December 29 2013 10:19AM
The Vancouver Canucks return to action on Sunday evening after a week long Christmas break. The first game back after Christmas is often a tryptophan induced slog, and after a full week spent idle, presumably it'll take a bit for the Canucks to find their pre-Christmas form. Luckily they'll get a soft landing on Sunday evening, as they face the relatively hapless Calgary Flames in the first leg of back-to-back games.
Read past the jump for a more lengthy game preview.
December 28 2013 11:51AM
Could Dane Fox be a sly signing for the Canucks?
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According to the Erie Otters' forward's sister, OHL leading scorer and undrafted free-agent Dane Fox has agreed to an entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks:
The team hasn't confirmed their latest acquisition yet, but as we learned when Derek Joslin's sister broke the news of the defenseman signing with the team in the summer of 2012, siblings usually know their stuff.
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December 27 2013 03:35PM
The evidence is mounting: Lack might be pretty good at this "goaltending" thing.
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On Friday morning the Vancouver Canucks announced the recall of Utica Comets goaltender Joacim Eriksson, a former Philadelphia Flyers draft pick who the Canucks signed as a free-agent this summer.
While there are indications from reporters that Roberto Luongo's groin ailment isn't serious, we don't really know, and the team is playing it close to the vest for now. What we do have is reasonable grounds, however, to presume that Vancouver's goaltending depth is about to be tested in a serious way. So let's look at Eddie Lack and Eriksson and see what we can reasonably expect from them if they're counted on between the pipes for a couple of weeks or so...
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December 27 2013 12:08PM
Medicine Hat Tigers Hunter Shinkaruk will undergo surgery in early January to repair hip injury— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) December 27, 2013
There is some unfortunate but not entirely unexpected Canucks prospect injury news to sift through this Friday morning. Hobbled Canucks prospect Hunter Shinkaruk will undergo a surgical procedure this January and the highly-touted young sniper will miss the rest of the campaign as he convalesces.
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December 27 2013 11:16AM
According to AHL website, VAN calls up G Joacim Eriksson from Utica.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 27, 2013
Hockey is back.. basically. With the Christmas break now in the rearview mirror, and teams set to resume play - though the Canucks won't technically be back in action until Sunday, when they take on the Flames - news has trickled out that the team has called up 3rd string goaltender Joacim Eriksson from the Utica Comets.
Read on past the jump for a quick take on what this means (.. and all things Luongo's groin, ladies..)