Benning: “Ryan Miller is our Number 1 Goalie”

Embed from Getty Images Speaking with TSN 1040 AM, Canucks General Manager Jim Benning revealed that the Canucks aren’t quite ready to embrace the Jacob Markstrom era. It appears as though Ryan Miller, in the final of a three-year $18-million contract, will be the Canucks starter for at least another season. #Canucks Benning on 1040: ‘Ryan…

Canucks sign Jack Skille to PTO

Embed from Getty Images With training camp a few days away, the Vancouver Canucks added to their roster, signing Jack Skille to a professional tryout. The Madison, Wisconsin native played last season for the Colorado Avalanche, where he posted 14 points in 74 contests. Skille has also played for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks…

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Using pGPS: 2008 NHL Entry Draft

A few weeks ago, I completed an exercise using pGPS to look at the UFA prospects then Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis signed during his tenure at the time of their signings. Seeing the have and have nots in terms of NHL potential proved an interesting endeavour. Unsurprisingly, Chris Tanev checked out as one of the…

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Mobile again, Cole Cassels turns the page on injury-plagued rookie season

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports You have to feel for a player in Cole Cassels’ shoes. Cassels, 21, was highly rated out of junior following some genuine heroics on the Oshawa Generals’ run to the Memorial Cup. Throughout that run Cassels played through a “tricky” abdominal injury and when it was over, he lost a full summer…

Grounded Jets: Canucks Young Stars Edge Out 3-2 Victory

Embed from Getty Images In the Canucks’ second leg of the Young Stars Tournament they hosted the high-flying Winnipeg Jets for an afternoon showdown at the South Okanagan Events Centre. It was a clash of ideologies, as the Canucks emptied their defensive cupboard with a seven-man blue line to match with the Jets array of top-flight…