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Hughes second in PHWA mid-season Calder Trophy voting

The Professional Hockey Writers Association released their mid-season NHL award winners and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes placed second in Calder Trophy votes. The rookie rearguard came in second in votes to Colorado Avalance D Cale Makar.

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Postgame: Canucks can’t find spark against Lightning, fall 9-2

Your Vancouver Canucks squared up against the Tampa Bay Lightning with both clubs riding impressive seven-game winning streaks heading into the battle at Amalie Arena. And taking the fall in brutal fashion were the Canucks, who struggled to muster up much in a night that saw them cough up nine goals.

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Chris Gear promoted to Assistant GM, Chief Legal Officer

The Vancouver Canucks have announced the promotion of Chris Gear to the clubs’ Assistant General Manager and Chief Legal Officer. Gear, 47, has worked within the hockey operations department managing player contract negotiations, the club’s affiliation with the Utica Comets and the business operations of the team.

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Jacob Markstrom added to NHL all-star game

Vancouver Canucks G Jacob Markstrom has been added to the NHL all-star game, the league announced Friday. Markstrom, 29, was selected to replace Marc-Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights in the Pacific Division.

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McKenzie: Canucks set to hire Green as new head coach

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and barring set backs, the Vancouver Canucks are set to sign Travis Green as the team’s 19th head coach in franchise history. VAN close to finalizing contract with Travis Green to be new head coach. Assuming no last-minute hiccups, announcement in next day or two. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April…

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Canucks fire Desjardins

VAN has fired Willie Desjardins as head coach. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 10, 2017 According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Willie Desjardins has been fired as the Canucks head coach. The move comes one day after the Canucks finished with a lowly 30-43-9 record, which landed them as the second worst team in the NHL….

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Baerstchi to miss remaining two games with neck injury

The Vancouver Canucks announced today that Sven Baertschi will miss the remaining two games of the season due to an upper body/neck injury. Willie Desjardins said he doesn’t believe surgery will be required. Sven Baertschi left Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Coyotes in the third period and was brought back to Vancouver for re-evaluation. The…

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Comets release McKenzie from ATO

According to the AHL transactions list, Brett McKenzie was released from his amateur tryout with the Utica Comets today. McKenzie was a 2016 seventh-round selection by the Vancouver Canucks and had just wrapped up a season with the North Bay Battalion of the OHL. This season, he scored 29 goals and 38 assist in 67…