- The big news for the Canucks is that Micheal Ferland will not be at Canucks training camp:
Micheal Ferland will not be in Vancouver for the start of the Canucks training camp.— Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) December 31, 2020
Agent Jason Davidson : Mike is at home trying to work things through. His health is the upmost importance. We will continue to work with the #Canucks in what is best for Mike.
- Canucks reportedly kicking tires on D Sami Vatanen:
The #Canucks have checked in with the agent for UFA D Sami Vatanen.— Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) December 30, 2020
Just kicking tires.
- Chris Faber with a piece on Antoine Rousell [CanucksArmy]
- Harman Dayal on 3 things the Canucks need to do to make the playoffs next season [The Athletic]
- Brian Burke with an Elias Pettersson update:
Brian Burke says he has heard that Elias Pettersson has bulked up and gained 10 pounds.— Faber (@ChrisFaber39) December 31, 2020
Burkie is live on @Sportsnet650 right now.
- And a hockey-related B.C. COVID update:
Plan for NHL return in Vancouver, Dr. Henry says the five provinces have made suggestions and believe plans meet safety protocols. Unclear whether games can happen. #bcpoli— Richard Zussman (@richardzussman) December 31, 2020
- After some turbulent reports, the Columbus Blue Jackets have extended Pierre-Luc Dubois:
- The Islanders have signed veterans Matt Martin, Andy Greene, and Cory Schneider [TSN]
- And the “Forgotten 7” that did not join the play-in during the summer (Sharks, Ducks, Kings, Devils, Red Wings, Senators, and Sabres) began training camp on New Year’s Eve [CBC]
- In today’s World Junior Championship matchups, the Czech Republic beat Austria 7-0, Canada beat Finland 4-1, and the United States beat Sweden 4-0 [TSN]