2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft Preview: Vancouver Canucks

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The 2021 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft is coming soon. Even though the playoffs are still going on, most teams will be starting to focus on the offseason as we get further into June. The Seattle Kraken will start their inaugural year in 2021-22, and with that comes the expansion draft. There are plenty of opportunities […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Playoff Hopes Done for Now

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The Vancouver Canucks playoff hopes – officially – are over. With that in mind, we can look at their last, hectic week with an eye to the future. A review of the past season can wait until the regular season is actually over. What can we expect from a team that’s facing seven games in […] READ MORE


The Risks and Rewards of Vancouver Canucks Goalie Thatcher Demko

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The sigh of relief you heard was two million lower-mainland fans as goalie Thatcher Demko signed on for five more years and $25 million. Thatcher Demko Done(ko) Details first (h/t PuckPedia). The base salary for Demko moves around quite a bit over the five years, but for explainable reasons. The first year, 2021-22 sees him […] 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 Extend Thatcher Demko

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According to reports, the Vancouver Canucks and goaltender Thatcher Demko are closing in on a five-year contract extension worth $25 million. The contract carries a salary cap of hit of $5 million. Hearing from Vancouver: #Canucks and G Thatcher Demko are closing in on a long-term extension. 5 years, $25 million. #TSN — Frank Seravalli […] READ MORE


Midseason 2020-21 NHL Awards by the Numbers: Vezina Trophy

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With the NHL season at around the half-way mark, we are going to look at which players in the NHL deserve which award so far. We will be breaking down the midseason 2020-21 NHL awards. In this series, the Last Word on Hockey team will decide who should have won each award based on 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


The Most Valuable Vancouver Canuck

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A bad team always looks to the future, but the Vancouver Canucks MVP over the last two seasons has gone. Without their Jacob Markstrom backbone, who is now the most valuable Vancouver Canuck? The Most Valuable Vancouver Canuck There are a few different ways to look at who drives a team and what value they […] READ MORE