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Nino Niederreiter (Patxi64/Flickr)

Switzerland Dominating IIHF World Championships

The IIHF World Championships 2013 in Sweden and Finland have so far been a dream for Switzerland. The Swiss, led by Canadian head coach Sean Simpson, have so far dominated […]

by · May 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, New York Islanders
Peoria Rivermen Become New Canucks AHL Affiliate, Abbotsford Next?

Peoria Rivermen Become New Canucks AHL Affiliate, Abbotsford Next?

  The tweet of Radio host and St Louis based NHL writer Andy Strickland made the news official, the Vancouver Canucks have purchased the AHL Peoria Rivermen franchise, with the Chicago […]

Mark Streit, the Islanders number one defenseman, may go the whole season without playing one game due to injury  (Dan4th/Flickr)

Would The Islanders Make Ideal Trading Partners For The Vancouver Canucks?

  Through the current rough period for the Canucks, one thing has become clear, the need for more depth in both the forward and defensive lines. With the injury to […]

by · March 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Vancouver Canucks
Not the most inspiring logo in the world (but it beats the Winnipeg Jets mark IMHO).

Canucks Rumblings: NHL Realignment, Abbotsford AHL Relocation?

Already close to halfway through the shortened 2013 NHL season, the Vancouver Canucks once again remain safely at the top on the North-West standings. Since the 2008/9 season, the Canucks have both won and dominated […]

by · February 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Vancouver Canucks
Hockey is doing pretty well in Nashville (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL Ticket Prices: A Western Conference Comparison

After the lockout ended, most teams were looking into ways to make it up to the fans. NHL ticket prices however didn’t get too much attention, with costs remaining status quo and […]

by · February 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · The Business of Hockey
Vancouver Canucks Social Media: A Twitter Guide

Vancouver Canucks Social Media: A Twitter Guide

In this modern age, social media is becoming a more vital tool for hardcore hockey fans. Twitter has now become arguably the number one online source for trades, injuries and […]

by · February 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Vancouver Canucks
Nino Niederreiter might have been down on his luck in Long Island, but he has certainly found a home on Minnesota's top line this season. (Icon SMI)

Swiss Hockey Players Making The News

For the past few months Swiss hockey news focused on North American players in the Swiss NLA. Now that the the lockout is over, let’s focus some attention on Swiss […]

by · January 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, News/Commentary
Alexander Edler.  (Wikimedia Commons)

Vancouver Canucks News: Alex Edler Contract Extension, Jordan Schroeder Back to AHL

  The Vancouver Canucks had some big news for fans on Friday night, announcing the contract extension of blue-liner Alex Edler for another 6 years with a reported cap hit of $5 million a […]

by · January 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Trades Contracts and Transactions, Vancouver Canucks
Cory Schneider  (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Matt Duchene, Cory Schneider To Return To North America Early Next Week

As reported by Swiss media, both Ambri-Piotta lockout players Matt Duchene and Cory Schneider will play their last games for the Swiss-Italian club on Sunday, January 6th and are expected to be […]

by · January 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Trades Contracts and Transactions, Vancouver Canucks
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Canucks Goaltender Cory Schneider Joins Ambri In The Swiss League

Ambri Piotta of the top-tier Swiss NLA hockey league has signed Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider until the end of December with the option of a longer deal depending on the […]

by · November 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Trades Contracts and Transactions, Vancouver Canucks
Religion In Hockey Part Two: Q&A With Windsor Spitfires’ Captain Saverio Posa

Religion In Hockey Part Two: Q&A With Windsor Spitfires’ Captain Saverio Posa

Part 1 of Religion in Hockey   More and more elite athletes are opening up about the role of religion in their chosen sport and recently also becoming vocal about […]

by · November 12, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Hockey Cares, Minor League Report, OHL, Prospects
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Religion In Hockey Part One: NHL Players

Besides being some of the best in their chosen sport, hockey players such as Jarome Iginla, Shane Doan, Mike Fisher, Cam Ward, David Booth, Wayne Gretzky and Markus Naslund have […]