February 12 2016 09:00AM
I'd like to say that the Vancouver Canucks can't catch a break this season, but they managed to catch two in one night against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.
First, the Canucks lost Alexander Edler to a broken fibula on a blocked shot. Not long after, Brandon Sutter took a deflected puck to the face, resulting in a broken jaw. Both were sent home to recover and are expected to miss a significant amount of time as a result.
In response to these injuries, the Canucks made a pair of call-ups from the Utica Comets. To replace Edler, they recalled Yannick Weber; for Sutter, they're banking on Alex Friesen.
While these are moves of little to no consequence, they caused a stir among the Canucks fan base. The omission of Hunter Shinkaruk being especially egregious for some. So, I asked the Canucks Army writers who they would call up instead.
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February 12 2016 05:30AM
A farewell to the Leafs Captain, what impact does Byfuglien's new contract have on Hamhuis in Vancouver, Flames bench their young stars, Oilers playoff hopes, the NHL's goalie interference rule, trade deadline speculation for all teams and more in this weeks Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
February 11 2016 06:17PM
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Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports
Emerson Etem knows he can help the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
He’s been there and has an impressive post-season track record to prove
it. The bigger issue right now is can he help the Canucks get into the
playoffs? Without a surge over the final 28 games, Etem and the Canucks will be
on the outside looking in when the run for the Cup begins. And that’s not a
position the 23-year-old winger has been in before during his brief National
Hockey League career.
February 11 2016 01:00PM
The Vancouver Canucks - and the rest of the league, for that matter - have been presented with the rarest of opportunities, as Valeri Nichushkin of the Dallas Stars is apparently available for the right price.
Mike suggests Nichushkin on the table for the right return in Dallas. https://t.co/gwgimrQKZV— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) February 10, 2016
Mike Heika of Dallas News brought to light Nichushkin's availability, suggesting that the Stars could float their budding winger for a 'big fish' acquisition on the trade market. The Stars, who are rumoured to be looking to add depth on their blue line, are reasonably seeing their young stable of electric forwards as the requisite surplus to make such a move happen.