November 23, 2017

City looks at new underground parking garage for Canucks fans

The City of Vancouver is looking at signing a long term lease with the owners of the Canucks to build an underground parking lot next to Rogers arena. Councillor Geoff Meggs says if approved a five story underground parking lot will be built adjacent to Rogers arena. "The area underneath the old alignment of Georgia Street, I think it is, be made … [Read more...]

Canucks Kesler has broken foot

Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler has a broken right foot. He's now out of action indefinately. Canucks coach Alain Vigneault says a CT scan revealed the fracture.     Kesler is now in a cast and obviously did not practise with the team today.    CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Canucks set for home opener, but free beer rumors remain unconfirmed

The Canucks are playing coy when it comes to rumors of free beer at the home opener against Anaheim Saturday. They say many of the opening night and weekend initiatives have been announced, but there are some surprises in store for Saturday. Ottawa will be offering their of-age fans a complementary cold one when the Senators take to the ice. The BC … [Read more...]

Canucks fans on social media irate over cheap food offer

With the lockout done, the Vancouver Canucks will be selling single-game tickets for their abbreviated NHL season this week, and if you feel like feeding your pro hockey habit, it'll cost you at least $ 63.75 a pop to attend games at Rogers Arena. The tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The first three games will feature cheap food and … [Read more...]

Canucks GM and Daniel Sedin excited for NHL season to start

The General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks has spoken after a 10 year tentative deal was reached by the NHL and the players association this morning. A shortened season means a different way of getting your team ready for the upcoming national hockey league season, says Mike Gillis. "It's different in that you don't have the luxury of a full … [Read more...]

Canucks fishing, climbing mountains as NHL lockout drags on

While hockey fans wait for any movement to end the so far 11-day-old NHL lockout, one of the most popular Vancouver Canucks is killing time fishing and chatting with the morning crew at CKNW’s brother station, CFOX. Host Jeff O’Neil: "Morning, Mr. Bieksa, I understand you're fishing.  Are you fishing right now?" Kevin Bieksa: "I'm … [Read more...]

Canucks re-sign Burrows to four year deal

The Vancouver Canucks have signed Alex Burrows to a four-year, 18 million dollar deal. The 31-year old left winger collected 52 points last season, along with 90 penalty minutes. He also set a career high for most game-winning goals in a season at seven.. ranking 11th in the league in this category.   Burrows signed with team in 2005 as a free … [Read more...]

Canucks sticking with coach Alain Vigneault

The Vancouver Canucks are sticking with coach Alain Vigneault. They've agreed to a contract extension. The Canucks have been dynamite in the regular season the last couple of years. But getting bounced in the first round of the playoffs by the L-A Kings was tough for the faithful to swallow. There had been speculation Vigneault would wind up in … [Read more...]

Canucks GM Gillis stands by his coach

  It appears Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis wants to keep head coach Alain Vigneault, despite losing in the first round of the playoffs. Gillis was asked why Vigneault isn't with him at the end-of-season news conference, and Gillis says it's because a close friend of his has died and he wanted to get this news conference out of … [Read more...]

What the Canucks’ elimination means for downtown businesses

The Executive Director of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association says even though bars and restaurants won't have the same crowds now that the Vancouver Canucks are out of the playoffs, they will continue to do well. "There will still be fans that will go and watch hockey, but not certainly in the same numbers that we had, or would … [Read more...]