Tanking Won’t Fix Canucks Woes

When you ice a team as mediocre as the one in Vancouver, many fans start calling for the team to tank. “Trade Alex Burrows, trade Ryan Miller, trade the Sedins, trade everybody but Troy Stecher.” Okay, maybe Bo Horvat can stay as well. Most fans in Vancouver probably want to see all the veteran players traded, similar to the full-on teardown Toronto did to their team. Even though...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

Offensively-Challenged Gaunce is Developing Defensively

There are a lot of Canucks youngsters that garner attention. Bo Horvat, Sven Baertschi, Jake Virtanen, Nikita Tryamkin, and Troy “The Chosen One” Stecher all come to mind. One 22-year-old player on the Canucks is receiving next to no attention at all, even though he is one of ten Canucks to suit up for every game this season. Brendan Gaunce began his NHL career last season, playing...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Canucks Need More from Eriksson

No one will ever forget Loui Eriksson’s great disappearing act of October, 2016. It sure was a month Eriksson would like to forget. Usually, players should be excited if they score during their first period of their first game, right after joining a new team. Eriksson’s first night as a Canuck was anything but. He slyly made a pass back to an unaware Erik Gudbranson on a delayed...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Granlund, Horvat score in SO; Canucks beat Leafs 3-2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Markus Granlund and Bo Horvat scored in the shootout, Ryan Miller was solid at the end of a busy night in goal and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Saturday. Miller had 38 saves and stopped 2 of 3 attempts in the shootout, backing regulation goals from Daniel Sedin and Sven Baertschi. James van Riemsdyk and Auston Matthews...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NHL wants to play an exhibition game in China next season

Over the past year, several reports have suggested that the NHL wants to hold more preseason games abroad in the near future. One of those reports indicated the league would hold games in Mexico, but a new report from Darren Dreger indicates the NHL wants to hold preseason games in China as early as next year. Dreger: It has been reported that it's expected the NHL will play an...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild fall 5-4 to Canucks after high-scoring third period

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Sven Baertschi scored his second of the night with 2:35 left in regulation Tuesday as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4.Brandon Sutter and Ben Hutton each had a goal and an assist, and Loui Eriksson also scored for Vancouver. Henrik Sedin and Troy Stecher had two assists each and Ryan Miller stopped 38 shots.Ryan Suter scored the tying...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: How important are the Sedins in 2018?

Some NHL players spend their entire career as a team’s identity, and they carry it for the rest of their lives. Detroit has Gordie Howe. Boston has Bobby Orr. The New Jersey Devils have Martin Brodeur. The Oilers could have Connor McDavid as that player in 20 years. The Vancouver Canucks, meanwhile, have two faces of their franchise. Since being drafted back-to-back in 1999, Daniel...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Miller makes save of the year so far (VIDEO)

There’ve been a lot of great saves by NHL goaltenders already this season, but Ryan Miller made the best of the season so far. In fact, judging by the degree of difficulty, it’s actually one of the best saves I’ve ever seen. The Canucks were trailing the Red Wings 3-1, with roughly two minutes in the game, and Vancouver elected to pull Miller. But as he began skating off the...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Antti Raanta pulled by concussion spotters; Rangers take loss as result

The new wrinkle in the NHL this season is the presence of concussion spotters, who can call down to the ice if they think a player is playing with concussion symptoms. It’s happened a small handful of times this season, and on Tuesday it created an odd situation, as it was a goaltender – Antti Raanta of the Rangers -- who was pulled after getting run over in the third period...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Good ol’ fashion line brawl breaks out between Canucks & Leafs

It’s safe to say the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks don’t like each other. The two Canadian franchises’ disdain for one another was in full effect during the Maple Leafs’ 6-3 victory in Toronto. The Canucks’ anger was fueled when Nazem Kadri head-hunted Daniel Sedin, knocking Sedin’s helmet clean off. Jannik Hansen instigated a fight in defense of the long...
Via The Comeback
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks’ awful depth has already doomed their playoff chances

The Vancouver Canucks’ struggles to score have head coach Willie Desjardins desperate for answers. Following Vancouver’s 1-0 shutout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, the third-year coach said his squad needs to come out with more urgency and start putting up results. “We have to score. We can’t feel okay anymore that we had chances. We have to have more urgency to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks fans come to rescue of Jim Byrnes as mic cuts out during national anthem

There’s been a lot of talk about national anthem lately, but this is nothing but a positive national anthem story for once. The Vancouver Canucks welcomed blues musician and actor Jim Byrnes to sing the national anthem for the United States and Canada prior to Tuesday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues. Before Byrnes completed the singing of the national anthem of the United...
Via The Comeback
October 19, 2016  |  Discuss

No Hearing for Jake Virtanen’s Dirty Hit on Joakim Nordstrom

I was watching this dirty hit by Vancouver Canucks forward, Jake Virtanen on Carolina Hurricanes forward, Joakim Nordstrom, there was no call on the play.  Actually, I am wondering why this hit didn’t at least get a hearing. Virtanen slams Nordstrom’s head into the boards. According to NBC Sports, “Vancouver forward Jake Virtanen isn’t scheduled to have a disciplinary hearing...
Via The Sports Daily
October 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Vancouver Canucks score own goal while pulling goalie

Loui Eriksson was one of the prized possessions of this past NHL offseason and when he decided to join the Vancouver Canucks, many believed that it could be a start of great things in Western Canada. His most recent play may have more people cringing than celebrating. When a penalty is delayed in hockey, the other team has to touch the puck for the penalty to take effect and subsequently...
Via The Comeback
October 16, 2016  |  Discuss

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