Canucks’ News and Rumors: NHL Draft, Soderstrom, DiPietro & Kielly

Canucks’ News and Rumors: NHL Draft, Soderstrom, DiPietro & Kielly

April 16th, 2019 While the hockey world is watching some crazy first-round action in the Stanley Cup playoffs (who would have thought the wild-card Columbus Blue Jackets would be up 3-0 on the Tampa Bay Lightning?), Vancouver Canucks fans are watching other fans’ teams play and looking to their own team’s...
Canucks’ News & Rumors: Pettersson, Boeser, Draft Lottery & Soderstrom

Canucks’ News & Rumors: Pettersson, Boeser, Draft Lottery & Soderstrom

April 11th, 2019 The Vancouver Canucks’ season is officially over, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t action surrounding the team. The NHL Draft is looming and a number of awards will be given to honor players whose accomplishments were notable during the regular season. In addition, the Canucks are on the...

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April 7th, 2019
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ST. LOUIS — Jordan Binnington stopped both shots he faced in the shootout, and the St. Louis Blues remained in the hunt for the Central Division title with a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. The 25-year-old Binnington finished with 23 sa...
April 6th, 2019
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In today's NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on Chris Kunitz in Chicago and whether or not he'll keep playing while the Vancouver Canucks need to make a couple of important decisions on two fairly key players. Kunitz Calling it Quits? Chicago Blackhawks winger Chris Kunitz has yet to decide whether or not he wants to play another NHL, notes Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago. At his age and lack of production, retirement might make sense. Chris Kunitz has lost a step this season. Could he be available for trade? (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr) At 39 years old, Kunitz didn't play much this season for the Blackhawks and collected only 10 points in 55 games. Unless he can find a team that will give him more than nine minutes per night, he would likely want to move to a sure thing as far as a playoff contending team go. He does have a history of providing offense in the postseason and has won four Stanley Cups. There may be teams interested in him this summer...
April 6th, 2019
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It was an unlucky bounce for the Vancouver Canucks in the final 30 seconds of Thursday night's tilt against the Nashville Predators that ended their three-game winning streak, as Predators forward Ryan Johansen attempted a pass across to Viktor Arvidsson, but the puck went off of Troy Stecher's stick and into his own net. While the end of that winning streak is certainly meaningless at this point, one thing of importance did become clear after Thursday's loss: the Canucks are essentially guaranteed to pick in the top-11 in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft because of their spot in the standings. With 80 points and just 29 regulation and overtime wins (ROW), they can't pass the Philadelphia Flyers for 22nd place overall, guaranteeing them a bottom-nine finish. https://twitter.com/S7Dsn/status/1113992931721900033 The odds of the Canucks picking ninth or 10th are very high if they finish ninth-last. I use the term 'essentially,' because there is still a 0.1 per cent chance that...
April 4th, 2019
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The Vancouver Canucks came roaring back to win the team’s last home game of the season against the playoff-bound San Jose Sharks on Tuesday evening to even their season’s record at 35-35-10 with two games left. Such wins don’t help much as far as draft-day placement goes, but it does give the team momentum going into next season – and, that’s not such a bad thing. The Canuck players obviously wanted to win, and they played like it. With the season winding down and the Canucks out of the playoffs, I wanted to review some of the news around the team that has emerged during the past week. Item One: Tanner Pearson Is Playing Like He Belongs In Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Sharks, Tanner Pearson scored two goals on seven shots and was a plus-two. Pearson has scored six goals in his last 10 games, and has eight points in 17 games since joining the Canucks this season. For someone who has struggled so much this season when he played with both the Los Angeles Kings and the...

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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, 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