Does Lehner have a contract extension in place with the Golden Knights? David Pagnotta: Sources are saying that the Vegas Golden Knights and pending unrestricted free agent goaltender Robin Lehner have a five-year contract extension in place. The deal was agreed upon before the season resumed. Jesse Granger: Lehner said that report of him and
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is new out of Vegas where the Golden Knights have reportedly agreed to a deal with Robin Lehner on a five-year extension. The only problem? The goaltender is denying it. Vancouver Canucks forward Tyler Toffoli reveals his priority as a pending unrestricted free agent, and there are updates as
Canucks have cap concerns even without an internal budget Brendan Batchelor: Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning on the Canucks being a cap team next season: “That’s a conversation that I’m going to have with ownership. The ownership has been very supportive of us and what we’re trying to do to rebuild the team.” Sportsnet 650:
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news out of Edmonton that the Oilers kicked tires on goaltender Matt Murray but are now out of the running. In Vancouver, the Canucks have left Jake Virtanens’ future with the team very much in doubt. It appears Mark Borowiecki and the Ottawa Senators appear to be headed for
In this edition of Vancouver Canucks News & Rumors, I’ll look at some of the work that general manager Jim Benning should do during the offseason. Who will he re-sign? Who will he trade? There must be real chemistry on the team, because, almost every player has reported that they want to stay in Vancouver
Toffoli’s camp open to talking with the Canucks Rick Dhaliwal: Pat Brisson, the agent for Vancouver Canucks pending unrestricted free agent forward Tyler Toffoli: “Tyler was a strong addition to the Canucks at the deadline. He loved the city, the team and enjoyed his time in Vancouver. I will be open to have discussions with
When Vancouver Canucks fans look back at the 2019-20 season, other than the oddity of it all – with playoff hockey during the late summer – it will be a season to remember. However, perhaps it won’t be obvious how memorable the season will be until several years down the road. Hope is high, but
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Edmonton Oilers may be having an internal debate regarding Jesse Puljujarvi, while in Vancouver, could the Canucks actually choose Thatcher Demko over Jacob Markstrom? Might the Montreal Canadiens be looking at Taylor Hall and have the Maple Leafs spoken to Frederik Andersen about a trade? Oilers to Make Puljujarvi
The Vancouver Canucks forced a Game 7 after they picked up a 4-0 win Thursday night. The Vegas Golden Knights once held a 3-1 series lead, but they lost each of the last two games. [embedded content] Game 6 Highlights The Canucks opened up the scoring early in Game 6, thanks to a goal from
On Friday night, the Vegas Golden Knights eliminated the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the second round after a 3-0 win. The two teams split the first two games of the series, but Vegas won Games 3 and 4 to take a 3-1 series lead. The Canucks fought back, though, and won Games 5
It is no question that the NHL’s style of play is transitioning into a fast and exciting game for all to enjoy. Gone is the “clutch and grab” era, along with other rules that were in place that slowed the game down. Even the enforcer-type player is slowly being phased out because a player can
Tyler Myers has missed the majority of the Vancouver Canucks’ postseason after suffering a separated shoulder in Game 2 against the St. Louis Blues. Fortunately, it seems like he will be ready to return to Vancouver’s lineup sometime this week, which will no doubt provide the Canucks with some much-needed depth on the back end.
After he was acquired by the Vancouver Canucks before the trade deadline this season, Tyler Toffoli has fit in seamlessly with the team by notching 10 points in as many games with his new squad. Only 28, Vancouver will no doubt try and re-sign Toffoli once he becomes an unrestricted free agent during the offseason.
Dan Hamhuis is calling it a career after the Nashville Predators’ qualifying round exit. He will end his career where it began, in “Music City.” Hamhuis is one of those players that, similar to Ottawa Senators’ Chris Phillips, was a high draft pick (in Phillips’ case, first overall) and had a great career, but perhaps
After producing at a middle-six level for three consecutive seasons, Sven Baertschi’s career took an unfortunate turn due to his long history with concussions. The winger was sent down to the Utica Comets at the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign and has only played six games with Vancouver this season. However, there were stretches during
Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat may not be the dynamic forward Elias Pettersson is, but he is definitely the glue that holds this upstart team together. Ever since he was drafted ninth overall in 2013, he was touted as a future captain armed with innate leadership abilities and an impressive two-way game in his arsenal.
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