What Is The Canucks Plans for Backup Goalie When Demko Returns?

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Thatcher Demko is close to returning to NHL action after sustaining an injury on December 1st against the Florida Panthers where he was injured. The Canucks will not clarify or give specifics, but based on the play, he hurt his leg or hip. Since then, Spencer Martin and Colin Delia have been largely splitting the goaltending duties. Not quite 50/50 but more so than the traditional starter/backup dynamic, with Marting … Read More

3 Things To Watch for During The Rest of The Canucks’ Season

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With the Canucks’ season all but mathematically dead in the water, the Canucks still somehow continue to give flickers of hope to their fans as they continue to collect wins. But despite those wins, a playoff berth is still very unlikely. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to watch the games ahead, especially as the Canucks immediate future beyond this season is still very uncertain. This last handful of … Read More

Martin’s Future As The Canucks’ Backup

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The Canucks have struggled in the last couple of years to find a goaltending tandem that they could trust, and that didn’t have future implications on the cap. Now though, the Caunucks seem to have put themselves in a position where that may no longer be a problem. On April 8th, 2022 the Canucks signed Spencer Martin to a two-year, one-way deal, that puts Martin in the position to be … Read More

Spencer Martin: The End of an Era, or Is It?

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Spencer Martin was a player that the Canucks took a flyer on back in July, acquiring him from the Tampa Bay Lighting for “future considerations”. Boy howdy was that a high-value pick-up seeing as he just got four points in three games against some of the NHL’s finest. Not to mention he did all this while the Canucks were playing with a depleted roster. Martin got his first start in … Read More

Should The Canucks Trade Halak, and What That Could Mean

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The Canucks look like they’ve gone from playing in a lost season to suddenly being in a playoff race, albeit at a longshot playoff race. The sudden shift in gear can be directly attributed to the hiring of Bruce Boudreau, as he has suddenly changed the direction of this club’s 2021-22 season.  When the season changes on a dime like the Canucks’ have, you often have to reevaluate how you … Read More