Beyond the jersey: Canucks fans should hope that Zack Kassian can get himself sorted out

Thomas Drance
October 05 2015 03:00PM

The Vancouver Canucks got tired of waiting for Zack Kassian to figure it out maturity wise, which is partly why they paid a small premium - in the form of a fifth-round draft pick - to rid themselves of a headache this past summer

Now, following an uninspired performance in the preseason, the 24-year-old forward finds himself in yet another spot of hot water in Montreal, this one more serious than anything that occurred during his Canucks tenure, following a car crash this weekend. 

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Canucks Player Power Rankings - October 5th, 2015

Grainne Downey
October 05 2015 12:00PM


It's time for the second and final power rankings of the preseason! Read on past the jump to find out where your favourites (and least favourites) have landed after 8 exhibition games. 

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Canucks waive Biega, Vey and Corrado; Cracknell makes the team

Thomas Drance
October 05 2015 10:28AM

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You have to say this for the Jim Benning, Trevor Linden iteration of the Vancouver Canucks: they have the courage of their convictions and act boldly.

On Monday the Canucks placed defensemen Alex Biega, 27, and Frank Corrado, 22, as well as forward Linden Vey, 24, on waivers, the team announced. Corrado and Vey are extraordinarily young for players on the waiver wire, and likely have more upside than anyone else placed on waivers on Monday. 

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Report: Canucks expected to waive Frank Corrado

Thomas Drance
October 05 2015 10:04AM


The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly set to place 22-year-old right-handed defenseman Frank Corrado on waivers on Monday, according to Sportsnet's Dan Murphy:

Considering the club had the option of placing Alex Biega, 27, and his unlikely-to-be-claimed $325k AHL slaary on waivers, this is a head scratcher.

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McKenzie: Hutton, McCann, Virtanen expected to open season on Canucks roster

Thomas Drance
October 05 2015 09:12AM

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No one has ever made a dollar wagering against what TSN's Bob McKenzie reports, or publicly suggests is expected.

On Monday, McKenzie suggested that all three of Vancouver Canucks youngers: Ben Hutton, Jared McCann and Jake Virtanen are expected to open the season with the big club. It's not a huge surprise, this has been telegraphed since Brendan Gaunce and Ronalds Kenins were sent to Utica on Friday night, but it's an incredibly meaningful decision for an organization that has generally been reluctant to play teenage assets at the NHL level.

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