Vancouver Canucks

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He’s back. The dragon slayer, and everyone’s favourite pest returns to Vancouver tonight in the city where his illustrious NHL career began. He won’t go down as the best or most talented Canuck in history, but he was definitely one of the most well-liked. Burrows played his way into the hearts of Canucks fans with
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Over that past few seasons, the Vancouver Canucks have had some difficulty cementing a top-six forward lineup and this coming 2017-18 won’t be any different. As I’ve touched on before, roles have changed, additions have been made and talent has developed. This has created a big-time fluctuation in the Canucks’ top six forwards. Management has decisions
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Nikita Tryamkin Comfortable at Home in the KHL “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1730”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1730”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1730() { var xhrq_1730 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1730.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1730&aba_wid=AA6363D7-7B56-47CE-A6AE-D650285A0D29&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1730.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1730.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1730.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1730.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1730.send(null); } if (typeof ez_cra_check === ‘undefined’) {
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Take a breath Vancouver Canucks fans, the team is finally rebuilding. Even though Trevor Linden and Jim Benning were reluctant to toss out the dreaded “R” word, it’s clear that’s what the team is doing, especially after Benning’s recent interview with Bob McKenzie, although his moves at the trade deadline already signaled the shift. Trading
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The Vancouver Canucks have faced a lot of questions stemming from the 2014 NHL Entry Draft when they selected Jake Virtanen sixth overall in the first round. Since then, players chosen after Virtanen like the Toronto Maple Leafs’ William Nylander, the Winnipeg Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers and the Detroit Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin have established themselves
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As September began, so did yet another chapter in the career of Thomas Vanek. As of Friday, the Vancouver Canucks are the newest home for the offensively-gifted Vanek. With 12 seasons of experience and an evident knack for finding the scoresheet, the Canucks are hoping Vanek can revamp their struggling offence and power play. However,
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Even though training camps open in a few weeks, notable free agents remain without a job. That includes 33-year-old Thomas Vanek, who doesn’t have a contract despite posting solid numbers last season. With the Detroit Red Wings, Vanek posted 38 points in 48 games. After posting numbers like that, there’s no reason why Vanek should
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The Vancouver Canucks have finally embraced the notion that many fans were asking for over the last few seasons – a rebuild. Team president Trevor Linden finally admitted as much this past April, tempering expectations that the Canucks are a playoff club, let alone a contender in the ultra competitive Western Conference. Canucks general manager
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This article was originally written in December, 2015. During the dead puck era in the years leading to the 2004-05 NHL lockout, the Canucks’ trio of Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi and Brendan Morrison far from followed the pattern of declining offense in the league. The West Coast Express line, named after the commuter train in
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There were few positives to take away from the Vancouver Canucks 2016-17 campaign. However, rookie forward Brock Boeser certainly inspired some hope for the future. Boeser’s Road to the NHL The Burnsville, Minnesota native was taken by the Canucks 23rd overall in the 2015 draft. It was no surprise to see the organization select the
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On July 1, the Vancouver Canucks lost former Vezina Trophy winner Ryan Miller to the Anaheim Ducks in free agency. With this reshuffling of the pack, Jacob Markstrom has been earmarked as the main man going forward. He can dominate the crease for the Canucks, and here is why. Markstrom’s Difficult Path It’s safe to say
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This article was originally written in August, 2009. “Pavel Bure was – and is – the best player to ever wear a Canucks’ uniform.” —Pat Quinn, former Canucks GM The Beginning of an Iconic Career Discussions involving Pavel Bure’s talent always inspire an incredible amount of praise. Songs were written after his arrival, fans were
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During this time of year some of us are relaxing, enjoying some sunshine, or perhaps cruising down that old country road. Others, we’re still talking hockey mid-August. Today, it’s time to check out the state of the Canucks defence. It was evident on July 1 that the Vancouver Canucks are creating stiff competition during training
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Over the last three years, Jim Benning has been applauded for building up the Vancouver Canucks‘ once woeful prospect pool. While that’s good news for the Canucks and their fans, it’s not necessarily good news for Cole Cassels. Once considered a top-five prospect for the Canucks, the 22-year-old has seen his positioning on the Canucks’
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There has been quite a few moving pieces in regards to the Vancouver Canucks‘ goaltending but at the core, the Canucks look reasonably solid between the pipes. With the departure of Ryan Miller to the Anaheim Ducks and the acquisition of Anders Nilsson from free agency to fill the void, the Canucks have changed their
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There’s no shortage of goaltending controversy stories for the Vancouver Canucks since the calendar turned to the new decade. Whether the duo has been Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider, Luongo and Eddie Lack, Lack and Ryan Miller, or Miller and Jacob Markstrom, the performance of the so-called backup has prompted some fans of the Canucks to
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The Vancouver Canucks are looking for improvement across the board heading into next season. After his tumultuous campaign, Ben Hutton could be the poster boy for improvement. One of the Canucks’ most surprising players of 2015-16, Hutton failed to regain his rookie form where he finished third in points among freshmen on the back end. The
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The Vancouver Canucks struggled defensively in the 2016-17 season, fishing the puck out of their net 241 times, the fifth highest total in the League. Riddled with injuries and inexperience, the Canucks’ blue line was a shell of its potential. With the status of injured Erik Gudbranson still unknown, the departure of Luca Sbisa and with
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Vancouver Canucks GM, Jim Benning raised some curious eyebrows at the 2017 trade deadline when he traded away long-time Canuck, Alex Burrows to the Ottawa Senators in return for 19-year-old Jonathan Dahlen. The deal looked good on paper for both parties but Benning’s true motive didn’t come into the light until the 2017 NHL entry
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It’s hard to imagine an NHL team’s MVP needing a role adjustment. With the Vancouver Canucks however, improvement is needed everywhere. That includes the Canucks’ MVP from last season. Bo Horvat was the team’s best player in 2016-17, other than Ryan Miller. He posted career highs with 20 goals and 52 points, despite not scoring
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The slumping Vancouver Canucks are currently in the midst of a rebuild and with the pool of young talent at their disposal, the Canucks’ future looks bright. It’s evident that the Canucks have a hole on offensive production but in an attempt to turn that around, the organization has used nine out of their last
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It’s every young player’s dream to don his hometown team’s jersey. When that dream pans out, things don’t always go as planned. The Canucks made that dream come true for two players in the last two seasons. They’ve both had vastly different experiences in a Canucks jersey. Both Troy Stecher and Jake Virtanen had the
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The Vancouver Canucks have struggled in the past few seasons and their problems have primarily stemmed from their lack of scoring. The Canucks finished 29th in the NHL in goals scored last season with only 178, averaging a meager 2.17 goals-per-game. This problem can be traced to a lack of firepower among the forwards and relying too
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Canucks Sign Michael Del Zotto “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1735() { var xhrq_1735 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1735.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1735&aba_wid=F2C14FBF-A837-476F-A1B7-225A1C8BB528&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1735.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1735.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1735.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1735.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1735.send(null); } if (typeof ez_cra_check === ‘undefined’) { if (typeof loadbvjhghf