What the Canucks Need to do to Win Game 3

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After surrendering Game 1 to the Calgary Flames in heartbreaking fashion, a Kris Russell game-winner with less than 30 seconds remaining, the Canucks skated to a well deserved 4-1 victory in Game 2, and now head to Calgary with a chance to take back home-ice advantage. After multiple years without playoff hockey, the Saddledome will […] READ MORE


Dorsett & Sbisa sign multi-year contracts with Canucks

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The following press release comes from the Vancouver Canucks Dorsett & Sbisa signed to multi-year contracts Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Derek Dorsett to a four-year contract and defenceman Luca Sbisa to three-year contract. “Derek has been an incredibly valuable member of the […] READ MORE


Sbisa, Weber Stepping up for Canucks

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With the NHL regular season nearing an end, it’s that time of year where teams are either trying to get set for the playoffs (either preparing for a run or scratching their way in), or simply playing out the stretch, and when it comes to the Vancouver Canucks, they most certainly fall into the former […] READ MORE


New Faces Contributing for Canucks

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Early in the 2014-15 campaign, the Vancouver Canucks are off to a fantastic start, going 10-4-0 through their first 14 games (good for 2nd in their division, their conference, and the National Hockey League), while also playing an exciting, uptempo style. Much of this is due to the play of GM Jim Benning‘s off-season acquisitions. […] READ MORE


Meet a New Canuck: Luca Sbisa

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Meet a New Canuck is a feature Markus Meyer (@Markus_Meyer27) and I will be running throughout the off-season as an introduction to the newest members of the Vancouver Canucks. Before we get to the big one, here’s a look at Luca Sbisa. Luca Sbisa Biography: Sbisa certainly has unique beginnings for an NHL player, born in Italy before […] READ MORE


Meet a new Canuck: Nick Bonino

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Meet a new Canuck is a feature I’ll be running throughout the off-season as an introduction to the newest members of the Vancouver Canucks.   Nick Bonino BIOGRAPHY In his college days, Bonino played for the Boston University Terriers. Bonino led Boston University to an NCAA National Championship, beating Miami University, as a sophomore in […] READ MORE


Ryan Kesler traded to the Anaheim Ducks

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Per Pierre LeBrun, Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks for defenceman Luca Sbisa, forward Nick Bonino and Anaheim’s first round pick (24th Overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The teams also agreed to swap third round picks once the deal goes through. Kesler, turning 30 in August, scored […] READ MORE


Despite Loss, Swiss Hockey is Now on the Map

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Looking at the Goals For/Goals Against numbers for Switzerland going into their qualification match-up against Latvia, it seems improbable that they have only scored two goals, and have managed to hold the opposition to one. When you look at their win-loss record, it’s even more outstanding. Despite scoring only two goals, Switzerland has posted a […] READ MORE


Checking in On The Snubs: Player Performance Post Olympic Announcements

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As of January 7th all countries participating in the Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament at the Sochi Olympics have submitted their twenty-five man preliminary rosters for the games.  Since that time, the talk has focused almost as much on players who were not selected to play for their countries, as those who were selected.  While the […] READ MORE


2013-14 Anaheim Ducks Looking To Build On Momentum

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Welcome back to Puck Drop: NHL Preview 2013-14, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL, leading to the start of this hockey season.  Check back often as new teams are added to our Puck Drop page.  Today we take a look at the 2013-14 Anaheim Ducks. Last Season:  Nowhere […] READ MORE