February 16 2015 02:30PM
Chris Tanev is going to get paid.
The Vancouver Canucks have been in negotiations with the 25-year-old first pairing defenseman's representatives since late January. This past week, general manager Jim Benning provided an update, suggesting in an appearance on TSN 1040 that contract talks had been productive so far.
"We’ll keep down that path," Benning said, per NicholsonHockey.com, "and hopefully we’ll get something done here sooner rather than later."
Tanev is arbitration eligible and will be a restricted free agent for the next two years, so the two sides have plenty of time to come to a long-term agreement. The question is: what should that agreement look like?
February 12 2015 11:06AM
The Vancouver Canucks have put in a waiver claim on forward Brandon McMillan, most recently of the Arizona Coyotes, the club announced on Thursday.
McMillan, 24, hails from Delta, B.C., and has spent the early years of his hockey career bouncing between the American Hockey League and the NHL. This season he's been a mainstay with the goaltending challenged Coyotes managing a goal and two assists in 50 games. He's also been a minus-19, but such is life playing in front of Mike Smith this season.
Read on for more.
February 11 2015 09:42PM
The Vancouver Canucks throttled the Chicago Blackhawks for 40 minutes on Wednesday night before they took their foot off the gas in the third.
In the final frame the script was flipped, as the Canucks hung on for dear life against a bona fide Stanley Cup contender. It didn't go well for them, as they Blackhawks managed a pair of late goals to tie the contest and send it to overtime.
Thankfully Daniei and Henrik Sedin were able to pull off some vintage Sedinery and secure a crucial extra point for their club. No harm done, at least.
February 11 2015 12:47PM
The embattled 23-year-old power forward, who is recovering from shoulder surgery and won't return to the ice until the offseason, wouldn't have helped the Canucks this year anyway. Now that he's out of the picture though, our attention turns to some of the remaining forwards on the market.
What would you do if you were trader Jim Benning and were in the market for forward help as the March 2nd NHL trade deadline approaches?
February 11 2015 09:33AM
Forget being unwilling to include Jake Virtanen and Bo Horvat, the Vancouver Canucks were probably never even in the same ballpark as the Buffalo Sabres in their pursuit of embattled Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane.
A Kane trade between the Sabres and Jets has been consummated and, according to Darren Dreger, will involve Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux, and a 1st-round pick in exchange for Zach Bogosian and Kane.
That's such a blockbuster that the prospective trade recently filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...
Read on past the jump.