Canucks Weekly Fares: Week 8 Recap

Brayden Fengler and Trent Leith / December 4, 2023
Game 23: November 28th vs. The Anaheim Ducks The first game of last week came on Tuesday night as the Canucks played the Anaheim Ducks. Kuzmenko drew back into the line-up and Beauvillier was out, and on a flight to Chicago. The first period was an exciting one and despite the Canucks being outshot 12-6, they ended the period up 1-0 thanks to Brock Boeser’s 16th goal of the season....


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Breaking Trade: Beauvillier to the Blackhawks

Trent Leith / November 28, 2023
On Tuesday evening, just before the Canucks were scheduled to play the Anaheim Ducks, news broke that the Canucks had traded Anthony Beauvillier to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 5th-round pick. It has been apparent for some time now that the Canucks were going to have to move a winger, especially once all their forwards became healthy. Beauvillier was acquired from the New York Islanders as part of...

Nils Höglander, Showing the Benefits of AHL Development

Brayden Fengler and Trent Leith / November 28, 2023
Nils Höglander has played 20 games for the Canucks so far this season and is already about to match the 25 games that he played for the club last year. Höglander spent the bulk of last season with the Abbotsford Canucks, playing a total of 45 games for the club where he notched 32 points when all was said and done. Höglander played the majority of last season with the...

Canucks Weekly Fares: Week 7 Recap

Brayden Fengler and Trent Leith / November 27, 2023
Game 19: November 20th vs. The San Jose Sharks The Vancouver Canucks faced off against the San Jose Sharks for the second time this season on Monday night. For Vancouver, the expectation going into this game was that it should be an easy victory for the club, as their last meeting with the Sharks of course ended in a lopsided 10-1 victory. After a brief brush with royalty, the game...

What is Happening with Pettersson?

Trent Leith / November 24, 2023
Anyone who watches Elias Pettersson regularly can tell something is off with the star Swede, but what? Is it an injury? Two injuries? Or is it simply a slump after a hot start? We don’t know, but we can speculate based on what we have seen on a night-to-night basis. Potential Injury There is much speculation that Pettersson is dealing with a groin issue. A groin issue would explain why...

Canucks Weekly Fares: Week 6 Recap

Brayden Fengler and Trent Leith / November 20, 2023
Game 16: November 15th vs. The New York Islanders On Wednesday night the Canucks welcomed back their former captain Bo Horvat to Rogers Arena for the first time since his departure. The story going into this game was very much an off-the-ice story, with many speculating how exactly Vancouver fans would welcome their former leader back, after his controversial comments made about Vancouver during the Islanders playoff push last season....

The Best Around, a Freeze Frame on the Canucks’ Dominant Status in the NHL

Brayden Fengler and Trent Leith / November 17, 2023
It’s hard to believe where this Canucks team has found themselves so far this season, even despite their weaker performance against Calgary on Thursday night. However, after the team’s overtime win against their former captain on Wednesday night, the Canucks, who were already near the top of the league in a number of categories, reached even further heights. The Canucks Near the Top the League Currently, the Vancouver Canucks sit...

Road Trip Wrap-Up: Making the Best of an Eastern Swing

Trent Leith / November 15, 2023
The Canucks wrapped up a three-game road trip through Eastern Canada on Sunday night in a 5-2 game against the Montreal Canadiens after playing the Ottawa Senators on Thursday and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. An Eastern road trip usually poses a challenge for the Canucks simply due to travel, but the Canucks took a total of four points from a possible six. Interestingly enough, all three games ended...

Canucks Weekly Fares: Week 5 Recap

Brayden Fengler and Trent Leith / November 13, 2023
Game 12: November 6th vs. The Edmonton Oilers The Canucks’ first game of the week was on Monday night as they squared off against the Edmonton Oilers. Since the Oilers played the Canucks twice to start the season and lost, they have gone 2-5-1. Seats are getting hot, players are getting frustrated and goalies are still M.I.A. The Canucks on the other hand have gone 6-2-1 since the two games...

Demko’s Star Still Shines Brightest on Improved Canucks

Brayden Fengler and Trent Leith / November 12, 2023
The Canucks are the talk of the town right now, the team is playing better than they have in recent memory and currently sits fourth in the entire league. All key players are largely playing their part, the powerplay is killer, the defence and backchecking are dialed in, and as always Thatcher Demko has been amazing in the net. Over the last few seasons, on many occasions, Demko has been...