What If Bo Horvat Wins the Rocket Richard?

Trent Leith / November 28, 2022
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It is no secret Bo Horvat can score goals, arguably better than anyone in the league right now. What happens if this trend keeps up and Bo Horvat wins the Rocket Richard at the end of the year?  I know, there is a lot of season left for Bo to keep up this scoring pace. But Bo has been scoring at this pace since last season. Since March 15th, 2022,...

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A Hockey Fan Abroad

Brayden Fengler / November 19, 2022
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A week or so into the start of this season, when the Canucks’ win column was… well about the same as it is today, which is to say – disappointing, I thought it wise to attempt to write a satirical article. The thrust of this article had me making suggestions for how overly disgruntled Canucks fans should “calm down” and gain some perspective on what was only a handful of...

Horvat: Is He Scoring Himself Out Of Vancouver?

Trent Leith / November 10, 2022
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It is no secret Bo Horvat has put the Canucks on his back to start this season. Not only does he lead the team in goals (12) but he is second in the entire NHL behind only Connor McDavid (14). He is also the only Canuck to score a short-handed goal this season with two. He has been a goal-scoring monster in the first 13 games but also leads the...

Ethan Bear’s First Few Games In Vancouver, What did we Learn?

Trent Leith / November 7, 2022
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The Vancouver Canucks have long been missing a solid right-shot defenceman. It’s a positional hole that has been at the top of fans’ minds and no doubt the top of management’s minds for quite some time now. Well, last week the Canucks finally did something about that hole in their roster by acquiring right-shot defenceman Ethan Bear from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 5th-round pick in 2023. A...

Höglander is a Silver Lining to Contentious Canucks Start

Brayden Fengler / November 1, 2022
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Nothing makes you appreciate two back-to-back wins like seven consecutive losses. The Canucks’ season has been a mixed bag so far, to say the least. On the plus side, Elias Pettersson has been playing at a high level.  Unfortunately, there have been a few key injuries like Brock Boeser and Quinn Hughes keeping this team from icing their ideal roster, and Thatcher Demko has been playing uncharacteristically. This is not...

If Garland and Höglander can be scratched, why can’t J.T. Miller?

Trent Leith / October 22, 2022
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On Tuesday, prior to the game in Columbus, the Canucks made it clear that Conor Garland would be a healthy scratch. He returned to the lineup on Thursday in Minnesota, while Nils Höglander tagged out and sat in the press box. Both of these lineup choices were met with criticism and head-scratching. If Garland and Höglander can be scratched, why can’t J.T. Miller? When Garland was scratched before the Columbus...

The Canucks in October, Why This Time of Year Feels Scarier Than Last Season

Brayden Fengler / October 19, 2022
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It’s only five games into this 82 game season and if games were years and the Canucks were a person, they would barely be old enough to form memories yet. This lens makes it seem irrational to worry and crazy to panic, so can someone please explain why that still feels like the logical emotion to have, even this early in the 2022-23 campaign? It’s hard to believe that considering...

A Look Back On Kevin Bieksa’s Career

Trent Leith / October 15, 2022
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On Thursday the Vancouver Canucks announced that fan favourite defenceman, Kevin Bieksa, will sign a one-day contract with the club to officially retire as a Vancouver Canuck. Bieksa had not played for Vancouver since 2014-15 when he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks.  “I am both honoured and grateful to officially end my NHL career as a Vancouver Canuck,” Bieksa said in a statement to the media. “It was a...

Hopes and Dreams for the Start of the Canucks 2022-23 Season

Brayden Fengler / October 12, 2022
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The Canucks begin their 2022-23 campaign tonight against the Edmonton Oilers, one of the only two teams kind enough to allow the Canucks to walk away with a victory in the pre-season. If Vancouver’s pre-season record of 2-6 is any indication of how the Canucks will perform in their first run of regular season games, then the bar hasn’t been set too high for the team. However, the pre-season is...

Will Höglander Get a Spot on the Opening Night Lineup?

Trent Leith / October 7, 2022
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Two years ago, Nils Höglander was looked at as one of the budding stars for the Canucks moving forward. Fast forward to this year’s training camp and he’s starting on an AHL line. He found himself on the outside looking in, leaving both fans and media to discuss whether he could crack the Canucks opening night lineup. Höglander had a strong rookie year, putting up 27 points in a Covid-shortened...