Canucks Shut Down Vrbata, Sutter, and Edler for Season

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On Monday, the 21st, the Vancouver Canucks announced that forwards Radim Vrbata and Brandon Sutter, along with defenseman Alexander Edler have all been shut down for the rest of the 2015-2016 season due to injuries. Radim Vrbata currently has a knee injury, one that kept him out of the lineup on Saturday, the 19th when […] READ MORE


Addressing the Vancouver Canucks Defense

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One thing Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning has not been shy of is making moves in a proactive attempt to rebuild his roster as quickly as possible. After all, he’s acquired the moniker “Trader Jim” for a reason. Over the last two seasons, Benning has brought in a bevy of young forwards, including Linden […] READ MORE


Canucks Scoring Divide Continues to Widen

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Last night’s 3-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes highlighted a disturbing trend which has not only permeated the Vancouver Canucks offense this season, but actually gotten progressively worse. As is their wont, franchise cornerstones Daniel and Henrik Sedin combined for a nifty third period goal, continuing what has been a largely successful season from an […] READ MORE



Vancouver Canucks Sign Chris Tanev to Five Year Extension

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On Tuesday morning the Vancouver Canucks signed defenceman Chris Tanev to a five-year contract extension through 2021. Elliotte Friedman is reporting that the contract will be worth $4.45M per season. Canucks announce Chris Tanev five year extension. AAV $4.45M. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 24, 2015 The 25 year old Ontario native has two goals […] READ MORE


The Vancouver Canucks Powerplay Needs to be Fixed

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Through three different coaches over the past three seasons, one issue has remained the same for the Vancouver Canucks: the ineptitude of their power play. It failed to make an impact throughout the final year of Alain Vigneault’s tenure, it was the epitome of an embarrassment in John Tortorella’s one and only year as head […] READ MORE


Canucks All-Star Lineup of the 2010’s

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While the Vancouver Canucks have had no shortage of team successes in the 2010’s (last season not withstanding), they’ve also had several outstanding individual performances that have stood out among their peers. Here is the Canucks all-star lineup, made up of individual performances from the 2009-10 campaign, through the first half of the 2014-15 season. […] READ MORE


The Canuck Awards: Halfway Point

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Most Valuable Player Winner: Alexander Edler Remember the Alex Edler of the John Tortorella era? The one that finished a minus-39 on the season, and often looked shaky and uncomfortable on the ice? Yeah, neither do I. The 2014-15 campaign has been a complete 180 for the Swedish defender. He and Chris Tanev have anchored […] READ MORE


All I Want For Christmas: Canucks

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While the Canucks have, overall, had a strong start to the 2014-15 campaign, they’ve been slumping as of late. Over the past four games, Vancouver has gone 0-3-1, allowing a total of 17 goals, an average of 4.25 goals against per game. In addition to that, they’ve only managed a mere seven goals in those […] READ MORE


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for the Vancouver Canucks

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The Vancouver Canucks have gotten off to a pretty good start so far in 2014-15. A 5-3-0 record has them top ten in the league with 10 points (tied with six other teams, four of which have less wins, and the other two have played more games), though it’s only good enough for 5th in the […] READ MORE