Anticipating Andrei Kuzmenko’s 2022-23 Canucks Season

Brayden Fengler / June 27, 2022
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The ink is barely dry on Andrei Kuzmenko’s one-year $1.8M contract, but before he even picked up a pen, anticipation was in the air about what this extremely effective young player could do for the Canucks next season. Now that his presence in Vancouver is a sure thing, the anticipation can really begin in earnest. We’re still a ways out from puck drop on the 2022-23 season, and the entire...

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A Summary Of The Kuzmenko Situation

Trent Leith / June 19, 2022
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It’s June in Vancouver which means the Canucks are far from the top of mind. The Stanley Cup playoffs are drawing to a close, ̶T̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶u̶n̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶s̶h̶i̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ it is still raining, and we are finally getting away from our TVs. But every once in a while you tune into Sportsnet 650, Twitter or r/Canucks to see what’s happening around the Canucks and all you see is people talking about...

Reviewing our Predictions for the Canucks’ 2021-22 Season

Brayden Fengler / June 12, 2022
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With the NHL Playoffs nearly at their final stretch, we’ve almost reached that sad, yet sunny time of the year where hockey sticks are replaced with golf clubs and where yelling at your TV is replaced with yelling at your barbeque. What also usually happens around this time of year, is that the feeling of disappointment from the season that just passed begins to feel a little duller. Before you...

Move It or Lose It. J.T. Miller Trade Paramount for Canucks

Brayden Fengler / June 4, 2022
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Have you ever seen that gif of the cartoon rage typing on their keyboard with such intensity that their fingers, hands, and whole arms progressively disintegrate until they are left banging their head against their keyboard? That’s how it’s felt over this past year to be in favour of a J.T. Miller trade. The dream situation in terms of the return that J.T. could’ve brought, would’ve been if he was...

Three Canucks Who Need to Step Up Next Season

Trent Leith / May 21, 2022
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The Vancouver Canucks continue to stare in the face of sweeping changes. Some have come and gone, and others stand directly in the Canucks path through the offseason.  The Canucks are expected to continue to evolve beyond this offseason and into the 2022/23 offseason as Patrik Allvin and Jim Rutherford continue to dismantle the old regime’s vision and start moulding their own. There are some players on the Canucks that...

22 Thoughts From 22 Fans – A 2021/22 Canucks Season Retrospective

Brayden Fengler / May 15, 2022
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Over the past week, I spent time reaching out to a number of Canucks fans, 22 to be exact. Now that the dust has well settled on the Canucks’ playoff ambitions, I wanted to see what this small sample size of fans had to say, about how they viewed this past Canucks season. This article features 22 thoughts from 22 different fans, on the 2021-22 season. I gave very few...

Who Sank to the Bottom of the +/- Stat for the Canucks This Season

Brayden Fengler / May 4, 2022
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Plus-minus is a notoriously ridiculed stat, of all the major tracked stats: goals, assist, TOI, plus-minus sits right alongside them, but it’s not valued nearly the same as other benchmark stats in hockey circles. Why is that?  What it boils down to, is that +/- is too random to be an effective individual stat. It’s the stat that’s the most unrelated in terms of reflecting an individual player’s contribution. +/-...

The Best Performances By Canucks Players

Trent Leith / April 27, 2022
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With the Canucks officially eliminated, there is not a lot of meaning left in the two games remaining on their schedule. Just because the season in its entirety may not have been a success, that doesn’t mean there haven’t been successes along the way, however.  From the hot streaks that this team has been on to the stabilization of the penalty kill, there has certainly been lots to like about...

No Doubt. The Canucks Will NOT Make The Playoffs This Year

Brayden Fengler / April 22, 2022
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I come to you now, as a humble man, a humble man asking for your forgiveness and your understanding. I was wrong, so, very wrong. In September of 2021, well ahead of this season’s first puck drop I wrote an article for this very site, entitled No Doubt. The Canucks Will Make the Playoffs This Year. Why, why did I have to add the “No Doubt” in front of that...

Nils Höglander, a Sophomore Season Reflection

Brayden Fengler / April 19, 2022
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Barring any Wolverine-esque healing factor, Nils Höglander has played his last game as a Vancouver Canuck this season. Having already had a stand-in fill his shoes during the club’s 2022 team photo taken earlier this week, his absence is clear now if it wasn’t before. Höglander has indeed skipped town, with no reasonable timeline for return this season. This makes for quite the underwhelming bookend to Höglander’s second season in...