Category Archives: Vancouver Canucks

NHL Playoffs Preview: Flames vs Canucks

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On Wednesday, April 15th, the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks will square off in the first game of their Western Conference Quarterfinal matchup. In six previous playoff meetings, four of those times the winner has gone to the Stanley Cup Finals, including the last three series’. Will that trend continue in 2015? (more…)

Canucks Acquire Baertschi and Conacher at Trade Deadline

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The Vancouver Canucks announced today that they had acquired forwards Sven Baertschi and Cory Conacher in separate Trade Deadline deals with the Calgary Flames and New York Islanders respectively.  (more…)

Do The Vancouver Canucks Have Their Second Line Centre?

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What does it take to build a true bonafide Stanley Cup contender?   There really are countless aspects that factor into creating a roster and hiring the right personnel for the task.  And while I think we can all agree that top notch goaltending, defensive depth, shrewd coaching and a gritty, solid supporting cast to surround your top-end skilled players are all aspects that go a long way in creating championship-caliber team, those are just a few of the broad characterizations of what it takes to build a capable Stanley Cup contending team. (more…)

Vancouver Canucks: Season Grades So Far

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The 2014-2015 edition of the Vancouver Canucks have for the most part been a pleasant surprise (the recent 5 game losing streak aside), which can be attributed to, among other things, the return to playing an up tempo brand that better suits the teams identity. And, after 32 games (approximately one third the way through the season), I believe we are now officially way passed the time to start over-thinking the season so far – which is exactly what I’ll be doing below as I attempt to grade certain facets of the Canucks season so far. (more…)

Roberts 2014-15 NHL Predictions

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As the 2014-15 season creeps near us it’s time to take a look at the teams around the league and predict where they may finish.

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Canucks Update: September 2014

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Welcome to September, everybody. The month on the NHL calendar where business decisions are finalized, training camp rosters are filled out, and preseason hockey kicks off. There’s been a lot of activity surrounding the Vancouver Canucks in the recent weeks, everything from rookie tournaments to new hot dogs. Here’s all the latest Canucks headlines heading into the preseason.

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Bolts Update

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It’s all part of the plan. Tampa Bay Lightning GM, Steve Yzerman, has been active since the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup. He did what many didn’t expect; he resigned Ryan Callahan. He bought out Ryan Malone, one of the two biggest problems on the ice. They drafted a very good offensive defenseman in Anthony DeAngelo. Then, on Sunday night, they kept hockey analysts up late with a bevy of trade activity. Today, Yzerman looks to do more. (more…)