May 4th, 2016 In Canucks Management, NHL Entry Draft, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

A big reason for the Vancouver Canucks exploring their options with the fifth overall pick is the need for a top-end defenseman, but the lack of options they could have for blueliners at No. 5. However, one thing the Canucks and their fans can feel fortunate about is where they'll pick in the second round, and the number of excellent defense...

May 3rd, 2016 In Canucks Prospects, NHL Entry Draft, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

The Canucks and their fans knew they would be getting a pretty good asset come draft lottery day, but there's always a feeling around Vancouver that the team should push for more, and not be settled with what they have. That feeling came naturally after the team ended up with the fifth overall pick, despite higher odds than almost every...

May 2nd, 2016 In Canucks Prospects, Canucks Transactions, NHL Entry Draft, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Saturday night was slated to be an important one for the future of the Vancouver Canucks franchise. The fan base endured months of tough-watching hockey this season, and anticipation for the draft lottery was more prevalent with each game down the stretch. In 2015-16, the Canucks lost 51 total games; that's their most total losses in a full...

May 2nd, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news and opinion column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Canucks fall two spots in draft lottery, to pick 5th overall in draft This past Saturday, the Canucks received the news that they will pick 5th in this year's NHL entry draft. After heading into the draft with league's...

April 29th, 2016 In Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Boy, there were some wildly different results for these three Canucks. Back in September, I singled out three Canucks who needed to have a good season in order to silence the critics. All three of these players signed new contracts last season, and the pressure was on them to elevate their game. Two of these players are supposed  to be key...

April 28th, 2016 In Canucks Goaltending, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Ryan Miller seems destined to finish out his three-year, $18 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks. With the cap unlikely to increase in the 2016-17 season, many teams will be unwilling to take on such an onerous salary. What gets lost in the conversation about trading Miller and his contract, is that he actually played pretty well last...

April 26th, 2016 In Canucks Transactions, Free Agents, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

In a period when the Vancouver Canucks and its fan base are looking ahead, recent musings have the Kings' Milan Lucic, Bruins' Loui Eriksson and Isles' Kyle Okposo as potential free agent targets this offseason. Benning says #Canucks have some money to spend this summer and they'll look at options on free agents they can add. — Omar A...

April 24th, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, Utica Comets, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

'The Nuck Stops Here' is a Vancouver Canucks news and analysis column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Canucks sign Thatcher Demko The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed goaltender Thatcher Demko to a...

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