September 25th, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news, opinion and analysis column that runs every Sunday throughout the regular season. NEWS Jack Skille, James Sheppard, Tuomo Ruutu, Kevin Carr signed to PTO contracts The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim...

September 22nd, 2016 In News, Top Stories, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Former Colorado Avalanche forward Jack Skille has accepted a professional tryout (PTO) with the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced this week. Skille will hit Canucks training camp with plenty of competition for open forward spots. Between tryouts for James Sheppard and Tuomo Ruutu, and prospects vying for a roster spot, competition will be...

September 20th, 2016 In Canucks Goaltending, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

The goalie controversy never seems to die in Vancouver. Goaltending was one of Vancouver's few bright spots last season. Although the Canucks surrendered a plethora of scoring chances, their goaltending tandem of Ryan Miller and Jacob Markstrom kept the team in games in which they were outplayed. The two goaltenders did it by committee, with...

September 18th, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news, opinion and analysis column that runs every Sunday throughout the regular season. News Jason King named Utica Comets assistant coach The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that former Canucks...

September 15th, 2016 In Canucks Prospects, Prospects, Top Stories, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

The name Subban could become a new bloodline in the NHL with the rise of the oldest brother P.K. and the potential surrounding the middle-child, Malcolm, in Boston. But what will be made of Jordan Subban? The youngest of the three was drafted the latest (round four) and has the least amount of hype surrounding his potential career. The...

September 15th, 2016 In Long Read, Previews and Predictions, Top Stories, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. The Canucks are five years removed from their crushing Game 7 defeat at the hands of the Boston Bruins. In reality, it feels like that loss happened 50 years ago. Even the 2014-15 campaign, where the Canucks surprised everyone by finishing eighth overall in the NHL, seems like a mirage. The 2015-16 season...

September 13th, 2016 In Free Agents, News, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

The Vancouver Canucks are bringing James Sheppard and Tuomo Ruutu into training camp on professional tryout contracts (PTO), the team confirmed Tuesday. After a season where he was moved to the New York Rangers and failed to produce, Sheppard spent last season in Switzerland's National League A (NLA) playing for the Kloten Flyers. There he...

September 5th, 2016 In News, Vancouver Canucks, World Cup 0 comments

As the World Cup of Hockey draws closer, Team Sweden has replaced on Henrik with another as their captain heading into the tournament. After it was reported that Mikael Backlund would be replacing the injured Henrik Zetterberg at the World Cup, Sweden was in need of a new captain. While they have a number of eligible candidates, it seems...

September 5th, 2016 In Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

It would be an understatement to say the Vancouver Canucks struggled to score goals throughout last season. They scored the second least amount of goals in the league at 186, scoring an average of 2.26 goals per game. Only the New Jersey Devils scored at a lesser rate, and this trend could continue into next season unless they get some goals from...

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