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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…

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Canucks’ Markstrom to start for Tre Kronor vs. Russia

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom will face a stiff test in his first taste of competitive game action this season. The 26-year-old netminder, who finally proved himself at the NHL level last season, was expected to be the backup for the Tre Kronor, but with Henrik Lundqvist battling an…

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Want to win your fantasy pool this year? Buy the 2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit from DailyFaceoff

Today the Nation Network is proud to present the 2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit from DailyFaceoff. This season the DailyFaceoff Draft Kit includes: fantasy projections for over 300 skaters; in-depth analysis of the best freshmen, rookies, goalies and sleepers; player rankings of the top-275 fantasy targets and everything else you need to win your Fantasy Hockey pool this season. You can buy your downloadable copy of the DailyFaceoff Draft…

Canucks name Doug Jarvis assistant coach

Embed from Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks have added Doug Jarvis to their coaching staff as an assistant coach, the club announced on Monday morning. Jarvis, 61, has spent the past six seasons working with the Boston Bruins, but has worked as an assistant coach at the NHL level since the early 90s. In a…

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Report: Canucks out on Lucic

Photo Credit: Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks are out on Milan Lucic, according to a report from TSN 1040’s Matt Sekeres: The #Canucks were told this morning by Milan Lucic’s camp that they are no longer being considered. He’s not coming home #NHLFreeagency — Matthew Sekeres (@mattsekeres) June 30, 2016 It would seem…

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Canucks elect to keep Alex Burrows through 1st buyout window

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski / USA TODAY Sports The dragon slayer will remain in Vancouver, at least for now. On Thursday at 9 a.m. PST, the NHL posted waivers and Alex Burrows’ name was reportedly not present on unconditional waiver wire. Players without no-movement clauses – and Burrows’ deal only has a no-trade clause – have to pass through…

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Hamhuis has spoken with 3 teams: ‘I will find a team that values what I do’

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks have told long-tenured defenseman Dan Hamhuis to expect to hit free agency and teams are showing interest in him. The veteran blue liner told Elliotte Friedman in the latest 30 Thoughts column that he’d like to go to a contending team and has spoken to three clubs, while a smattering…

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Report: Canucks will allow Ronalds Kenins to test free agency

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski / USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks will reportedly allow Ronalds Kenins to test unrestricted free agency, the News 1130 Sports twitter feed revealed on Wednesday. Kenins, 25, will be a Group VI unrestricted free agent, having failed to play sufficient games at the NHL level to merit a qualifying offer….

Report: Canucks enlist mayor Gregor Robinson in recruitment pitch to Milan Lucic

Embed from Getty Images The Blue Water Cafe is the new Italian Kitchen and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robinson is the Vancouver Canucks’ newest Mariano Rivera-style closer, according to a variety of reports surfacing from the often ahead of the game News 1130 Sports Twitter account. News 1130 Sports reported on Tuesday morning that the Canucks met with…

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Pat Quinn inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports Pat Quinn has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, along with Eric Lindros, Sergei Makarov and Rogie Vachon, the Hall of Fame announced on Monday. Quinn, who is in the Ring of Honour at Rogers Arena and has a street named after him outside the rink, served…