Category Archives: Vancouver Canucks
One of the big decisions that some teams still have to make is their coaching section. Last weeks firing of Dan Bylsma means that it is likely that he instantly becomes the front runner to coach in Vancouver, Carolina or Florida. Another possibility to coach in Florida is Ron Wilson, who interviewed for the position last week.
Speaking of the Vancouver Canucks, it has been indicated that new GM Jim Benning wants to bring in a scorer via trade or UFA. Some of the names that are set to become available and who fit the billing as a scorer include Vanek and Gaborik. It was speculated several years ago that Gaborik was interested in playing in Vancouver. If the Canucks are able to trade Kesler and a player such as Edler the Canucks could have a brand new second line. Although it has been recently reported that the Canucks want to hang on to Edler, it is well known that the Red Wings are very interested in him and he could fetch a high price in return.
McKenzie "some people are going to say that Bylsma becomes a top candidate for Van but I don't think that's 100% the case"
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) June 6, 2014
Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports that the Canucks are once again taking calls on Ryan Kesler and that the Senators are shopping Jason Spezza.
Ben Kuzma of The Province reports that the Canucks have many options with regards to Ryan Kesler.
Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail reports that the Canucks and the Sharks have interest in UFA goalie Ryan Miller.
Some fascinating tidbits coming out about the brief Tortorella era in Vanc; including fact he wanted team to buy out Alex Burrows' contract
— Gary Mason (@garymasonglobe) May 15, 2014
Canucks’ Ryan Kesler declares ‘hopefully I can stay’
— lionelwild (@lionelwild) April 8, 2014
Mike Gillis fired as president and GM of Vancouver Canucks – http://t.co/4LiHnyYde9
— Global BC (@GlobalBC) April 8, 2014
Gallagher: What will the new-look Canucks shake out to be?
The team is in store for a shakeup on the ice and behind the bench, but how that plays out remains to be seen
If you want to get some good returns on the Vancouver Canucks with price per head bookmaking, now must be the time. Just when you think that the only way they can go is up, they manage to dig themselves into an even deeper hole, and the pay per head sportsbook will be offering odds longer than the dwindling queues at the turnstiles. Their loss to the New York Islanders, playing no less that seven rookies, was a punishing twelfth defeat out of fourteen matches. Conceding all seven goals in the third period left even their coach John Tortorella as confused as everyone else as to why they have performed so badly recently. This is a team that are still only six points off the final playoff spot, but have they now got any hope of a way back in?
Canuck rumour I: That the Aquilini family forced Tortorella on Gillis. Verdict: Skeptical. The choice came down to Tortorella or John Stevens, whose name you are going to hear a lot for any openings this summer. I believe there was an agreement to go with the more experienced candidate.
Two league sources told the Daily News that the Flyers have tabled a “substantial offer” to try and pry Kesler from the Canucks. They have also asked about acquiring Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler, who is reportedly on the market, as part of a larger trade – though that combined price is steep.