2021 Vancouver Canucks Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE


2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Vancouver Canucks

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The 2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft is coming soon. Even though the playoffs are still going on, most teams will be starting to focus on the offseason as we get further into June. The Seattle Kraken will start their inaugural year in 2021-22, and with that comes the expansion draft. There are plenty of opportunities […] READ MORE


Keep or Kick: 2021 Vancouver Canucks Restricted Free Agents

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Unrestricted free agents are a pretty easy concept to handle: you sign them or you don’t. Make them an offer and they agree or not. Simple. The 2021 Canucks restricted free agents, on the other hand, are a whole bunch more complicated. The RFAs can have arbitration rights or not. They can be high draft […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks

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Hello and welcome to a Sunday edition of NHL rumours! The first round of the playoffs is moving along and teams are preparing for what comes next. Last Word on Hockey will bring you the best news and analysis, so check in with us often. Today’s NHL rumours feature the Buffalo Sabres and two about the […] READ MORE



NHL Rumours: CHL, Artem Anisimov, Elias Pettersson

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Hello and welcome to a Sunday edition of NHL rumours! There isn’t much team news right now, but that doesn’t mean everything is quiet. The hockey world still has plenty of things happening to ponder and review. Today’s NHL rumours feature the Montreal Canadiens, CHL, Artem Anisimov, and Elias Pettersson. NHL Rumours CHL Rumour: John Shannon […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Schedule Revised

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…Or “What to Expect When You’re Expecting*” Managing the Vancouver Canucks Schedule After J.T. Miller‘s outburst brought some sanity to the Vancouver Canucks scheduled return, the question remained about fitting their remaining games into the new schedule. As we talked about last time, there is a hard deadline for the NHL coming. The Stanley Cup […] READ MORE


The Risks and Rewards of Vancouver Canucks Goalie Thatcher Demko

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The sigh of relief you heard was two million lower-mainland fans as goalie Thatcher Demko signed on for five more years and $25 million. Thatcher Demko Done(ko) Details first (h/t PuckPedia). The base salary for Demko moves around quite a bit over the five years, but for explainable reasons. The first year, 2021-22 sees him […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Jim Benning Tenure – Year Four

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Well, that didn’t work. What didn’t work? Pretty much EVERYTHING tried in year three of the Vancouver Canucks‘ Jim Benning tenure. The Canucks had their worst offensive year in team history, managing just 182 goals and finishing the season with 69 points. Coach Desjardins was fired the day after the season ended. It was the […] READ MORE