Arizona Coyotes Trade of Conor Garland Still Hurts

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We all remember that fateful day on July 23rd when the Arizona Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks conducted a huge trade. Both teams were motivated to rid themselves of contracts. Caught in the crossfire was popular forward Conor Garland. His meagre contract of just $775,000 was inconsequential. To make the deal work for Arizona and to […] READ MORE



Vancouver Canucks Perspective on the Oliver Ekman-Larsson Trade

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As you have likely heard by now, the Arizona Coyotes pulled off a miracle yesterday. Rumoured for nearly a year now, they have pulled off the Oliver Ekman-Larsson trade with the Vancouver Canucks. William Grigsby who is Last Word on Hockey’s beat writer for the Coyotes has Arizona’s take here, but was it worth it […] READ MORE



Arizona Coyotes Deal Conor Garland, Oliver Ekman-Larsson to Vancouver

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Conor Garland and Oliver Ekman-Larsson have been dealt to the Vancouver Canucks, with the Arizona Coyotes receiving Antoine Roussel, Jay Beagle, Loui Eriksson, this year’s ninth-overall draft selection, a 2022 second-round pick, and a 2023 seventh-round pick in return. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman was the first to report the extent of the deal, while John Gambadoro […] READ MORE


How a Duncan Keith to Vancouver Canucks Trade Could Work

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Word is out that the long-time Chicago Blackhawk Duncan Keith would be willing to help the team with their “Aged, Expensive Player” problem.* Keith is a 38-year old defenceman with a $5.5 million cap hit for each of the next two years. His numbers have diminished over the last three years, even taking the reduced […] 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


The Vancouver Canucks Player Loans

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Vancouver Canucks Player Loans to Winnipeg In difficult times, many people look to the past for comfort. For the Vancouver Canucks, that includes their former AHL city, Winnipeg. Three players, Tyler Graovac, Ashton Sautner, and Arturs Silovs, are moving in with the Winnipeg Jets for the season. The Canucks player loans leave them available more […] READ MORE


Sven Baertschi and the Vancouver Canucks’ Problem

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New off-season, new troublesome contract for the Vancouver Canucks. This year, it belongs to Sven Baertschi – or would be, if it were actually a problem. Sven Baertschi is Back The league’s toughest job is schedule-maker; second-toughest is whoever has to find a completely happy Canucks fan. For the last few years, the easy target […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks: Potential Right Wingers for Bo Horvat

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Bo Horvat found a consistent partner in Tanner Pearson, but there was no consistency whatsoever in the right-wing position. This was a common theme throughout the season, as Travis Green employed a relatively unique system of cycling right-wingers through the lineup while keeping the LW and C positions consistent. This meant that all of Brock […] READ MORE