The 2021-22 Vancouver Canucks Collapse

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We’d say the 2021-22 Vancouver Canucks collapse is like a house of cards, but that implies a structure. General manager Jim Benning hasn’t been playing with a full deck. 2021-22 Vancouver Canucks Collapse Complete Here we go again. We’ve been through this before, but here’s the floor plan that created the Winchester Mystery House that […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Fans Near Breaking Point

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It’s 14 games into the new season, and Vancouver Canucks fans are cracking. And to make one thing perfectly clear: it’s not the record. Angry Canucks Fans Making Noise The record itself isn’t a catastrophe at 5-7-2. That’s not great, certainly, but the team has seen worse 14-game streaks. Looking at the bare-bones numbers, the […] READ MORE


Should the Detroit Red Wings Offer Sheet Elias Pettersson?

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For those who follow me on Twitter (@RivardNHL if you don’t), you already know my thoughts on offer sheeting Elias Pettersson. Having said that, I believe in objective journalism. I’ve been wrong before and I’m certain I’ll be wrong again. This has brought us here: the crossroads of a potentially large move. About a month […] READ MORE



Vancouver Canucks Will Hire the Sedin Twins

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So we know Jim Benning is staying on as GM of the Vancouver Canucks. Deep breath, Canucks fans. The question of how to improve the team’s heavily damaged reputation comes to the fore. The answer is, apparently, the players who brought the team to the brink of ultimate success such a short time ago. But […] READ MORE



Why Travis Green Hasn’t Been Re-Signed

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It’s no secret that the Vancouver Canucks have cut salary this season. Like most other sports teams in North America, service and business staff had salaries reduced or were outright released. Even their player signings have been made with one eye to pushing actual cash outlay back. This all makes sense, given the brutal financial […] READ MORE


Puck Talk Live Podcast: Episode 65 – NHL Trade Deadline Recap

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LWOS writers Logan Rosengard and Noah Foster, along with good friend Raffi Sarrafian, discuss news, updates, and more surrounding the most entertaining league in North America, the NHL! We post shows every Friday at noon CST, anywhere you get your podcasts. Make sure to follow us on Instagram, @pucktalklivepodcast.¬† Puck Talk Live Podcast: Episode 65 […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Jim Benning Tenure – Year Seven (So Far)

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The Jim Benning tenure with the Vancouver Canucks has had – to be generous – ups and downs. Inarguably the highest point on the ice was the 2019-20’s Stanley Cup Playoff run in Edmonton. The lowest? Despite the cries of some fans, that’s likely already passed. The standing caveat is “likely” because no one actually […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Jim Benning Tenure – Year Six

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Okay, so the Vancouver Canucks didn’t reach the playoffs, even with their expensive veteran signings. The injury bug bit again, especially on their defence. It’s something of a recurring theme of the Jim Benning tenure, which can be an excuse (see also: Year Five). It’s also damning evidence that the team is too shallow to […] READ MORE