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Ranking the Canucks 2000s First-Round Picks

Ranking the Canucks 2000s First-Round Picks

September 5th, 2018 There was certainly a large disparity of first-round talent drafted in the 2000s. Some teams, like the Pittsburgh Penguins, drafted franchise cornerstones such as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Marc-Andre Fleury at the top of the draft. Other teams, such as the Buffalo Sabres, found talent...
Canucks' Horvat & Boeser: Watch Out NHL

Canucks' Horvat & Boeser: Watch Out NHL

August 15th, 2018 The 2018-19 NHL season is fast approaching and the hype is rising. For Vancouver Canucks fans, it will be a season that puts the team's future in perspective and the rest of the league should be wary. Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser are leading the youth charge -- the league got a taste of the duo's...

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July 2nd, 2018
Canucks Prospects

With the departure of the Sedins, all rules have been called off in the city of Vancouver–but not like they were in 2011, don’t repeat that. But now that the faces of the franchise have left, anyone's name can rise to the top, and they are going to be names that once graced an NCAA jersey. The future of Vancouver is college, so here are some of the Canucks' best up-and-comers who have yet to get a decent taste of the NHL. Thatcher Demko - Boston College Demko has been in the system longer than any other. He was drafted in 2014 after his freshman year at Boston College where he was and still is, working towards a degree in applied psychology (a great major for a goalie). He spent a total of three years in Boston College before signing and joining Utica for two years. While at BC, he was teammates with players like Noah Hanifin, Johnny Gaudreau, Colin White, and Alex Tuch–all to-be or current NHLers. More importantly, his numbers kept getting better the more time he...
July 1st, 2018
Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks have been busy on Sunday, signing UFA forwards Antoine Roussel and Jay Beagle to similar four-year contracts. Roussel looks to be getting $13MM with Beagle getting $12MM over the same time period. Both deals will run through the 2021-22 season. https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/1013396041960308736 What Antoine Roussel Offers Prior to signing with the Canucks, Roussel spent his entire six-year NHL career with the Dallas Stars. Not really an offensive dynamo, his highest production was a 29-point season in 2015-16 and last season, Roussel scored five goals and added 12 assists for 17 points in 73 games. He's been a bit more well known for his rugged play, pesty ways and racking up penalty minutes on a regular basis. Roussel was not drafted to the NHL but was able to fight and claw his way into the league taking the AHL route with Providence and splitting time with the ECHL affiliate. He was then invited to the Canucks camp but not offered a...
June 20th, 2018
Vancouver Canucks

In today's rumor rundown the head coach everyone would want but no one has room for was spotted  heading towards the New York Islanders, a defensemen or two might be available out of Vancouver, Phil Kessel is cool with being traded but his primary choice seems out of the equation and everyone finally seems on board with the fact that Erik Karlsson is as good as traded. Tanev In Play for Canucks Grady Sas of TSN1050Radio tweeted that the Vancouver Canucks have been getting calls on multiple defensemen including Chris Tanev and Alex Edler. He believes teams are currently sending the Canucks lowball offers for Tanev but that the club believes that might change and the hope is that they can create a bidding war for him. Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet added that a source has confirmed Tanev is definitely in play and that the Toronto Maple Leafs are still interested. He believes as well that the offers are not great but could improve at the draft. Jason Brough of Halford &...
June 19th, 2018
Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks should be sending the University of North Dakota some thank-you cards. It wasn't like the university pushed Brock Boeser and Troy Stecher to sign in Vancouver, but they have run a top-notch hockey program that has pumped out a number of impact NHL players. Guys like Jonathan Toews, Zach Parise and Travis Zajac remain some of the most current NHLers to represent the school proudly. In Vancouver, two of North Dakota's alumni hold down roster spots, with both of them playing in prominent roles. There can't be enough good things said about the Canucks' super rookie Boeser. The Burnsville, Minnesota native was a Calder Trophy candidate and was on-pace for 38 goals and 72 points if he made it through the whole season. Seeing that he's already the Canucks' most talented player, Boeser is a guy that gets talked about a lot in Vancouver. Stecher is perhaps a little less idolized. Regardless, Stecher should be applauded for persevering through injuries and...

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The Sedin Twins and the 1999 NHL Entry Draft

  June 26, 1999, was a day that changed the fortunes of the Vancouver Canucks for more than the next decade. This of course being the day of the NHL Draft that saw Henrik and Daniel Sedin join the Vancouver Canucks. While there are some cynics who think the team’s success was stunted by... March 30th, 2018

Pavel Bure - A Tribute to the Russian Rocket

“Pavel Bure was – and is – the best player to ever wear a Canucks’ uniform.” —Pat Quinn, former Canucks GM The Beginning of Pavel Bure's Iconic Career Discussions involving Pavel Bure's talent always inspire an incredible amount of praise. Songs were written after his arrival, fans... February 5th, 2018

A Look Back at the West Coast Express Line

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... August 30th, 2017