VANCOUVER - After giving up a second-round draft pick for his rights last month, the Vancouver Canucks have signed restricted-free-agent forward Linden Vey to a one-year contract. Vey, acquired at the draft from the Los Angeles Kings for the 50th pick the Canucks got for defenceman Jason Garrison, should be the No. 3 centre next season. Canucks general manager Jim Benning said he knew plenty about Vey from his time living in Boston while the 22-year-old played for the AHLs Manchester Monarchs. Vey also played for new coach Willie Desjardins with the WHLs Medicine Hat Tigers. "Theres a familiarity with Linden," Benning said at the draft in Philadelphia. "Hes a puck-possession guy, hes strong, hes a good two-way player, he plays a 200-foot game. Hes ready to play in the NHL now." Vey only has 18 games of NHL experience due in part to the Stanley Cup-champion Kings depth of young forwards. Benning said hell get more opportunity in Vancouver. Peja Stojakovic Jersey . - For a general manager who preaches building through the draft, Reggie McKenzie has struggled to find impact players his first two years in Oakland. Skal Labissiere Jersey . 1 status and was unable to prevent a late season collapse, James Reimer said he wants to put the past behind him and is looking forward to spending the next two years in a Maple Leaf uniform. - The New York Rangers have momentum, a unified locker room and Henrik Lundqvist. Vince Carter Jersey . TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted on Monday that Hemsky will be going to market as an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Mitch Richmond Jersey . No surprise there. Kershaw, who also earned the title after throwing his first career no-hitter in June, had a 1.MILAN - Mario Gomez scored twice as Fiorentina cruised into the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup with a 3-1 victory over Atalanta on Wednesday, while Inter Milan also progressed after beating nine-man Sampdoria 2-0.Gomez, who has been struggling with injury and form, had only scored once in the previous 10 months. But he got Fiorentina off to the perfect start with a deflected shot in the sixth minute.Juan Cuadrado doubled Fiorentinas lead from the spot in the 12th minute after Guglielmo Stendardo was harshly adjudged to have fouled Gomez, sparking fierce Atalanta protests.Gomez added Fiorentinas third in the 28th minute before Rolando Bianchi scored a consolation goal just before halftime with a curler into the bottom right corner.Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso was sent off in the 84th after two bookings in three minutes.Fiorentina will next face Roma, while Inter will play either Napoli or Udinese after the clubs two new signings ? Lukas Podolski and Xherdan Shaqiri ? combined to set it on its wway to victory.ddddddddddddInter struggled to break down Sampdoria despite playing most of the match with a numerical advantage. Nenad Krsticic was sent off in the 12th minute after he brought down Mauro Icardi, with the forward adjudged to have been clean through on goal.Icardi could have given Inter the lead shortly before halftime but Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved his penalty after Pawel Wszolek had bundled over Dodo.The deadlock was finally broken in the 71st minute. Podolski did well to hold up the ball in the area before slotting it through to Shaqiri for his first Inter goal on his first start for the club since joining from Bayern Munich.Any hope Sampdoria had of taking the match to extra time all but evaporated six minutes later when Wszolek was sent off for a second booking.Icardi atoned for his earlier penalty failure by sealing the match two minutes from time, firing into an empty net after a poor back pass left Romero in trouble and forced him out of his area. Cheap Canadiens Jerseys Cheap Predators Jerseys Cheap Devils Jerseys Cheap Islanders Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Senators Jerseys Cheap Flyers Jerseys Cheap Penguins Jerseys Cheap Sharks Jerseys Cheap Blues Jerseys Cheap Lightning Jerseys Cheap Maple Leafs Jerseys Cheap Canucks Jerseys Cheap Golden Knights Jerseys Cheap Capitals Jerseys Cheap Winnipeg Jets Jerseys ' ' '