Canucks Aquire Toffoli from Kings in Exchange for Schaller, Madden

Canucks Aquire Toffoli from Kings in Exchange for Schaller, Madden

February 17th, 2020 The Vancouver Canucks have grabbed one of the top players on TSN's Trade Bait board a week before Feb. 24's trade deadline, acquiring right-winger Tyler Toffoli from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Tim Schaller, Tyler Madden, and a 2020 second-round draft pick. Toffoli's Long Tenure in...
3 Canucks' Trade Deadline Targets - Forwards

3 Canucks' Trade Deadline Targets - Forwards

February 17th, 2020 The National Hockey League trade deadline is just around the corner and the Vancouver Canucks are right in the thick of things in the Western Conference playoff race. For the first time in a long time, they could be buyers instead of sellers, and that's an exciting prospect for a team that has...

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February 12th, 2020
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The Vancouver Canucks will be retiring the Sedin twins' jerseys on Wednesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks, and the special night will feature some familiar faces to Canucks fans. This includes Ryan Kesler, who, during his time with the Canucks, grew into a leadership role and became a Selke Trophy winner. He was the heart and soul of the team when they made a run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2011. Related: The Sedin Twins and the 1999 NHL Draft The relationship took a turn when Kesler requested a trade in 2014, which led to him being dealt to the Anaheim Ducks and getting booed in his return to Vancouver. This will be the first time Kesler will be in Rogers Arena without a Ducks jersey. https://twitter.com/TSN1040/status/1227315150266490883?s=20 Kesler is unsure about how he will be received by the fans in attendance. He hopes all that he’s done since being drafted will be enough to change the fan bases mind. Drafted by Vancouver Kesler was selected...
February 12th, 2020
Canucks History

June 26, 1999, was a day that changed the fortunes of the Vancouver Canucks for more than just the next decade. This, of course, being the day of the NHL Draft that saw Henrik and Daniel Sedin join the Canucks. While there are some cynics who think the team’s success was stunted by the events of this day, most fans will agree that the decisions made by Brian Burke that day triggered a period of the most sustained success the franchise has ever experienced. The Canucks drafted the Sedins with the second and third picks of Draft. Although it was expected that some team might try to arrange a scenario where the Sedins would end up playing together, the obstacles seemed too great to expect that this was a realistic outcome. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks, Nov. 21, 2017 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) But, Brian Burke recognized that the value of the twins together was exponentially higher than either one of them separately, and he set in motion a series of...
February 12th, 2020
Canucks History

The Vancouver Canucks are set to retire Daniel and Henrik's Sedin's jerseys, Nos. 22 and 33, into the rafters at Rogers Arena tonight. With that in mind, let's take a look at the greatest moments from their legendary careers. As I sat down to write this article, I came across a problem - how is it possible to narrow down the greatest moments of two absolute legends who gave all they had, and so much more, to one city? I’ve come to the following conclusion - the way they would want it done would be nothing flashy, nothing too crazy. Knowing the twins, they may not even want recognition for their achievements. That's just the way they carried themselves over their near 20-year careers with the Canucks. They rarely basked in the glory of the amazing things they did, and were quick to shift the focus to their teammates whenever they had the chance to do so. That is, unless there was a crushing loss or a mistake to answer to; in those situations, the Sedins almost always put the...
February 11th, 2020
Canucks History

Long before Daniel Sedin's iconic No. 22 is raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena, another Canucks legend, Markus Naslund, wore the same number for his first few games in Vancouver. Henrik and Daniel Sedin will join Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden, Pavel Bure, and Naslund, whose numbers have already been retired by the organization. The Sedins were drafted second and third overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, and will also be the second and third players from a small town in Sweden, Ornskoldsvik, to receive this honor. The Trade for Naslund Naslund was drafted 16th overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he spent his first three seasons. He struggled alongside Mario Lemieux, Ron Francis, and Jaromir Jagr, received limited ice time and failed to perform as expected. Markus Naslund number retirement ceremony (THW Archives) In one of the most lopsided deals in NHL history, the Penguins traded Naslund to the Canucks at the 1996 NHL Trade Deadline for...

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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