NHL players will do whatever they can to avoid drawing a penalty. In the case of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian, he was willing to leap into the opposing team’s bench to avoid a too many men on the ice call. 99 more words
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Canuck coach Willie Desjardins doesn’t plan to change his 12 forwards for the game Tuesday in Dallas but he is planning to shuffle his third and fourth lines. 268 more words
Labels have stuck like glue to Jannik Hansen during a roller-coaster career that has plummeted to the low of fourth-line anonymity. Confusing is one apt moniker. 880 more words
Dennis Wideman’s campaign isn’t off to a great start.
The Calgary blueliner — and the club’s highest-paid player — won’t play on Thursday night versus Edmonton after he had a tough go against Vancouver last night. 187 more words
It isn’t often that a coach will change his lineup after a victory, but Willie Desjardins may want to take a look at his fourth line and perhaps consider some alterations. 659 more words
CALGARY — Willie Desjardins could have got lost in the moment.
When the rookie NHL head coach was reminded Wednesday morning of his long ascent from being a centre and captain for Dave King at the University of Saskatchewan — winning a national championship and playing in the dungeon known as Rutherford Rink before it was upgraded — he didn’t drift back to the late 1970s. 468 more words