January 19 2016 12:53PM
It appears that Canucks prospect Anton Rodin is done for the season after reportedly severing half a tendon in his knee during practice with his SHL club Brynas today. Due to relying on google translate, details and severity are hard to piece together but it appears that Rodin was involved in a collision with a teammate at practice, which resulted in a skate blade cutting him near his knee.
We do know that the injury was severe enough that Rodin was sent to the hospital to have it examined and it is expected that he will have surgery later today.
January 18 2016 02:24PM
Jim Benning took some time from his busy schedule during an off-day in New York to sit in a cushy looking chair and chat with Matt Sekeres and Friend Of The Blog Blake Price this morning. In his 1040 hit he discussed the team's direction as the trade deadline approaches and the activity picks up across the league.
You can listen for yourself, or you can read on for a quick summary of the main talking points that were covered (which for your sake has omitted "real good" and "umm, like.." wherever humanly possible).
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
January 18 2016 01:59PM
Sometimes I wonder if Ryan Miller is the messenger of false hope. He lights up when it's least convenient, but outside of that, he's been decidedly vanilla, if not below average. I will admit that watching him against the Islanders was a blast, but probably not what a bottom-feeding team that's getting slaughtered needs in the long run.
That's completely unrelated to the mailbag, though. Much like every other week, we have a handful of questions from you, the readers. Lets dive in!
January 18 2016 11:00AM
This week welcomes the return of a smiling Luca Sbisa, some guy named Ryan Miller, and everyone's favourite power rankings rule!
January 18 2016 09:00AM
I'm of the belief that even the most inconsequential of transactions, events and whatever you may have leaguewide affects every team, at every level, to some extent. Newton's law and so on.
With that in mind, there just simply isn't enough time or resources to give them all the attention they deserve in this space. Ideally, though, one can scratch the surface of these events - linked directly to the Vancouver Canucks or otherwise - and examine their far-reaching impact to Roger's Arena and beyond.
With that, I bring the first in what I hope will be many in a line of Monday Morning Musings.