July 19th, 2017Vancouver 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...
July 18th, 2017It'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...
The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a two-year contract worth $3 million per year, as reported by TSN's Frank Seravalli.
Del Zotto, a left-shooting defenseman who just turned 27, appeared in 51 games...July 1st, 2017
The Vancouver Canucks signed Swedish goalie Anders Nilsson to a two-year, five million deal. The Lulea, Sweden, native spent the 2016-17 campaign with the Buffalo Sabres, Pierre LeBrun confirmed Saturday.
A new Challenge for...July 1st, 2017
They say that you learn from your mistakes. Canucks nation better hope that holds true for Jim Benning when free agency starts on July 1.
Last summer, Benning chased both Milan Lucic and Loui Eriksson, the two highest-paid players from free agency. He missed out on Lucic, but signed Eriksson to...June 29th, 2017
With the Fifth Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft the Vancouver Canucks Have Selected Elias Pettersson From the Timrå IK in the SHL.
About Elias Pettersson
The Vancouver Canucks decided to add to their Swedish depth with the fifth overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft - taking Elias...June 23rd, 2017
Oh, Luca Sbisa.
You came via trade to Vancouver with so much hope. We were all ready to embrace a fresh, promising, young face on the blue line.
Wait, we didn't get Sami Vatanen? How about Hampus Lindholm?
Instead of trading Ryan Kesler for a prime rib dinner, Jim Benning traded for the...June 22nd, 2017
On the whole, the Canucks' drafting in the Jim Benning era has been solid. Of the 2015 class, first round pick Brock Boeser looks like a future top-six winger. Adam Gaudette meanwhile, could compete for a first-team slot as early as training camp. From 2014, the Canucks have a highly impressive...June 22nd, 2017