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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Canucks elect to keep Alex Burrows through 1st buyout window

Thomas Drance
June 30 2016 10:47AM

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The dragon slayer will remain in Vancouver, at least for now.

On Thursday at 9 a.m. PST, the NHL posted waivers and Alex Burrows' name was reportedly not present on unconditional waiver wire. Players without no-movement clauses - and Burrows' deal only has a no-trade clause - have to pass through unconditional waivers before buyout proceedings can begin and this was the last opportunity to waive a player for buyout purposes before the close of the first buyout window.

All of this is a too-complicated way of communicating that we can infer from Burrows' absence on the waiver wire that he will very likely remain with the club. 

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Hamhuis has spoken with 3 teams: 'I will find a team that values what I do'

Thomas Drance
June 30 2016 07:40AM

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The Vancouver Canucks have told long-tenured defenseman Dan Hamhuis to expect to hit free agency and teams are showing interest in him. The veteran blue liner told Elliotte Friedman in the latest 30 Thoughts column that he'd like to go to a contending team and has spoken to three clubs, while a smattering of others have indicated their interest. 

“I believe I have many good years of hockey left," Hamhuis told Friedman. "I played in the Olympics two years ago. Last year, there were two major injuries and in the last 10 weeks I played my best hockey in a long time. I’ve got lots of ‘top-4 D’ hockey left in me, and my goal in summer training is to be the best defenceman on my new team. I will find a team that values what I do.”

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Report: Canucks will allow Ronalds Kenins to test free agency

Thomas Drance
June 29 2016 12:47PM

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The Vancouver Canucks will reportedly allow Ronalds Kenins to test unrestricted free agency, the News 1130 Sports twitter feed revealed on Wednesday.

Kenins, 25, will be a Group VI unrestricted free agent, having failed to play sufficient games at the NHL level to merit a qualifying offer. The club decided against bringing him back and its been reported that he didn't have much interest in returning anyway.

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