouver Sun

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The right winger is about to be a restricted free agent. He has played 156 games with the Sabres and Canucks, compiling 25 goals and 25 assists. He scored 14 goals and added 15 assists in 73 games with Vancouver this season and ended stronger than he started it, with three goals and 10 points in his final 10 games, including a four-assist game against Edmonton March 23. Kassian's entry-level contract, which ended, had him making an average of $870,000 a season. His qualifying offer, according to CapGeek, would actually be lower than that. While a qualifying offer generally has to be an increase on a previous contract, part of Kassian's entry-level deal included a signing bonus and his base salary this past year was $810,000, meaning his qualifying offer would need to be, at minimum, $850,500. Check out analysis of this issue at http://vansunsportsblogs.com/2014/05/09/how-much-is-zack-kassian-worth/
Kevin Bieksa will captain Canada at the WHC | 05/08/2014 11:08 AM
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Kevin Bieksa has been named Canada's captain for the 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championships.
Ottawa Citizen

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Coach Dave Tippett also chose Kyle Turris of the Ottawa Senators and Washington's Jason Chimera as the alternates. Bieksa was chosen to wear the "C" because of his "outgoing personality and his on-ice passion."
Vancouver Canucks fire Tortorella, Sullivan | 05/01/2014 5:58 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks made the firing of coach John Tortorella and assistant coach Mike Sullivan official on Thursday.
NHL.com

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"Today we are making an important change in the direction of our team," president of hockey operations Trevor Linden said. "On behalf of the entire organization, we extend our thanks to John, Mike and their families for their commitment to the Canucks and wish them the very best. We have a lot of important work to accomplish this off-season as we build our management and coaching staff, improve our roster and connect with our fans. Our general manager search is well underway and we will begin assessing head coaching candidates immediately." Tortorella lasted just one year behind the bench with the Canucks. The team finished with a 36-35-11 record, which placed them 25th overall in the league.
Report: John Tortorella to be fired Thursday | 05/01/2014 1:37 AM
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Farhan Lalji of TSN is reporting that Vancouver coach John Tortorella will be fired on Thursday.
TSN.ca

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Tortorella inked a five-year/$10 million deal last off-season so the Canucks will be on the hook for four more seasons, but it was a move that had to be made as the Canucks, who were highly-regarded heading into the season, missed the playoffs. Tortorella may not be able to find another head coaching job in the NHL, so this could be the end for the fiery coach.
John Tortorella remains in limbo | 04/30/2014 4:26 PM
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John Tortorella's future might not be decided for a while.
Pro Hockey Talk

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Canucks president Trevor Linden wants "to make sure that I'm seeing things clearly" before making a decision regarding Tortorella. Linden added that his as-of-yet unhired general manager would get to pick the team's head coach, so Tortorella might stick around until the Canucks hire a general manager. Vancouver missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008 under Tortorella.
Eddie Lack passes on World Championship | 04/23/2014 6:10 PM
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Eddie Lack will not join Team Sweden for the 2014 World Championship.
Canucks.nhl.com on Twitter

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Lack got a lot of work after the Canucks traded Roberto Luongo. Lack's also expected to start the 2014-15 campaign as the Canucks' starting goaltender and he plans to stay in Vancouver over the summer to train.
Andrew Alberts has a couple of good days | 04/21/2014 9:47 AM
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Andrew Alberts (concussion) has been headache-free for a couple of days.
Vancouver Province

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This is good news as Alberts suffered his concussion on December 29th and has not played since. He has tried skating a couple of times but has had a recurrence of the symptoms and has been forced to shut it down again. "Health is No. 1 right now. I'm not 22 trying to get back into a game. I'm 33 years old," Alberts said. "I'd like to play again. Absolutely, I'd like to. But No. 1, I'd just like to get healthy. Dealing with headaches every day is not something you want to live with." Alberts suffered a concussion early in his career and said he came back too soon so he is taking no chances at this time. Stay tuned.
Flames' boss Brian Burke rips John Tortorella | 04/19/2014 9:57 AM
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Calgary Flames bossman has a message for Vancouver coach John Tortorella.
Calgary Sun

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"Shut your mouth, and worry about your team - leave my coach alone," said Burke publicly to the Vancouver Canucks head coach when asked about Tortorella's latest complaining about the head coach of the Calgary Flames following the team's season finale on the West Coast. "John Tortorella, who is a friend of mine, should start worrying about John Tortorella and the Vancouver Canucks and stop worrying about us. Our coach (Bob Hartley) acted completely appropriately. . ."Apparently what outraged him was the cardinal sin of arguing for a penalty while Daniel Sedin was being tended to on the ice. Well . when is he supposed to argue for a penalty?" asked Burke. "Paul Byron hit him. We think it was a hockey play - we don't think it was worth five minutes, and we don't think it's worth further review."
Ryan Kesler isn't looking for a trade | 04/16/2014 11:06 AM
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Ryan Kesler doesn't want to be traded over the summer.
Vancouver Sun

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"This has been my home since my adulthood," Kesler said. "This is really the only city I know besides Michigan. I love it here and hopefully I can stay." The Canucks shopped Kesler before the trade deadline, but ultimately weren't satisfied with the offers they got. Despite Kesler's wishes to the contrary, the team might end up moving him as they shift their gaze more towards the future.
Daniel Sedin was 'scared' but he's OK now | 04/14/2014 6:07 PM
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Daniel Sedin spoke to the media on Monday and said he was fine after he was stretchered off the ice Sunday night.
Vancouver Sun

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He was checked out at the hospital and released late Sunday night after he was hit into the end boards by Calgary's Paul Byron. "I was scared because I felt something wasn't right," he said. "I hit my head into the glass and fell down and when I tried to lift my head I couldn't get it off the ice. It was scary, but I went to the hospital and everything looked good. So it feels okay today." He isn't expecting any lingering issues.
Alex Burrows ends the season with 15 points | 04/14/2014 10:19 AM
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Alex Burrows finished the 2013-14 season with only 15 points.
Vancouver Sun

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It was a poor season for Burrows as he had four seasons of over 25 goals before the shortened 2012-13 season. He found the back of the net only five times this season. Burrows turned 33 on Friday and his best seasons could be behind him.
Henrik Sedin ends season with 50 points | 04/14/2014 10:16 AM
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Henrik Sedin ended the season with 50 points while twin brother Daniel had 47.
Vancouver Sun

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The Sedins were thought to each have a shot at 100 points before the start of the season so needless to say, the combined total of 97 is very disappointing to fantasy owners and their lack of production was a big reason why the Canucks are on the outside looking in at the playoffs. Look for a comeback season from the twins in 2014-15.
Daniel Sedin released from hospital | 04/14/2014 6:48 AM
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Daniel Sedin was released from hospital after he was taken off the ice on a stretcher due to a hit into the boards on Sunday.
Calgary Herald

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Paul Byron hit Sedin from behind and there was some concern that he was injured severely as he was seen moving his fingers but nothing else at the time. The good news is that he was stable in hospital and then released. The Canucks season is over so Sedin will have all of the off-season to recover.
G Jacob Markstrom finishes season with win | 04/13/2014 11:42 PM
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Goalie Jacob Markstrom had a decent night Sunday to help the Vancouver Canucks trounce the visiting Calgary Flames 5-1 in the season finale for both teams.
Rotoworld.com

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Markstrom stopped 22 shots in the lopsided contest. This came after a forgettable night Saturday in which he could only make 17 saves in a 5-2 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton. Markstrom, obtained by the Canucks earlier in the season from the Florida Panthers, finishes the season with a record of 2-8-3.
Canucks' Daniel Sedin taken off on stretcher | 04/13/2014 11:35 PM
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Vancouver forward Daniel Sedin was taken off the ice on a stretcher after an awkward hit into the side boards late in the second period in the Canucks' 5-1 rout of the visiting Calgary Flames Sunday night.
Rotoworld.com

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Sedin's head hit the glass after he was hit from behind by Flames forward Paul Byron, and he never got up on the ice. Sedin was moving his fingers but nothing else as medical trainer Mike Burnstein came off the bench and quickly called for a stretcher to take Sedin off the ice. Byron was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding. Sedin scored twice in the first period, his 15th and 16th goals of the season. Frank Corrado (first), Ryan Kesler (25th) and Yannick Weber (sixth) also scored for the Canucks, who ended their regular season with a nice win after a poor season in which they did not qualify for the playoffs.
Kevin Bieksa a healthy scratch Saturday | 04/13/2014 9:52 AM
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Kevin Bieksa was a healthy scratch Saturday.
Vancouver Sun

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Bieksa was replaced on the blueline by Frank Corrado. Bieksa has four goals and 24 points with 107 penalty minutes in 75 games this season.
Alexander Edler a minus-two Saturday | 04/13/2014 9:50 AM
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Alexander Edler was a minus-two on Saturday and is now a minus-38 on the season.
Vancouver Sun

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Edler is tied for the worst mark in the league with Steve Ott of the Blues who spent most of the season with Buffalo. Edler has a chance to move either way as the Canucks take on Calgary on Sunday in the final game of the season.
Christopher Higgins sits out with flu Satur. | 04/13/2014 9:48 AM
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Christopher Higgins missed Saturday's game with the flu.
Vancouver Sun

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Higgins could miss the finale on Sunday as well. Higgins has 17 goals and 39 points this season, one of only a few Canucks who played up to his level.
| 04/13/2014 2:42 AM
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Mike Zalewski was called up from the minors on Saturday April 12.
Rotoworld.com

G Jacob Markstrom has rough night for Canucks | 04/13/2014 2:07 AM
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Goalie Jacob Markstrom, making his second start for the Vancouver Canucks, had a rough outing Saturday night in a 5-2 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton.
Rotoworld.com

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Markstrom could make only 17 saves. His season numbers don't look so hot, either. Markstrom, who was traded to the Oilers in March from the Florida Panthers, is 1-8-3, with a GAA of 3.58 and a save percentage of .867. He's likely done for the regular season now as Eddie Lack likely will draw the assignment of tending net for the Canucks in their regular-season finale against the Flames in Vancouver Sunday. This has, of course, been a terrible season for the Canucks in general. They were eliminated from playoff contention a while ago and there's strong speculation that John Tortorella will be fired as coach as early as Monday after only one year with the Canucks.
Zack Kassian picks up two points in defeat | 04/13/2014 1:29 AM
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Zack Kassian continued his hot pace for the Vancouver Canucks Saturday night, scoring a goal and adding an assist in his team's 5-2 loss in Edmonton.
Rotoworld.com

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With one game left in the Canucks' regular season, Sunday against Calgary in Vancouver, Kassian has 14 goals and 15 assists. He's been the Canucks' leading scorer in 16 games since the Olympic break with 12 points. The Canucks have not had a good season and won't be in the playoffs, but Kassian gives them some optimism for the future. The same is true for Shawn Matthias, who also had a goal (his 12th) and an assist (11th) for the Canucks in Edmonton.
Jacob Markstrom gets the nod against Edmonton | 04/12/2014 2:32 PM
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Jacob Markstrom will get his second start with Vancouver on Saturday.
Vancouver Canucks on Twitter

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He permitted three goals in a 4-2 loss to Colorado on Thursday in his last outing. The Canucks conclude a disappointing regular season with a game Sunday night against Calgary and Eddie Lack could be between the pipes for that contest.
David Booth scores ninth goal of 2013-14 | 04/11/2014 10:36 AM
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David Booth found the back of the net in Vancouver's 4-2 loss on Thursday.
Vancouver Province

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Booth has just nine goals and 18 points in 64 games this season. It wouldn't be shocking if Vancouver opted to buy out the final season of his contract.
Dan Hamhuis gets two assists in losing effort | 04/11/2014 10:34 AM
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Dan Hamhuis had two assists in a 4-2 loss to Colorado on Thursday.
Vancouver Province

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Hamhuis has five goals and 22 points in 78 games this season. He has recorded at least 20 points in all 10 of his NHL campaigns.
Markstrom and the Canucks lose | 04/11/2014 4:48 AM
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Jacob Markstrom allowed three goals on 27 shots in Vancouver's 4-2 loss to Colorado Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

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It was Markstrom's first NHL start since Dec. 20, but the promising 6-foot-6 Swedish goaltender is still looking for his first NHL win since Oct. 11. It was his first start for the Canucks also. The Canucks have two games left and it is probable that Markstrom will start one of those games at least.
H. Sedin scores in loss | 04/11/2014 4:44 AM
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Henrik Sedin scored a goal in Vancover's 4-2 loss to Colorado Thursday evening.
Rotoworld.com

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It has been a difficult season for the veteran center with his injuries and he now has 11 goals with 37 assists in 68 games. David Booth scored the other goal for the Canucks, while defenseman Dan Hamhuis assisted two goals in the loss.
Frank Corrado will play in last 3 games | 04/10/2014 5:06 PM
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Frank Corrado is projected to play in Vancouver's last three games of the season.
Vancouver Sun

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Coach John Tortorella intends to rest a veteran blueliner in each game to give Corrado an opportunity to play. Jason Garrison will be the first to sit on Thursday night against Colorado.
Canucks will scratch Jason Garrison Thursday | 04/10/2014 5:01 PM
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Jason Garrison will be scratched Thursday when the Canucks host Colorado.
Vancouver Sun

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Frank Corrado will take his place in the lineup, but he'll probably be back in the fold on Saturday. Garrison hasn't picked up a point in his last 11 games, so he's been stuck on a total of 32 since Mar. 12.
Trevor Linden joins Canucks as team president | 04/09/2014 12:12 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks have named Trevor Linden as the team's president of hockey operations.
John Shannon on Twitter

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Details to come.
Jacob Markstrom likely to start on Thursday | 04/08/2014 11:21 AM
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Look for Jacob Markstrom to get the start in goal for Vancouver on Thursday.
Vancouver Sun

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It will be Markstrom's first start in goal for Vancouver since he was dealt at the trade deadline on March 4 as the Canucks have been using Eddie Lack. But the Canucks were eliminated from playoff contention Monday and there is no reason to keep Markstrom on the bench. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Ryan Kesler without an assist in 18 games | 04/08/2014 11:18 AM
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Ryan Kesler has gone the last 18 games without picking up an assist.
Vancouver Sun

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That's a streak expected for a defensive defenseman and not a scorer like Kesler who has 24 goals and 42 points this season. He picked up his last assist on January 31.
Henrik Sedin named Canucks Masterton nominee | 04/08/2014 11:14 AM
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Henrik Sedin has been named the Vancouver Canucks nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.
Vancouver Sun

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The Masterton s awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication. Sedin had his 679 games played consecutive streak end this season but also managed to play in his 1,000th game for the Canucks. He has only 10 goals and 47 points, his worst NHL season since 2003-04 when he managed only 42 points in 76 games.
Lack and Canucks lose | 04/08/2014 3:05 AM
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Eddie Lack allowed three goals on 23 shots in Vancouver's 3-0 loss to Anaheim Monday night.
Rotoworld.com

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It was Lack's 19th straight start and his fourth loss in his last five games. The loss ended Vancouver's playoff hopes and maybe the Canucks can now give a chance for Jacob Markstrom to start a game. Lack now has a 16-17-5 record with a 2.41 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.
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