Vancouver Canucks

Things are really heating up for the Vancouver Canucks… when it comes to their prospects. All over the world, from Utica all the way to Sweden and Finland, Canucks prospects are dominating their respective leagues — Adam Gaudette is holding down the fort at the college level. Gaudette is easily one of the best players
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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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Injuries derailed the surprisingly competitive Vancouver Canucks in December, and they haven’t quite recovered just yet. Star players were hitting injured reserve left and right and Bo Horvat was hands-down the biggest loss. Horvat suffered a fracture in his foot on Dec. 5 against the Carolina Hurricanes, but he has been cleared to practice and
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A month ago, it seemed the Vancouver Canucks had plenty of questions in terms of what to do. They were in the middle of the playoff race and playing well behind a legitimate first line and steady goaltending. Since Bo Horvat went down with a foot injury, the Canucks have won only two of their
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Today marks the two year anniversary of the suicide of Vancouver Canucks’ enforcer Rick Rypien[at the time of writing/2013]. This may be one of the hardest articles I’ve ever had to write because Rypien’s death hit very close to home for me. You see, I, like Rick Rypien, suffer from depression. My Story of Anxiety
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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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The Vancouver Canucks, as I touched on in my previous article, were plagued with injuries to key players in November and early December. Almost immediately after my article had been published, yet another key player in Sven Baertschi was sidelined for an estimated four-to-six weeks with a fractured jaw. These injuries have left the Canucks
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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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Not much was expected from the Vancouver Canucks this season. That’s what happens when you have two consecutive campaigns of finishing second to last in the Western Conference, with the third-fewest points in the NHL. Last season was particularly dire for the Canucks, as they managed just 69 points. This represented their lowest total in an
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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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Something strange is happening right now with the Vancouver Canucks. Predicted not to do much prior to this season, they returned earlier this week from a five-game road trip where they picked up eight points, when in truth, it would have been an achievement to even go .500. Now, following Thursday night’s comprehensive 6-2 beat
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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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It was bound to happen. After starting the 2017-18 campaign with a shutout win over their provincial rivals and media across the league singing their praises, the Edmonton Oilers showed they still have a ways to go in order to reach the lofty expectations of their recent press clippings. Make no mistake, this team is
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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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This article was originally written in August, 2009. “Pavel Bure was – and is – the best player to ever wear a Canucks’ uniform.” —Pat Quinn, former Canucks GM The Beginning of Pavel Bure’s Iconic Career Discussions involving Pavel Bure’s talent always inspire an incredible amount of praise. Songs were written after his arrival, fans
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