May 22nd, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, 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 Yan-Pavel Laplante 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 forward Yan-Pavel...

May 17th, 2016 In Canucks Prospects, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

It was just over a full calendar year ago that Cole Cassels' Oshawa Generals captured the OHL Championship. In that Game 6 win against Connor McDavid's Erie Otters on May 15, 2015, Cassels had four assists and a plus-three rating. Fast forward to just over two weeks after that, and Cassels' Generals were Memorial Cup Champions after beating the...

May 15th, 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 Embed from Getty Images Update on Canucks at the World Championships The Canucks boast a large crop of players at this year's World Championships, and despite the relative unimportance of this event, it's still...

May 6th, 2016 In Canucks Transactions, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Amidst talks regarding how the Vancouver Canucks plan to bolster their defense core, they may have an important blueliner who has been playing overseas, and hasn't exactly been the center of many of those conversations. Enter Philip Larsen, who has spent the past two years in the KHL. His rights were acquired by the Canucks from the...

May 5th, 2016 In Canucks Prospects, Editor's Choice, Utica Comets, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

It's been a week since the Utica Comets AHL season came to an end, after falling to the Albany Devils in four games in the team's best-of-five first round playoff series. Despite advancing all the way to the Calder Cup Finals a season ago, the Comets finish this year wasn't exactly surprising, as a number of key players from 2014-15 moved up...

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...

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