September 21 2016 01:00PM
Just because he spent the summer working with Steven Stamkos’ shooting instructor doesn’t mean Chris Tanev will be launching rockets like the Tampa super sniper when the new National Hockey League season begins next month. Tanev does, however, believe that the time spent with Toronto area shooting instructor Mark Filippone is already producing a noticeable difference in the way he fires the puck.
In Vancouver to skate with his Canucks teammates ahead of training camp, Tanev feels he possesses a stronger shot and a better release than he did when he left town last spring. But he’s cautioning the headline writers to steer clear of any direct comparisons to Stamkos.
September 15 2016 11:00AM
Jordan Subban is no stranger to the Young Stars tournament. Now 21, the flashy defenseman who led the Utica Comets defence corps in scoring as a rookie last season is heading to his fourth prospects showcase with the Vancouver Canucks this weekend in Penticton. He’s hoping to put his years of experience to good use to make an immediate impression on the coaching staff and management.
September 12 2016 11:00AM
Like many prospects, Andrey Pedan feels he’s ready for full time duty in the National Hockey League. He also knows, however, that the decision is not his to make and that the Vancouver Canucks coaching staff and management may have other ideas. Still, the 23-year-old defenseman plans to do all he can to state his case to the Canucks brass when training camp opens at the end of next week in Whistler.
Leaving nothing to chance, Pedan has been skating with Canucks teammates for a couple of weeks now to ensure he’s ready to make an impression when camp begins.
“I think it’s time for me to play in the NHL,” he told Canucks Army after a recent workout at Rogers Arena. “I’m going to do everything I can to make the team this year. I think the coaches know what I can do. It’s up to them to make the decision.”
September 08 2016 07:11PM
James Sheppard has his fingers crossed and his phone at the ready. As of this moment, however, the veteran forward does not have a professional tryout offer from the Vancouver Canucks or any other National Hockey League team for that matter. So the wait for that call continues.
The 28-year-old Halifax native has been working out at Rogers Arena for much of the summer and was again skating there with Canucks veterans in an informal workout on Thursday morning. His hope is to land an invitation to training camp in Whistler in two weeks, but right now he’s simply an unrestricted free agent without a place to play.
July 01 2016 04:19PM
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Henrik Sedin is usually the set-up man, but it sounds like Daniel Sedin earned an assist in luring Loui Eriksson to Vancouver as a free agent. Eriksson picked Daniel’s brain on all things Canuck during a telephone conversation on Thursday before putting his signature on a six-year $36-million dollar contract when the National Hockey League signing window opened Friday morning.