March 24 2015 01:01PM

Your Vancouver Canucks are playing some kinda hockey right now. 

Kings? Please. Those punks couldn't handle the ferociousness of the orange hot Nucks (because they aren't quite red hot), Yotes? Ya, it's tough playing for nothing but seriously good luck with the McDavid thing. So now it's the Jets? Another team trying to scratch its way into the playoffs?

I'm sorry but NO! WE are trying to scratch in so get your own playoffs. Or alternatively steal Atlanta's playoffs. 

Winnipeg is rolling on a five game winning streak, but now they have to go through the Pacific division's #2, #2, #2 team the Vancouver Canucks. In a classic all-Smythe division matchup, there will be no Tie Domi, no Mike Gartner or Bob Essensa, but newbie Tyler Myers and stars Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele will be ready to rock. Add in stone cold stopper Ondrej Pavelec and the Canucks will have to work hard for these two points.

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Canucks sign Chris Tanev to 5-year, $22.25 million contract extension

Thomas Drance
March 24 2015 11:01AM

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That contract negotiations between the Vancouver Canucks and Chris Tanev were moving in a positive direction, as Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported on Monday, would seem to have been an understatement.

On Tuesday morning, the Canucks announced that they've signed the 25-year-old defensive ace to a five-year contract extension worth a reported 22.25 million (for an annual average value of $4.45 million). That's pretty close to what we expected, and a solid deal for both sides.

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Report: Contract talks between Canucks, Tanev 'moving in a positive direction'

Thomas Drance
March 24 2015 09:40AM

Photo Credit: Segei Belski/USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly making progress in contract talks with their best defensive defenseman Chris Tanev, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Tanev, 25, is a pending restricted free agent and is having a marvellous year. Though the production isn't there, one might reasonably argue that he's been among the best defensive defensemen in the NHL this season. 

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Canucks Player Power Rankings - March 23rd, 2015

Grainne Downey
March 23 2015 11:00AM


Hockey's greatest power rankings are back for yet another week!

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NHL 94 Recap: Desert Duel

Rhys Jessop
March 23 2015 09:00AM

NHL 94 recap

The Canucks won their second of back-to-back games this weekend as they beat the cellar-dwelling Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Sunday. Click past the jump to see our 8-bit recap!

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