February 09 2015 05:41PM
The Vancouver Canucks will visit the Minnesota Wild in the unfriendly confines of the Xcel Energy Center on Monday evening.
The Wild, who might be the league's stingiest defensive club when their goalies are stopping even an average rate of shots, are in the midst of a major surge. Since acquiring Devan Dubnyk from the Arizona Coyotes nine games ago the Wild have amassed a gaudy 7-1-1 record, in large part thanks to Dubnyk stopping nearly 95 percent of the shots he's faced.
For a team like the Canucks, who have often struggled to manufacture offense, this will be a major test.
February 09 2015 03:06PM
That the Vancouver Canucks are interested in acquiring Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane, who hails from Vancouver originally and played his major junior hockey locally with the Giants, is becoming more apparent as the reports mount.
Kane was in the eye of a storm of controversy last week when he was a healthy scratch for a game against the Canucks following an incident with teammates. He underwent surgery on an injured shoulder at the end of the week and it sure seems as if his Jets tenure is at an end.
Though Kane is done for the year, it's possible that Winnipeg could trade him before the deadline. While the Canucks are reportedly one of the teams currently holding down a playoff spot that would still be eager to acquire Kane before the March 2nd NHL trade deadline, they're reluctant to meet Winnipeg's asking price, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
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February 06 2015 02:12PM
Though Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane is set to undergo a surgical procedure to repair his damaged shoulder this weekend, the Jets are still reportedly fielding calls and looking to trade him before the March 2nd NHL Trade Deadline, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN and TSN.
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Dreger: Canucks interested in Evander Kane, 'would love to bring the hometown kid back to Vancouver'
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.
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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.