December 10 2016 02:12PM
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Josh Jooris isn't an especially imposing player physically, or even on the score sheet for that matter. He does his job in an efficient, unnoticeable manner that adds value on a nightly basis. At the very worst, he's a plug and play forward capable of straddling centre or wing responsibilities on any given line.
The New York Rangers, like the Calgary Flames before them, haven't any use for such a player, apparently. At least that's the implications made in this Chris Johnston report, which indicates the Rangers have placed Jooris on waivers for the purpose of reassignment.
The #NYR have placed Josh Jooris on waivers.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 10, 2016
This claim, like countless others before it, is a slam dunk for the Canucks concerning roster composition. Given the players they've passed on previously, though, we know that's likely not enough to shake them from their waiver wire reluctance. Then again, there's a degree of familiarity here, so I wouldn't discount the possibility of a claim entirely.
You know the drill. All hands on deck, let's dive in.
December 10 2016 11:00AM
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Oh, this one's going to be good! The Canucks touchdown in Sunrise to take on the Florida Panthers. It's been awhile since they've seen Roberto Luongo and Jaromir Jagr. The Canucks are coming off a surprising victory over the Lightning on Thursday and look to make it two in a row, which is rare in itself.
There is a good chance Jannik Hansen plays tonight and all I can say is "It's about time."
December 10 2016 10:40AM
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Word slipped out late last night that the Canucks had recalled prized goaltending prospect Thatcher Demko from Utica in advance of their game against the Florida Panthers tonight.
Have learned the #Canucks have called up goalie Thatcher Demko.— NEWS 1130 Sports (@NEWS1130Sports) December 10, 2016
This represents a serious deviation from their plans heading into the season, but even the best laid plans often go awry and circumstances have all but demanded this: those being that goaltenders Ryan Miller and Richard Bachman are injured at the same time, jamming the Canucks in terms of an NHL backup for Jacob Markstrom tonight in Sunrise, Florida.
December 10 2016 09:00AM
Strangely, tonight will mark only the fifteenth time in Canucks history that the club will play a game in South Florida. In a way, it's remarkable that the two teams -- linked over the years by a number of major trades -- have played each other so few times.
Despite the fact that the Panthers have been in the NHL since 1993, there is little competitive history between the two organizations. While the clubs will add to that total tonight, let us take a brief trip back in history to the first time the Canucks took their talents to South Beach.
December 09 2016 03:23PM
It seems like the age old conversation in Vancouver is who will play alongside the Sedins. There's been countless players in the past such as greats like Jason King, Byron Bitz, Taylor Pyatt, Anson Carter and more recently Alex Burrows and Radim Vrbata. When the Canucks went out and got Loui Eriksson in the offseason, it was expected that he would slot into that role. He struggled out of the gate and it's been a game of chess ever since. Brandon Sutter is currently there, but he is struggling mightily, so I asked our writers, who do you think should be there?