Vancouver Canucks

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Canucks winger Radim Vrbata's stint away from the team's top line was quite short. | 12/14/2014 10:52 AM
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Canucks winger Radim Vrbata's stint away from the team's top line was quite short.
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Impact
Vancouver moved Vrbata off the first line in Friday's practice, but starting the third period on Saturday, the Canucks had Vrbata back playing with the Sedins. Vrbata should stay there with his 12 goals and 11 assists in 28 games this season.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller is all the sudden struggling big time. | 12/14/2014 10:25 AM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller is all the sudden struggling big time.
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Impact
An early-season favorite for the Vezina Trophy, Miller has allowed 11 goals over the last three games, and in one of those contests, he played just 25 minutes. His save percentage in that stretch is .820. Hopefully Miller can get back on track with some time off as the Canucks play next on Wednesday.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller allowed two goals during Tuesday's loss to the Canadiens. | 12/09/2014 10:14 PM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller allowed two goals during Tuesday's loss to the Canadiens.
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Impact
He made 22 saves on 24 shots, but it wasn't enough. Miller is now 16-6-0 on the season, but has now lost three of his past four games.
Canucks center Henrik Sedin picked up an assist during Saturday's loss to the Maple Leafs. | 12/07/2014 11:01 AM
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Canucks center Henrik Sedin picked up an assist during Saturday's loss to the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
Sedin is having another solid season, and now has 25 points through 27 games. As long as he continues to skate next to his brother, Sedin will have the ability to put up big numbers.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller was pulled in the second period of Saturday's loss to the Maple Leafs. | 12/06/2014 10:00 PM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller was pulled in the second period of Saturday's loss to the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
He allowed four goals on 14 shots before getting the hook. Eddie Lack came in relief, and stopped all 13 shots. Miller still remains the No. 1 goaltender in Vancouver.
Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin scored a goal during Saturday's loss to Toronto. | 12/06/2014 9:57 PM
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Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin scored a goal during Saturday's loss to Toronto.
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Impact
It was his seventh goal of the season, and Sedin now has 25 points through 27 games. He is a top-30 option.
In a battle of backup goalie, Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack shutout the Penguins. | 12/04/2014 9:34 PM
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In a battle of backup goalie, Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack shutout the Penguins.
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Impact
Lack defeated Thomas Greiss and Pittsburgh, 3-0. He only had to face 21 shots as he improved his record to 2-3-1 this season.
Canucks winger Brad Richardson had a goal and two assists against the Penguins on Thursday. | 12/04/2014 9:32 PM
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Canucks winger Brad Richardson had a goal and two assists against the Penguins on Thursday.
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Impact
Richardson was involved on every score as Vancouver defeated Pittsburgh, 3-0. He scored the first goal of the game and then assisted Shawn Matthias' goal. Then Richardson scored shorthanded to give the Canucks a three-goal lead. Richardson finished the game plus-three with five shots on net. He has six goals and seven assists this season.
Canucks winger Radim Vrbata scored a goal and had an assist in the 4-3 victory over the Capitals on Tuesday. | 12/02/2014 9:50 PM
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Canucks winger Radim Vrbata scored a goal and had an assist in the 4-3 victory over the Capitals on Tuesday.
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Impact
Vrbata led his team with six shots on net. He has 11 goals and nine assists in 23 games this season.
Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner on the power play in the third period as Vancouver defeated Washington, 4-3. | 12/02/2014 9:46 PM
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Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner on the power play in the third period as Vancouver defeated Washington, 4-3.
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Impact
Sedin had an assist as well to go with his two goals, but he still finished minus-one. He actually scored on both his shots. Sedin has six goals and 18 assists in 25 games this season.
Canucks winger Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist on Friday versus the Blue Jackets. | 11/28/2014 9:49 PM
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Canucks winger Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist on Friday versus the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Higgins also finished plus-two with three shots on net. He has five goals and 10 assists with a plus-11 rating through 23 games this season.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller recorded his third shutout of the season on Friday. | 11/28/2014 9:45 PM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller recorded his third shutout of the season on Friday.
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Impact
Miller stopped all 31 shots he faced against the Blue Jackets as the Canucks won, 5-0. After a stretch of four games where Miller posted a save percentage below .900 in each game, Miller has allowed just one goal in his last three starts and has two shutouts.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller shut out the Devils on Tuesday. | 11/26/2014 10:05 AM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller shut out the Devils on Tuesday.
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Impact
Miller stopped all 20 shots he faced. It is nice to see Miller rebound with two really strong games after a tough stretch in which he allowed 16 goals in four games. The shutout was Miller's second of the season.
Canucks goalie Eddie Lack will start on Thursday against the Ducks. | 11/20/2014 4:36 PM
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Canucks goalie Eddie Lack will start on Thursday against the Ducks.
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Impact
Ryan Miller started on Wednesday, beating the Oilers, so he gets the night off. Lack beat the Ducks on Nov. 9 in a shootout, 2-1.
Vancouver winger Radim Vrbata scored two goals to help the Canucks defeat the Oilers, 5-4, on Wednesday. | 11/19/2014 10:49 PM
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Vancouver winger Radim Vrbata scored two goals to help the Canucks defeat the Oilers, 5-4, on Wednesday.
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Impact
Both of Vrbata's goals came on the power play in the second period. He has eight goals and seven assists with an even rating this season.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller wasa not sharp in Friday's loss to Arizona. | 11/15/2014 9:51 AM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller wasa not sharp in Friday's loss to Arizona.
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Impact
He stopped only 18-of-23 shots on goal, but owners should consider it a minor setback. Miller is still 11-3-0 with a 2.65 GAA and .902 save percentage.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller captured his league-leading 11th victory of the season on Tuesday. | 11/12/2014 10:23 AM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller captured his league-leading 11th victory of the season on Tuesday.
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Impact
It was a below average game for Miller, who allowed three goals on 24 shots. But Miller will take the victory and so should fantasy owners.
Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Vancouver defeated Ottawa, 4-3, on Tuesday. | 11/12/2014 10:20 AM
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Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Vancouver defeated Ottawa, 4-3, on Tuesday.
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Impact
Sedin also had an assist on Kevin Bieksa's score in the third period. Sedin has four goals and 12 assists this season.
Vancouver winger Radim Vrbata is questionable for Tuesday's game against Ottawa after re-aggravating a leg injury. | 11/10/2014 3:22 PM
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Vancouver winger Radim Vrbata is questionable for Tuesday's game against Ottawa after re-aggravating a leg injury.
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Impact
Vrbata is off to a fine start with his new team, putting up 13 points (six goals) in 15 games playing mostly alongside Henrik and Daniel Sedin.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller was pulled in Saturday's loss to the Kings. | 11/09/2014 10:06 AM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller was pulled in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
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Impact
He stopped 18-of-22 shots before being pulled in favor of Eddie Lack, to start the third period. Lack stopped 13-of-14 shots, but Miller took the loss, and is now 10-2-0 on the season, with a 2.42 GAA and .913 save percentage.
Canucks winger Chris Higgins scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Kings. | 11/09/2014 9:57 AM
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Canucks winger Chris Higgins scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
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Impact
He had three shots on goal and a +1 rating on the night. Higgins now has three goals and 10 points on the season, and is proving to be a capable fantasy player.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller continued his hot early-season play on Tuesday. | 11/05/2014 9:18 AM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller continued his hot early-season play on Tuesday.
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Impact
He helped defeat the Avalanche by stopping 20-of-22 shots on goal, and as a result, Miller is now an impressive 9-1-0 with a 2.22 GAA and .917 save percentage. This offseason signing is paying off big time.
Canucks center Nick Bonino scored two goals in Tuesday's win over Colorado. | 11/05/2014 9:09 AM
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Canucks center Nick Bonino scored two goals in Tuesday's win over Colorado.
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Impact
He now has 11 points on the season, and could be looking at surpaasing his total of 49 points from 2013-14.
Canucks center Nick Bonino scored two goals in Tuesday's win over Colorado. | 11/05/2014 9:06 AM
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Canucks center Nick Bonino scored two goals in Tuesday's win over Colorado.
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Impact
He now has 11 points on the season, and could be looking at surpaasing his total of 49 points from 2013-14.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller won his eighth game of the season on Saturday. | 11/02/2014 11:14 AM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller won his eighth game of the season on Saturday.
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Impact
He leads the league with eight wins and is 8-1-0 this season. Miller made 25 saves against the Oilers on Saturday.
Vancouver left wing Alex Burrows has been suspended for three games, for his late hit on Montreal's Alexei Emelin. | 10/31/2014 6:27 PM
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Vancouver left wing Alex Burrows has been suspended for three games, for his late hit on Montreal's Alexei Emelin.
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Impact
It was ruled a late hit, giving the NHL reason to suspend Burrows. He will be eligible to return on Thursday.
Canucks winger Brad Richardson scored twice on Tuesday against the Hurricanes. | 10/29/2014 10:51 AM
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Canucks winger Brad Richardson scored twice on Tuesday against the Hurricanes.
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Impact
It was Richardson's first two goals of the season. Despite the sudden production, don't expect much from Richardson going forward. He had just eight goals and nine assists in 62 games last season.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller allowed one goal on 30 shots as Vancouver won, 4-1. | 10/29/2014 10:48 AM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller allowed one goal on 30 shots as Vancouver won, 4-1.
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Impact
Miller is off to a hot start at 6-1 with a 2.33 GAA and .916 save percentage. His percentage only went up on Tuesday.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller allowed one goal on 30 shots as Vancouver won, 4-1. | 10/29/2014 10:48 AM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller allowed one goal on 30 shots as Vancouver won, 4-1.
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Impact
Miller is off to a hot start at 6-1 with a 2.33 GAA and .916 save percentage. His percentage only went up on Tuesday.
Canucks goalie Eddie Lack had a night to forget on Friday. | 10/25/2014 10:59 AM
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Canucks goalie Eddie Lack had a night to forget on Friday.
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Impact
His 41 saves for fantasy owners were nice, but he also allowed seven goals. Four of them came in the third period. Lack 0-3 with a .862 save percentage this season.
Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin scored and had an assist on Friday against the Avalanche. | 10/25/2014 10:54 AM
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Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin scored and had an assist on Friday against the Avalanche.
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Impact
Sedin was one of the bright spots in Vancouver's, 7-3, loss Friday night. He had a plus-one rating and six shots on goal in nearly 18 minutes of ice time.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller beat his old team on Thursday. | 10/23/2014 10:45 PM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller beat his old team on Thursday.
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Impact
Miller stopped 31-of-32 shots against the St. Louis Blues in a 4-1 victory. It was nice to see Miller bounce back from the horrible start on Tuesday, where he allowed five goals.
Canucks winger Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist in Thursday's game against the Blues. | 10/23/2014 10:40 PM
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Canucks winger Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist in Thursday's game against the Blues.
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Impact
Higgins scored the first goal of the game 41 seconds into the first period. St. Louis tied the game in the second period, then Higgins assisted the go-ahead goal from Nick Bonino at the beginning of the third period. It proved to be the game-winner as Vancouver won, 4-1.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller will face one of his old teams on Thursday. | 10/23/2014 5:46 PM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller will face one of his old teams on Thursday.
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Impact
Miller played about half a season with St. Louis last season and posted average numbers. The Blues did not try to bring him back to this year's team. Miller will attempt to bounce back against the Blues on Thursday after he allowed five goals on 13 shots against the Stars on Tuesday.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller was pulled in the second period, in Tuesday's loss to Dallas. | 10/22/2014 9:48 AM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller was pulled in the second period, in Tuesday's loss to Dallas.
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Impact
He let up five goals on only 13 shots, before getting the hook. It was Miller's first loss of the season, but owners should expect this just to be a minor hiccup. Eddie lack took over, and he was able to stop 14-of-15 shots on goal.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller earned his first shutout with the team, in a 2-0 win over Edmonton. | 10/18/2014 9:16 AM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller earned his first shutout with the team, in a 2-0 win over Edmonton.
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Impact
So far so good for Miller and Vancouver, as he is now 3-0-0 with a 1.95 goals against average, and a .927 save percentage. It is early, but this signing is looking like a steal. Fantasy owners, start Miller with confidence.
Vancouver winger Radim Vrbata had two points in Friday's win against the Oilers. | 10/18/2014 9:13 AM
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Vancouver winger Radim Vrbata had two points in Friday's win against the Oilers.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with a +2 rating and four shots on goal. Vrbata is off to a fine start with his new team, as he has five points through three games.
Vancouver left wing Daniel Sedin scored hist first goal of the season on friday night versus Edmonton. | 10/18/2014 9:11 AM
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Vancouver left wing Daniel Sedin scored hist first goal of the season on friday night versus Edmonton.
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Impact
He added an assist as well, and now has six points on the season. Sedin had a +2 rating, along with the one shot on goal. If he is able to stay healthy, Sedin will be a dynamic fantasy player, yet again.
Vancouver left wing Daniel Sedin had three assists and six shots on goal in Saturday's victory over Edmonton. | 10/12/2014 10:34 AM
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Vancouver left wing Daniel Sedin had three assists and six shots on goal in Saturday's victory over Edmonton.
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Impact
He now has four assists, and is well on his way to bouncing back from a 47-point season.
Canucks center Henrik Sedin produced two points on Saturday night against Edmonton. | 10/12/2014 10:31 AM
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Canucks center Henrik Sedin produced two points on Saturday night against Edmonton.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, and now has four points on the season, along with a +2 rating. Sedin is looking to bounce back from a 50-point season, and is off to a strong start.
Goalie Ryan Miller will make his home debut in Vancouver on Saturday. | 10/11/2014 11:29 AM
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Goalie Ryan Miller will make his home debut in Vancouver on Saturday.
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Impact
Miller stopped 23 of 25 shots in a victory over the Flames in Calgary on Thursday. Vancouver will welcome the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Miller could be a top-10 fantasy goalie again this season, but he must play well against the lower-tier teams like Edmonton in order for that to happen.
Former Ducks center Nick Bonino will anchor the second line in Vancouver this season between Chris Higgins and Alex Burrows | 10/03/2014 12:02 PM
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Former Ducks center Nick Bonino will anchor the second line in Vancouver this season between Chris Higgins and Alex Burrows
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Impact
The 26-year-old set career highs with 22 goals, 27 assists (49 points) and 159 SOG this season and could see more ice time this season. We like another 50-point season in 2014-15.
Winger Radim Vrbata signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks and should enjoy his time there on a line with Daniel and Henrik Sedin. | 10/03/2014 11:58 AM
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Winger Radim Vrbata signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks and should enjoy his time there on a line with Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
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Impact
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 and is the first option to play with the twins. We're predicting an increase in scoring to 29 goals and 56 points for the upcoming season.
Canucks center Henrik Sedin, like his brother, should bounce back in 2014-15. Not all the way to 2010-11 numbers, but still a fantasy-worthy asset. | 10/03/2014 11:56 AM
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Canucks center Henrik Sedin, like his brother, should bounce back in 2014-15. Not all the way to 2010-11 numbers, but still a fantasy-worthy asset.
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Impact
Sedin missed time with a leg injury last season, but had played every game for the previous eight years. We are projecting 12 goals and 52 assists - solid numbers.
Vancouver left wing Daniel Sedin missed nine games last season and played hurt in other which explains his fall from 2012-13 to last season's 47-point production. | 10/03/2014 11:53 AM
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Vancouver left wing Daniel Sedin missed nine games last season and played hurt in other which explains his fall from 2012-13 to last season's 47-point production.
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Impact
Entering his 14th season, Sedin's injury concerns and simply the effects of nearly 1,000 games is a worry, but we think he bounces back with a solid 28 goal, 32 assist season. No, it's not the 104 points he produced in 2010-11, but he's still a useful fantasy asset.
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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Impact
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.
Brad Ziemer on Twitter

Impact
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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Impact
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

Impact
"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

Impact
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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Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter

Impact
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.
Canucks.nhl.com

Impact
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.
Canucks.nhl.com

Impact
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.
Canucks.nhl.com

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
"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

Impact
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

Impact
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.
Canucks.nhl.com

Impact
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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