10-10-2008 Denis Grot frustrated
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Denis Grot feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Denis Grot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Vancouver Canucks this season. He has played 4 games with the Manitoba Moose this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 10 PIM.


9-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Daniel Sedin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Henrik Sedin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Alexandre Burrows is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Luc Bourdon is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Matthew Lombardi is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mike Richards is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ryan Kesler is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Brandon Prust is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-10-2008 Denis Grot frustrated
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Denis Grot feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Denis Grot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Vancouver Canucks this season. He has played 3 games with the Manitoba Moose this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 10 PIM.


2-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Markus Naslund is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-10-2008 Colin Wilson sent back juniors
Vancouver Canucks's Colin Wilson did not make the team and was sent back for another year of junior hockey. The Vancouver Canucks expect him to make another run at a roster spot next season.

1-10-2008 Markus Naslund reaches a milestone !
Markus Naslund scored the 400th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche on a feed by Mike Richards. With line mates like I have, it makes it pretty easy to score goals, he said to the press.

A native of Sweden, Markus Naslund was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 1035 NHL games during his career, notching 400 goals and adding 469 assists along with 707 penalty minutes. The 35 year old left wing looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


1-10-2008 Henrik Sedin reaches a milestone !
Henrik Sedin scored the 400th point of his career in tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche on a feed by Daniel Sedin. That's one for the books, was the comment released to the press after the game.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Sedin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 564 NHL games during his career, notching 136 goals and adding 264 assists along with 320 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


30-9-2008 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Roberto LuongoA-A-A-29Vancouver Canucks
Martin BrodeurA-BA-36New Jersey Devils
Henrik LundqvistA-A-A-26Montreal Canadiens
Marc-Andre FleuryA-A-B23Pittsburgh Penguins
Nikolai KhabibulinBB-B35Toronto Maple Leafs
Miikka KiprusoffBBB31Calgary Flames
Kari LehtonenA-A-B24Atlanta Thrashers
Ryan MillerBBB28Toronto Maple Leafs
Pekka RinneA-A-B25Ottawa Senators
Ilya BryzgalovBBB28Detroit Red Wings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas LidstromBA-A-38Pittsburgh Penguins
Scott NiedermayerBB-B35Anaheim Ducks
Zdeno CharaB-A-B-31Boston Bruins
Chris ProngerB-A-B-33Detroit Red Wings
Dion PhaneufB-A-B-23Calgary Flames
Ryan SuterB-BB-23Nashville Predators
Dmitri KalininB-B-B-28San Jose Sharks
Rob BlakeB-B-B-38Los Angeles Kings
Tomas KaberleB-B-B-30New Jersey Devils
Christian EhrhoffB-BB-26San Jose Sharks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Rick NashA-A-A-24Columbus Blue Jackets
Ilya KovalchukA-B-B25Atlanta Thrashers
Marian GaborikAB-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Teemu SelanneBB-B38Anaheim Ducks
Mike KnubleBB-B36Washington Capitals
Patrik EliasBB-B32Boston Bruins
Daniel SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Mike FisherA-B-B-28Ottawa Senators
Keith TkachukBCB-36Atlanta Thrashers
Henrik ZetterbergBB-B-27Ottawa Senators
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe ThorntonABA-29San Jose Sharks
Peter ForsbergAB-A-35Nashville Predators
Patrick MarleauA-AA-29San Jose Sharks
Eric Staal92808623Carolina Hurricanes
Henrik SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Vincent LecavalierAB-B28Tampa Bay Lightning
Patrice BergeronA-BB23Boston Bruins
Pavol DemitraA-CB33Chicago Blackhawks
Mats SundinBB-B37Toronto Maple Leafs
Travis ZajacA-A-B23New Jersey Devils
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-B36New York Rangers
Alexander OvechkinAB-B23Toronto Maple Leafs
Justin WilliamsBA-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Marian HossaAB-B29Atlanta Thrashers
Phil KesselBB-B20New Jersey Devils
Dany HeatleyBB-B27Ottawa Senators
Jarome IginlaBB-B31Calgary Flames
Martin HavlatA-CB27Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan CheechooA-B-B28San Jose Sharks
Nikolai ZherdevAB-B24Columbus Blue Jackets


30-9-2008 Olivier Fortier sent back juniors
Vancouver Canucks's Olivier Fortier did not make the team and was sent back for another year of junior hockey. The Vancouver Canucks expect him to make another run at a roster spot next season.

30-9-2008 Yuri Cheremetiev sent back juniors
Vancouver Canucks's Yuri Cheremetiev did not make the team and was sent back for another year of junior hockey. The Vancouver Canucks expect him to make another run at a roster spot next season.

30-9-2008 Joakim Andersson sent back juniors
Vancouver Canucks's Joakim Andersson did not make the team and was sent back for another year of junior hockey. The Vancouver Canucks expect him to make another run at a roster spot next season.

29-9-2008 John Negrin returns to Kootenay Ice
Vancouver Canucks's John Negrin did not sign a contract during the pre-season and has returned to Kootenay Ice.

29-9-2008 Tyler Myers returns to Swift Current Broncos
Vancouver Canucks's Tyler Myers did not sign a contract during the pre-season and has returned to Swift Current Broncos.

25-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Daniel Sedin is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Henrik Sedin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mattias ohlund is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Brian Pothier is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Alexandre Burrows is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Ryan Kesler is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Mika Noronen hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Roberto Luongo has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games. Jason Blake has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Taylor Pyatt has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. John Negrin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Sami Salo has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Denis Grot has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Artem Chubarov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Mike Smith hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mike Richards has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jannik Hansen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Nicklas Danielsson has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mason Raymond has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mario Bliznak has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kris Fredheim has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Rastislav Konecny has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Juraj Simek has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Olivier Fortier has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tyler Johnson has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Joakim Andersson has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



23-9-2008 Mason Raymond frustrated
Vancouver Canucks left wing Mason Raymond feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mason Raymond was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Vancouver Canucks this season.


19-9-2008 Mike Richards frustrated
Vancouver Canucks center Mike Richards feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mike Richards was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 248 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 55 assists along with 213 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 5 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 6 PIM.


18-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Mattias ohlund is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Alexandre Burrows is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Matthew Lombardi is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



17-9-2008 Mason Raymond uncertain about future
Mason Raymond wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

16-9-2008 Vancouver Canucks trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Cory Schneider to San Jose Sharks for Mike Smith and Brandon Prust

11-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Taylor Pyatt is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-9-2008 Denis Grot frustrated
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Denis Grot feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Denis Grot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Vancouver Canucks this season.


4-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-9-2008 Denis Grot frustrated
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Denis Grot feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Denis Grot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


29-8-2008 Shaun Heshka uncertain about future
Shaun Heshka wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

30-6-2008 Training camp preview
Vancouver Canucks will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Vancouver Canucks and Manitoba Moose:
- Mika Noronen G
- Daniel Rahimi D
- Roberto Luongo G
- Jason Blake R
- Taylor Pyatt R
- Willie Mitchell D
- Sami Salo D
- Daniel Sedin L
- Henrik Sedin C
- Matt Cooke L
- Markus Naslund L
- Mattias ohlund D
- Eric Lindros C
- Blair Betts L
- Denis Grot D
- Patrick Coulombe D
- Cory Schneider G
- Artem Chubarov C
- Matt Zultek L
- Lukas Mensator G
- Brandon Reid C
- Lukas Krajicek D
- Yuri Cheremetiev L
- Kevin Bieksa D
- Nathan Paetsch D
- Sergei Shirokov L
- James DeMone D
- Mike S. Brown R
- Alexandre Burrows R
- Luc Bourdon D
- Shaun Heshka D
- Alexander Edler D
- Lasse Pirjeta C
- Matthew Lombardi C
- Maxim Sheviev C
- Joonas Vihko R
- Marc-Andre Bernier R
- Alexei Ivanov C
- Ryan Kesler R
- Jannik Hansen R
- Nicklas Danielsson R
- Francois Guenette C
- Sergei Tipol R
- Nathan McIver D
- Mason Raymond L
- Mario Bliznak C
- Kris Fredheim D
- Rastislav Konecny L
- Juraj Simek L
- Michael Grabner R
- Olivier Fortier R
- Joakim Andersson C

Players reporting out of shape:
- Cory Schneider G
- Lukas Krajicek D
- Yuri Cheremetiev L
- James DeMone D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Taylor Pyatt R
- Daniel Sedin L
- Henrik Sedin C
- Eric Lindros C
- Denis Grot D
- Patrick Coulombe D
- Nathan Paetsch D
- Alexandre Burrows R
- Sergei Tipol R
- Nathan McIver D
- Mason Raymond L


30-6-2008 Scott Arniel leaves team
Scott Arniels contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Rick Bowness leaves team
Rick Bownesss contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Ian Clark leaves team
Ian Clarks contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Barry Dean leaves team
Barry Deans contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Ron Delorme leaves team
Ron Delormes contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Thomas Gradin leaves team
Thomas Gradins contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Dave Nonis leaves team
Dave Noniss contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Barry Smith leaves team
Barry Smiths contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Stan Smyl leaves team
Stan Smyls contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Steve Tambellini leaves team
Steve Tambellinis contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Alain Vigneault leaves team
Alain Vigneaults contract has expired and he has left the team.

25-6-2008 Mika Noronen returns
Vancouver Canucks were delighted to hear that Mika Noronen has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Denis Grot returns
Vancouver Canucks were delighted to hear that Denis Grot has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Yuri Cheremetiev returns
Vancouver Canucks were delighted to hear that Yuri Cheremetiev has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Nicklas Danielsson returns
Vancouver Canucks were delighted to hear that Nicklas Danielsson has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Mario Bliznak returns
Vancouver Canucks were delighted to hear that Mario Bliznak has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Kris Fredheim returns
Vancouver Canucks were delighted to hear that Kris Fredheim has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Rastislav Konecny returns
Vancouver Canucks were delighted to hear that Rastislav Konecny has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Juraj Simek returns
Vancouver Canucks were delighted to hear that Juraj Simek has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Olivier Fortier returns
Vancouver Canucks were delighted to hear that Olivier Fortier has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Joakim Andersson returns
Vancouver Canucks were delighted to hear that Joakim Andersson has returned to the team.

24-6-2008 Mike S. Brown uncertain about future
Mike S. Brown wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

24-6-2008 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Blair Betts (Vancouver Canucks) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Patrick Coulombe (Manitoba Moose) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Kevin Bieksa (Vancouver Canucks) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Lasse Pirjeta (Manitoba Moose) UFA


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Scott Arniel(farm)
-Rick Bowness(pro)
-Ian Clark(pro)
-Barry Dean(pro)
-Ron Delorme(pro)
-Thomas Gradin(pro)
-Dave Nonis(pro)
-Barry Smith(pro)
-Stan Smyl(pro)
-Steve Tambellini(pro)
-Alain Vigneault(pro)


20-6-2008 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $16 600 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

Eastside Hockey Manager