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Hughes Returns to Michigan: His Impact on the Wolverines & Canucks

Hughes Returns to Michigan: His Impact on the Wolverines & Canucks

July 29th, 2018 The morning of July 27, the Michigan Wolverines announced that their Freshman of the Year and highest-scoring defenseman Quinn Hughes will be returning for his sophomore year. Hughes was drafted by the Canucks seventh overall this June and had shown great interest in making his NHL debut this...
Uncertainty Surrounds Adam Gaudette's NHL Path

Uncertainty Surrounds Adam Gaudette's NHL Path

July 11th, 2018 For two years in a row, the Vancouver Canucks have been the most banged-up team in hockey. Most of that is due to rotten luck, but there's no doubt that the Canucks have been an easy team to play against. https://twitter.com/ManGamesLostNHL/status/982053578515902469 Well, Jim Benning did his...

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June 16th, 2018
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Vancouver Canucks defender Ben Hutton is coming off an atrocious season that saw him contribute six points and carry a minus-9 rating. Granted, the team as a whole was pretty terrible, but Hutton still noticeably did not look like himself, and, in fact, he looked out of place. Coach Travis Green's confidence in Hutton, or lack thereof, was especially evident, and calls for a Hutton trade echoed throughout Canucks media a small handful of times. As the team prepares to turn a new page with the 2018-19 season, Hutton is also hoping to put the past behind him and bounce back with his best season yet. Ben Hutton, Three Seasons Later Hutton started his NHL career in quite impressive fashion back with the 2015-16 Canucks — the rookie chalked up 25 points in 75 games and had the Canucks' faithful very excited. He showcased an incredibly smooth-skating d-man who is excellent in the transition, turning the puck up ice quickly and efficiently with good first passes or simply by...
June 14th, 2018
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With the 2018 NHL Draft around the corner, mock drafts are popping up all over the place. The staff at THW have decided to do a mock draft of their own led by one of our draft prognosticators and credentialed writers, Mark Scheig. The team at THW went through the first two rounds of the draft totaling 62 picks. Related: 2018 THW Writers Mock Draft (Top 62 Picks) For mock draft purposes, no picks were traded. Full results for the THW mock draft can be seen above. Without giving too much away, the Vancouver Canucks were able to secure an NHL-ready asset that will be able to help their club immediately. Here's how the picks shook out prior to the Canucks getting to the podium. 2018 THW MOCK DRAFT RESULTS PICK TEAM PLAYER CLUB 1 Buffalo Sabres D Rasmus Dahlin Frolunda HC (SHL) 2 Carolina Hurricanes R Andrei Svechnikov Barrie Colts (OHL) 3 Montreal Canadiens L Filip Zadina Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) 4 Ottawa Senators L Brady...
June 11th, 2018
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The Vancouver Canucks' blue line has been lacking over the past few seasons, to say the least, and they need Troy Stecher to become a bigger impact player moving forward. The 24-year-old is a smooth puck-moving d-man who could be a major asset to the Canucks' power play if utilized correctly. He's coming off of a fairly disappointing season in which he contributed 11 points — 13 fewer than what he put up in his rookie season. With that being said, he's completely acknowledged the fact that he can do more out there, and he also knows it starts in the offseason. Troy Stecher in 2018-19 "I'm excited for this offseason; I think there's a lot of opportunities in the organization for a lot of different players. I'm not concerned about any leadership role — I know I can work extremely hard and that's how I'll be a leader," Stecher told Sportsnet-650. Stecher is excited about the Canucks' bright future, but he also might not be a guaranteed part of it — along with...
June 5th, 2018
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In today's NHL rumors rundown, we'll look at a team that was rumored to be busy over this offseason thanks to some serious changes in executive personnel. We'll also look at a player that ruffled a few feathers during his exit interview in Buffalo after he said he'd lost his passion for hockey and was ok with losing. Will the Carolina Hurricanes be one of the busier teams in the draft and over the summer? Names like Noah Hanifin and Jeff Skinner keep popping up. And did what Ryan O'Reilly say as he was ending his season also end his stay in Buffalo? Ryan O'Reilly to the Canucks or Hurricanes? Ryan O'Reilly said the right things when he sat down for a one-on-one interview with Darren Dreger of TSN, but was it too little, too late? The productive but expensive player may be part of the rumor mill from now on if the team and Sabres fans believe he's not 100% committed to being in Buffalo. With that mind, Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Province is reporting that O’Reilly is...

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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