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


Vancouver Canucks Jim Benning Tenure – Year Five

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For the fourth year of the Jim Benning tenure, the only thing the Vancouver Canucks excelled at was symbolism. In the last home game of the year, Daniel Sedin scored the game-winner and Henrik Sedin assisted on it. In overtime, yet. Rookie Brock Boeser led the team in scoring, Bo Horvat took on a leadership […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Claim Travis Boyd Off Waivers

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The Vancouver Canucks have claimed Travis Boyd off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs to help bolster their offensive depth. Sportsnet reporter Chris Johnston broke the news on Monday morning. Vancouver claims Travis Boyd off waivers from Toronto. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 22, 2021 Travis Boyd Claimed On Waivers Travis Boyd’s acquisition provides the […] READ MORE


Don’t Let the Vancouver Canucks Playoffs be a Reality

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Whatever happens, stop asking if “Can the Vancouver Canucks make the playoffs this season?” Because that’s kind of irrelevant. Vancouver Canucks Playoffs? We’re Talking Playoffs? Okay, look. We know that the Vancouver Canucks went on a 7-3 tear right before the weekend. That’s great for them. That they’re only two points back of the Montreal […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Jim Benning Tenure – Year Three

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The Vancouver Canucks’ return to the playoffs was over after a single season. Their youth movement short-circuited. Goals-for plummeted, already mediocre goals-against dropped further. That trade for Markus Granlund didn’t provide the offensive boost they are hoping for, but Sven Baertschi produced reasonably well. Jacob Markstrom showed he belonged in the NHL. Bo Horvat had […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Jim Benning Tenure – Year Two

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They were BACK! The Vancouver Canucks roared back into the playoffs and the 2011 Stanley Cup Final didn’t look that far in the past anymore. New coach, new star goalie, and a big rebuttal to their former coach publicly saying the team had to replace their “stale core”! Now to build on that debut and […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Jim Benning Tenure – Year One

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Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning is feeling as much pressure now as he ever has. With the team foundering on the reef of high expectations and condensed scheduling, fan confidence is nearing the bottom. Owner Francesco Aquilini had expressed confidence in Benning just three weeks prior, but that’s what owners do, isn’t it? Benning is […] READ MORE