March 03 2015 05:02PM
The Vancouver Canucks will take on a San Jose Sharks team that has generally flattened them when the two sides have met in recent years.
Both clubs are aging and for years were perennially among the league's elite. Where the Canucks appear to have gelled this season though, the Sharks are awash in dysfunction and seem likely to miss the postseason. Should San Jose lose tonight, their outlook will get rather bleak, so expect a desperate team. Expect a tired one also, as the Sharks shutout the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 in Northern California last night.
March 03 2015 12:12PM
When the Vancouver Canucks reassigned Frank Corrado to the Utica Comets on Sunday night, it seemed likely that he was going to stay there for a while.
The 21-year-old defenseman, who has played very well in limited action with the Canucks this season, hasn't played since February 1 due to injury. That the club sent him down a day before the trade deadline - which is also the day before the American Hockey League's playoff eligibility deadline - suggested that this wasn't just a paper move, and indeed it was reported as a bona fide reassignment by Sportsnet's Dan Murphy.
Well now it seems that Corrado will play some games and log some ice-time for the Canucks over the balance of the regular season, as he's been recalled from Utica, the club announced Tuesday. This is a strange one, and I'll explain why after the jump.
March 03 2015 09:00AM
As inconsistent as that white-and-gold and blue-and-black dress, the Canucks beat the Islanders, the Bruins, and the Blues in the same week that they lost to the Buffalo Sabres. For all of their faults, though, the wildness of the team is kind of fun this season. Here are my rankings of the good, the bad, and the injured:
March 02 2015 07:01PM
After Monday's trade deadline passed and news broke that the Canucks had acquired Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames, Jim Benning met the Vancouver media to take questions on the busy-but-uneventful day that was.
Join us on the other side of the jump to go over what Benning said, what it all means to us, and some final reflections as we enter the stretch drive.
March 02 2015 03:18PM
Moments after Monday's NHL trade deadline had passed, Trader Jim pulled another prospect out of left field, trading Vancouver's second round pick in this year's NHL entry draft to the division rival Calgary Flames for young forward and 13th overall pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft: Sven Baertschi. Baertschi seemed to have fallen out of favour with the Flames brass of late, as he never really received a fair shot under Bob Hartley after an extremely promising CHL and AHL career.
What kind of asset are the Canucks acquiring in Sven Baertschi? Is he another Linden Vey? What's the value of the pick they're giving up? Find out after the jump.