Chris Tanev out Thursday with upper-body injury

Thomas Drance
February 05 2015 12:23PM

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Chris Tanev will be out of the lineup on Thursday night with an upper-body injury when the Canucks host the San Jose Sharks in a key Pacific Divison matchup. Compounding that issue is that Tanev-lite, Frank Corrado, will also miss the game.

So with Corrado and Tanev joining Kevin Bieksa in the infirmary, Vancouver will be without their three best right-handed shooting defenseman. It would seem that Jim "nostradamus" Benning acquired Adam Clendening just in the nick of the time. 

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LeBrun: Canucks would prefer to keep Markstrom over Lack, interested in bringing back Santorelli

Thomas Drance
February 03 2015 07:48PM

There's a lot of trade chatter surrounding the Vancouver Canucks these days, and why not. We've seen general manager Jim Benning operate, and we know he's a man of action.

Whether or not that action improves the team or not, well that's still up for debate. The days of stay still Gill are gone though, and you can expect the Canucks to be active in the weeks leading up to the March 2 NHL trade deadline.

Two things in particular seem likely to be addressed, including the trade of a depth goaltender, and the acquisition of reinforcements up front. On Tuesday, ESPN and TSN's Pierre LeBrun addressed both issues, and we'll get into it on the other side of the jump.

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Report: Canucks won't meet asking price for Vermette, and other trade chatter

Thomas Drance
February 03 2015 12:15PM

Arizona Coyotes forward Antoine Vermette would look great in a Vancouver Canucks uniform, but the ship on the club adding him has sailed. It sailed three years ago, when the club opted to deal for the wrong defense-first Columbus Blue Jackets centre and ushered in the short lived and woefully unsuccessful Samme Pahlsson era. 

Let's get into this, and round up a variety of Canucks related trade chatter.

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Zack Kassian: 'I don't even know what the hell is going on'

Thomas Drance
February 02 2015 05:18PM

Miscast Vancouver Canucks power forward Zack Kassian is confused,  and rightly so.

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Nation Network Power Rankings: St. Louis is No. 2, Maple Leafs slide to 26

Thomas Drance
February 02 2015 10:38AM

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They've been called "the Glenn Healy" of NHL Power Rankings, they've been furiously annotated and derided as useless. And now they're here. Available across the Nation Network: it's NHL Power Rankings!

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