December 23 2016 09:00AM
The winter break is quickly approaching and the Canucks may currently be 27th in the NHL, but they are leading the league in holiday cheer! Brandon Sutter is apologizing for his poor play, Troy Stecher and Brendan Gaunce are making kids smile, and Luca Sbisa is being a good boy.
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December 23 2016 05:00AM
Is JVR on the move in Toronto, Brandon Sutter is the teams 4th best center in Van, Jets bracing for expansion, are the Flames really for real, it's time to breakup McDavid and Lucic, the NHL needs to wake up, travel fatigue is truly a thing, early 2017 draft rankings and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
December 22 2016 11:46PM
Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin - USA TODAY Sports
On the second of unusual consecutive match-ups in the same city, the Canucks looked for a mini series-sweep over the Jets tonight. Having been successful holding off Winnipeg's young guns on Tuesday night, the Canucks hoped for the same result today. It was all and well in the first period, but Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers stopped them in their tracks and forced a one win, one loss situation over these past two games.
The Canucks, yet again, failed to win back-to-back regulation wins this season as they fell 4-1 to Winnipeg.
December 22 2016 08:46PM
On December 5th, the Canucks announced that Derek Dorsett would be having surgery to repair a disc degeneration in his neck. This unique injury required that he travel to Marina Del Rey, CA for the procedure. He then tweeted a photo announcing the successful surgery and giving a peace of mind for Canucks fans.
For the first time since, he spoke to the media today to provide an update and explanation of his injury, as well as a possible timeline.
December 22 2016 05:26PM
The Vancouver Canucks are one step closer to seeing Anton Rodin's first NHL game, as they recalled the Swedish winger from the Utica Comets. Rodin, who'd been nursing a reaggravated knee injury, was playing with the Comets on a conditioning stint.
Rodin played in three games for the Comets and contributed one assist. In five pre-season games, Rodin potted four points (one goal and three assists) playing primarily on the Canucks top six. In 37 SHL games with Brynas last season, Rodin produced 37 points in 31 games, before a skate cut to his tendon cut his season short. He still won the MVP award for that season, injury and all.