Because It’s The Cap: Calgary Flames Offseason Preview

This article is part of a 30-team series based at NHLNumbers.com. Each Nation Network team page will have articles posted relevant to the team’s respective division.  The Calgary Flames had an eventful 2016-17 season. Armed with a new head coach in Glen Gulutzan, new contracts for Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau, and a pair of…

Canucks (Finally) Sign Thatcher Demko To Entry-Level Deal

Embed from Getty Images It took a little bit longer than some may have liked, but Jim Benning has gotten the job done. The Vancouver Canucks earlier today announced the signing of goaltender Thatcher Demko to a three-year entry-level deal. Financial terms weren’t immediately available, but you have to think that Demko will be getting…


Alex Burrows taken to hospital for precautionary reasons, won’t play in Game 4

Photo Courtesy: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks lineup will definitely change this evening after forward Alex Burrows sustained an upper-body injury while taking part in this morning’s pre-game skate. In a statement the Canucks confirmed Burrows’ injury, said that he was sent to hospital for precautionary reasons and confirmed that the first liner will not play in…


Burrows Suspension Possible After Game 3 Skirmishes

View image | gettyimages.com Once again, a frustrated team at the tail-end of a one-sided loss increased physicality and triggered some fisticuffs. In Game 2, it was the Flames, and Deryk Engelland narrowly avoided suspension. In Game 3, it was the Canucks, and we’ll see what happens with Alex Burrows. He was assessed a game…


The Nation Drafts Playoff Pool: Play for Charity, Fun, and Glory

It’s nearly the end of the hockey season, and while we’re starting to get excited at the prospect of the playoffs(!), we’re also excited to announce the return of something we do every year at this time: the Nation Drafts playoff pool! The Nation Drafts playoff pool is fun, inexpensive, proceeds benefit a worthy cause,…

Canucks Swap Goalies: Markstrom To AHL, Eriksson Recalled

View image | gettyimages.com In some minor news following yesterday’s set-back against the Los Angeles Kings, the Vancouver Canucks today announced some minor roster tweaks – sending goalie Jacob Markstrom back to the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League and summoning Joacim Eriksson from Utica.

In conversation with Canucks prospect Jake Virtanen

View image | gettyimages.com This week the Nation Network’s Ryan Pike had the opportunity to chat with top Canucks prospect Jake Virtanen about recovering from his shoulder injury, his experiences at the World Junior Tournament, and his name popping up in trade rumours. Click past the jump to read the interview.

WJC Gameday: Canada vs. Finland (Pre-Competition)

The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championships doesn’t get officially going until Boxing Day, but things kick off on the exhibition calendar this morning as Canada faces Finland. The game airs on TSN beginning at 9:30am ET (6:30am PT), live from Vantaa, Finland. The game is the first chance to evaluate the final…