Second Annual Petey Panic. Where is Elias Pettersson?

Brayden Fengler / October 28, 2021
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We’ve been here before. Early into the season, with the number of games played not even in the double digits and the question is starting to percolate in Canucks fans’ minds: Where oh where is Elias Pettersson? Now don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything, he’s signed, he’s on the ice, but when Canucks fans think of what Petey can be, his performance so far this season does not live up...

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5 Games In, How Is Jack Rathbone?

Brayden Fengler / October 23, 2021
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Welp the days of Olli or Boney are finally behind us, all eyes are now on Jack Rathbone as the team’s front-running defensive prospect. With Olli Juolevi gone, Rathbone unsurprisingly made the team out of training camp and the pre-season and he is already making an impact on this iteration of the Canucks.  Rathbone has earned his spot and is thankfully making Benning and Co. look good about their choice...

There Is No Need to Over Think – It’s Lotto Line Time

Trent Leith / October 21, 2021
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The Canucks have opened their season with a poor 1-2-1 record in their first four games. For a team that has a “playoff or bust” attitude, this isn’t the best way to go about collecting points.  Now, I know it’s early and I shouldn’t read too much into an early-season speedbump, but every game matters especially as this team is far from a lock to make the postseason. There are...

5 Predictions for the 2021-22 Canucks Season

Brayden Fengler / October 16, 2021
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The season has started and we’ve all got our first taste of what the fresh and new 2021-22 Vancouver Canucks are going to look like. With every new season comes time to make some hot, and some not-so-hot takes. As StadiumChinatown.ca enters our second season of Canucks coverage, we think it’s high time to get our predictions for this season in writing.  In our second collaborative piece, both Trent and...

That’s Olli Folks: Was the Juolevi Trade a Smart Move

Brayden Fengler / October 13, 2021
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It’s only just been finalized in a move this week, but Olli Juolevi’s time with the Canucks has been all but over for a while now. His draft position and his less than great, but better than horrible abilities have kept him afloat for longer than he probably should have been. The signs were there before Jack Rathbone took the ice for the Canucks last season, but Jack more than...

Gadjovich Was Claimed, But Does it Matter?

Trent Leith / October 9, 2021
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Well, we’re back to normal folks. There was a brief moment where almost all of the Canucks fandom had come together and rejoiced at the new signings of superstars Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson. But that was quickly brushed aside and the market was quickly divided once again. The catalyst? Jonah Gadjovich.  On Wednesday the Canucks placed Gadjovich on waivers in hopes to slip him down to the AHL, but...

Canucks Preseason After Two Games, and Two Big Contracts

Brayden Fengler / October 1, 2021
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Up until yesterday, the feeling around the Canucks was a bit like the feeling around a toxic relationship. All parties involved were just staying course, taking it day by day and pretending like things are fine. When in reality, difficult decisions were right around the corner, and troubling situations needed to be addressed before things really exploded. The story dominating the airwaves recently hasn’t even been in regards to the...

What it means for Pettersson, Hughes and Hamonic to Miss Camp

Trent Leith / September 26, 2021
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Well, there it is folks, three key Canucks players have officially missed training camp. Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes and Travis Hamonic all officially did not skate in the Vancouver Canucks 2021-22 season training camp. A few others, Brandon Sutter, Tyler Motte and Justin Bailey, are out due to either injury or coming down with COVID-19.  Is this a big deal? Some will say no, it’s only camp. If pre-season doesn’t...

If Höglander Slumps, How Will The Canucks Manage?

Brayden Fengler / September 22, 2021
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So far, it’s looking like another promising season for the Canucks’ returning Swedish sophomore. Nils Höglander was undoubtedly amazing last year, especially when compared to the overall performance of the team. However, it may be a good idea for Canucks fans to prepare themselves for the idea of a less productive and potentially less exciting season from the hockey player newly numbered as #21. Last season, Höglander as a rookie,...

Gauging Canucks Fan’s Reactions to the Unsigned RFAs

Trent Leith / September 10, 2021
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We have spent all summer avoiding this subject in any major way at StadiumChinatown.ca, but the time has come, we can no longer hide. Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes are still not signed with just over two weeks remaining until the Canucks training camp starts. While this isn’t exactly uncommon to see star RFAs using their only real leverage to get everything they can out of their second contracts, it...