Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
January 14 2016 12:08PM
Photo Credit: UticaComets.com
The Vancouver Canucks have added to their defensive roster today, calling up Taylor Fedun from the Utica Comets ahead of their afternoon game against the Washington Capitals.
January 13 2016 05:00PM
Photo Credit: Lindsay A. Mogle / Utica Comets
The Comets are starting to approach full health but they just can't stop the bleeding. After a very disappointing three-in-three weekend in which they lost every game by multiple goals, the losing streak has hit six games - and it's starting to look worse instead of better.
On the bright side, Hunter Shinkaruk was announced as this season's Utica representative at the AHL all-star, and he scored a pair of goals to celebrate. That's about it for bright sides, after that it's pretty much just awful. Let's take a closer look at last week's games and see if any Canucks prospects managed to avoid the awfulness.
January 13 2016 04:02PM
The Canucks announced today via another press release that they have reassigned forward Chris Higgins to the Utica Comets. This isn't at all unexpected, given that he was placed on waivers yesterday and cleared this morning, not to mention the circus that went along with announcing that he was on the trade block a few days ago.
Nevertheless, this has a very strange feeling to it. Higgins isn't a journeyman call up that was eventually bound for the AHL. He's a long time NHL player, one that recently played his 700th NHL game, and was a huge part of the Canucks 2011 Stanley Cup Final run.
There's no denying that his production has tailed off disastrously this season, and that, coupled with his cap hit and general lack of interest from other teams, is why he finds himself in this situation.
January 13 2016 03:00PM
When we first launched OilersNation.com back in 2007 we intended on watching the Oilers return to the Cup Finals for the 2nd time in 3 years and become a perennial powerhouse of hockey. A model of consistency. A team studied by Coaches for a generation to come for “how to build a winning franchise.”
So when it became clear THAT wasn’t happening we started launching other team sites in 2009 starting with FlamesNation.ca. When that didn’t collapse or have a denial of service attack we started putting more and more sites out there creating 5 sites, partnering on 1 and buying 3 sites outright bringing the total to 9.
And today marks the 10th site in the Nation Network launching – WingsNation.com.
January 13 2016 12:02PM
When the Vancouver Canucks swapped former first round pick Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian back in February of 2012, it was a second-chance kind of move for both players. Hodgson had put up 16 goals and 33 points through 63 games pre-trade for Vancouver during the 2011-2012 season, so
Of course, neither Hodgson nor Kassian stuck with their 'second-chance' homes - and now Hodgson is available yet again.