CANUCKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former Portland Winterhawks Coach Travis Green Named Head Coach Of Vancouver Canucks

The coaching staff of the Portland Winterhawks from year to year have a very good track record for career advancement opportunities. Current head coach and general manager Mike Johnston snagged an assistant coaching position with the Pittsburgh Penguins back in 2013, and was only drawn back to the WHL by a vice presidency within the Winterhawks organization alongside the head coach...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago

Loui Eriksson: From Underrated to Overrated

Go ahead and Google the search term “Loui Eriksson underrated” and you’ll be presented with nearly a dozen articles spanning the years 2012 to 2016 extolling the virtues of the two-way forward and making the case that he’s the most underrated player in the entire NHL. Since signing a six-year, $36 million deal with the Vancouver Canucks this past offseason, though, the narrative...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 days ago

The Nuck Stops Here: Coaching, McEneny & Hutton

‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news, opinion and analysis column that runs every Monday throughout the regular season. News Canucks Relieve Willie Desjardins, Assistants of Coaching Duties Willie Desjardins, Flyers vs Canucks, Jan. 12, 2017 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) The Canucks announced this past week that head coach Willie Desjardins has been relieved...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 days ago

The impact of the Thornton and Couture injuries

The San Jose Sharks have found themselves in an increasingly challenging situation. Star centers Joe Thornton and Logan Couture were both recently injured and the playoffs are only a week away. Couture has missed the last four games after a deflected puck hit him in the mouth. Thornton suffered a gruesome leg injury on Sunday when he ran into Michael Chaput. The two playmakers have...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Minnesota Wild players have the mumps, because the NHL is apparently stuck in 1824

If you loved playing both NHL ’94 and The Oregon Trail as a kid, we have the news story for you.After five Canucks players were diagnosed with the mumps last week, two Wild players have been quarantined with the infection as well. It’s a full-on league outbreak.According to the NHL’s release, other members of the organization with symptoms have also been placed in isolation...
Via The Comeback
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

The Senators' deal for Alex Burrows should raise some red flags in Ottawa

The Ottawa Senators made one of the more mystifying deals of this NHL season on Monday when they traded a promising prospect, Jonathan Dahlen, to the Vancouver Canucks for veteran forward Alexandre Burrows. Then they doubled down on that confusion by reportedly handing Burrows an immediate two-year contract extension worth $5 million.Sure, Burrows may be able to provide some immediate...
Via FOX Sports
February 27, 2017

Mumps-stricken Canucks recall 4 from Utica of AHL

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The mumps-stricken Vancouver Canucks recalled four players from Utica of the American Hockey League on Saturday. Forward Alexandre Grenier and defenseman Evan McEneny were recalled Saturday morning and forward Joseph LaBate and defenseman Jordan Subban were called up later in the day. The Canucks have been hit with a case of mumps and at least...
Via Associated Press
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Troy Stecher diagnosed with mumps, four teammates dealing with its symptoms

The Vancouver Canucks announced on Friday that defenseman Troy Stecher has been diagnosed with mumps, and four other Canucks players — Mike Chaput, Markus Granlund, Chris Tanev, and Nikita Tryamkin — are displaying symptoms of the contagious disease: The Vancouver Canucks confirmed today that several players have presented with symptoms of mumps with one confirmed diagnosis...
Via The Comeback
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Canucks' Troy Stecher diagnosed with mumps

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher has been diagnosed with mumps and several other players have shown symptoms of the highly contagious virus. The team said Friday that defensemen Chris Tanev and Nikita Tryamkin and forwards Mike Chaput and Markus Granlund have shown symptoms. The players with symptoms were immediately tested and quarantined...
Via Associated Press
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby reaching 1,000 career points is one of the greatest accomplishments in NHL history

In this scoring-deprived era in the NHL, reaching 1,000 points is an impressive milestone. It signifies a player has been at least very productive for a long time. Many times, like with Henrik Sedin last month, it happens when a player is reaching the end of his career. Sometimes, like with Alex Ovechkin last month or Joe Thornton a few years back, a player has a good amount left...
Via The Comeback
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Robin Lehner ripped his teammates following loss to Canucks

Robin Lehner has never been one to hold back his emotions and following the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Sabres goaltender ripped his team’s effort.Speaking with Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, Lehner called out his teammates for acting like Chicago, when they “haven’t done anything in this league.”“We haven’t done anything,” Lehner told...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Sabres smack down Alex Burrows

I’m sure Alex Burrows has had better nights than the one he had on Sunday, as he learned that when you rough house with the Sabres, they will rough house back with you twice as hard. The Canucks tough guy battled hard in front of the net with Justin Falk and goalie Robin Lehner. Then after Lehner and Burrows instigated a little something with each other, he got mauled by Lehner...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo congratulates Henrik Sedin after allowing goal for Sedin’s 1,000th point

Henrik Sedin reached a big milestone, scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers on Friday night which gave him 1,000 points in his NHL career. The goal appropriately came against Roberto Luongo, a teammate of Sedin’s for a long stretch in Vancouver.After allowing the goal, Luongo had the classiest of gestures, skating up to Sedin to congratulate him on his achievement. Luongo...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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