Ryan Miller slams goaltending equipment criticism: 'I’m inside the rules' (Puck Daddy)
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:16:39 PDT)
Vancouver Canucks netminder Ryan Miller still has hard feelings over how he has been portrayed in the debate over the size of goaltending equipment. Last season, TSN’s Ray Ferraro pointed out how Miller and Carey Price wear the same size pant even though Price is much heavier than the 168-pound Miller.
WW: Bounce-back Jimmy? (Rotoworld)
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:46:00 PDT)
Corey Abbott highlights Anisimov, Stempniak, Howard, Pearson and more in this week's Waiver Wired.
NHL considering West Point, Notre Dame for future outdoor games (Puck Daddy)
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:19:10 PDT)
About six years ago, we published a list of the “top 30 future locations for NHL Winter Classic games.” This was after the Fenway Park game, and it’s amazing how many locations the League has managed to knock off that last. According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, that might change in the near future. “One of the things they’re considering for next season is putting a game at West Point, if they can get the stadium issue worked out there.
Dose: Up with the Sickness (Rotoworld)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:50:00 PDT)
Sign that the 2016-17 season is off to an odd start: the defending champions lost to a sickness-ravaged team. Sunday's Dose on that and more:
NHL Three Stars: Depleted Preds handle Pens; Vesey leads comeback (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:29:40 PDT)
No. 1 Star: Juuse Saros, Nashville Predators
Pearson gets goal, scores again in SO; Kings top Canucks (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:28:09 PDT)
Tanner Pearson missed his spot on his shootout attempt. Luckily for him, so did Jacob Markstrom. Pearson scored for the fourth time this season and got the lone shootout goal, lifting the Los Angeles Kings over the previously unbeaten Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Saturday night.
Ducks to play home opener versus Canucks (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:27:05 PDT)
When the Anaheim Ducks began last season under coach Bruce Boudreau, they lost their first four games and gained only one point from an overtime defeat before earning their first win. Under Randy Carlyle, who guided the Ducks to the 2007 Stanley Cup and replaced Boudreau in June, the squad achieved the same results after five games. Carlyle and the Ducks hope to reverse that trend Sunday night in the team's home opener against the Vancouver Canucks at the Honda Center.
NHL-National Hockey League roundup
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:07:31 PDT)
The Los Angeles Kings' goaltending carousel took another unfortunate turn on Saturday as Jeff Zatkoff hurt his groin in the morning skate and was placed on injured reserve. The 29-year-old Zatkoff (0-3-0, 4.37 goals-against average) needed assistance to get off the ice for the Kings, who are reeling from losing franchise goaltender Jonathan Quick to a groin injury during the first period of the season opener. Peter Budaj, who was recalled following Quick's injury, is expected to get the start on Saturday night against the undefeated Vancouver Canucks.
Jeff Zatkoff injures groin at morning skate for LA Kings (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:47:11 PDT)
The Los Angeles Kings placed goalie Jeff Zatkoff on injured reserve Saturday after he hurt his groin during a morning skate, setting in motion a chain of events that will force the Kings' top minor league affiliate to use a father-son goaltending tandem. The Kings recalled goalie Jack Campbell from the AHL's Ontario Reign after their latest goaltending injury. Jonathan Quick is already sidelined for several months with a groin injury.
Carey Price is Back (Rotoworld)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:59:00 PDT)
Joey Alfieri looks at the goalies to take and avoid over the next seven days.
Flyers take on 'Canes, aiming for 1st home win (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:31:26 PDT)
After a season-opening 1-1-1 road trip and Thursday night's 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, the Philadelphia Flyers will try again for their first win on home ice Saturday night when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes, who are coming off their first win of the season. The Flyers (1-2-1) will be without veteran right winger Dale Weise, who on Friday was suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim defenseman Korbinianb Holzer. Weise is a repeat offender, having been suspended three games to start the 2013-14 season with the Vancouver Canucks after another check to the head.
Unbeaten Canucks play first road game against Kings (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:26:12 PDT)
Unlike the Los Angeles Kings, the Vancouver Canucks are off to a solid start. A club that many hockey experts picked to be at the bottom of the barrel in the NHL, the Canucks are the only unbeaten team heading into Saturday night's clash at Staples Center with the Kings. You have to play the games," said Jannik Hansen, who scored his 100th NHL goal in a 2-1 decision over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday.
Smith sent home; Vegas sets date for name; Selanne's key to city (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:56:19 PDT)
• The Arizona Coyotes have sent Mike Smith home from their road trip for evaluation after suffering what appears to be a left knee injury. • Teemu Selanne will receive the Key to the City of Winnipeg today a MTS center.
The Seven: Is the Oilers' Connor McDavid the best 19-year-old ever? (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:48:58 PDT)
The Seven: A weekly look at the Canada's seven NHL teams.
Who will coach the NHL’s Las Vegas expansion team? (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:17:09 PDT)
The NHL’s newborn Las Vegas franchise has taken its first steps. It has a general manager in George McPhee, who has built out a staff of experienced faces and some outside-the-box choices. “Obviously we’ve talked about it,” McPhee told Yahoo Sports this week.
Flyers for Five (Rotoworld)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:01:00 PDT)
Michael Finewax looks at the Flyers five games in seven nights in The Week Ahead
NHL-Highlights of Thursday's National Hockey League games
(Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:56:33 PDT)
Highlights of Thursday's National Hockey League games: Canucks 2, Sabres 1 Jannik Hansen scored his 100th NHL goal as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Thursday to tie a franchise record for the best start to a season. Daniel Sedin, on a power play, also scored for the Canucks, who are 4-0-0 and the NHL's only unbeaten team.
Canucks stay perfect, down Sabres 2-1 (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:31:18 PDT)
After three straight comeback victories, the surprising Vancouver Canucks showed they can also protect a lead. Jacob Markstrom made 26 saves and Daniel Sedin scored the game-winner in the third period Thursday night as Vancouver downed the Buffalo Sabres 2-1, a victory that left the Canucks as the NHL's only undefeated team on the young season. ''Just coming back in games, that was huge early,'' Sedin said.
NHL Three Stars: Canucks move to 4-0 thanks to Markstrom (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:06:26 PDT)
No. 1 Star: Jakob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks
Jaromir Jagr Nets 750th Goal (Rotoworld)
(Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:34:00 PDT)
Elsewhere Vancouver improved to a franchise record-tying 4-0-0.
Canucks emergency backup goalie lives NHL dream for one night (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:40:37 PDT)
Matt Hewitt #31 of the Vancouver Canucks congratulates winning goaltender Jacob Markstrom #25 after defeating the St. Louis Blues in their NHL game at Rogers Arena October 18, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 2-1 in overtime. Matt Hewitt carefully navigated his 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac into his parking space at Rogers Arena on Tuesday.
Unbeaten Canucks host upstart Sabres (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:41:19 PDT)
Both the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres are in a defensive state of mind these days -- but for different reasons. The unbeaten Canucks (3-0-0) hope to maintain their strong defense as they host Buffalo (1-1-1) on Thursday night at Rogers Arena. On the other hand, the Sabres (1-1-1) are seeking to improve play in their own end.
Bad NHL takes, Oilers vs. CBA and cute dogs (Puck Daddy Countdown) (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:52:30 PDT)
Hey wow the Oilers played like garbage in a game recently. Also last week, I advanced the theory that they were just saying this to make “all the nerdos mad.” It now seems this is A Thing, because here’s freakin’ Dean “I put together a phone book’s worth of data about why we should bring Keith Yandle to the Olympics” Lombardi saying things like, “But this stuff you heard about you’ll do this and this will happen, they can’t prove it.
Hossa's journey to 500 goals; Ottawa's attendance issues (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:31:24 PDT)
• Mini Pekka Rinne watches the Nashville Predators take on the Dallas Stars. • Why has home attendance become an issue for the Ottawa Senators? The attendance for Tuesday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes was just 11,061.
Henrik Sedin scores in OT, Canucks beat Blues 2-1 (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:47:25 PDT)
Canucks coach Willie Desjardins knows this formula for success can't be sustained. Henrik Sedin scored 1:40 into overtime after Bo Horvat tied it late in the third period, lifting Vancouver over the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night. Horvat scored with 2:55 left in regulation, helping Vancouver to its third consecutive comeback win to start the season.
NHL Three Stars: Blackhawks down Flyers; Habs blank Penguins (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:19:51 PDT)
No. 1 Star: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Hockey roundup: Hossa scores 500th goal (Rotoworld)
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:48:00 PDT)
Marian Hossa is off to a strong start this season with four points in as many games.
Canucks turn to college goaltender as emergency backup vs. Blues (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:25:35 PDT)
UBC first tweeted that Hewitt, a New Westminster, British Columbia native, will indeed dress with the Canucks. Ryan Miller skated in the morning, but coach Willie Desjardins said Miller was “tight” and wouldn’t start.
The Great Canadian Ratings Report: Hockey Night In Canada off to promising start (Eh Game)
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:01:06 PDT)
Canucks hope to continue improbable start vs. Blues (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:18:26 PDT)
The Vancouver Canucks will attempt to defy their critics again Tuesday night. Experts, ranging from USA Today to ESPN to EA Sports, have predicted that the Canucks will finish last in the 30-team NHL this season. "I'd like to say (the fast start to the season) probably doesn't make a difference, but I do think it makes a difference," said Canucks coach Willie Desjardins.