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Naslund’s Jersey Heads to the Rafters As Damian Cox Voices His Displeasure

December 12th, 2010
Toronto Star's Damian Cox took it to Twitter to voice his displeasure over the Vancouver Canucks choosing to retire Markus Naslund's jersey and the 50-minute pre-game ceremony, which was condensed to 30 minutes when aired on Hockey Night in Canada. Cox tweeted the Canucks “[deserved the] loss after [having the] worst ...

Vancouver Canucks Recall Winger Jonas Andersson, His Scouting Report, Perrault

December 7th, 2010
The Vancouver Canucks announced today that winger Jonas Andersson has been recalled from the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League. Andersson, 29, last played North American hockey in the 2002-03 season when he suited up in five games with the Nashville Predators. After seven years in the Finnish Elite ...

Alain Vigneault: Blatant Favoritism For Kevin Bieksa, Dislike For Keith Ballard?

December 2nd, 2010
We learned on Tuesday that Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa had battled the flu throughout the Canucks' eastern trip in mid-November before contracting pneumonia and missing last Saturday's tilt against the San Jose Sharks. Remember last month when Keith Ballard sat out four straight games because offseason hip surgery and then a ...

Vancouver Canucks: Rick Rypien Takes Personal Leave and Schaefer On Waivers

November 25th, 2010
For the second time in his career, Vancouver Canucks forward Rick Rypien has taken an indefinite personal leave from the team and the Canucks have refused to comment. Rypien, 26, took a personal leave from the team back in 2008-09 which saw him miss 70 games. Five games into the season, he ...

NHL: Merits Of Firing The Head Coach, Five That Could Be

November 23rd, 2010
Trades have become increasingly difficult to make in this era of the National Hockey League with numerous budget-conscious teams and many teams operating at the salary cap ceiling. Those facing ownership uncertainty include the Phoenix Coyotes and Dallas Stars and those spending to the cap ceiling include the Vancouver Canucks, New ...

Vancouver Canucks Role Players Not Generating Energy for the Team

November 22nd, 2010
When the Canucks pulled off seven wins in eight games between October 22 and November 13, there was one thing that was consistent: the Canucks played with energy and an aggressive game of hockey. In recent games, the Canucks have moved away from this method and are losing as a result. ...

Vancouver Canucks: Where Is the 2005 NHL Entry Draft Class?

November 20th, 2010
At the 2005 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa, Ontario, the Vancouver Canucks held six draft picks: a first rounder (10th overall), a second rounder (51st overall), a fourth rounder (114th overall), a fifth rounder (138th overall), a sixth rounder (185th overall) and a seventh rounder (205th overall). Back in 2004, the ...

Christian Ehrhoff and Vancouver Canucks Contract Talks at a “Stalemate”

November 13th, 2010
On Hockey Night in Canada's The Hotstove, analyst Pierre Lebrun reported that talks between the Vancouver Canucks and Christian Ehrhoff regarding a contract extension have hit a "stalemate."  Lebrun reports the Canucks made an offer to Ehrhoff's agent Rick Curran and a counter-offer was made. Both parties have decided to "wait ...

Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis: Keith Ballard Scratched for Health Reasons

November 13th, 2010
Based on the defense pairings at practice, head coach Alain Vigneault appeared to be leaning towards scratching $4.2 million man Keith Ballard for the third consecutive game. Many Canucks fans have been mind-boggled by Vigneault's continued decision to sit Ballard and have accused him of playing favourites with Aaron Rome. In ...

Vancouver Canucks Forward Jeff Tambellini Was Not Recalled From Manitoba Moose

November 6th, 2010
Update: Apparently Jeff Tambellini was mistakenly listed on the roster and has not been called up from the Moose.News broke Saturday morning that the Vancouver Canucks had recalled Jeff Tambellini from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, a puzzling move considering the reason they sent him down to the ...