May 27th, 2016 In Canucks Transactions, News, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

After making a deal for fellow right shooting defenseman Erik Gudbranson on Wednesday, general manager Jim Benning announced that the Vancouver Canucks have signed former Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick Tom Nilsson to a one year, two way contract. The native of Tyreso, Sweden, was originally selected by the Leafs in the fourth round (100th...

May 25th, 2016 In Florida Panthers, News, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Hockey trades in May! The Florida Panthers have traded defenseman Erik Gudbranson to the Vancouver Canucks along with a 2016 fifth-round pick. Heading back to the Panthers in the deal are forward Jared McCann, a 2016 second-round pick and a 2016 fourth-round pick. https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/735637271173566465 Gudbranson is the...

May 22nd, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, 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 Yan-Pavel Laplante 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 forward Yan-Pavel...

May 17th, 2016 In Canucks Prospects, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

It was just over a full calendar year ago that Cole Cassels' Oshawa Generals captured the OHL Championship. In that Game 6 win against Connor McDavid's Erie Otters on May 15, 2015, Cassels had four assists and a plus-three rating. Fast forward to just over two weeks after that, and Cassels' Generals were Memorial Cup Champions after beating the...

May 15th, 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 Embed from Getty Images Update on Canucks at the World Championships The Canucks boast a large crop of players at this year's World Championships, and despite the relative unimportance of this event, it's still...

May 6th, 2016 In Canucks Transactions, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Amidst talks regarding how the Vancouver Canucks plan to bolster their defense core, they may have an important blueliner who has been playing overseas, and hasn't exactly been the center of many of those conversations. Enter Philip Larsen, who has spent the past two years in the KHL. His rights were acquired by the Canucks from the...

May 5th, 2016 In Canucks Prospects, Editor's Choice, Utica Comets, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

It's been a week since the Utica Comets AHL season came to an end, after falling to the Albany Devils in four games in the team's best-of-five first round playoff series. Despite advancing all the way to the Calder Cup Finals a season ago, the Comets finish this year wasn't exactly surprising, as a number of key players from 2014-15 moved up...

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