How Should the Canucks Replace Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Brayden FenglerDefence, Off SeasonLeave a Comment

With Oliver Ekaman-Larsson now officially out of the picture after his buyout at the hands of Patrick Allvin, his pending absence next season certainly brings with it a lot of questions. Many of those questions involve what the Canucks will do with the cap space created, and how they will look to fill OEL’s position on the ice. With a lot still yet to happen this off-season, the ramifications of … Read More

The Canucks Keep Schenn, and It Makes Them Better

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One of the names that were swirling around in rumours at the trade deadline on Monday was Luke Schenn. Reports were that both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs were interested in the veteran defender. However, the Canucks ended up deciding not to sell and to hold on to the 32-year-old Saskatoon native.  Heading into the deadline the former top-five draft pick’s future with Vancouver was uncertain.  … Read More

Jack Rathbone: What to do, What to do?

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Jack Rathbone is the best Canucks prospect that the team has in their system. He is so good that he is arguably better than half of the defenders currently on the Canucks roster and yet Jack Rathbone is down in the minors. The question is, is that the right call for his development or is it better for him to be up with the big club? That’s a complicated question. … Read More

When Hamonic Draws In, Who Comes Out?

Trent LeithDefence, Lineup Changes1 Comment

It is no secret that the Vancouver Canucks are having I’m incredibly poor start to the season. The defence has been particularly bad despite new additions to the blue line. Now that the Canucks are starting a homestand on Saturday, Travis Hamonic is eligible to play for the team again. He was not able to play in the United States due to his vaccinations status and he missed out on … Read More

Hamonic Should Have Spent More Time in Abbotsford

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After missing all of pre-season, training camp and the first nine games of the regular season, Travis Hamonic made his debut for the Vancouver Canucks. Travis Hamonic was away from the team due to a mysterious personal issue that seems vaccine related, but both him and the team will not comment, citing his and his family’s privacy. His debut comes after a brief one game training stint with the Abbotsford … Read More

Projecting the Canucks Defence Pairings

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Quinn Hughes is now the longest-tenured Canucks defender, Let that sink in for a second. Hughes still feels like the team’s new toy, and yet here we are. Half of the Vancouver Canucks defencemen from the 2020-21 season have departed from the team. With the Canucks new acquisitions it leaves fans wondering exactly what the back end of this team’s defence will look like.  Last week we covered all the … Read More

Offseason Primer: Roster Holes That Need Addressing

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The regular season is long over, the Cinderella run has come to an end and the Stanley Cup has been awarded. As hockey fans around North America take their eyes off the Montréal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning and shift their focus back to their local markets.  The Canucks are poised to have a busy off-season in their need to sign key RFAs, fill holes on the back end … Read More

4 Potential Canucks Free Agent Defence Signings

Trent LeithDefence, Off Season1 Comment

Jim Benning said the Vancouver Canucks are going to be aggressive this off-season, and free agency is a tool in his toolbelt. With that in mind, one area of the team that Canucks need to improve the most is their defence. While they don’t have lots of cap space, there are a number of interesting suitors that will be hitting free agency this summer, that Jim Benning will likely at … Read More

Rathbone: 4 Predictions After 5 Games

Trent LeithDefence, Players1 Comment

How many times as a Canuck fan in the last two or three years, have you read that a rookie player has come in near the end of the season and has had a strong performance for his new club? ? While we haven’t had the likes of Brock Boeser, Elias Petterson or Quinn Hughes this season, we’ve had players like Nils Höglander and now Jack Rathbone, that have filled … Read More

What Nikita Tryamkin’s KHL Signing Says About The Canucks

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Nikita Tryamkin fatigue may have reached a critical mass and merciful end this weekend for Vancouver fans as he signed a 2-year deal with his KHL club, Yekaterinburg Avtomobilist. This comes after much speculation and rumour that the Vancouver Canucks and Tryamkin have been working towards a new deal that would bring Tryamkin back to the NHL. These rumours were put to rest, but speculation as to why Tryamkin signed … Read More