February 10 2017 09:00AM
As they attempt the steep uphill climb towards the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Canucks are keeping busy off the ice by hanging out with kids, interviewing each other, and listening to Johnny Cash.
February 10 2017 07:00AM
The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn't quite deserve its own article.
In today's notebook, we look at Arizona possibly being on the move (again), Gary Bettman getting called out by Dr. Bennet Omalu who is the doctor that discovered CTE, and Bryan Bickell getting set to return to the NHL. Also, Dion Phaneuf may be asked to waive his no move clause to help Ottawa prospect younger defencemen come expansion draft time, and Dallas mulls over whether or not to sell at the deadline.
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February 10 2017 05:00AM
Linden and Benning speak in Van, Jets have tough road ahead, looking at the Flames Cap issues, Oilers could move Davidson, Leafs continue up and down, new goalie equipment, new coaches, the NHL power rankings, lots of trade deadline speculation and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
February 09 2017 09:26PM
Time and time again, your 2016-17 Vancouver Canucks have played in a manner that allows people with varying opinions to fill their boots with their narratives. Tonight was no different, as some of the Canucks' most maligned acquisitions combined for three goals, en route to a shutout victory over one of the league's strongest teams. They also did so in a manner that can't exactly be called "sustainable" over the long haul, with Ryan Miller bailing them out on multiple occasions.
But, let's give credit where credit is due. The Sedins gave us a vintage performance, the powerplay got going, and Ryan Miller was full value in tonight's win as the Canucks inched within 5 points of the second wildcard spot.
February 09 2017 03:36PM
Photo Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel - USA TODAY Sports
Few topics garner as much attention in this market like the incoming decision the Canucks face with right-winger Jannik Hansen.
Will Vancouver trade him? If they choose not to, will they be forced to expose him in the expansion draft? Alternatively, could they trade a prospect/pick to Las Vegas to ensure they don't select Hansen in the expansion draft?
The situation calls for an in-depth looking at the situation from every angle to help for a conclusion about how the Canucks can best navigate this quandary ahead of the March 1st trade deadline.