November 04 2015 01:02PM

Well, well, well, the Pittsburgh Penguins are in the building. It would be easy to put all the hype about Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin playing tonight, but let's be serious; NICK BONINO is back in town and Brandon Sutter is playing his former team. That's the story right there! Word on the street is rugged winger Chris Higgins will make his season debut and that's just jazzy! The Canucks did well against the Pens last year shutting them out twice (3-0 in PIT, 5-0 in VAN). Hey Sid, don't quit your day job. (Its Tim Hortons drive thru, in case you're wondering)

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Chris Higgins set to return Wednesday vs. Penguins; Baertschi out

Thomas Drance
November 04 2015 12:13PM

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver Canucks will welcome reliable two-way winger Chris Higgins, who was injured in the club's very first preseason game in North Saanich back in September, back to the lineup on Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"(Higgins) seems good to go," Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins told reporters on Wednsday, adding that Higgins will replace Baertschi in the lineup.

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Canucks Army Podcast Episode 2: Thomas Drance, Greg Balloch and Patrick Johnston

J.D. Burke
November 04 2015 10:00AM


They haven't taken us off the air yet. So if you will, please join us for the second episode of the Canucks Army Podcast. 

Today I will be departing from the traditionally (for an episode) ascribed to guest formula. It's a lineup ripe with Canucks Army mainstays, alumni and contributing partners. We touch on all topics relative to the world of Vancouver Canucks fandom and even check in on the status of the dearly departed, Eddie Lack.

For another streamable episode of the Canucks Army Podcast, join me on the other side of the jump. 

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Babych Please - Nov. 3rd, 2015

Grainne Downey
November 03 2015 03:00PM


Overall, it was a good week for the Canucks rookies, though it did not come without its low points. Read on past the jump to catch up with all of the fun (and sometimes kind of mean) things that the Canucks did this week!

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Report: NHL teams 'monitoring' SHL leading scorer Anton Rodin, who is still Canucks property

Thomas Drance
November 03 2015 01:00PM

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Former Vancouver Canucks second-round draft pick Anton Rodin will reportedly be monitored by curious NHL teams at the upcoming Karjala Cup in Finland, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

"Hard to say how many potential European free agents can make an impact in North America," Friedman wrote in his latest 30 Thoughts column, but there are at least two others who will be monitored in Finland. Both are Swedes. 

 "One is Anton Rodin, an about-to-be-25-year-old forward drafted in 2009 by Vancouver. He played in the AHL, but couldn’t get a one-way contract and went home. (UPDATE: I had checked to see if Vancouver retained his rights and misunderstood the results. He is still Canucks property.)"

Would Rodin interest the Canucks? And if not, could the club potentially finagle an asset from another team that's willing to roll the dice on the SHL's leading scorer?

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