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NHL Rumors: Arizona Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks

My NHL Trade Rumors - ‎2 hours ago‎
Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports: A couple weeks ago Tobias Rieder's agent, Darren Ferris, suggested that Rieder was considering KHL offers because contract talks were at an impasse.
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Five reasons the Canucks should pass on Evander Kane

The Province - ‎15 hours ago‎
Truth is, there is merit to it all, because if the Buffalo Sabres were ever to auction off their troubled star, the Canucks would be one of the teams interested.But should Vancouver make a pitch for Kane if he's ever made available via trade? There are ...

Why Olli Juolevi still hasn't signed with the Canucks

The Province - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Vancouver, and Lehto, believe the prospect isn't eligible for the AHL this season. But he could play in Europe and, for whatever the reasons, the Canucks haven't yet openly said it's an option, even though it's something that is being considered ...

Vancouver Canucks Are in Tough Spot for Olli Juolevi Contract Talks

The Canuck Way - ‎22 hours ago‎
In an interview with TSN 1040 on Tuesday, Vancouver Canucks president Trevor Linden seemed confident when asked about the ongoing contract negotiations with 2016 top pick Olli Juolevi.

Vancouver Canucks President Trevor Linden on Radio Tuesday, Expansion Draft (blog) - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Thanks to some Super Bowl losses and that skate-in-the-crease Stanley Cup Final loss in 1999 that's even more painful than what Vancouver went through in 1994 or 2011, Buffalo gets the nod as the "most tortured sports fan base in North America."
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Wayward winger Evander Kane would fill Canucks' scoring needs

The Province - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The optics of another off-ice altercation by the wayward Evander Kane were ugly, but the timing may not have been better for the Vancouver Canucks, who desperately need to acquire a second-line left-winger. The Sabres' enigma was handcuffed outside the ...
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Can Canucks become a playoff team? They have a lot of ground to make up

The Province - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
That's a not-insignificant, 10-per-cent bump on the Canucks' scoring rate. If only scoring was the issue. The Canucks had an equally difficult time, relatively speaking, preventing goals. Vancouver allowed 243 goals on the season, 2.96 per game, while ...

Vancouver Canucks Philip Larsen for Power Play, Alex Burrows at Smashfest (blog) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
One of the big questions about the Vancouver Canucks heading into the 2016-17 season is whether or not new acquisition Philip Larsen will be able to fulfill the job description that he has been assigned—offering an offensive presence on the blue line ...

Vancouver Canucks Daily Rumblings: To Trade or Not to Trade

The Canuck Way - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
For the Vancouver Canucks, however, it was, is and it seems like it always will be. In order to achieve that, they will need scoring help, being the second-lowest-scoring team of 2015-16.

Vancouver Canucks have a valuable defenceman in Chris Tanev. Is it time to trade him?

National Post - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
That skill set seems like it should be vitally important to the Vancouver Canucks, a team yearning to get back into a playoff race after giving up the eighth-most goals in the NHL last season.
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Philip Larsen's shot key to Canucks' power-play success

The Province - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Larsen may not have the booming one-timer of some others, but scouts do believe he has a natural ability to get shots on net, a skill that worked very well with the Sedins when Christian Ehrhoff was in Vancouver. Of course, Larsen still has to make the ...
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Vancouver Canucks: Top 5 Storylines to Watch in 2016-17

The Canuck Way - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The Vancouver Canucks want to be a part of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but they have a long way to go and little guarantees.

Vancouver Canucks Willie Desjardins in Saskatchewan, Goalie Gear Changes (blog) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
After speaking in Toronto at last week's Coach's Conference, Vancouver Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins has made his way to his home province of Saskatchewan for the Star-Powered hockey camp, which is also a fundraiser in support of prostate ...
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20 years ago today: How the Canucks missed out on signing Wayne Gretzky

The Province - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
25 Nov 1997: Center Wayne Gretzky of the New York Rangers skates down the ice during a game against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
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Vancouver Canucks Daily Rumblings: A Long Way Up

The Canuck Way - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The question whether or not the Vancouver Canucks can be a playoff team in the 2016-17 season has been beaten to death around the blogosphere.

Willie Desjardins looking forward after Vancouver Canucks disappointing season

Yahoo Sports (blog) - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Toronto, Ont. -- One of the videos in Vancouver Canucks' head coach Willie Desjardins' 60-minute presentation: “Building the foundation for a winning team culture” at the TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference on Friday showed prospective Navy SEALs ...
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Vancouver Canucks Daily Rumblings: Big Trades Seem Impossible

The Canuck Way - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Say what you will, but if the Vancouver Canucks want to be able to compete with their Pacific Division rivals, a second line with Sven Baertschi and Jannik Hansen won't be enough.
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Vancouver Canucks Sign RW Alex Grenier and D Andrey Pedan to 2-Way Deals (blog) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Vancouver Canucks took care of their last required bit of offseason paperwork on Tuesday, announcing that they've signed restricted free agents Alex Grenier and Andrey Pedan to new one-year, two-way contracts.
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Vancouver Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins' hockey roots deep in Saskatoon - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
In his second year with the Canucks, Desjardins experienced something virtually unheard of in his coaching career - he missed the playoffs.

Vancouver Canucks Trade Possibilities, How Analytics Could Impact a Deal (blog) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
I was surprised to see the poll come out so strongly in favour of Evander Kane as an acquisition target for the Canucks. Of course, the cost of acquisition is an important part of breaking down any trade.