February 16 2015 02:30PM
Chris Tanev is going to get paid.
The Vancouver Canucks have been in negotiations with the 25-year-old first pairing defenseman's representatives since late January. This past week, general manager Jim Benning provided an update, suggesting in an appearance on TSN 1040 that contract talks had been productive so far.
"We’ll keep down that path," Benning said, per NicholsonHockey.com, "and hopefully we’ll get something done here sooner rather than later."
Tanev is arbitration eligible and will be a restricted free agent for the next two years, so the two sides have plenty of time to come to a long-term agreement. The question is: what should that agreement look like?
February 16 2015 01:08PM
After a disappointing 3-2 loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday, the Canucks are back looking to pull ahead of their Western conference rivals in the chase for the final playoff spots in the Pacific. They missed a chance to go 4 points up on both the Flames and Wild, and now find themselves in a position where a loss tonight could put them outside the playoff picture by tomorrow morning.
As if that wasn't enough, they'll be playing tonight without arguably their best defenseman against the hottest team in the NHL. Read past the jump for a preview.
February 16 2015 09:00AM
The Canucks went 2-2-0 against the Wild, Blackhawks, Bruins, and Flames and you'll never guess which teams they beat.
February 15 2015 03:00PM
I hope you all had a great valentines day, filled with love and and happiness, or if you're anything like me, filled with pizza and self loathing. One thing that will never let you down is First Star, Worst Star!
February 15 2015 11:00AM
Courtesy: The Province
Here at Canucks Army, we love three things more than anything in the world: prospects, prospect rankings, and whining about prospect rankings. Every summer we vote on and rank the top-20 Canucks prospects to take stock of what's in the system, and every summer we hear vocal complaints from our readers they disagree with our rankings.
So this year, in our mid-term ranking, we gave you the chance to vote on prospects and
have a say on these players. Since our summer rankings, we've
simplified the definition of "prospect" to any player in the Vancouver
Canucks' system that is eligible for the Calder Trophy if they were to
play in the NHL this year. This means that players like Linden Vey and
Joacim Eriksson who were not rated over the summer will be covered in
Without further ado, here is the 3rd rated Canucks Prospect