Tag:Tanner Glass
Posted on: October 12, 2011 1:28 pm
Edited on: October 12, 2011 1:51 pm

Daily Skate: Canucks won't forget Methot's hit

By Brian Stubits

METHOT MARKED: The Canucks played in Columbus on Monday night and during the game Henrik Sedin took a hard check into the boards from the Blue Jackets' Marc Methot. While he didn't get any supplementary discipline from the NHL for the hit, there could be more waiting from Vancouver down the line. Kevin Bieksa says a few Canucks tried to challenge Methot to a fight to no avail, so he had this to say afterward: "Hank's a tough guy and he'll take that for the team. But we'll remember that." (Vancouver Sun)

PIN THE TAIL ON THE DONKEY: When Daniel Carcillo arrived in Chicago for his introductory press conference, he decided to fit right in and take some shots at Vancouver, including Tanner Glass, saying he'd "keep them in check" this season. Problem is, Glass is with the Jets now. "He should probably figure out what team I’m on before he starts doing stuff like that. The funny thing is, I’ve asked him to fight before, and he said no. It’s kind of surprising that he called me out in the media. I have no pre-existing relationship with him. He’s a donkey; everyone knows he’s a donkey, that’s just his thing." (Illegal Curve)

SALAK BACK: Speaking of the Blackhawks, they recalled Alexander Salak from the AHL on Wednesday. Corey Crawford had missed the previous two days of practice, but on Wednesday he was back and Ray Emery wasn't present. Interesting goings ons in Chicago. (CSN Chicago)

SPOT PRACTICE START: I just love these stories. The Capitals had to sit out Michal Neuvirth in practice on Wednesday for what Bruce Boudreau called a lower body injury (he is available for Thursday's game in Pittsburgh, coach said). Since you kind of need two goalies, they got PR man Sergey Kocharov to fill in. (Capitals Watch)

BACK TO THE TANK: The San Jose Sharks are moving their next few practices to the HP Pavilion, where they play their games. The idea? Coach Todd McLellan wants his team to get used to the new boards and glass so they can keep their home-ice advantage. Good thinking. (Working the Corners)

FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET: That is one way to desribe Phil Kessel's shot. Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer talks about the invisible shot that is so quick of his team's All-Star forward. He sounds glad to be on the other side of the ice. (Toronto Sun)

TO BOO OR NOT TO BOO? That is the question begging Senators fans about Sergei Gonchar. There is no question in this blogger's mind Gonchar deserves it for his indifference in Ottawa to start the season. (Silver Sens)

NYSTROM CLEARS: The Minnesota Wild placed Eric Nystrom on waivers last week then put him on re-entry waivers on Tuesday. Both times he cleared. So even at half price, nobody was willing to take a shot on the 28-year-old who had just four goals and a minus-16 last season. (Russo's Rants)

CHANT ALONG: Finally, as a request by @CoachBlueweiss after yesterday's Daily Skate item about the Maple Leafs' (and others') new goal song, here is some love to the Islanders' for this year, a little diddy called Crowd Chant by Joe Satriani. Not bad.

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Posted on: August 8, 2011 7:00 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2011 6:52 pm

Daniel Carcillo is ready to play Vancouver

CarcilloBy: Adam Gretz

You may know Daniel Carcillo as one of the NHL's agitators and on-ice rabble rousers that is never shy about getting under the skin of an opposing player, and unless he plays for your team, you probably don't like him all that much because of it. Sometimes he takes it a bit too far, and sometimes he chooses the wrong time and place (like this, for example). But plenty of teams have found value in what he brings to the table, including the club that signed him this summer - the Chicago Blackhawks.

On Monday he had an opportunity to speak to the media for the first time -- along with fellow offseason addition Andrew Brunnette -- and was asked his opinion on the Blackhawks top playoff rival from the past couple of seasons, the Vancouver Canucks, and whether or not he's done any research on them in an effort to, basically, annoy the crap out of them

"I watched that series," said Carcillo. "I'm actually pretty excited to play them because there's a few guys there that I think played a little bit outside of their shoes, and I think I can keep most of those guys in check when we play them this year. I'm pretty excited to play them."

When asked specifically which players he was looking forward to playing he mentioned Maxim Lapierre (he placed him at the top of the list), Tanner Glass and Raffi Torres, with the only potential problem being that Glass and Torres no longer play for the Canucks, having signed with Winnipeg and Phoenix this summer. But Lapierre is still there, and between the two of them, there may be no two players that are disliked more across the league. So that certainly adds a bit of intrigue to a matcup that needed no additional hype. And, hey, with a preemptive strike to Glass and Torres, perhaps it makes their games with Phoenix and Winnipeg a little more interesting as well, and that can't hurt.

The Blackhawks and Canucks have met in the postsesaon three years in a row, with Chicago taking the series in 2009 and 2010, while Vancouver managed to hold on for a Game 7 win in the opening round this past season after letting a 3-0 series lead slip away.

The two teams meet for the first time on November 16 in Vancouver.

Photo: Getty Images

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Posted on: June 27, 2011 4:43 pm
Edited on: June 27, 2011 6:00 pm

Report: Bieksa, Canucks agree on five-year deal

The Canucks have reached an agreement with defenseman Kevin Bieksa on a five-year, $23 million deal, tsn.ca reports. Included in Bieksa's contract is a no-trade clause.

Without the deal, Bieksa was headed for the unrestricted free-agent market, which opens Friday.

Bieksa, 30, has spent the entirety of his NHL career with the Canucks, entering the league in 2005. This season he combined with Dan Hamhuis to form one of the better defensive pairings in hockey after he was rumored to be on the trading block just last season.

He was stellar in the playoffs, scoring five goals and recording five assists as the Canucks came one win shy of their first Stanley Cup. Bieksa scored the series-ending goal against the San Jose Sharks after the puck seemed to magically bounce off the boards right on to his stick and nobody but him on the ice was aware.

The Canucks still have work to do with other free agents, including fellow defenseman Christian Ehrhoff. He figures to command a similar salary as Bieksa. Among other UFAs are Chris Higgins, Raffi Torres, Tanner Glass and Sami Salo.

-- Brian Stubits

Photo: Getty Images

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