Dreger: Canucks interested in Evander Kane, 'would love to bring the hometown kid back to Vancouver'

Thomas Drance
February 05 2015 06:45PM

Are the chemistry conscious Vancouver Canucks interested in bringing Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane to the west coast of Canada? They should be, but it would be a bit of a surprising move for an organization that has jettisoned a variety of players in the recent past for reasons relating to "character" and off-ice citizenship.

Those concerns might not be enough to dissuade Vancouver when it comes to Kane. In fact they're reportedly very interested in pursuing the embattled Jets power forward, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Unfortunately, they're not alone.

Read past the jump for more. 

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All Talk, No Kassian

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February 05 2015 05:00PM


Boy, there sure has been a lot of talk about Zack Kassian the last few days. We've gone from Zack talking to the media after being told he would be scratched on Tuesday, to Canucks head coach, Willie Desjardins, talking to Warren Rychel, the co-owner of Kassian's Memorial Cup winning team, the Windsor Spitfires.

But despite all the talking, there's still no game action for Kassian, as it has just come out that he will once again be scratched for tonight's game against the Sharks.

Oooh, boy. Next thing you know, he's going to show up at the rink in a track suit...

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Yes the Canucks should be calling Winnipeg about Evander Kane

Thomas Drance
February 05 2015 02:55PM

Whether or not he opts to have surgery or is dealt to another team, it seems like Winnipeg Jets forward, former Vancouver Giant and local kid Evander Kane has played his last game in a Jets uniform.

The situation is complicated and got even more complicated with news breaking on Thursday that Kane failed to report to Tuesday night's game in Vancouver following an incident with teammates.

From a Vancouver Canucks perspective, acquiring Kane would be difficult even if the club did have interest (which is far from clear). If the Jets are selling though, the Canucks have to be in on the bidding. 

Let's get into why.

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Canucks Army GDT #49 - Canucks vs Sharks

Rhys Jessop
February 05 2015 01:13PM

For the second time this week, the Vancouver Canucks play host to a visiting team on the second half of a road back-to-back, and for the second time this week, their opponent has dropped a game to the Calgary Flames the night prior. Tonight's foe, the San Jose Sharks, have been struggling to gain their usual footing in the Pacific this season, and sit just two points ahead of Vancouver for 3rd in the division.

Read past the jump for a preview of tonight's contest.

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Chris Tanev out Thursday with upper-body injury

Thomas Drance
February 05 2015 12:23PM

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Chris Tanev will be out of the lineup on Thursday night with an upper-body injury when the Canucks host the San Jose Sharks in a key Pacific Divison matchup. Compounding that issue is that Tanev-lite, Frank Corrado, will also miss the game.

So with Corrado and Tanev joining Kevin Bieksa in the infirmary, Vancouver will be without their three best right-handed shooting defenseman. It would seem that Jim "nostradamus" Benning acquired Adam Clendening just in the nick of the time. 

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