Left on Read: Lacrosse Goals and Shots Off the Post

Trent Leith / March 3, 2021
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You have a thought, a good one too. You carefully word that thought into 280 characters or less and are sure to work in “#Canucks” to maximize your reach amongst your fellow fans. You re-read the tweet, and you hit send. A few moments later, you check your notifications and there’s nothing. The next morning, still nothing. Your carefully articulated thoughts echo for eternity into the void of the little...

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Virtanen Trade Collapse, a Microcosm of Canucks Frustrating Indecision

Brayden Fengler / March 1, 2021
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For a brief moment over the past few days, it was looking like Jake Virtanen’s time with the Vancouver Canucks was nearing its end. A deal that has reportedly long been on and off the back burner between the Canucks and the Anaheim Ducks, picked up some short-lived steam over the weekend. This according to multiple sources, including The Athletics’ Thomas Drance. This deal was reported to be a one-for-one,...

How the Canucks Can Make the Best of a Bad Situation

Trent Leith / February 26, 2021
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Earlier this week, we took a look at what needs to go right for the Canucks to get another playoff berth. Now we will take a look at the ugly side of the same coin and examine how the Canucks can make the best of a bad situation should the team keep trending to the bottom of the league.  It is safe to say the 2021 Vancouver Canucks season has...

Obstacles Between the Canucks and the Playoffs

Brayden Fengler / February 24, 2021
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When the regular season format was first announced for this year, I’m sure I wasn’t the only person who felt confident about the Vancouver Canucks’ chances. To make the playoffs the Canucks just need to be better than three other teams in Canada, and back before the season started, that felt more inevitable outcome, than something they needed to prove. However, 23 games into this shortened season the reality is...

Holtby’s Early Tenure with the Canucks

Trent Leith / February 19, 2021
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No one knew what to expect out of the Canucks goaltending without Jacob Markstrom in the net this year. But it’s safe to say that what the team has gotten in the net so far, is still leaving much to be desired. Braden Holtby’s early tenure with the Canucks has been less than ideal for all parties involved. Holtby has never experienced a regulation losing streak in the NHL as...

Brock Boeser, a lesson in Patience for the Canucks

Brayden Fengler / February 17, 2021
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The first time the Vancouver Canucks beat the Ottawa Senators this season, we were all able to witness the calming effect that one win can have in this market during a volatile time. That calming effect was definitely in action after Saturday’s win over the Calgary Flames, however, the fan base was all too soon pulled back into their tailspin, after Monday’s disappointing overtime loss. With all this push and...

The Canucks’ New Blue-Collar Approach to Their Game

Trent Leith / February 14, 2021
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Saturday night the Vancouver Canucks snapped a 6 game losing streak with a decisive win over the Calgary Flames. The team looked much different than in the previous games, even if you consider how they have been playing better over the last few contests. The difference on Saturday night was a mentality change. The Canucks’ new blue-collar approach to their game is what could lead them down the path of...

Jake Virtanen, What Do the Canucks Do With Him

Brayden Fengler / February 11, 2021
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Is Jake Virtanen the key to all the Vancouver Canucks problems? Well if he is, it’s definitely not going to be in the way that GM Jim Benning probably imagined when drafting the winger 6th overall in the 2014 NHL entry draft. With the Vancouver Canucks in a complete downhill spiral at the moment, the Virtanen trade rumors have been boiling back up to the surface again. But will trading...

Four Things the Canucks Can Do To Salvage The Season

Trent Leith / February 9, 2021
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When you sort the league standings by point percentage the Vancouver Canucks are in the company of teams like the Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, LA Kings and San Jose Sharks. Oof. It would not be a far cry to call the 2021 season to this point, a disaster, especially put in the context of the 2019/20 season as a backdrop.  This is the part of a new contender’s timeline...

Your Canucks Questions: Left on Read

Brayden Fengler / February 2, 2021
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The Vancouver Canucks fan base is one of the most engaged and vocal hockey communities in the NHL. Come game days, and really every day in between you can find no shortage of online chatter surrounding every discernible topic on the Vancouver Canucks. However, with a room this big, not every voice can always be heard. Some tweets slip through the cracks, and sometimes thoughtful replies go unaddressed. Well, that’s...