Category Archives: Vancouver Canucks

Benning said he’s hoping to sign Demko

Canucks let him down, and now Miller’s time looks up in Vancouver

The scaffolding around the soon-to-be 36-year-old goalie is still going up as GM Jim Benning prepares to go deeper into the roster renovation that was long overdue on the Canucks.

At this stage of his career, Miller hasn’t time to wait for the finished product and the Canucks, whose season next year could be as difficult as this one, no longer need a $6-million-a-year goalie.

The two sides no longer fit. Miller is a grand piano bought for a mansion. Now, the Canucks are living in a garage until the new house is built.

Iain MacIntyre: Canucks let him down, and now Miller's time looks up in Vancouver

Who will the Canucks go after on July 1?

“I think Loui Eriksson is a real good target for the Vancouver Canucks. I think we keep hearing that it might be a real good fit for Eriksson with the Sedins, if they go down that road, so I think that’s a realistic one.

Burrows sees roster reality

Burrows turns 35 next month and has a year left on his contract at a healthy $4.5 million US. That’s a lot of cap space for a depth player and one who’s no longer on the power play, is still on the penalty kill and is being a good mentor to a growing core of young players.

Canucks could look to buy out Burrows this summer

Hamhuis confirms that he would consider a trade to Dallas

Hamhuis does not want to go to Boston

Could the Canucks trade Miller?

Maybe the goalie market really does stink right now, but the Canucks had a chance to trade Ryan Miller in the offseason and passed.


Miller is 35 years old. The Canucks are a team on the rebuild. Why is it so important to have an aging veteran who is no longer a bona fide No. 1 on the team?

Canucks have to sell

As the TSN insider reported, the Canucks are open for business. They haven’t been this open for business since Mike Keenan got his hands on the controls and made 11 trades in three months in 1998 and dealt away just about everyone except Mark Messier.

In the middle of a rebuild, with his team eight points out, Benning has to sell.

Blackhawks interested in Hamhuis, Vrbata

What are the chances the Blackhawks can make a deal with the Canucks for Dan Hamhuis and Radim Vrbata?

Dan Hamhuis’s trade status is a riddle he’s not yet solved

The Canucks would love an Antoine Vermette scenario. The centre was dealt by Arizona to Chicago a day before the 2015 trade deadline for a first-round pick and defenceman Klas Dahlbeck. The 33-year-old Vermette won a Stanley Cup and then re-signed with the Coyotes for two years at $3.75 million annually. He didn’t get a pay hike, but he got a no-movement clause.

Are the Canucks looking at Drouin?

Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning.

On if the Canucks are talking with Tampa Bay about Jonathan Drouin:

“I think just about everybody is talking to Tampa. When I say everybody, I would say anywhere from 10-15 teams have pretty significant interest in this player, and I would lump the Canucks in that group of 10, 12, 15 teams.

Kuzma: Hansen, with 19 goals, on trade radar

Hansen has earned some attention.

He would suit a number of Stanley Cup contenders, who usually shop the rental aisle at the trade deadline instead of searching for better long-term and affordable fits. Spit-balling doesn’t cost a nickel, so here’s one scenario for the Chicago Blackhawks to at least consider. They are linked to every available winger but would have to probably part with a first-round pick and/or a prized prospect to land the likes of an Andrew Ladd. And then, of course, they lose him lucrative free agency on July 1.