The Biggest Changes Under the Boudreau Effect

Trent Leith / December 16, 2021
The Canucks are going through some changes, I don’t know if you heard. First the Canucks changed coaches from Travis Green and Friends to Bruce Boudreau and Scott Walker and then later let Jim Benning and Co. go in place for Jim Rutherford a GM yet to be hired and newly appointed AGM Derek Clancey.  Jim Rutheford has been hired as the first President of Hockey Operations since Trevor Linden...


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Jim Rutherford to Be President and Interim GM of Canucks

Brayden Fengler / December 9, 2021
Ruth there it is!… yeah, doesn’t have the same ring. The long and exhaustive search for a new Canucks General Manager and President is over, for now. Stan Smyl’s interim role as Canucks GM looks to be shorter than expected as ownership has a deal to hire Jim Rutherford in a new Interim role. Things seemed to come together quickly this morning on this deal, and even as the Canucks...

The Sedins Can Now Play a Larger Role in Canucks Leadership

Brayden Fengler / December 8, 2021
So just in case you weren’t aware, there were one or two rather small changes made within the Canucks organization over this past weekend. Nothing too crazy, just a super casual complete regime change, with both General Manager Jim Benning and Head Coach Travis Green being kicked to the curb. No biggy, this kind of thing happens all the time, or once every 8 years I guess. These terminations come...

Report: Changes Continue To Unfold for The Canucks Off-Ice

Trent Leith / December 5, 2021
The Canucks have finally made several much-anticipated changes. First, there was the hire of Bruce Boudreau as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. After that Scott Walker was added to assist Boudreau, it was followed by the replacement of GM Jim Benning assistant GM John Weisbrod. The interim GM is expected to be Stan Smyl as Rick Dhaliwal reported and there will be a group that will work collaboratively according...

Breaking: Bruce Boudreau To Be The Next Canucks Coach

Trent Leith / December 5, 2021
It took booing on the broadcast, a jersey on the ice and constant badgering on Twitter, but the Vancouver Canucks finally made an off-ice change in hiring Bruce Boudreau as the team’s next head coach, as reported by Elliotte Friedman and Irfaan Gaffar. At this point, nothing has been made official by the Vancouver Canucks in regards to hiring Boudreau or letting go Travis Green.  After being the head coach...

When Hamonic Draws In, Who Comes Out?

Trent Leith / December 4, 2021
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...

Aside From Pettersson, Which Other Canucks Need to Step It Up?

Brayden Fengler / December 2, 2021
We all know that this year Elias Pettersson has stumbled, not just out of the gate, but around the first bend as well. However, this is not the NBA where one player can win a game, if it was, then the Capitals and Oilers would have at least 10 more Stanley Cups to their names right now. With that said, it’s also no secret that your best players need to...

Höglander Is The Best Thing About The Canucks (Again)

Brayden Fengler / November 27, 2021
Nils Höglander was of course the talk of the town last season, but coming into this season it was looking like the Canucks would have a new rookie take centre stage in Vasily Podkolzin. Although Podkolzin has stolen some of the spotlight, especially now with his game looking improved from where it was in October, Podz hasn’t quite captivated the Vancouver audience like Höglander did last season. What has really...

Now Is Not the Time To Trade Any Canucks Players

Trent Leith / November 25, 2021
When a team that’s “all in” like the Vancouver Canucks comes out of the gate as flat as they have, the rumour mill starts swirling and fans start calling for heads.  The Canucks’ management and ownership has so far decided the best way to handle the increased heat over the last few weeks is with patients. In a time where fans are chanting in the arena for the GM to...

An Open Letter to Francesco Aquilini

Trent Leith / November 20, 2021
Dear Mr. Aquilini, I am writing to you, not to throw stones or call names, but to beg you to make some much needed changes to the Vancouver Canucks. As you know, maybe better than anyone, Vancouver is an incredible hockey market with some of the most passionate fans the sport has to offer and unfortunately, they have been broken.  We all saw the passion in 2011 during the run...