February 19 2015 05:47PM
The Vancouver Canucks have been dealing with injury-related depth issues of late, so we might reasonably expect several organizational depth players to receive an opportunity to be called up from Vancouver's minor league affiliate. We're not talking about the Utica Comets though. We're talking about Vancouver's Eastern Conference affiliate, the Florida Panthers.
The Panthers are preparing to move rate-stats All-Star Sean Bergenheim and Vancouver is among the club's that are interested, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.
Would Bergenheim fit in Vancouver, and might the asking price make sense for the Canucks?
February 19 2015 04:00PM
Happy lunar New Year! Or as they say in Toronto, "Gone hey, frat boy?"
At least, that's what they would like to say about everyone's favourite punching bag in Toronto. And no, that is not a shot at his body type.
Seems like tide has turned at the Centre of the Universe, and they are open to moving pretty much everyone except Morgan Rielly. Not sure if that's because they recognize he's a real talent, or maybe they just keep misspelling his name and Morgan Reilly actually is available.
But I digress.
The point is, it looks like Phil Kessel is taking the fall for Leafs. And I'm sure there's an autumn joke in there somewhere, but I really want to get this back to the Canucks, so let's talk about our own little goat out here in Canucksville after the jump.
February 19 2015 02:06PM
After picking up a gutsy win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night, the Vancouver Canucks embark on a five-game Eastern road swing, beginning tonight in Madison Square Garden as they take on the New York Rangers and former bench boss Alain Vigneault. With the Kings and Wild winning last night and the Flames picking up a point as well, the Western Conference playoff race is only getting tighter, so the Canucks are in need of a big two points.
Read past the jump for a preview of tonight's game.
February 19 2015 10:14AM
Valentines Day carried on in the hearts of the Canucks this week.
The week had all the trimmings you'd expect of a great romantic comedy - a fancy dinner, Zack Kassian's biceps, Bradley Cooper, Zack Kassian's goatee, a dramatic will-they-make-it-work finish, and even an unexpected musical number.
February 18 2015 01:00PM
Every month, our friend MoneyPuck runs a deep dive on how the Canucks have been performing, and he has been doing quite an excellent and detailed job on it. When you are running a team you need to often analyze your talent and more importantly you need to put them in the context of the league to see how they are performing to see where your holes are.
Read past the jump as we analyze the Canucks defence corps relative to the league to see how they are performing.