Taking a look at the Canucks Defensive Pairings

Trent Leith / September 23, 2022
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It started as an annual tradition that we at StadiumChinatown.ca would predict the forward lines and defensive pairings for the season based on who we think would play well together, and how things have looked at Canucks training camp. But a curveball knuckle puck was thrown our way this year.  As per Bruce Boudreau, the lines and defensive pairings seen at the start of camp are likely to  start the...

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Projecting the Canucks Forward Lines

Trent Leith / September 19, 2022
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It is September, JT Miller has signed a new contract and it’s now time for us to get excited about the prospect of another year of Canucks hockey. There were a fair amount of changes the Canucks made early this summer. They signed Curtis Lazar to shore up the fourth-line centre role, brought in Ilya Mikheyev to add to their winger depth and landed Andrei Kuzmenko, a highly coveted Russian...

How Bruce Boudreau Handles Second Seasons

Brayden Fengler / September 15, 2022
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As much as Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau was worried that last season’s “Bruce there it is” chants were going to transition into “Bruce there he goes”, it seems as though that won’t be happening, at least not for another year. Coach Bruce will soon be behind the bench again with the Canucks in his first full season with the club. His coaching style clearly connected with the team last...

J.T. Miller Signs a 7-Year Deal With Canucks. Allvin’s Biggest Decision Yet

Brayden Fengler / September 2, 2022
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The Vancouver Canucks long-running game of love it or list it, with forward J.T. Miller has finally come to an end. Miller has agreed to terms on a 7-year deal with the Canucks. This deal will net him a total of $56 million, saddling the Canucks with a yearly cap hit of $8 million up until the 2030 NHL season. There is really no way to understate the gravity of...

Taking a Look At Allvin and Rutherford’s First Off-Season in Vancouver

Trent Leith / August 26, 2022
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This is the first off-season for the Vancouver Canucks’ new management group and it was expected to be an off-season full of overhauls, but to this point, we seem to have reached a standstill. While some changes have happened, the elephant in the room, JT Miller, has seen no updates, only speculation, and rumours.  POHO Jim Rutherford and GM Patrik Allvin made it abundantly clear that Canucks fans should expect...

Have the Canucks Solved Their Centre Problem?

Brayden Fengler / August 8, 2022
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A different general manager, a different year of free agency, another centreman acquisition that comes with high hopes. With the acquisition of Curtiz Lazar have the Canucks now solved their issues with depth at centre, or is this new addition just shades of former Canucks’ GM Jim Benning’s Jason Dickinson pick-up only a year earlier? Additionally like all things Canucks this off-season, The decision around J.T. Miller will also play...

Demko’s Wedding and the Canucks in Attendance

Trent Leith / July 21, 2022
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Not since Adam Gaudette roundhouse kicked his new bride in the face while giving her a lapdance, has as much fun come out of a Vancouver Canucks player’s wedding. After their engagement last summer, Thatcher Demko and Lexie Shaw Demko tied the knot on July 16th, 2022. It’s the offseason, JT Miller is still a Canuck and the biggest splashes of free agency have come and gone. We’re in the...

Free Agency Day One, Initial Thoughts on the 5 New Canucks

Brayden Fengler / July 13, 2022
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The Canucks look to close out day one of NHL Free Agency with five new players now under the franchise’s banner. Vancouver grabbed players from all over the ice, two centres, a right winger, and even a goaltender. Some names were bigger than others, and some positions were clearly waited more than others as well. But regardless of how the pieces fell, it’s clear that July 13th was not a...

Canucks Draft Jonathan Lekkerimäki, Where Does He Fit?

Brayden Fengler / July 8, 2022
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The Canucks add yet another Swede to their depth chart, as they draft right-winger Jonathan Lekkerimäki 15th overall. On many lists, such as Sam Cosentino’s list for Sportsnet.ca, Lekkerimäki was slated to fall within the top 10 players selected in this year’s draft. So although no draft picks predetermined to go in the top five ended up falling down the board for the Canucks, Lekkerimäki was still a welcomed bonus...

7 Former Canucks That Could Return to Vancouver

Trent Leith / July 6, 2022
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NHL free agency is right around the corner. Don’t worry you haven’t missed it yet. In 2022 free agency didn’t open on July 1st like during a regular year, but instead on July 13th. The Canucks are not expected to make a big splash, but with names like Philip Forsberg and Johnny Gaudreau available, anything is possible.  The Canucks are most likely to sign lower lineup players rather than franchise-changing...