Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 22 2015 04:11PM
In a rather quiet fashion, Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins confirmed everybody's fears earlier today, indicating that rookie defenceman Ben Hutton will be out for longer than just last night's game.
November 22 2015 01:00PM
Has the high gone away from last night yet? Seeing Sedin mode activated against Chicago was a thing of beauty and a late game comeback breathed life into a corpse of a team that has been the Canucks. On to the New Jerseys this eve and Cory Schneider has been given the nod. Will Jannik Hansen update Cory on his great season, will Cory tell Burrows about the latest book he's been reading? Who knows but what I DO know is that it's gonna be a ton of fun. Old friends bring that out in each other.
November 22 2015 12:26PM
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On the heels of a 6-3 victory over the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night, the Vancouver Canucks will host old pal Cory Schneider and the New Jersey Devils on Sunday at Rogers Arena. It's the Canucks' fourth set of back-to-back games this season, and for only the second time this campaign, starter Ryan Miller will get the second leg off.
Canucks backup Jacob Markstrom will get the start against the Devils, head coach Willie Desjardins announced on Sunday afternoon following an optional skate. Meanwhile the club is hopeful that Radim Vrbata - who says he's ready to go - will return to the lineup following a two-game absence with what's reportedly a groin injury.
November 22 2015 11:02AM
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When Travis Hamonic's trade request first surfaced, we covered the news from a Canucks perspective and pointed out that it was difficult to see how the New York Islanders and the Canucks made sense as trading partners. We updated the situation on Saturday by pointing out that the Canucks had reportedly not discussed the possibility of a Hamonic deal (as of Thursday) and seemed unlikely to be involved.
Now Canucks general manager Jim Benning has confirmed that the Canucks aren't going to aggressively pursue Hamonic:
Benning talked to Islanders about Hamonic, balked at sticker shock (top D in return): "We're going to stick with what we've got." #Canucks— Ben Kuzma (@benkuzma) November 22, 2015
November 22 2015 10:58AM
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Jim Benning's OHL scouting trip was rather impressive, catching 6 games in 8 days. To recap, here was his schedule:
Over the course of the 8 days, Benning managed to view all top OHL prospects, including every OHLer ranked by TSN"s Craig Button's in his top 30. Here's a recap of some of the highlights of Benning's trip: