Brock Boeser is only just barely no longer a hockey teen. (He turned 20 last month.) Yesterday, he was playing for the University of North Dakota. This morning, the first-round draft pick signed a contract with the Canucks, and this afternoon, he scored his first goal:
Five Vancouver Canucks are out of tonight’s lineup with suspected cases of mumps.
The hockey boys were rowdy last night! A few hours after Gustav Nyquist tried to embed his stick in Jared Spurgeon’s facehole, Sabres netminder Robin Lehner and Canucks agitator Alexandre Burrows spent the evening going at each other—with Burrows the clear winner.
As the last seconds of overtime trickled away in Tuesday’s game against the Predators, the Canucks had the puck in their offensive zone with a power play. They lost!
In the second period of tonight’s Canucks-Devils game, Canucks defenseman Philip Larsen was brutally laid out by a Taylor Hall hit he never saw coming. The Canucks and Devils briefly scuffled before everyone realized that Larsen was immobile at the feet of the scrum. His helmet came off before the fight was stopped.
Here’s Canucks goalie Ryan Miller doing his best Brandon Crawford impersonation, aborting an attempt to get off the ice for an extra skater to come back and rob Henrik Zetterberg’s try at an empty-net goal.
The Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs spent most of the third period hitting, grabbing, shoving, and fighting each other Saturday. The anger eventually boiled over into a line brawl.
The image above might be a tenuous representation of hockey, but that’s because it’s Vancouver Canucks hockey, baby.
A sad, disturbing story surrounding Canucks winger Linden Vey, whose father is about to go on trial for allegedly plotting with his mistress to murder their respective spouses.
Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markström lost his blocker glove during Monday night’s game against Winnipeg, and still prevented Jets winger Marko Daňo from scoring a goal.
The Canucks’ moms are with the team on their two-game road trip (compare the happy picture above with this one of the Leafs’ dads), and everyone was having a good time in Vancouver’s 3-1 win at Colorado. No one more so than Beth Bartkowski, who saw her son score his first goal in more than three months.
Vancouver ended Florida’s 12-game winning streak with an OT goal by Daniel Sedin (off a feed from his twin brother Henrik), but the real action came after the final horn. It also featured, from Panthers TV guy Denis Potvin, one of the most inexplicable insults I’ve ever heard.
Early in last night’s 3-2 Coyotes win, Canucks forward Daniel Sedin took a batted puck directly to the mouth. Watch the replay at the 22-second mark (or don’t!); you can see a tooth make a leap for freedom.
Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis probably wasn’t feeling too good after giving the puck away right next to his own net. He was probably feeling a lot worse when he caught a slapshot to the face immediately afterward.
Boston Magazine published a lengthy story today on Alex Guerrero, who is Tom Brady’s personal body coach, TB12 business partner, counselor, and—according to court records—a modern snake-oil salesman. The FTC investigated products promoted by Guerrero twice, the magazine reports, and in both cases the FTC found that…
In an attempt at Canadian camaraderie, the Vancouver Canucks tweeted well wishes to the Toronto Blue Jays in the playoffs. They also pissed off a bunch of their fans.
Canucks winger Alex Burrows was taken out of Calgary’s Saddledome in an ambulance today. Burrows left the ice—reportedly holding his wrist—and had to be carried out of the locker room on a stretcher.
John Tortorella lasted just one season in Vancouver—a disastrous tailspin of a season so increasingly toxic, there's now not a single person on earth willing to deny that he had to go. Torts has rejoined society, sounding refreshed and sanguine in a Tampa Bay radio appearance earlier today, and he's realistic about…