April 29th, 2016 In Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Boy, there were some wildly different results for these three Canucks. Back in September, I singled out three Canucks who needed to have a good season in order to silence the critics. All three of these players signed new contracts last season, and the pressure was on them to elevate their game. Two of these players are supposed  to be key...

April 28th, 2016 In Canucks Goaltending, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Ryan Miller seems destined to finish out his three-year, $18 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks. With the cap unlikely to increase in the 2016-17 season, many teams will be unwilling to take on such an onerous salary. What gets lost in the conversation about trading Miller and his contract, is that he actually played pretty well last...

April 26th, 2016 In Canucks Transactions, Free Agents, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

In a period when the Vancouver Canucks and its fan base are looking ahead, recent musings have the Kings' Milan Lucic, Bruins' Loui Eriksson and Isles' Kyle Okposo as potential free agent targets this offseason. Benning says #Canucks have some money to spend this summer and they'll look at options on free agents they can add. — Omar A...

April 24th, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, Utica Comets, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

'The Nuck Stops Here' is a Vancouver Canucks news and analysis column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Canucks sign Thatcher Demko The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed goaltender Thatcher Demko to a...

April 22nd, 2016 In AHL, Minor League Report, Utica Comets, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

The Vancouver Canucks' season was over long before it was over, but their farm team still has plenty to play for. The 2015 Eastern Conference champion Utica Comets (38-26-12) begin their Calder Cup quest tonight against the Albany Devils (46-20-10) in the best-of-five first round series. A lot of the Comets roster is changed over from a...

April 21st, 2016 In Canucks Goaltending, Canucks Prospects, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Canucks General Manager Jim Benning said all along he was confident that the team and star Boston College goalie Thatcher Demko would agree to terms on a contract. Benning put the somewhat overblown worries in the fan base to bed with the team's announcement on Wednesday, one that is a step for the future. #Canucks sign Thatcher Demko, 2014...

April 20th, 2016 In College Hockey, Free Agents, NCAA, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

It came as a surprise to some Canucks fans at last June's NHL draft when Jim Benning and company picked forward Brock Boeser 23rd overall, over some highly touted prospects. But after Boeser's freshman season at the University of North Dakota which featured 27 goals (more than any of UND alumni Zach Parise, Jonathan Toews or T.J. Oshie in...

April 19th, 2016 In Free Agents, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Whether or not the Los Angeles Kings will rebound from on 0-2 series hole against the San Jose Sharks is yet to be seen in this first round. Also yet to be seen is whether the speculation on Milan Lucic donning Canucks colors is a real possibility. The hard-nose winger is set to have his contract expire after the 2016 playoffs, which paid him...

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

'The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news and opinion column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Canucks sign defenceman Troy Stetcher The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C.  –Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Troy...

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