The Nation Notebook: Setoguchi's comeback ends, Burns' historic season, and notes on the seller's market
February 13 2017 07:00AM
The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don't quite deserve their own article.
The L.A. Kings have put to bed Devin Setoguchi's comeback, as he joins all of the major signings the team made last summer on the waiver wire. Brent Burns is on pace for the best season we've seen from a defenceman in a long time (don't tell Erik Karlsson). And a seller's market has massively upped the asking price for good-but-not-great players, making this deadline likely to be a slow one.
February 12 2017 08:48PM
The Canucks' play has been frequently criticized this seaso, and rightfully so. But to their credit, the effort has always been there, for the most part. After losing a heartbreaker yesterday in Boston, the Canucks beat the schedule loss tonight with one of their best performances of the season. They outplayed the Sabres at both even-strength and on special teams- against the league's best power play, which is no small feat. Mike Chaput had two goals and the Canucks came away with two points in one of the more entertaining tilts of the season.
February 12 2017 03:00PM
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Former Canuck Kyle Wellwood, along with his brother, have invested in a new concession app, Headcheck. (The Province)
The hockey world lost one of it's most influential icons, with Mike Illitch passing away. Nick Seguin has the story on an icon. (Wings Nation)
The Flames arena situation is coming to an important point and some news could be on the horizon. (Flames Nation)
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The Capitals hosted an on-ice dodgeball game with mascots. Watch it. (Puck Daddy)
Craig Anderson posted a shutout in his return to game action. He's been with his wife who is battling cancer. (Newsday)
Team White took down Team Blue in the CWHL All-Star game in Toronto. (Sportsnet)
Eric Lindros put on a Nordiques jersey. (Puck Daddy)
February 12 2017 11:30AM
Monday Mailbag (J.D. Burke)
- Tuesday: What He's Saying: Jim Benning's Prospects Update (Vanessa Jang)
- Tuesday: Utica Comets Week in Review (Jeremy Davis)
- What Would You Do Wednesday (Jackson McDonald)
- Friday: Babych Please (Grainne Downey)
- Friday: Roundtable (Matthew Henderson)
- Canucks Army Podcast (Satiar Shah & J.D. Burke)
February 12 2017 09:00AM
Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin - USA TODAY Sports
A day later, the Canucks look to bounce back against the Sabres after a heart-breaking loss to the Bruins on Saturday. The Eastern Conference is a lot tighter than the West so a win for the Sabres is just as important to them as it is the Canucks to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
Vancouver took the first meeting between these teams back in October by a score of 2-1. Jannik Hansen was a hero as was Brandon Sutter on the power play. Foreshadowing of things to come?