Vancouver Canucks Buyouts Make No Sense

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This year is weird. That isn’t news. What is news is the Ottawa Senators buying out their Masterton winner so they can save some money while still taking a couple million dollars worth of cap hit. That leaves them with three NHL forward contracts on the books and an owner still looking to cut corners. […] READ MORE


Cale Makar Wins 2019-20 Calder Trophy

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In a season where outstanding rookie defensemen made their mark, Cale Makar wins the Calder Trophy in a much-debated decision. The nominees have plenty to choose between them, and it couldn’t have been easy to limit the selections to three. Even here at LWOS, the nominations weren’t without their detractors, but Cale Makar, Quinn Hughes, […] READ MORE


Three Options for the Vancouver Canucks Defence

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Ask a dozen Vancouver Canucks fans their opinions on their favourite team’s defence, and you’ll get a range of answers. Unfortunately for them, that range runs from “Yeah, they need to improve” to “[incoherent screaming]”. There are a lot of things outside a team’s control, but that doesn’t mean nothing can be done. Indeed, something […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Potential Moves

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The Vancouver Canucks potential moves are going to be influenced this year, more than in any other, by cash. Teams all through the NHL are feeling the hit from the novel coronavirus, and it’s going to show in deals and signings big and small. Vancouver Canucks Potential Moves A Book Balancing Act NHL owners who […] READ MORE


Looking at Vancouver Canucks Free Agents

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Well, that was quite the ride! Nerve-wracking for Vegas Golden Knights fans, exciting for Vancouver Canucks fans. But now the universe has righted itself and the Golden Knights move on to face the suddenly-dangerous Dallas Stars. Vancouver, on the other hand, now faces a very different battle: what happens with the Canucks free agents. Riddle […] READ MORE


Two Days More for Vegas Golden Knights vs Vancouver Canucks

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The NHL decided to postpone the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday, canceling two days’ worth of games. The league accepted the advice of the Hockey Diversity Alliance to act in response to the latest police shooting. This happened only after the players themselves reminded the league that is was the right thing to do, as […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Jacob Markstrom Future Assured

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Saying that the Vancouver Canucks have progressed farther than anyone predicted this season is an understatement. They had even dropped out of a playoff spot by the time the season was halted. The play-in round against the Minnesota Wild was an ideal match, but even then it was a toss-up to most observers. The biggest […] READ MORE


Young Vancouver Canucks Playoff Hopes Realized

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For the first time in five seasons, the Vancouver Canucks playoff hopes have been realized. A team has never been so happy to lose their first-round draft pick. But what else can be expected from such a strange season? Making Omelettes A lot of the Canucks’ most important players have no experience in the second […] READ MORE


The Micheal Ferland Future Question

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When it was announced Micheal Ferland had returned to Manitoba, fans of his had a familiar sinking feeling. Though the blanket tern “unfit to play” was used by the NHL, different sources have been more specific. Ferland’s concussion issues have, so to speak, reared their ugly head. A Roll of the Dice The Vancouver Canucks were […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Postseason Rookies Emerge in Stanley Cup Qualifying Round

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Much was made of the biggest difference between the Minnesota Wild‘s hardened veterans and the Vancouver Canucks postseason rookies. It was the vaunted Wild defence against the Canucks young forwards. And for one game at least, that story played itself out exactly to script. Youth and Vigour vs Age and Cunning Neither is a completely […] READ MORE