Tagged: Grabner

Grabner’s big break may come because of Demitra’s broken finger 0

Grabner’s big break may come because of Demitra’s broken finger

If the injury to Pavol Demitra’s finger is more serious, then it could force the Canucks’ hand before Wednesday’s trade deadline. Or it could create an opportunity for Michael Grabner, the team’s 1st rounder . Is Grabner ready for prime-time? Now in his second year with the Manitoba Moose, Grabner still suffers from bouts of inconsistency. He showed some promise while appearing in the Canucks’ preseason, but was sent to the Moose. He started their season with 10 points (7G-3A) in 19 games in October and November, then put up 18 points (12G-6A) in 20 games in December and January....

MSM links for January 28, 2009 0

MSM links for January 28, 2009

Time for Sundin to get big (Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun) Power points display needed (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Sundin feels the pressure (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) No caution in this optimism (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Sedins central to uncertainty (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Let’s hope little rest helps a lot (Ed Willes, Vancouver Province) Everybody loves Raymond? (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Canucks hit for bucks (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Grabner to lead Austria (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Brunnstrom assigned to Moose (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun) Preds to keep focus on hockey, not history (John Glennon, The Tennessean)

MSM links for December 2, 2008 0

MSM links for December 2, 2008

Canucks go from toast of the town to just toast (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Canucks drop third straight to Blue Jackets (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Canucks down to one healthy goalie (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Now a bad back, just Sanford’s luck (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Controversial autograph-signing session hounds Burrows (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) The faceoff: Luck has nothing to do with it (Yvonne Zacharias, Vancouver Sun) Kesler won’t forgive Umberger (Faceoff.com) First taste of the show (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun) Chat with coach spurs to snap six-game drought (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun) Mason saves the day (Aaron Portzline,...

MSM links for September 30, 2008 0

MSM links for September 30, 2008

Wellwood has weighty expectations (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province) Fit enough to play (Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun) Wellwood wins battle of the bulge (Matthew Sekeres, Globe and Mail) Not ready for prime time (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Grabner sent down to farm (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) Rypien puts injury woes behind him (Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Province) No more exhibition play for Schneider (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun)

MSM links for September 19, 2008 0

MSM links for September 19, 2008

Goalies, defence but after that… (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun) Testing time is here again (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) Two major hurdles could slow the Canucks out of the blocks (Jason Botchford, Vancouver Province) ‘We’re determined to get there and we will get there’ (Ben Kuzma, Vancouver Province) Ready to Grabner chance this time (Jim Jamieson, Vancouver Province)

Here Come The Rookies 4

Here Come The Rookies

The Vancouver Canucks prospect camp starts today at UBC Thunderbird arena, albeit with a smaller group of prospects (Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun): In previous seasons, every living, breathing player not on the National Hockey League roster was expected to show up to skate, shoot and fight. All the top minor leaguers were present. It was a useful exercise in gauging the organization’s depth below the NHL level. If you showed well in prospects camp, you were better received at main camp. Stink it up and you were re-assigned before getting a chance to tell the Sedin twins apart. This season,...