Dan Hamhuis D VAN 6 Months
Dan Hamhuis could end up patrolling Canada's blueline at the Winter Olympics.
"I've always enjoyed the international game," Hamhuis said. "I love the big ice. I love the room. It's a puck-possession game on that big ice and it's a challenge to defend but I enjoy that. I've been working a lot on my skating. I've been trying every year to become a better skater. With all that room, you have to have guys who can skate. Hopefully, I can fill that role." Duncan Keith is probably the only lock to play for Canada who shoots left handed, so Hamhuis could squeeze into the picture there. Other left-handed Canadian hopefuls include Jay Bouwmeester, Marc Staal, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Marc Methot, Dion Phaneuf and Karl Alzner.
Dan Hamhuis D VAN 10 Months
Dan Hamhuis will play for Team Canada at the IIHF World Championship after Vancouver's first-round exit from the NHL playoffs.
He is expected to arrive Saturday and will increase the club's roster to 23 players, including eight defensemen. Hamhuis notched a goal and an assist in four playoff appearances with the Canucks.
Dan Hamhuis D VAN Jan 15 '13
Dan Hamhuis was on the ice Monday and seems to have recovered from his groin injury.
Hamhuis will partner with Kevin Bieksa on the Canucks blueline and we suggest drafting the Canuck blueliner as he seems to have returned to health. He has had back-to-back plus-29 seasons and his 37 points last season certainly gives him a lot of fantasy value.
Dan Hamhuis D VAN Jan 14 '13
Dan Hamhuis sat out the first day of practice with a groin injury.
Hamhuis is likely day-to-day but you never know with groin injuries. It is one injury that comes up a lot during shortened and compressed seasons but of course the season has yet to start. Be a bit wary of Hamhuis and we suggest not drafting him high at this time despite his 37 points last season and back to back plus-29 ratings.
Dan Hamhuis D VAN Nov 13 '12
Although he is concerned about the NHL lockout that seems to be getting messier and messier, Vancouver defenseman Dan Hamhuis was focusing mostly on something positive Monday -- the induction of former Canucks star Pavel Bure into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
"He was the guy I grew up watching and he was so exciting because every time he touched the puck something could happen right from his first game he played," recalled Hamhuis. "It's good to see his recognition with the Hockey Hall of Fame, and it's well deserved." What about raising No. 10 to the Rogers Centre rafters? Because Bure wasn't warm and fuzzy - his contract controversies and eventual trade created a circus-like atmosphere - some simply don't want his number associated with the retired digits of Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund. Hamhuis has no doubt whether Bure's number should be raised. "I think it should," he said. "He's well deserving of it. . ."
Dan Hamhuis D VAN Oct 24 '12
Dan Hamhuis says that commissioner Gary Bettman 'seems to be on some hidden agenda' with regards to the staring contest the Players' Assocation and the owners find themselves in.
Hamhuis expressed his frustration to The Province's Ben Kuzma, thoroughly disappointed at the unwillingness from the owners to negotiate and believes, like many others, that the owners have a Dec. 1 date in mind for for when to reach an agreement. "When they offered 50-50, we figured it would be one of three things: It was pressure from other owners to put an offer out, an actual legitimate chance of negotiating or just Gary and he's got a date in his head when everything comes back together," Hamhuis said. "He seems to be on some hidden agenda and a day they [owners] can't go past. If that's what it is and we keep conceding, it only makes sense for us to hold out." Hamhuis thinks the owners have to be the next to budge.