Brandon Prust assigned to Utica, won't play this weekend

Jeff Veillette
February 04 2016 12:58PM

It's been eight years since Brandon Prust last put on an American Hockey League jersey, but it appears like that streak will be snapped in the near future. The Vancouver Canucks have assigned him to the Utica Comets, though there's no word as to when his first game will come.

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REPORT: Canucks pushing to sign Nikita Tryamkin

Jeff Veillette
February 03 2016 12:00PM

The Vancouver Canucks might be bringing one of their top European prospects across the pond before the season ends. According to reports, the team is looking into the possibility of having Russian defenceman Nikita Tryamkin play with them as early as the end of February.

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Canucks to sign Alex Biega to 2-Year Extension

Jeff Veillette
February 01 2016 06:22PM

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Now that the party has passed, teams are using the final hours of the NHL All-Star break to take care of unfinished business. For the Vancouver Canucks, it seems, that unfinished business includes locking up one of their pending Unrestricted Free Agents. The team agreed to terms with Alex Biega this evening, signing him to a two-year contract extension.

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CA Monday Mailbag: February 1st

Jeff Veillette
February 01 2016 02:25PM

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What a time to be alive. It's February, the skies are clear (both in Vancouver and in my home office thousands of kilometres away) and we got to see Daniel Sedin rip it up in the All-Star Game last night. It's all downhill from here though; there's rain this week, the Canucks are going to have to start playing again soon, and worst of all, you have to read my mailbag responses. Let's get it over with, shall we?

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Brandon Sutter's return might not help as much as you hope it will

Jeff Veillette
January 26 2016 11:55AM

Brandon Sutter will be returning to the Vancouver Canucks' lineup tonight for the first time since November 10th. While the 26-year-old centre has his detractors, the overwhelming majority of the fanbase is excited for his return. After all the Canucks were 7-4-5 with him in the lineup and have been 13-14-6 since. That's a difference in point pace of eighteen over the span of 82 games; or, to put it another way, the difference between the upper end of the basement and making the playoffs.

At the same time, though, it's possible that he's not the missing piece that will make this team successful. Let me take you on a journey laced with East Coast Bias if you'll allow me.

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