Bruce Boudreau and the Canucks Future

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The arrival of Bruce Boudreau, while not an isolated event, was a catalyst for the team. The turnaround was shocking, inspiring, and immediate. So why is there talk of his not returning? How Can Bruce Boudreau be “Too Successful”? Travis Green and the Canucks came home to a very tense city. Yes, the team had […] READ MORE




Vancouver Canucks Clean House with Recent Firings

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When the Vancouver Canucks clean house, they do it like a 1980s teen comedy. In the weekend’s last minutes before the parents get back. Canucks Clean House, Eye Foundation Suspiciously The parents, in the case of this strained metaphor, are the live audience. Before Saturday night’s disastrous result was even concluded their feelings were too […] READ MORE


Jim Benning Fired from General Manager Position

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Former Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has been fired from his position. He has been the general manager of the team since 2014. Farhan Lalji of TSN confirmed the news early Monday on the East Coast. This continues the house cleaning that saw head coach Travis Green fired as well. .@FarhanLaljiTSN confirms GM Jim […] READ MORE


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