Canucks: To Tank or Not To Tank?

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The 2015-16 NHL season has not been kind to fans of the Vancouver Canucks. The franchise is in this odd, nebulous transitional stage where they’re simultaneously trying to forge a “winning environment” for it’s young players, while #TeamTank has been hoping for a chance at the number-one pick in the 2016 NHL draft. Fans have been […] READ MORE



Kevin Bieksa Traded to the Anaheim Ducks

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Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning has been manning the phones prior to the NHL Draft and today he announced the trading of defenseman Kevin Bieksa to the Anaheim Ducks. Going the other way, the Canucks receive a 2016 second round pick. The deal had been previously foreshadowed by Farhan Lalji, the Vancouver representative of […] READ MORE


Goaltender Eddie Lack Traded to the Hurricanes

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Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning may have broken the hearts of many, as the team announced a deal that sends goaltender Eddie Lack to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a third round pick this year (66th overall) and a 7th round pick in 2016. BREAKING: Eddie Lack has been dealt to the #hurricanes. http://t.co/bGH3aJEuxf pic.twitter.com/oYrkljtLjM — […] READ MORE


NHL’s 30 in 30: Vancouver Canucks

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For the month of June, Last Word On Sports will be covering each team in our 30 in 30 series. Once a day, we take a look at an NHL team’s past season, what their off-season looks like, and what they could hope to achieve before the start of their 2015-16 season. Everybody wants to […] 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


Linden Vey: Where Does He Fit in Canucks Lineup?

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If there’s a mystery man on the Canucks for next season, it’s Linden Vey. The Canucks acquired Vey from the Los Angeles Kings for the 50th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and has a large question mark looming over him as the offseason goes on. With the agreement on a 1-year contract, Linden Vey […] READ MORE


Canucks Come to Terms with Tanev

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The Vancouver Canucks solidified their blue-line on Saturday afternoon, signing young rock-solid defenceman Chris Tanev to a 1-year, $2 million deal. The 24-year-old has shown great consistency and has been extremely reliable for the team in his three-year tenure in Vancouver. Re-signing Tanev was a must for Canucks GM Jim Benning, as the loss of […] READ MORE


Boston Bruins the Best NHL Team on Paper

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In the modern era of hockey, no roster has been constructed with more brilliance than the Boston Bruins. This may seem like a bold statement, especially considering the performance of the Los Angeles Kings this year or the Chicago Blackhawks. But consider the following: the Boston Bruins are the only team in the league who […] READ MORE


Canucks Introduce Willie Desjardins As New Head Coach

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In what has been one of the worst kept secrets around the NHL, the Vancouver Canucks finally introduced Willie Desjardins as the team’s 18th head coach at a press conference in Rogers Arena today. For Desjardins, it’s been a long time coming. The 57-year-old is finally getting his first crack at a head coaching position […] READ MORE