Canucks’ Playoff Hopes Hampered by Injuries

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-02-21

In news, but not good news, the Vancouver Canucks have six new players. Perhaps this is good news for the players who’ve been added to the roster, but it’s horrible news for the Canucks. Gone are Brandon Sutter, Sven Baertschi, Jake Virtanen, Chris Tanev, Alex Edler, and Thatcher Demko. Without these players, the Canucks lineup is seriously depleted. These are not just run-

Canucks Game Day: Coyotes aim to make noise in howl of the wild-card chase

Source: The Province
Date: 2019-02-21

Next Game Tonight Arizona Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks 7 p.m., Rogers Arena, SNETP, SNET 650 AM The Big Matchup Dekey Pete vs. OEL This season’s best rookie against the league’s least talked about No. 1 defenceman. Oh and they’re both Swedish. Tasty matchup, like meatballs. Five keys to the game 1. Pppppplayoffs Say it all together now “We

Pittsburgh Penguins sign Joe Cramarossa to two-way contract

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2019-02-20

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Joe Cramarossa to a two-way NHL contract for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.   The two-way deal contains an average annual value of $650,000. Cramarossa must clear waivers by 12:00 PM ET on Thursday to join the team or would continue to play for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.     Cramarossa has previous NHL experience, splitting 59 games between the Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks in 20

Tape2Tape: Canucks’ Michael DiPietro and Overcoming Controvery

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-02-20

It was a little over a week ago, on Feb. 11, 19-year-old Michael DiPietro made his NHL debut for the Vancouver Canucks against the San Jose Sharks. A third-round pick of the Canucks (64th overall) DiPietro had already seen one change in colours this season when his former junior club, the Windsor Spitfires, moved the young goaltender to the Ottawa 67’s in a deal that made the 67’s one of the top teams in the OHL. In desperate need of a goaltender, the Canucks decided to call up th

Vancouver Canucks: 2019 draft targets, Quinn Hughes, more

Source: The Canuck Way
Date: 2019-02-20

Team Tank vs Team Playoffs has been a debate all season long, no matter what side you are on, I’ve got a new side for you to take. I decided to send the call for a Canuck Way mailbag, these were from followers of the Twitter account and thanks to them all for sending in […] Vancouver Canucks: 2019 draft targets, Quinn Hughes, more -

Vancouver Canucks: Learning curve imminent with arrival of Quinn Hughes

Source: The Canuck Way
Date: 2019-02-20

Quinn Hughes is a top-end talent. There’s no denying that, but fans need to be patient with the young defenceman through his first handful of games when he signs with the Vancouver Canucks. When the Vancouver Canucks drafted Quinn Hughes with the seventh overall pick at the 2018 draft in Dallas, they knew they were […] Vancouver Canucks: Learning curve imminent

Ben Kuzma: Building a better back end has become top priority for Jim Benning

Source: The Province
Date: 2019-02-19

Young, dynamic 20-goal scorers and minor-league prospects moving the development meter have given Jim Benning a level of rebuild mathematics satisfaction. In Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat, who have 26, 21 and 20 goals respectively, the Vancouver Canucks general manager has that crucial next core of foundation players. Add the advancement of Adam Gaudette, rapid improvement in Zack MacEwen and patience with Jonathan Dahlen, and there’s reason for some optimism.

Three months after losing Richard Bachman, Canucks finally find his NHL veteran replacement

Source: The Province
Date: 2019-02-19

Michael Leighton’s good form with the Utica Comets has won him a National Hockey League deal. The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday morning signed the 37-year-old goaltender to an NHL deal and have placed him on waivers with the intention of returning him to the Comets, who are the Canucks’ American Hockey League affiliate. He was placed on waivers on Tuesday morning. Leighton’s deal runs through the rest of the season and will pay him different salaries, dependi

Canucks sign Michael Leighton to two-way deal

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2019-02-19

The Vancouver Canucks have signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year, two-way contract. He has been designated for assignment to the AHL’s Utica Comets. Leighton has split the 2018-19 season with the AHL’s Ontario Reign and Comets. The 37-year-old has 111 games of NHL experience with Chicago, Nashville, Ph

Canucks’ Trade Deadline Targets

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-02-19

It’s a shame the Vancouver Canucks won’t be sellers at this season’s trade deadline, which is now less than a week away. According to MoneyPuck, the Canucks have just a 16.1 per cent chance of qualifying for the playoffs, while HockeyViz’s Micah Blake McCurdy pegs their chances at even less: just 11 per cent. With those odds, conventional wisdom wou

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