March 16 2015 12:00PM
The Vancouver Canucks announced that goaltender Jacob Markstrom was recalled from the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League on Monday
Markstrom, 25, made back-to-back starts for the Comets this weekend, winning both games and stopping 50 of the 53 shots he faced. Read past the jump for more.
March 14 2015 08:17PM
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In the second period of Saturday night's 4-1 Vancouver Canucks victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, Canucks forward Zack Kassian lost his damn mind.
The burgeoning power forward was attempting to get to Dion Phaneuf and fight him, but a linesman all but wrestled him to the ground. Not that it stopped Kassian from pursuing the fight. Did Kassian pursue the fight with too much verve? Could he be facing an automatic suspension as a result?
Let's get into it on the other side of the jump.
March 14 2015 07:09PM
With Alex Burrows out of the lineup for Saturday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, other Vancouver Canucks players were spiritually tasked with stepping up their trolling game. The usually mild mannered Jannik Hansen proved up to the task.
After exchanging cross checks with Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf Hansen went to great lengths to very strongly imply that Phaneuf turtled during an early exchange with Zack Kassian. The gesture was a bit harsh, especially considering that Phaneuf has been battling through a broken hand, but it was also extremely funny. Click past the jump to check it out:
March 14 2015 03:53PM
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It would seem that Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows needed more than a maintenance day.
Burrows, 33, is unlikely to play on Saturday when the Canucks host the moribund Toronto Maple Leafs as a result of an undisclosed injury, according to TSN's Jeff Paterson. The fear now is that Burrows has reaggravated the lower-body injury that caused him to miss six games earlier this month.
March 05 2015 01:45PM
The Vancouver Canucks will look to bounce back from a humbling 6-2 loss earlier this week against the San Jose Sharks, and they've got something of a gimme on the docket in the Arizona Coyotes.
Sellers at the recent NHL trade deadline, the Coyotes have subtracted a whole mess of key contributors from their lineup recently including Antoine Vermette, Zybnek Michalek, Keith Yandle. Perhaps most importantly from a Canucks perspective: serial injurer of Canucks player Martin Hanzal is on Injured Reserve.
Vancouver has struggled against bottom feeders over the past month. Can they get back on track against a club that's squarely eyeing the McEichel lottery?