Canucks' Prospect Quinn Hughes Is Elite

Canucks' Prospect Quinn Hughes Is Elite

January 16th, 2019 Vancouver Canucks prospect Quinn Hughes recently won a silver medal at the 2019 World Junior Championships, where he was an assistant captain. He only recorded two assists in seven games, but stats don't always tell the whole story. It's abundantly clear Hughes has the skill to be an impact...
Edler Trade Rumors: Why Don’t Teams Do This More Often?

Edler Trade Rumors: Why Don’t Teams Do This More Often?

January 14th, 2019 In a recent rumors report, Jim Parsons reports that the Sportsnet's Luke Fox suggests the possibility that the Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler might be willing to waive his no-trade clause. Such a move would allow the Canucks to trade him as a rental to a Stanley Cup contending...

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January 9th, 2019
Canucks Goaltending

Late last week, Thatcher Demko was recalled from the Vancouver Canucks’ AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets. Space was created, probably on purpose, for their young 2014 second-round pick and Boston College product from San Diego, California, by trading Anders Nilsson and putting (and losing) Mike McKenna on waivers. Although the Canucks have been grooming Demko for what seems like years now to eventually take over the starting job in goal, his immediate role is expected to be as Jacob Markstrom’s backup. Markstrom is simply playing too well to be replaced right now. He, with the Canucks’ young forwards, have been driving forces for keeping the team’s postseason hopes alive. How Much Will Demko Play? It is expected that Demko’s grooming will continue with the Canucks and that his immediate load will be relatively light. That plan certainly works with the schedule. The Canucks just completed a six-game road trip with a 3-3 record, and only play six more games in...
January 7th, 2019
Vancouver Canucks

In today's rumor rundown, there are reports of what the Buffalo Sabres might try to do in the event they need to replace a player like Jeff Skinner. There is also word out of New York that Kevin Hayes is going to be too expensive an option to hang onto and in Vancouver, the Canucks and Alex Edler are working towards an extension. Are the Oilers interested in a former player and could they move a struggling one to acquire him? Sabres Replacement Options for Skinner Should the Buffalo Sabres choose to move Jeff Skinner, Ryan Stimson of The Athletic suggests there are a few names that might be good candidates to take his spot so that the Sabres can remain a playoff contender. These are not necessarily players the Sabres would target while trading Skinner, but names the Sabres might look at in completely separate transactions. Stimson suggests the Sabres should look to the Senators. He writes: Mark Stone will be the big prize on July 1, 2019. He’d have to be crazy...
January 7th, 2019
Vancouver Canucks

With the Vancouver Canucks on a five-day hiatus between games, it seems like a good time to catch up on some team news. The first good news is that the team is coming home from a 3-3 road trip, which is a decent record and makes it a bit easier to forget the 5-0 pasting the team experienced in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. When looking at the upcoming homestand – six games against beatable competition over 10 days – one wonders if the Canucks might have a chance to pull themselves into playoff contention by the end of January. They play, in order, the Arizona Coyotes, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes. Only three of these teams have winning records, with two teams barely having winning records. The Sabres are the best of the lot, but they will be in the middle of a tough western road trip, so anything is possible. Item 1: Goalie Jacob Markstrom Continues to Play Well Sportsnet's Gare Joyce, in a...

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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