Canucks: Vancouver Gives Virtanen Another Chance with New Deal

Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen has avoided arbitration and signed a two-year deal, the team revealed Thursday. The history between the Canucks and Virtanen is a curious one and the signing did little to illuminate the situation. A two-year deal is a “prove yourself” contract and that’s what the 24-year-old will have to do. LastContinue reading “Canucks: Vancouver Gives Virtanen Another Chance with New Deal”

Canucks: What is Jim Benning Doing?

What are the Vancouver Canucks doing? It’s a simple question. If you’ve been anywhere near the local Vancouver headlines over the past few days, you also know it’s a very pressing one. Talk to anyone in or near the fanbase, including the masked cashier behind a pane of glass at your local grocery store, andContinue reading “Canucks: What is Jim Benning Doing?”

Canadiens: Gallagher Signing Seals the Deal on Successful Off-Season

On Wednesday, the Montreal Canadiens announced the signing of forward Brendan Gallagher to a six-year contract carrying a $6.5 million annual cap hit. On Tuesday, Gallagher’s agent was telling reporters that negotiations between his client and the Canadiens had broken off. This was just a few hours ahead of the announcement that Montreal general managerContinue reading “Canadiens: Gallagher Signing Seals the Deal on Successful Off-Season”

Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round Preview: Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild

Hockey is back on tap and in a big way, which means there’s a lot to cover in a relatively short period of time. It’s time to get on with the show and sum up the Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round matchups. Up next, Vancouver Canucks and Minnesota Wild. These two teams renew a storiedContinue reading “Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round Preview: Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild”

Canucks: Demko Gets Win, But It’s a Long Road Ahead

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko has his work cut out for him, that goes without saying. He did the job Tuesday, pulling his club to a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in the first of what could be a very long, very difficult stretch. The 24-year-old from San Diego now has the task ofContinue reading “Canucks: Demko Gets Win, But It’s a Long Road Ahead”