Vancouver Canucks Training Camp Battle on Defence

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After an adventurous off-season, the Vancouver Canucks training camp kicks off with the kids on Thursday. They want to get their new farm team off to a good start, so Abbotsford is hosting this season. Nothing like showing prospective fans the prospects they’ll be seeing! Especially when those prospects really don’t want to start there… […] READ MORE


2021 TSP: Vancouver Canucks Prospects

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Welcome to the 2021 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2021 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. You can find all the articles here.¬† Since we had an¬†extensive NHL Draft preview, we will not be reviewing the players who were drafted in […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Re-Sign Olli Juolevi

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On Monday, the Vancouver Canucks announced that they have re-signed restricted free agent defenceman Olli Juolevi to a one-year contract. The deal is for the NHL minimum of $750,000.00. Juolevi is scheduled to be a restricted free agent again on the expiration of the deal in the summer of 2022. The Canucks announced the deal […] 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 New Player the Vancouver Canucks Need Most

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After an off-season filled with roster upheaval, which new arrival do the Vancouver Canucks need most? A quarter-way through the season and a rocky start, we have a sample size to study. Things can change of course, and Canucks fans hope they do! But for now, here’s who’s made themselves an integral part of their […] READ MORE


The Last Stand of Alexander Edler

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For more than two decades the Vancouver Canucks have had an absolute rock patrolling their blue line. They entered this century with Mattias Ohlund, the 6′-4″ 230 pound Swede playing over 25 minutes a night. A decade later, it was Alexander Edler, the 6′-3″ 215 pound Swede playing over 24 minutes a night. That streak […] READ MORE


About the Vancouver Canucks Defence

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The Vancouver Canucks defence had one big gain to go along with two-and-a-half serious losses this off-season. If the defensive corps remains the same as it is now, their high-risk, high-reward style has to change. Changes and Challenges on the Vancouver Canucks Defence When Alexander Edler was re-signed at the end of the 2018-19 season, […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers

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Hello and welcome to another Monday edition of NHL Rumours! The offseason has slowed down considerably but that doesn’t mean teams have stopped planning for 2020-21. There are still free agents worth signing and salary commitments to balance. More will happen between now and the beginning of the coming season. Today’s NHL rumours feature the […] READ MORE


Breaking Down the Vancouver Canucks Bubble Team

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The Vancouver Canucks Bubble Team has been announced, and there’s good news: we came close! Would have gone six-for-six, too, if it wasn’t for those meddling kids. Okay, Sven Baertschi was completely justified in his decision not to go with the club to Edmonton. But the rest were bang-on – plus a few extras. Most […] READ MORE


Introducing the Vancouver Canucks Black Aces

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The NHL and NHLPA work through different plans for finishing up the 2020-21 season. Right now the favoured choice seems to be two “hub cities” with 12 teams each. You know our opinion on that. But all the plans have one thing in common: bringing in more back-up players. In case of illness or injury, […] READ MORE