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Canucks Are Consistently Inconsistent

Canucks Are Consistently Inconsistent

November 19th, 2017 We give up! Trying to work out these Vancouver Canucks is a fool's errand. They win when they're meant to lose and they lose when they're supposed to win. Saturday night's game against the St. Louis Blues offered just the latest example of how the only thing fans should expect, is the unexpected...
Boeser's Calder Trophy Chances?

Boeser's Calder Trophy Chances?

November 17th, 2017 Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights resulted in the Vancouver Canucks dropping out of a playoff spot. However, on a night where little went right, one of the few highlights was this goal by Brock Boeser:While the goal ultimately meant nothing in terms of the result, it allowed...

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November 9th, 2017
Canucks Prospects

After two games in the Canada/Russia series, Kole Lind was one of the best players on the WHL's club, and it has Vancouver Canucks fans buzzing.Out of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Lind is a prospect that has been labelled as an extremely well-rounded hockey player. Jeff Marek of Sportsnet agrees and said, "(Lind) joins the list of top forwards coming out of the Rockets organization like Nick Merkley and Dillon Dube. He’s a playmaker who can also find the back of the net and isn’t shy about playing physical either."Lind was drafted 33rd overall in the 2017 NHL entry draft by the Canucks and is currently underway with his fourth, but third full, season as a Kelowna Rocket.https://twitter.com/ISShockey/status/842420447526313985  Lind: The Exploding Rocket Just two seasons ago with the Rockets, Lind put up only 41 points in 70 games — not terrible, but not statistics that are exactly turning heads. However, last season during the 2016-17 campaign, Lind exploded with...
November 9th, 2017
Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks fans would often be remiss if they didn’t pine for better days. And just over 20 years ago might have been the best days of all in Canucks lore. To distract ourselves from the sometimes ugly present, we turn our eyes to the glorious spring of 1994. 1994 Vancouver Canucks: Bright BeginningsThe 92-93 season had filled Canucks fans with renewed hopes of finally returning to hockey’s elite.  The Canucks had won their division for a second consecutive season, and reached a franchise record 101 points. A furious first round series with the Winnipeg Jets featured a match up of young players who would define hockey in the 1990’s including a rookie Teemu Selanne coming off his startling 76 goal campaign and Vancouver’s own Russian Rocket Pavel Bure. It was Bure who scored 60 goals in his own right while putting up 110 total points at the tender age of 21. (To give an idea of how different the NHL is now, Bure’s 110 points, which would have won him the last...
November 8th, 2017
Vancouver Canucks

Right before the Vancouver Canucks' regular season kicked off, 'Trader Jim' swung a deal for a former top-ten pick.Jim Benning traded Andrey Pedan and a fourth-round pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Derrick Pouliot. Pedan is a player who won't be missed by many in this market. He showed promise for becoming a physical bottom-pairing defender when he first came to Vancouver, but he regressed and struggled mightily with consistency last year.Some Canucks fans were upset to see Benning give up another draft pick. He's had a habit of trading draft picks to acquire riskier players further along the development line. He's been successful in some of those deals, like trading for Sven Baertschi, He's also been unsuccessful in other situations, like when he traded for Emerson Etem.There shouldn't be much question though that if Pouliot keeps up his strong play, no one is going to care about a measly fourth-round pick. Pouliot's Promise When Pouliot came to Vancouver, he...
November 6th, 2017
Canucks Prospects

One year ago, the Canucks' rebuild was less exciting than it is now. In the summer of 2016, one of the most intriguing players in the organisation was Anton Rodin. At the beginning of this season, however, Rodin is stuck on the farm and has been unable to get in a game when called up by the big club. Previously dubbed an X- Factor player, now the Swedish winger is a forgotten man. A Roundabout Path  It had already been a long road for Rodin by October 2016. Vancouver drafted the 26-year-old winger 53rd overall in 2009. He spent his entire youth career at Brynäs IF in his native Sweden before crossing the Atlantic to play in the AHL. He failed to make an impact in that league and never graduated from the Canucks’ affiliate The Chicago Wolves.Rodin returned to Sweden after two years, where he dominated. He won SHL MVP with Brynäs in 2016, scoring 37 points in 33 games. This gave him his second look in British Columbia, leading to a two-way contract in time 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 The Beginning of Pavel Bure's Iconic CareerDiscussions 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

Last night, Vancouver Canucks Captain Henrik Sedin surpassed the 1,000 point mark in a win over the Florida Panthers, becoming the first player to reach that mark in franchise history. Just to make it more special, his brother Daniel assisted on the game-tying goal scored against the Sedins' friend... January 21st, 2017