The Future is Now for Jacob Markstrom

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On Boxing Day at home against the Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks backup netminder Jacob Markstrom played one of his best games of the year, stopping 32 of 33 shots en route to a 2-1 overtime victory. The win continued a run of strong play for the Swedish stopper, who has allowed just four goals on […] READ MORE


MUST SEE: Jagr and Barkov’s Magic Show

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Considering the Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers are based so far apart from each other geographically and play each other so rarely as a result of being in different conferences, you’d think there wouldn’t be many story lines to come out of a clash between these two clubs. However, since former Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo’s triumphant […] READ MORE




Puck Drop Preview: 2015-16 Vancouver Canucks

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2015-16, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Makes sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


Call to the Hall: Buffalo Sabres

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Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series, Call to the Hall, where we take a look at the next great player from each NHL franchise to get called to the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are a few caveats, the player must be active, and must have played 300 games (or 150 for goaltenders) with the […] 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


Canucks’ Miller Won’t Return Until Playoffs

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It is being reported that Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller will not skate for another three weeks, putting him on pace to not return until the post-season. Miller, 34, suffered a lower-body injury February 22nd during the first period of the Canucks 4-0 win against the New York Islanders. The longtime Buffalo Sabre signed a […] READ MORE


NHL Backups Stealing the Show

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With most trade deadlines in the rear view mirror, fantasy hockey leagues, depending on the size, are either in playoff mode or about to start the “second season.” This means rosters are pretty much set and GMs are hoping they did enough to contend…Or so they thought. Lately, it would appear that a few starting […] READ MORE