Canucks Still Seeking Common Ground with Boeser

Canucks Still Seeking Common Ground with Boeser

September 13th, 2019 Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning says no one wants Brock Boeser at training camp more than he does. But with players set to hit the ice on Friday and the right-winger still without a new deal, it appears as though Benning — and many others...
3 Canucks Who Could Replace Brock Boeser

3 Canucks Who Could Replace Brock Boeser

September 13th, 2019 We are now at the beginning of training camp for the Vancouver Canucks and Brock Boeser remains unsigned. The longer it drags on, the higher the possibility that he will not begin the regular season with the team. There is a lot of time before that happens, so the hands are off the panic button...

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September 7th, 2019
Canucks Prospects

The Young Stars Tournament and prospects camp in Penticton had become a tradition for Vancouver Canucks fans. Without the annual get together of young talent, it will feel like something is missing this season. It served as a preview to training camp and gave fans a chance to see prospects that normally would not get much ice time in the preseason. Instead, it will be informal skates and scrimmages without an outside competitive component. Regardless, it will be interesting to see the results of the hard work that the prospects have put in during the summer. It is also a sign that hockey has returned to the West Coast. The exciting thing about this year's prospects camp is that it is open to the public. Canucks fans will be able to get a glimpse of the next generation of players as they prepare for the main camp. Here are three that you need to keep an extra close eye on. Olli Juolevi (D) By the time prospects camp starts, Olli Juolevi will have rehabbed his second major...
September 6th, 2019
Vancouver Canucks

Whether you're a fan of the lone Russian-born player on the Vancouver Canucks, Nikolay Goldobin, or think his days on an NHL first line are no more, the debate will soon be over. He has been a hot topic of discussion amongst almost every Canucks fan on Twitter at some point or other. He's one of those players that fans seem to either love or hate. Signed as a restricted free agent to a one-year deal on Wednesday, it's time for him to prove whether or not he belongs in the NHL. Related:Goldobin Has Pivotal Season Ahead With Canucks The man known simply as "Goldy" by his teammates and coaches alike took a lot of criticism last season due to his lack of defensive abilities. As Chris Faber of Canucks Army pointed out in his final plea for Goldobin to be on the first line, the 23-year-old Russian found offensive success and chemistry with 2019 Calder Trophy winner Elias Pettersson early on in the season. The numbers Faber uses show that not only does Goldobin play better when he's...
September 6th, 2019
Vancouver Canucks

As many fans and analysts alike have pointed out already this offseason, the Vancouver Canucks seem to have a logjam of bottom-six forwards. We don't know exactly who is going to make the roster after the obvious core players who comprise most of the top-six forward group — guys like Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser are obvious first-line calibre players. What we do know, however, is that there is a spot in the lineup for 23-year-old Zack MacEwen if he truly applies himself at camp this September. Why MacEwen? In 69 games with the Utica Comets this past season, the Prince Edward Island native put up 22 goals and 30 assists for 52 points — good enough for third on the team behind only Reid Boucher and Tanner Kero. You may be wondering why MacEwen would get the nod over Boucher and Kero, seeing as they both had more points and in fewer games. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKcFgFpeyHk It's really quite simple: MacEwen has the size and skill to be an impact...
September 5th, 2019
Vancouver Canucks

CHICAGO — Bo Horvat is ready and willing to be the next captain of the Vancouver Canucks. He's just waiting for the tap on the shoulder. The team left the role vacant last season following the retirement of Henrik Sedin and his twin brother Daniel, but...

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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 (from 'Ex-GM Pat Quinn calls Pavel Bure the best Canuck ever' - Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun, 04/12/2013) The Beginning of Pavel Bure's Iconic Career Discussions involving... August 5th, 2019

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... July 30th, 2019