Why Vancouver Canucks Defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson Had a Good Season

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The Vancouver Canucks defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson arrived in a controversial fashion, and that hasn’t diminished in the year since. There’s even been talk of somehow trading him this off-season, though it’s difficult to see how. Or, even, why. Defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson Bright Spot Given Situation Good Enough or Good A funny thing happened for the […] READ MORE


Quarter-Mark Thanks: The 2021-22 Canucks Defence So Far

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This season has not gone exactly as planned for the Vancouver Canucks – but it may be going as expected. A quarter-season in, the 2021-22 Canucks defence is leading the team in breakdowns instead of breakouts. No In Between For Vancouver The trade that brought Oliver Ekman-Larsson to Vancouver was a reverse-blockbuster. Instead of swapping […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks 2021-22 Season One Week In

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Normally we cover this ground each year, but last season had… issues. This year we’ve got the puck dropped more or less on time, semi-filled arenas, and advertising on helmets is here to stay. All right, the Vancouver Canucks 2021-22 season is not perfect. But it’s certainly better than 2020-21! Let’s see where all the […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Vancouver Canucks

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] READ MORE


Former Arizona Coyotes Players Doing Well in Preseason

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The Arizona Coyotes did a huge roster purge over the summer. Gone were Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Conor Garland, and Michael Bunting. Both OEL and Garland landed with the Vancouver Canucks with the Coyotes receiving the 9th overall selection in this years draft. The Yotes chose forward Dylan Guenther who has played well in the pre-season. So […] READ MORE


The Vancouver Canucks Defence: New Arrivals

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Just in case hockey hasn’t been your entire life over the past two months – and possibly if it has – there’s news! You may have missed/forgotten just how much the Vancouver Canucks defence has changed in this off-season. An all-time veteran walked. An old friend returned. A free agent was signed in the traditional […] READ MORE


The Best Draft Class in Arizona Coyotes History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manager gets it right […] READ MORE




Vancouver Canucks Sign Newly Acquired Conor Garland

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The Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has announced that they have signed newly acquired forward Conor Garland to a five-year contract worth an average annual value of $4.95 million. Vancouver #Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Conor Garland (@ConorGarland2) to a five-year contract worth an average annual […] READ MORE