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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury reacts after Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Fleury heads to Wild, but most big trades completed long before NHL deadline day

Biggest trades across the league came over the weekend – much to the chagrin of TV talking heads

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury reacts after Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux acknowledges the crowd after playing in his 1,000th NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Slocum

NHL trade deadline: Most big names already off the board ahead of Monday cutoff

A look at what still might happen as teams try to load up for the playoff push

Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux acknowledges the crowd after playing in his 1,000th NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Slocum
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn, right, checks Buffalo Sabres’ Rasmus Asplund, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn, right, checks Buffalo Sabres’ Rasmus Asplund, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Calgary Flames goalie Dan Vladar (80), of the Czech Republic, stops Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Hunt (77) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Tkachuk puts up 3 points, Calgary Flames cruise to 5-2 win over host Canucks

Vancouver wraps up 7-game homestand Sunday against Buffalo

Calgary Flames goalie Dan Vladar (80), of the Czech Republic, stops Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Hunt (77) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller, right, checks Detroit Red Wings’ Moritz Seider, of Germany, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, March 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller, right, checks Detroit Red Wings’ Moritz Seider, of Germany, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, March 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Sophie Lalor battling for the puck with a Pursuit of Excellence player during the female prep CSSHL championship in March 2018. Pursuit won the game 6-3. (Mark Brett/Western News)

‘A lack of data’: B.C.-based concussion research diving into world of women’s hockey

UBC research will be among the first to explore head injuries for women’s athletes

Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Sophie Lalor battling for the puck with a Pursuit of Excellence player during the female prep CSSHL championship in March 2018. Pursuit won the game 6-3. (Mark Brett/Western News)
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau, back right, talks to Elias Pettersson, from left to right, Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller during a timeout in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Vancouver, on Dec. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

NHL Notebook: A look at how some NHL coaches navigate the looming trade deadline

The league’s trade deadline is set for Monday at 3 p.m. ET

Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau, back right, talks to Elias Pettersson, from left to right, Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller during a timeout in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Vancouver, on Dec. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New Jersey Devils’ Jimmy Vesey (16) and Vancouver Canucks’ Juho Lammikko (91), of Finland, vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New Jersey Devils’ Jimmy Vesey (16) and Vancouver Canucks’ Juho Lammikko (91), of Finland, vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, left, stops Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brayden Point (21) as Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes (43) defends while Tampa Bay’s Alex Killorn (17) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vasilevskiy dominant as Lightning top Canucks 2-1, snapping three-game skid

Vancouver played contest without injured centre Elias Pettersson

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, left, stops Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brayden Point (21) as Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes (43) defends while Tampa Bay’s Alex Killorn (17) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson, left, of Sweden, checks Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, March 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson, left, of Sweden, checks Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, March 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Mayor Bob Day moonlights as a jr B hockey announcer for the Lake Cowichan Kraken. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Kraken gig all in a Day’s work for Lake Cowichan mayor

Bob Day the play-by-play voice of jr. B hockey team

Mayor Bob Day moonlights as a jr B hockey announcer for the Lake Cowichan Kraken. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Montreal Canadiens’ Josh Anderson (17) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Montreal Canadiens’ Josh Anderson (17) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has reportedly departed the KHL. (File photo)

Ex-Canuck Jake Virtanen reportedly leaves Russian pro hockey team

Abbotsford product had been playing with KHL’s HC Spartak Moscow since October

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen has reportedly departed the KHL. (File photo)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko lost his stick and can only watch as the puck gets by him for a goal during second period NHL action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday March 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko lost his stick and can only watch as the puck gets by him for a goal during second period NHL action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday March 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) fights for position with New York Islanders’ Adam Pelech (3) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Canucks stage third-period rally to earn 4-3 win over New York Islanders

Nils Hoglander and Vasily Podkolzin score 45 seconds apart for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) fights for position with New York Islanders’ Adam Pelech (3) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Rod Masters, who played the organist in the 1977 hockey movie “Slap Shot,” is shown on a video scoreboard as he plays during the second period of an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. The Kraken announced recently that Masters will be the team’s new in-house organist. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

’Slap Shot’ organist finds new career with NHL’s expansion Seattle Kraken

40 years after cult hockey comedy film, Rod Masters still winces at “Lady of Spain”

Rod Masters, who played the organist in the 1977 hockey movie “Slap Shot,” is shown on a video scoreboard as he plays during the second period of an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. The Kraken announced recently that Masters will be the team’s new in-house organist. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Vancouver Canucks right wing Vasily Podkolzin (92) works against New Jersey Devils right wing Nathan Bastian for control of the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Jack Hughes bests older brother Quinn as Devils rout Canucks 7-2

Game was the 4,000th regular-season contest in Vancouver team history

Vancouver Canucks right wing Vasily Podkolzin (92) works against New Jersey Devils right wing Nathan Bastian for control of the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko stops a shot by New York Rangers centre Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Demko, Canucks open road trip with 5-2 victory over New York Rangers

Matthew Highmore adds two points for Vancouver on his 26th birthday

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko stops a shot by New York Rangers centre Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) watches the rebound after Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, made the save during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Miller records 4 points as Canucks crush visiting Calgary Flames 7-1

Elias Pettersson adds two goals and a helper for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) watches the rebound after Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, made the save during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, front left, of Sweden, and Seattle Kraken’s Yanni Gourde vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Tyler Motte notches 2 points as Vancouver Canucks dump Seattle Kraken 5-2

Goalie Thatcher Demko stops 25 of 27 shots for B.C. squad

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, front left, of Sweden, and Seattle Kraken’s Yanni Gourde vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck