April 01 2015 06:30PM
When the Vancouver Canucks signed blue-line prospect Ben Hutton out of the University of Maine, they did so with visions of seeing the smooth skating 6-foot-3 defenseman develop into an offensive force from the back-end.
Hutton, a converted forward, scored 24 goals between his junior and sophomore seasons with the Black Bears, but despite his obvious offensive potential, its taken him two weeks and change to get into a game with the American Hockey League's Utica Comets.
On Wednesday, the 21-year-old defender made his professional debut and it didn't take long for his impressive combination of speed, offensive awareness and sick shooting ability to show through.
Read past the jump for more.
April 01 2015 09:06AM
It's a rare example of Alex Burrows receiving the benefit of the doubt.
The hand of the NHL's Department of Player Safety has reportedly been stayed and the pesky Vancouver Canucks winger will not be facing a disciplinary hearing for interfering with Nashville Predators checker Paul Gaustad on Tuesday night, according to TVA's Renaud Lavoie.
Read on past the jump.
April 01 2015 09:00AM
We are back with another edition of the Canucks Weekly Prospect Report where I dig into all the latest stats, rumours, gossip, news, achievements, and even made up stories from around the different junior hockey leagues. We look into the play of all (non-AHL) Canucks prospects from the CHL, NCAA, Europe, and even the ECHL.
Without further ado, continue past the jump to see what went down!
March 31 2015 11:33PM
Tonight was a schedule loss for the Vancouver Canucks. Coming off a tough game less than 24 hours prior, travelling overnight into a hostile city, and facing one of the NHL's best home teams with a tired goalie in net, Vancouver had no business winning this game. Finding themselves down 2-0 early with a shaky Eddie Lack, it looked like the game story would be written early.
Oh, but it wasn't even close. The Canucks got some fantastic offensive performances from their depth lines, managed to capitalize on their opportunities once again, and sneaked four pucks past Pekka Rinne en route to a 5-4 shootout win, nearly ensuring a playoff berth in 2014-2015.
But even THAT won't turn out to be the story of this game. Oh no, we have some controversy on our hands tonight. Perhaps you've even read some of our coverage already. Regardless if you have or not, join us after the jump as we break it all down.
March 31 2015 08:57PM
Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports
Following a very strange series of events Vancouver Canucks veterans Kevin Bieksa and Alex Burrows were both assessed a game misconduct late in Tuesday night's game oddly officiated game against the Nashville Predators.
We'll try and unpack what occurred after the jump.