Vancouver Canucks


The Ryan Kesler (potential) sweepstakes have garnered plenty of attention in this offseason. And the Chicago Blackhawks apparently continue to be part of the conversation.


Ryan Kesler’s days with the Vancouver Canucks are likely numbered. It’s not surprising to hear or read, given he was oh-so close to being dealt at the trade deadline this past spring.


Many observers would argue that the Blackhawks are in need of a second-line center and have been for a while.

Well, what about Ryan Kesler? Would he fit the bill?


The bad blood is at a minimum. There are no division games to stoke the regular-season fires between them. They’re separated by two time zones.


Scoreboard watching: it becomes pretty commonplace at this time of the NHL season.