Jake Virtanen Found Not Guilty of Sexual Assault

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A jury in Vancouver, British Columbia has found Jake Virtanen not guilty of sexual assault. The alleged incident occurred in 2017 and came to light in 2021. The Canucks released Virtanen upon learning of the allegations. The former Vancouver Canucks forward wept openly as the verdict was read in the British Columbia Supreme Court on […] READ MORE


Jake Virtanen Charged With Sexual Assault

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Former Vancouver Canucks forward and NHL first-round draft pick Jake Virtanen has been formally charged with one count of sexual assault. BREAKING: B.C. Crown Prosecution Service has filed sexual assault charges against former Canuck Jake Virtanen — Patrick Johnston (@risingaction) January 27, 2022 The British Columbia Prosecution service approved the charge following an investigation stemming […] READ MORE


Player Development of Top-10 Picks, Part 9

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Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE


Jake Virtanen Bought Out By The Vancouver Canucks

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The Vancouver Canucks have announced their intention to buy out Jake Virtanen today as the team put him on unconditional waivers. Jake Virtanen is on unconditional waivers — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 25, 2021 The 24-year old Virtanen has had a conflicted history with the team and their fans from the instant he was drafted, […] 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


Jake Virtanen Placed on Leave By Vancouver Canucks

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The Vancouver Canucks announced this morning that they’ve placed forward Jake Virtanen on leave. Virtanen was not at practice this morning. Over the past 24 hours, allegations of sexual assault and rape have surfaced against Virtanen. pic.twitter.com/faohjM74d3 — Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) May 1, 2021 Vancouver Canucks Place Jake Virtanen on Leave On the ice, it’s […] READ MORE


Digging Into the Tanner Pearson Deal

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The Vancouver Canucks officially announced the signing of Tanner Pearson and Thatcher Demko today. Both being made together despite the time difference implies the team is done with their free-agent deals. Certainly, until the trade deadline is complete, anyway.  That is just as well, given the general reception to Pearson’s signing. Tanner Pearson Breakdown No, […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Bo Horvat Day-to-Day With Lower-Body Injury

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Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green announced that captain Bo Horvat is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Horvat left Monday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets in the third period. Canucks PR also confirmed his injury status via their Twitter account following Tuesday’s press conference. #Canucks  Head Coach Travis Green confirms Bo Horvat & Brandon […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Goals Changing

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The Vancouver Canucks aren’t really this bad. No, really. Granted, they aren’t good, but we kinda knew that going into the season. The 2019-20 Stanley Cup playoff run was fun and all, but most observers placed them at “fighting for a playoff spot” rather than “equal to the Vegas Golden Knights” at the start of […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, More

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March has finally arrived and the NHL rumours are picking up. We’re moving towards the April 12 trade deadline, but the COVID-19 pandemic makes everything uncertain. Money is tighter, so teams will be careful on when or if they make moves. Today’s NHL rumours focus on the Vancouver Caucks, New York Islanders and Columbus Blue […] READ MORE