The Vancouver Canucks finally have a postseason win after four seasons of futility. The play-in series against the Minnesota Wild is now tied at one and the best-of-five has now become a best-of-three. The reunited Lotto Line of Elias Pettersson, JT Miller, and Brock Boeser helped make that happen with four points between them. Though,
Potential trade targets for the Ducks Eric Stephens of The Athletic: If backup goaltender Ryan Miller retires or the Ducks want to go a different direction, they could be in the market for a low-cost veteran goalie this offseason. The Anaheim Ducks on paper don’t have a lot of salary cap space available but would get
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, it is all about the quick hits and news items as it pertains to a number of teams and game action from Saturday an Sunday in the NHL play-ins and seeding games. There is news on the Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets, and Chicago
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, Jim Benning commented on a few items related to the Vancouver Canucks roster, the New York Islanders could lose Sebastian Aho to Sweden, and the Arizona Coyotes are having a busy news week, specifically when it comes to Taylor Hall and former GM John Chayka. Finally, what is Mike Babcock
Canucks may not commit to Virtanen long-term TSN Radio Vancouver: Don Taylor on TSN 1040 radio on Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen: “I just get the feeling they’re done with Jake. This is his 1st opportunity to play in a postseason, and this happens. Travis Green has seen Virtanen since 2014, he doesn’t believe in
Canucks – Markstrom talked this week but will wait NHL.com: Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning said that they will resume contract talks with pending unrestricted free agent goaltender Jacob Markstrom when their playoffs are over. “I’ve got a good relationship with Jacob, and you know we talked again yesterday,” Benning told Sportsnet. “We’re going to
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Boston Bruins are hoping an injury to Brad Marchand isn’t too serious. He left an exhibition game and is questionable for Sunday. In Calgary, one scribe tries to explain the chatter surrounding Johnny Gaudreau, and in Vancouver, why is everyone passing Jake Virtanen on the depth chart? Finally, what
Some realistic and blockbuster trade targets for the Buffalo Sabres John Vogl of The Athletic: The Buffalo Sabres have just 10 players under contract for next season. New GM Kevyn Adams has eight restricted free agents to deal with, but he’ll have some cap space to possibly get creative with. There are many teams this
Don’t look now but the Vancouver Canucks are only one week away from opening their play-in series against the Minnesota Wild. Playoff hockey is just around the corner and the players are chomping at the bit to get going, as the last couple of scrimmages have shown an extra level of competitiveness and intensity. It’s
Trading Cirelli or Sergachev is a last resort for Lightning Joe Smith of The Athletic: (mailbag) Teams like the Minnesota Wild and Buffalo Sabres would be interested in restricted free agent center Anthony Cirelli IF the Tampa Bay Lightning had to trade one of their RFAs. Mikhail Sergachev would also get a lot of interest.
Eriksson has no intention of retiring or walking away from his contract Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: 35-year old Loui Eriksson doesn’t have any intentions to retire or walk away from his contract. The Vancouver Canucks forward has two years left at a $6 million cap hit, with $4 million in salary per season.
Benning on their cap issues Sportsnet 650: Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning on their salary cap issues: “We’ve had lots of time to go over all the different scenarios on what our team would look like. It’s nice to get into the here and now. Watching our guys skating and looking forward to the playoffs.”
No updates on Rathbone, Pettersson and Quinn Thomas Drance: Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning didn’t have an update on the status of Jack Rathbone. The team is still awaiting his decision to either sign or return to school. Elias Pettersson and Quinn are eligible to sign contract extensions now. There is no update there, and
Jesse Granger of The Athletic: The Vegas Golden Knights will have about $6.375 million in salary cap space with 16 players under contract next season. They’ll need to find some younger and cheaper options. The past few years they have handed out big contracts to Paul Stastny, Max Pacioretty, and Mark Stone. Now they need
Canucks considering trade Boeser? Rick Dhaliwal: Matt Sekeres said that he has been told the Vancouver Canucks are exploring the possibility of trading forward Brock Boeser. Thomas Drance: There are better ways for the Canucks to navigate their salary cap situation than to trade Brock Boeser. A Boeser trade would be motivated by the potential
The Buffalo Sabres aren’t trading Jack Eichel Joe DiBiase of WGR 550: There is no way the Buffalo Sabres are going to trade forward Jack Eichel. Yes, he aired his frustration with losing, but that is about it. gets why fans of some teams would be interested in the idea of acquiring. The cost would
Jack Rathbone decision could come soon Rick Dhaliwal: The new CBA that is being voted on by the NHL players could help speed up the decision of Vancouver Canucks prospect Jack Rathbone. He is still deciding on whether to go pro or return to Harvard. Under the transition rule, Rathbone could sign the third day
The Rangers don’t have a lot of cap space heading into the offseason Vince Mercogliano of Lohud: A flat salary cap of $81.5 million complicates the New York Rangers structure for next season. They have pending restricted free agents in Ryan Strome and Tony DeAngelo. Jesper Fast is set to become an unrestricted free agent.