Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported on Thursday morning that Columbus Blue Jackets restricted free agent Josh Anderson hopes to be on the move – and soon. Anderson, who put up 17 goals and 29 points in a breakout 2016-17 season for Columbus, still sits unsigned with the Blue Jackets despite opening night looming just one week…
Preseason is well under way! It’s incredibly tough to really judge how the team is looking from their North American preseason games, with pretty much only Vancouver’s AHL squad left behind to face off against Leon Draisaitl on their own. Still, there are a few takeaways from each game, even a tough loss like Friday…
But hey, did you see Mario Lemieux Josh Ho-Sang out there? What a game.
Embed from Getty Images Watching the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night was a reminder of a lot of things.
Embed from Getty Images Hey, Canucks Army! Backup goalie (and exhausted new mom) Cat here with your recap. How about Ryan Miller, eh?
Embed from Getty Images Remember that guy, Alex Grenier? Last season, he played in his first six career NHL games – failing to record a point in the process. This fall, he was then waived, and subsequently reassigned to the AHL’s Utica Comets. He’s been there all season. Now, he’s back up.
Embed from Getty Images So tonight, my daughter and I sat down to watch the Canucks face off against the New York Rangers. In cute news, I’ve never seen her more excited than she gets when the broadcast team says “Luca Sbisa”. In less cute news, the Canucks lost 7-2, meaning the team still has only…
Embed from Getty Images BONUS HOCKEY! (It resulted in a loss, but hey! Who’s counting, really?)
Embed from Getty Images It’s preseason, and it’s important to remember that the Calgary Flames are still playing without Johnny Gaudreau – arguably their best offensively player – in the lineup. Ah, but really, who cares? Canucks had themselves a game, and it was a lot of fun to watch.
Embed from Getty Images Chris Higgins saw a massive production decline this past season – and as a result, the Canucks are parting ways.
Embed from Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks saw Glen Gulutzan oversee special teams for the club for three seasons – but all good things must come to an end, and he’s headed to Calgary now.
Embed from Getty Images Canucks fans may remember former general manager Mike Gillis well. He served as Dave Nonis’ heir to the throne in the late 2000’s, helping the team through their last phase of greatness but ultimately losing his job with the club in the spring of 2014.