Trevor Linden Speaks: The 2016 Young Stars Classic

Embed from Getty Images The 2016 Young Stars Classic kicked off today in Penticton. The four western Canadian teams have arrived in BC’s southwest interior, ready to match up their prospects against each other. The tournament will showcase some of the NHL’s best prospects, with Kyle Connor, Thatcher Demko, Matthew Tkachuk, and Jesse Puljujarvi donning their…

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This Week in Media Transcripts: Team Sweden’s ‘Canucks’ Line

Embed from Getty Images The World Cup of Hockey has started, but the hype obviously cannot be compared to that of the Olympics and World Championships. Despite the tournament being exclusive to NHL players, Gary Bettman has made it known that he hopes to expand the game of hockey throughout the nations. He recently said, “This is…

Canucks Hire Manny Malhotra as Development Coach

Embed from Getty Images Manny Malhotra is easily a fan favourite in Vancouver. Known for excelling defensively as well as his community engagement, it is hard to find reasons not to like him. If one were to summarize his career in just a few words, he would be a leader, a mentor, and a warrior. When Mike Gillis shut…

This Week in Media Transcripts: Sbisa and Hansen’s Role on Team Europe

Embed from Getty Images With the World Cup of Hockey a month away, players have started to get back onto the ice after an off-season of mostly rehabilitation and training. The Canucks will have two players on Team Europe, as both Jannik Hansen and Luca Sbisa will be playing amongst their continental peers against the best players…

Jim Benning speaks: Juolevi, Rodin, and the competition for roster spots

Embed from Getty Images Any time a member of the Canucks management team is interviewed, there are always points made that need to be dissected. Especially in the middle of the summer, the rare appearances that they make may provide Canucks fans with some comments and answers that they hope for. Earlier today, General Manager Jim Benning was…

This Week in Media Transcripts: Travis Green’s Prospect Report

Embed from Getty Images After advancing to the Calder Cup finals in the 2014-15 season, Utica experienced a transition year with the likes of Jordan Subban, Cole Cassels, and Ashton Sautner making their professional debuts. Despite the newcomers, Travis Green coached the team to a playoff-permitting 38-26-8 record before falling in the 1st round. The jump from…

This Week in Media Transcripts: A Chris Tanev Trade?

Embed from Getty Images Looking back at the Canucks’ disappointing season, the play of Chris Tanev was most definitely one of the bright spots. There are very few holes in the underrated defensive defenceman’s game. During his draft-elligible seasons, the knock on Tanev was his size. Nonetheless, the Canucks took a chance and signed him…

This Week in Media Transcripts: A Cole Cassels Comeback?

Embed from Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks went with familiarity in the third round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. With memories of Andrew Cassel’s three seasons in Vancouver, the Canucks selected his son, Cole Cassels, 84th overall. For the Canucks, who plucked 168 points in 198 games from Andrew, the last time Cole had…

This Week in Media Transcripts: Canucks Development Camp

Embed from Getty Images The Canucks usually conclude their development camp by sending the prospects up the infamous Grouse Grind, followed thereafter by the Summer Summit. They’ve forgone that tradition, though. They kicked off this year’s festivities with fitness testing at Rogers Arena and afterwards the players travelled to Shawnigan Lake to take part in…