February 08 2017 03:00PM
On Monday, nominations for the Hobey Baker award - essentially the NCAA MVP - were unveiled yesterday. To no one's surprise, Brock Boeser was onthe lengthy list, despite an injury hampered season. To some surprise, Will Lockwood was also included. To great surprise, Adam Gaudette was left off the list of nominations entirely.
So what's the deal with that?
February 08 2017 12:47PM
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After Nashville Predator Cody McLeod caught Sven Baertschi with a blindside elbow during Tuesday night's game, it appears that he will be free of punishment.
February 08 2017 11:00AM
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This deadline was shaping up to be one of the least compelling in recent memory for the Vancouver Canucks. That was the original game plan, anyways.
Going as far back as December, Canucks General Manager Jim Benning indicated to The Province's Jason Botchford that he wanted the market aware he has no desire to ask players to waive their no-trade clauses to facilitate trades for the March 1st deadline. Taking Benning at his word (which we generally can), that indicated the Canucks would forego selling assets at this year's deadline.
The Canucks also made public their desire to not part with picks at this year's deadline, assuaging the concerns of a fan base biting their nails amidst the possibility of a mortgaged future for two home playoff games. If they're not trading draft picks, they haven't much else in their quiver to bring in secondary scoring for the home stretch.
February 08 2017 09:13AM
The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday that Anton Rodin will miss the remainder of the season after successfully undergoing knee surgery. The former Swedish League MVP only managed to play in three NHL games with the Canucks and three games with the Utica Comets in 2016-17.
February 08 2017 09:00AM
Now that Ben Hutton is back in the saddle, the Canucks have plenty of warm bodies on the back end. It's for that reason that Vancouver's latest whipping boy, Philip Larsen, came out of the lineup last night. Larsen struggled since returning from injury, but there's reason to believe he's got more to offer. The team also gave up an asset to land the young defender, and could use for Larsen to make good on that investment.
So, do you think Larsen deserves another shot? Would you let him play through his struggles, or sit him in favour of someone else? If you want him in the lineup, who comes out in his stead?