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The Long-Awaited Return of Bo Horvat

The Long-Awaited Return of Bo Horvat

January 19th, 2018 Injuries derailed the surprisingly competitive Vancouver Canucks in December, and they haven't quite recovered just yet. Star players were hitting injured reserve left and right and Bo Horvat was hands-down the biggest loss. Horvat suffered a fracture in his foot on Dec. 5 against the Carolina...
Is Olli Juolevi Ready for the NHL?

Is Olli Juolevi Ready for the NHL?

January 19th, 2018 The Vancouver Canucks have a healthy crop of young and upcoming talent in the system and on the blue line, and Olli Juolevi is the frontrunner. The 19-year-old Finn is a dynamic defender that has excelled on numerous stages ranging from the OHL to the SM-Liiga in Finland. Juolevi's terrific...

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January 7th, 2018
Canucks Prospects

The Vancouver Canucks selected Jonah Gadjovich 55th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and have been very pleased thus far. Gadjovich, or 'The Man Child', just capped off his time representing his country at the 2018 World Junior Championship with a gold medal and was nothing short of a beast throughout the tournament. The 19-year-old is currently an Owen Sound Attack product and is leading his squad with exceptional statistics and well-rounded play — Gadjovich is not far off from being NHL-ready. Gadjovich at the WJC There was a lot to like about Gadjovich's game in the tournament but his strongest facet is the fact that he plays both sides of the puck hard, intelligently and efficiently. His two-way game is stronger than the majority of players showcased in the tournament, and his size, strength, and physicality are the triple-cherry on top. In the seven games of tournament play, Gadjovich put up two goals and...
January 6th, 2018
Canucks History

This is the second in a series of articles in which I explore a significant trade for each Vancouver Canucks season, starting with their inaugural season of 1970-71. Without a doubt, the most significant trade the Canucks made during their first season was acquiring future captain Andre Boudrias from St. Louis. From the offseason through to the end of 1971-72, the Canucks made a total of 11 trades, none of which had the impact of the Boudrias deal. The biggest midseason trade saw the Canucks move defenseman Gary Doak and forward Jim Wiste to the New York Rangers in exchange for forwards Dave Balon, Ron Stewart, and Wayne Connelly. Balon was a decent get for the Canucks, scoring 22 goals in 116 games over two seasons in Vancouver while Connolly had 34 points in 53 games in 1971-72. Stewart had minimal impact and was traded back to the Rangers later that season. There was another trade I’d rather focus on though, and it came before the 1971-72 season even started. It didn’t...
January 5th, 2018
Canucks History

Today marks the two year anniversary of the suicide of Vancouver Canucks' enforcer Rick Rypien. This may be one of the hardest articles I've ever had to write because Rypien's death hit very close to home for me. You see, I, like Rick Rypien, suffer from depression. My Story of Anxiety I have had problems with anxiety and depression for nearly three years now. It was in the winter of 2010 when I first started having problems. I was feeling really down about myself, couldn't eat or sleep, and just holed myself up in my bedroom. I have had the thoughts of suicide race through my head in my darkest moments. It's a feeling I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. You feel paranoid and sad all the time. I would just cry and cry at times and I didn't really know why. I had trouble breathing as it just felt like there was a huge weight on my chest as if I were drowning. The truth is I was drowning in a sense, I was drowning in a sea of despair and darkness. That is when my mother...
January 5th, 2018
Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks have been obnoxiously injury-plagued in this 2017-18 season and one of their major losses has been that of Sven Baertschi, their top-line winger, and sidekick of the also-injured Bo Horvat. Prior to suffering his broken jaw on Dec. 9, Baertschi managed to tally 18 points in 30 games, leaving him tied for sixth on the team scoring list — he would, without a doubt, be much higher on the list if it wasn't for his injury. After nearly an entire month of sideline action, Baertschi is finally ready to make his return. Head coach Travis Green stated that he would make his return at some point during the Canucks' coming road trip. The news is beyond welcomed by the Canucks who have struggled since Baertschi was injured. What the Canucks Missed The 25-year-old Baertschi is a top-line fixture for the Canucks, as I mentioned, and a huge offensive contributor for the team. Now, you might be noticing his...

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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,... November 4th, 2017

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

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... January 21st, 2017