Player Development Of First-Round Picks, Part Four

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NHL player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey is starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE


Tanner Pearson Is the Vancouver Canucks Forgotten Forward

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Is the Tanner Pearson contract a secret weapon for the Vancouver Canucks next season? Or the scapegoat? Tanner Pearson Contract Still In Vancouver There are a lot – and a LOT – of Vancouver Canucks players getting looked at this offseason. The most urgent is undoubtedly restricted free agent Brock Boeser, needing a deal or qualifying […] READ MORE


Wheat and Chaff: 2021 Canucks Unrestricted Free Agents

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Well. That was a rather eventful season, now, wasn’t it? It started off with a compressed schedule meant to give the team a break later in the year. It continued with the worst COVID-19 outbreak of any NHL team during said “restful” break. And followed up with – surprise! – an even MORE compressed schedule […] READ MORE


Digging Into the Tanner Pearson Deal

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The Vancouver Canucks officially announced the signing of Tanner Pearson and Thatcher Demko today. Both being made together despite the time difference implies the team is done with their free-agent deals. Certainly, until the trade deadline is complete, anyway.  That is just as well, given the general reception to Pearson’s signing. Tanner Pearson Breakdown No, […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Sign Tanner Pearson To Extension

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There is good news coming out of Vancouver. The Canucks announced they signed forward Tanner Pearson to a three-year contract extension worth $9.75 million. The contract carries a salary-cap hit of $3.25 million. 3 years. $3.25 mil aav for Tanner Pearson and the Canucks. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 8, 2021 Tanner Pearson Signs Extension […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Bo Horvat Day-to-Day With Lower-Body Injury

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Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green announced that captain Bo Horvat is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Horvat left Monday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets in the third period. Canucks PR also confirmed his injury status via their Twitter account following Tuesday’s press conference. #Canucks  Head Coach Travis Green confirms Bo Horvat & Brandon […] READ MORE


Canucks Trade Deadline Possibilities

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The Vancouver Canucks trade deadline isn’t what’s written on the calendar. April 12th is the official deadline, of course. But for teams in the Scotia North Division, quarantine pushes that date forward considerably. Assuming, that is, that the Canadian teams want to use whoever is returned to them for as much of the stretch run […] 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


Vancouver Canucks Tanner Pearson Injured

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The Vancouver Canucks have announced that forward Tanner Pearson has been injured and will miss at least one game. The injury occurred during their recent shootout victory over the Ottawa Senators. This comes at a time where the team has won several recent games but still lags behind in the North Division. Head coach Travis […] READ MORE