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More Canucks To Worlds; Officiating - Random NHL Thoughts

CANUCKS NEWS: Two more Canucks are going to join their respective countries for the IIHF World Championships in Belarus.  Jannik Hansen will play for Team Denmark, while Yannick Weber will play for Team Switzerland again (as he did in Sochi). The list of Canucks that will play in the IIHF World Championships include: Kevin Bieksa (Canada) Jason Garrison (Canada) Alex Burrows...
Via Puckrant.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Changing goalies won't do anything for Canucks' lack of scoring

Everywhere you go in this town the prevailing wisdom among fans seems to be that the Vancouver Canucks must find a free agent goalie in the offseason. Somehow, all of the mayhem brought about by the long losing streak just before the Olympic break and everything afterward seems to be getting hung on the head of Eddie Lack. People are drawing the conclusion that he isn't good...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

GM Search Continues; #6 Pick/Prospects/Playoffs/Worlds

GM SEARCH CONTINUES: The Canucks New General Manager search is on.  There are many names swirling around the rumor mill.  Yesterday, Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun newspaper tweeted: "Still believe that Benning is #Canucks 1st choice.  But Hextall, with mgmt dues paid under good GMs, would be interesting candidate."  Jim Benning is an assistant general manager...
Via Puckrant.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ron Hextall in the mix for Canucks GM job

The Vancouver Canucks’ season is over but they are still looking for ways to improve their team. That doesn’t necessarily mean player personnel but it does mean the front office. According to Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun, he is hearing that Ron Hextall is in the mix for the GM job. Hextall would be an interesting choice as he is currently the Philadelphia Flyers assistant...
Via Total Sports Live
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Vancouver Canucks Eulogy: 2013-2014 Edition

To get the full effect of this Canucks eulogy, please play the following Youtube Clip throughout the article. CANUCKS EULOGY: Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of the Vancouver Canucks 2013-2014 season.  We gather amongst our California Pacific Division rivals who are simply better than us and our Western Canada rivals who are still trying to...
Via Puckrant.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks' Ryan Kesler declares 'hopefully I can stay'

After a sensational week, things were eerily quiet Tuesday around the Vancouver Canucks as new president of hockey operations Trevor Linden continued exit interviews with players. Soon Linden will get back to head coach John Tortorella and his future with the National Hockey League team. Eventually, he’ll have to get to what Tortorella said Monday in his bombshell press conference...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Daniel Sedin Stretchered Off After Bad Hit From Behind

The Vancouver Canucks have had a terrible year and it only got worse on the last night of the season when Daniel Sedin was crushed from behind by Calgary Flames defenseman Paul Byron. It’s tough to see when things like this happen and hopefully Daniel will be okay. VIDEO: http://t.co/dvO99uYSba Scary moment – Daniel Sedin gets hit from behind and leaves on a stretcher. #TSN...
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Sedin injured in Canucks-Flames game, taken to hospital

Update: It sounds like Daniel Sedin will spend the night at Vancouver General Hospital... Very scary stuff in Vancouver. From @myregularface on Twitter, Daniel Sedin got banged-up in a bad way in the Canucks' regular-season finale against Calgary on Sunday evening (the third period is underway as I file this entry)... Here is the hit that has severely injured Sedin...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Daniel Sedin leaves ice on stretcher after brutal hit

Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin was taken off the ice on a stretcher during the second period of Sunday’s game after Calgary Flames forward Paul Byron hit him from behind along the boards. Sedin’s head went into the glass and he quickly fell to the ice. The Canucks winger laid on the ice for several minutes without much movement while medical personnel placed him...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Vancouver Canucks Go From Here?

By Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) The Canucks’ firing of Mike Gillis on Tuesday was not entirely unpredictable. Slightly more perplexing is the notion that the Canucks somehow did what they did because of backlash from their fans; Gillis was certainly not the league’s most incompetent front office czar, but his termination was less about fan relations than the fact that Gillis lost...
Via The Hockey Guys
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Linden handed keys to Canucks kingdom as new president

If Vancouver Canuck head coach John Tortorella senses an axe being sharpened for his neck, he wasn't letting on Wednesday. Tortorella faces the inevitable review from the team's new president of hockey operations, Trevor Linden, and it should be an interesting one. The Canucks are out of the playoffs, most of their top players have badly under-performed and their power play...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vancouver Canucks captain Trevor Linden named team president of hockey operations

Trevor Linden, who played nineteen NHL seasons, including fourteen full campaigns with the Vancouver Canucks, has been named president of hockey operations today. He will be tasked with once again saving a franchise that is in disarray, this time in a front office role after the Canucks missed the playoffs for the first time in six years this season. Linden was Vancouver’s first...
Via Around The Rink
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Linden Brought In To Fix The Canucks And Sell Season-Tickets

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, The Vancouver Canucks made two moves Wednesday: One, they introduced Trevor Linden, the most popular player in franchise history, as the new president of hockey operations. Two, they extended the season-ticket renewal deadline until after the draft and free agency period. “We’re trying to sell tickets,” said chairman Franceso Aquilini...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks Hire Ex-Player Trevor Linden As President Of Hockey Operations

Just one day after firing team president and general manager Mike Gillis, the Vancouver Canucks have named former player Trevor Linden as their president of hockey operations and alternate governor. Linden played for the Canucks for 16 seasons, including seven as team captain. “Today is a real honor,” Linden said in a press release. “I came to Vancouver 26 years ago, and...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks fire GM Mike Gillis

The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday that Mike Gillis has been relieved of his duties as president and general manager. “On behalf of my entire family, I would like to sincerely thank Mike Gillis for his hard work and the many contributions he made on and off the ice during his tenure,” said Francesco Aquilini, Chairman, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “The Vancouver...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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