Mobile again, Cole Cassels turns the page on injury-plagued rookie season

Thomas Drance
September 18 2016 07:22PM

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You have to feel for a player in Cole Cassels' shoes.

Cassels, 21, was highly rated out of junior following some genuine heroics on the Oshawa Generals' run to the Memorial Cup. Throughout that run Cassels played through a "tricky" abdominal injury and when it was over, he lost a full summer of training prior to turning pro. 

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Canucks' Markstrom to start for Tre Kronor vs. Russia

Thomas Drance
September 18 2016 12:48PM

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Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom will face a stiff test in his first taste of competitive game action this season.

The 26-year-old netminder, who finally proved himself at the NHL level last season, was expected to be the backup for the Tre Kronor, but with Henrik Lundqvist battling an illness, Markstrom will start for Team Sweden at the World Cup of Hockey in their opening game against Russia on Sunday. 

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Want to win your fantasy pool this year? Buy the 2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit from DailyFaceoff

Thomas Drance
September 09 2016 11:14AM

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Canucks name Doug Jarvis assistant coach

Thomas Drance
July 04 2016 10:46AM

The Vancouver Canucks have added Doug Jarvis to their coaching staff as an assistant coach, the club announced on Monday morning.

Jarvis, 61, has spent the past six seasons working with the Boston Bruins, but has worked as an assistant coach at the NHL level since the early 90s. In a fun historical footnote, Jarvis' first year coaching at the NHL level was spent with the Dallas Stars team that the Canucks vanquished on their way to the Stanley Cup Final in 1994.

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Report: Canucks out on Lucic

Thomas Drance
June 30 2016 05:52PM

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The Vancouver Canucks are out on Milan Lucic, according to a report from TSN 1040's Matt Sekeres:

It would seem the club will need to find other ways to fill their MOAR GIANTS! quota...

With Lucic reportedly out of the equation expect the Canucks to turn to one of their secondary targets. Sekeres reports that Loui Eriksson, Andrew Ladd, Troy Brouwer and Darren Helm have now moved to the top of Vancouver's list and that matches what I'm hearing. I'd also strongly suggest that of those four names, Eriksson is far and away the top priority.

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