A Diamond in the Rough Season, Reminiscing on Höglander’s Rise

Brayden Fengler / May 21, 2021
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By this point, you don’t need to be told that this Vancouver Canucks season was challenging for the players and the organization. You don’t need to be regaled on the many pitfalls that you watched management walk into over the course of the last few months. We’re heading into the sunny summer months now, so who needs those kinds of vibes crushing their spirits? It can seem like there are...

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Left On Read: Canucks in Back-to-Backs, Graovac’s Unlikely Path and Meaningless Games

Trent Leith / May 19, 2021
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When we at StadiumChinatown.ca gear up to do a Left on Red article, we search Canucks Twitter for unanswered questions and we do our best to answer them, for those who were Left On Read, it’s as simple as that. We want to make sure every nook and cranny of the fanbase gets to engage with others in the market. When I was collecting questions for this month’s edition, most...

From Leafs to Canucks, a Check-in on Vesey and Boyd

Brayden Fengler / May 14, 2021
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When Jimmy Vesey and Travis Boyd first joined this Canucks team inside the same week back in March, one of the main reasons to get excited about both players was their price. The two players each came in at a cap hit under $1 million, with Vesey taking up $900k and Boyd at $700k.  The two forwards were seeing little action on the division-leading Toronto Maple Leafs, and though Toronto...

Rathbone: 4 Predictions After 5 Games

Trent Leith / May 12, 2021
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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...

Where Are the Canucks With Travis Green’s Contract

Brayden Fengler / May 7, 2021
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Eight games, a single-digit amount, that’s how many games Travis Green has left behind the Vancouver Canucks’ bench. Unless of course, the Canucks and Green agree to a new contract before his current one expires on July 1st. At the moment though, whether or not this will happen is up for heated speculation. If the Canucks don’t strike a deal with Green before the team plays their final game this...

What Nikita Tryamkin’s KHL Signing Says About The Canucks

Trent Leith / May 4, 2021
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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...

A Canucks Goalie Check-In

Trent Leith / April 30, 2021
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Just like every other aspect of the Vancouver Canucks season, there have been some serious highs and treacherous lows with the goaltending situation. Thatcher Demko has shown that his performance in the bubble was not a blip, but instead the bar. Braden Holtby started his Canucks tenure with some of the weakest hockey of his career and Michael DiPietro hasn’t played a game in over 400 days, after a strong...

5 Destinations for the Canucks’ AHL Team

Brayden Fengler / April 28, 2021
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It looks like the Canucks AHL affiliate team is on the move again. It was reported just over a week and a half ago that the Utica Comets President Robert Esche has registered a trademark for the “Utica Devils”. For any Utica Comets fan holding their breath that this trademark is simply for an alt-rock band that Esche will be front lining, you may want to sit down, because this...

When The Canucks’ Schedule Will Effect them the Most

Trent Leith / April 23, 2021
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The Canucks defied all expectations in their return to the ice, after their one-week break,  immediately followed by the worst COVID-19 outbreak the NHL has seen to date. When the Canucks returned to game action after over 3 weeks off, expectations were all but nil. The playoff chances seemed withered and the team was expected to be slow and fatigued.  Returning with two games in 3 nights against the division-leading...

Post COVID Canucks, Expect the Unexpected

Brayden Fengler / April 21, 2021
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Two games in and these post COVID Canucks have already good and truly flipped the script on what was expected of them. In their first two games back this club has not only secured 4 out of 4 points, but they have done so against what is supposed to be the best team in the North Division. After six periods of play between Sunday and Tuesday evening, this Toronto Maple...