Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are going to be a very young team next year. At least, that’s what we’re told. Those were the words from president Trevor Linden during the team’s season-ending media availability. While head coach Travis Green and general manager Jim Benning weren’t as cutthroat, Linden had no problem suggesting the Canucks will go
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Although the Vancouver Canucks season came to a conclusion over two weeks ago, there’s still lots to digest after another season out of the playoffs. With the Sedins now retired, the Canucks will assume a different identity entering next season. Can Brock Boeser improve upon his fantastic rookie season? How about Swedish phenom Elias Pettersson,
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There have been a few disappointments early on in the 2018 NHL playoffs. The Vegas Golden Knights overwhelming the Los Angeles Kings, and the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers exchanging blowouts come to mind. However, one of the biggest disappointments of these playoffs has been the Toronto Maple Leafs’ horrendous defensive performance against the Boston
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The Vancouver Canucks have one of the best prospect pools in the NHL with talent dominating in Sweden, college hockey and the CHL. The future is very bright for the boys in blue and green and the hype is very, very real. Craig Button’s top-50 prospects list is riddled with Canucks. Perhaps what separates the Canucks
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The Vancouver Canucks selected Finnish defender Olli Juolevi fifth overall in the 2016 NHL entry draft. He’s been hyped to be the future of the Canucks’ blue line but the question is, should you believe the hype? He was the highest drafted defenceman in 2016, but so far, he’s been outclassed by some fellow draft-mates.
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Here we are again, with another trade deadline approaching, hopes rising and rumors swirling. The Vancouver Canucks have been the subject of a healthy amount of rumors this season and the most recent one involves defender Ben Hutton. The team isn’t exactly shopping him around, but no one is completely off the table. From an
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This is the second in a series of articles in which I explore a significant trade for each Vancouver Canucks season, starting with their inaugural season of 1970-71. Without a doubt, the most significant trade the Canucks made during their first season was acquiring future captain Andre Boudrias from St. Louis. From the offseason through
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For this segment of weekly thoughts, we address Vancouver Canucks trade rumours, explore the ramifications of Chris Tanev’s injury, and highlight the bounce-back performance of the Sedins. We also take a look at how Canucks’ prospects Kole Lind, Jonah Gadjovich, and Michael DiPietro fared at Team Canada’s world junior camp. Canucks Searching for a Top-Nine
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For years, Alex Edler has been a polarizing figure in the Vancouver sports market. With injuries and age accumulating, we’ve likely passed the days of prime Edler. That doesn’t mean, though, that the debate on the now 31-year-old Swede has ended. In fact, if anything, the division has only increased. Critics of Edler say that
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As a team, the Vancouver Canucks have been inconsistent this season. As individuals, certain players have taken great steps forward, whilst others have failed to gain momentum. 27 games in, we should have a good idea of who dresses when Vancouver is fully fit. However, the Canucks’ best team is far from certain. This is
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The Vancouver Canucks were supposed to have many weaknesses this season, and goaltending was near the top of that list. After Ryan Miller departed for Disneyland in the offseason, Jacob Markstrom was presumably going to take over the starting job. It was the logical decision, even though his previous career-high in starts was only 33 games,
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You’ve likely heard of the saying that perception is reality. In this respect, Vancouver Canucks fans are often described as among the whiniest in the NHL. While you can argue how fair this perception is, the fans didn’t help themselves with their reaction to Brock Boeser being a healthy scratch for the home opener against
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This is the third and final installment of my three-part series on Vancouver Canucks ‘X’ factors and this article will be focused on Jacob Markstrom, the young man pegged to be the Canucks’ starting net-minder for the coming 2017-18 season. Markstrom, the 27-year-old Swede is heading into his fifth season with the Canucks organization and
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The Vancouver Canucks have faced a lot of questions stemming from the 2014 NHL Entry Draft when they selected Jake Virtanen sixth overall in the first round. Since then, players chosen after Virtanen like the Toronto Maple Leafs’ William Nylander, the Winnipeg Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers and the Detroit Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin have established themselves
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Even though training camps open in a few weeks, notable free agents remain without a job. That includes 33-year-old Thomas Vanek, who doesn’t have a contract despite posting solid numbers last season. With the Detroit Red Wings, Vanek posted 38 points in 48 games. After posting numbers like that, there’s no reason why Vanek should
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