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APRIL 9, 2014 – One day after his Vancouver Canucks were eliminated from playoff contention, GM Mike Gillis was fired after four seasons at the helm. Gillis recently indicated that he and coach John Tortorella were not on the same page regarding the team’s style of play. “I want us to play upbeat, puck possession, move the puck quickly, force ...Full Article

That ’70 Show: 1970 NHL Entrants Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres Fall Fast in 2014

MARCH 17, 2014 — Despite having been in the league 44 years, the Vancouver Canucks have not been able to claim that ultimate prize—the Stanley Cup—even once. However, since ...Full Article

Kesler Says No to Columbus: Right Decision?

MARCH 4, 2014 — Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler reportedly won’t waive his no-trade clause for the Columbus Blue Jackets, but reportedly will for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red ...Full Article

Henrik Sedin Out of Sochi Olympics: Rib Injury Persists

FEBRUARY 7, 2014 — VANCOUVER — Henrik Sedin announced that he is unfit to play for Team Sweden at the Olympics.  He will be replaced by Marcus Johansson of ...Full Article

Canucks Acquire Swiss Olympian Raphael Diaz from Canadiens

FEBRUARY 3, 2014 — VANCOUVER — Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Raphael Diaz from Montreal in exchange ...Full Article

The Joke’s on Bob Hartley

JANUARY 20, 2014 — Reflecting on Saturday’s brawl between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks, it’s obvious that Bob Hartley is just as obnoxious now as he was over ...Full Article

3 Games You Can’t Miss

If you’re going to be in front of your TV watching hockey this weekend (and why wouldn’t you be?), there are three games that Hockeytalk labels as MUST SEE. ...Full Article

Skinner, Hall, Luongo NHL 3 Stars

DECEMBER 9, 2013 — NEW YORK — Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner, Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo have been named the NHL’s ‘Three ...Full Article

Canucks: 4 years, $28M for Each of the Sedins

NOVEMBER 1, 2013 — VANCOUVER –  Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-signed forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin to four-year ...Full Article

Stamkos, Kessel, Kesler NHL 3 Stars of the Week

OCTOBER 28, 2013 – NEW YORK — FROM NHL — Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel and Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler have ...Full Article

Canucks to Retire Pavel Bure’s Number 10 November 2 vs Toronto

SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 — VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks announced today that Pavel Bure’s number will be retired on Saturday, November 2nd when the Canucks host the Toronto Maple ...Full Article

Canucks to Retire Bure’s #10

JULY 23, 2013 — VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks, in front of their season ticket holders at the club’s annual ‘Canucks Summer Summit’, unveiled that Pavel Bure’s number will ...Full Article

BC Place to Host NHL Heritage Classic: Canucks vs. Senators

NEW YORK (July 10, 2013) – The Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ will return to the regular-season schedule next season when the Vancouver Canucks face off against the Ottawa Senators ...Full Article

HOST TEAM DRAFT TRADE SHOCKER: New Jersey trades #9 pick to Vancouver for G Cory Schneider

JUNE 30, 2013 — DRAFT DAY – Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today a trade for New Jersey’s first round, ninth overall selection in the ...Full Article

Despite Cup Final Loss, Rask Ranks With Best of NHL Postseason Netminders

INSIDE THE NUMBERS BY TED LAWRENCE JUNE 28, 2013 — Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas recorded playoff statistics unmatched by any goaltender since the 2004-05 NHL lockout. However, current ...Full Article

Canucks Hire Tortorella

JUNE 25, 2013 — VANCOUVER — It’s a coach swap between Vancouver and New York for all intents and purposes.  Will Tortorella light a fire under the Canucks, and, ...Full Article

Canucks Fire Coach Alain Vigneault

MAY 22, 2013 — Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that Alain Vigneault has been relieved of his duties as head ...Full Article

A Semi-Apology to the Islanders

The other day I went off on the New York Islanders and said I fully expected them to get their butts whipped in the playoffs.  I also made comparisons ...Full Article

Roy to Canucks

April 2, 2013 — Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired centre Derek Roy from the Dallas ...Full Article

Vanek, Kunitz, Luongo NHL 3 Stars of Week

NEW YORK (February 4, 2013) — Buffalo Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek, Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Audio: Zach Kassian, Canucks

January 25, 2013 – ANAHEIM —  Zach Kassian scored his third goal of the season during a power play alongside the Sedins Friday night in Anaheim.  The Ducks gave the Canucks ...Full Article

Hockeytalk Audio: Lorne Henning, Asst. GM Vancouver Canucks

Lorne Henning sat down with Hockeytalk to discuss the team’s conditioning, holding onto leads, their second and third line players, their goaltending situation and the return of Ryan Kessler ...Full Article

Vancouver Canucks Sign Defenseman Jim Vandermeer

JANUARY 15, 2013 — Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Jim Vandermeer. Vandermeer, 32, has played in ...Full Article