Vesey’s Canucks Deployment and Future

Brayden Fengler / March 19, 2021
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On Wednesday, March 17th the Canucks acquired Jimmy Vesey off of waivers. The 27-year-old left-winger was previously playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. With all parties involved being north of the 49th parallel, thankfully for the Canuck they didn’t have to worry about any quarantine protocols with this acquisition. Vesey was having a decent season in Toronto as a bottom-six forward, however “decent” for the Maples Leafs is...

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Demko’s Rapid Evolution From Back-Up to Clear-Cut Starter

Trent Leith / March 17, 2021
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On Monday night Thatcher Demko made 44 saves against the Ottawa Senators to allow his team to collect their sixth win in eight games. Demko has been absolutely unstoppable in the month of March and has slipped right into Jacob Markstrom’s old spot perfectly. Demko has been incredibly reliable, and that’s something the Vancouver Canucks need if they’re going to be successful.  Bubble Bubly Demko’s Emergence  It has been widely...

Why Gaudette Deserves a Shot in the Top Six.

Trent Leith / March 12, 2021
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When Elias Pettersson left the Vancouver Canucks lineup with an undisclosed upper-body injury, we all knew that there would be a wrench thrown into the top six. One positive thing about that wrench though, is that it has created opportunities for guys further down the lineup to prove themselves in the top half of the roster. Jake Virtanen got a shot on a line with Bo Hrovat and Tanner Pearson...

Miller’s Time at Centre, Canucks Can Capitalize

Brayden Fengler / March 10, 2021
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J.T. Miller didn’t have as rough of a start to the season as Elias Pettersson, or as explosive of a start as his other usual linemate Brock Boeser. Miller started out the season stuck in the same middle ground as Canucks captain Bo Horvat. The two players showed some exciting moments of play early on, and gave no reason for concern, yet they left some Canucks fans wanting more. Unlike...

Canucks Still Scramble for Consistency

Brayden Fengler / March 5, 2021
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It is now a historical fact that the Canucks have beaten the Toronto Maple Leafs without Elias Pettersson, and in that same game, Jake Virtanen very nearly got a hat trick. Prior to Thursday night’s game, a sentence like the one above would’ve had no place on this website, because this site covers real events and that sentence clearly sounds like a work of fiction. However, as they say, truth...

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...

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...