NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Canucks, Oilers, Draft Lottery, More

NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Canucks, Oilers, Draft Lottery, More

August 6th, 2020 In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is talk coming out of Montreal that Max Domi is of the understanding that this will be his last run with the team, the Vancouver Canucks have lost Micheal Ferland for the series, the Oilers are down two key players, and the NHL has announced the date of Phase 2...
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Vancouver Canucks Need to Offer Sheet Anthony Cirelli

August 6th, 2020 Depth wins championships. Look no further than the 2019 St. Louis Blues, the 2018 Washington Capitals, the 2017 Pittsburgh Penguins...the most recent Stanley Cup champions all have strong players up and down their rosters. The Tampa Bay Lightning have been at the top of the NHL standings for...

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August 4th, 2020
Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks' first playoff appearance in five years, and nine years after their Stanley Cup Final appearance, showed that they still have a bit of rust. In a 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild, the Canucks had no answers and were beat down by the Vegas oddsmakers' favourite, Wild. Here are the three areas where they struggled the most in Game 1 and where they need to improve if they are going to make it through this series. Breakout Breakdown First, the Canucks struggled to break out of their zone. If the team had succeeded in their initial attempt to break out of the zone, it is unlikely Alex Edler would have taken the tripping penalty that led to the Wild's first goal. Related: Vancouver Canucks' Top 3 Defensemen of All-Time Unfortunately, the Canucks' second penalty happened in a similar circumstance. Adam Gaudette panicked, shovelling the puck to the middle of the ice, and that turnover led to another penalty. That penalty did not lead to anything...
August 4th, 2020
Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks opened up the pursuit for their first Stanley Cup in franchise history with a shutout loss to the stingy Minnesota Wild on Sunday night and will be looking for redemption in Game 2 on Tuesday. The Canucks were blanketed all night by the sound defensive structure of the Wild led by head coach Dean Evason. No matter what they did, they could not generate enough quality chances on back up-turned starter Alex Stalock. Obviously, they will need to change that to win Game 2. It won't be easy, but the Canucks do have the skill and offence to turn the tides. Related: NHL Rumors: Bruins, Rangers, Hurricanes, Canucks, Jets, Blackhawks Though for that to happen the Canucks will need better performances from everyone not named Elias Pettersson, who was probably the best player on the ice even though he never hit the scoresheet. If the Canucks don't want to fall behind 2-0 and consequently face the...
August 3rd, 2020
Winnipeg Jets

In today's NHL rumor rundown, it is all about the quick hits and news items as it pertains to a number of teams and game action from Saturday an Sunday in the NHL play-ins and seeding games. There is news on the Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets, and Chicago Blackhawks. Latest on Bruins' Tuukka Rask Deputy managing editor, for NHL.com, Adam Kimelman notes that Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy provided an update yesterday on goaltender Tuukka Rask. Rask was deemed unfit to play in yesterday’s loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Cassidy explained: “We were told last night that he would be unavailable so we let Jaro know. Then it was going to be a day-to-day thing. We expect and hope that he’ll be back in the net Wednesday. Let’s see if he’s on the ice tomorrow. Probably can give you a better idea then how he’s feeling. And we’ll...
August 2nd, 2020
Canucks Transactions

After eight seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Roberto Luongo was traded back to the Florida Panthers on March 4, 2014, along with Steven Anthony in exchange for Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias. Luongo's eight seasons in Vancouver saw the team reach the playoffs six times and featured a Stanley Cup Final appearance. While the Canucks traded away an elite starting goaltender, they received Markstrom, a goalie with tons of promise who struggled at the start of his career and Matthias, who added forward depth to the team. Losing Roberto Luongo Luongo was traded to Vancouver after the 2005-06 season with Lukas Krajicek for Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen, and Alex Auld. In his first season with the team, he was nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy and Vezina Trophy but came in second for both awards. In each of his first five seasons with the Canucks, he was in the top-10 in the Vezina Trophy voting. Related: 7 Things About Roberto Luongo Along with Cory Schneider, Luongo...

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Pavel Bure - A Tribute to the Russian Rocket

“Pavel Bure was – and is – the best player to ever wear a Canucks’ uniform.” — Pat Quinn, former Canucks GM (from 'Ex-GM Pat Quinn calls Pavel Bure the best Canuck ever' - Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun, 04/12/2013) The Beginning of Pavel Bure's Iconic Career Discussions involving... August 5th, 2020

A Look Back at the West Coast Express Line

This article was originally written in December, 2015. During the dead puck era in the years leading to the 2004-05 NHL lockout, the Canucks' trio of Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi and Brendan Morrison far from followed the pattern of declining offense in the league. The West Coast Express... July 30th, 2020