7 Former Canucks That Could Return to Vancouver

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NHL free agency is right around the corner. Don’t worry you haven’t missed it yet. In 2022 free agency didn’t open on July 1st like during a regular year, but instead on July 13th. The Canucks are not expected to make a big splash, but with names like Philip Forsberg and Johnny Gaudreau available, anything is possible.  The Canucks are most likely to sign lower lineup players rather than franchise-changing … Read More

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

Brayden FenglerPlayers, Trades2 Comments

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 … Read More

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

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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. +/- … Read More

Canucks Trade Deadline Recap

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The trade deadline has come and gone, and the Canucks were involved in four transactions, and punted on many more. Here is all you need to know about the 2021-22 Canucks trade deadline. Deals Made Hamonic to The Senators for a 3rd In a trade that shocked the Canucks fanbase, the Vancouver Canucks traded Travis Hamonic in exchange for a 3rd round pick (that happens to be theirs). The thing … Read More

Tyler Motte Moved by Canucks at Deadline, Headed to NYR

Brayden FenglerPlayers, Trades, Uncategorized1 Comment

Fan favourite Canucks forward Tyler Motte has been moved to the New York Rangers, in a deal coming in just before the buzzer of the trade deadline this afternoon. James Duthie on TSN TradeCentre, reported just 10 minutes before the deadline that there was still a chance that Motte gets moved to the Rangers, and that report was indeed confirmed less than 10 minutes later by their sources. Coming back … Read More

What Does Pettersson’s Brief Absence Suggest

Brayden FenglerPlayers, PlayoffsLeave a Comment

Elias Pettersson was absent during this past weekend’s battle with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tuesday’s contest with the New Jersey Devils. Pettersson’s absence was stated to be nothing serious by coach Bruce Boudreau in the Canucks media availability Tuesday morning. What became slightly concerning about Petey’s second game off of the roster though was that the culprit looked to be his wrist, as he was seen nursing it to … Read More

Should The Canucks Trade or Re-sign Motte?

Trent LeithPlayers1 Comment

Tyler Motte represents the kind of depth that every strong NHL team needs. But in the flat cap era, it’s the kind of depth that no team wants to pay a fair price for. With Motte’s two-year $1.225M deal set to expire at the end of the season, the 26-year-old winger is likely going to be looking for a payday. That is something the Canucks should be hesitant to oblige.  … Read More

Vesey’s Canucks Deployment and Future

Brayden FenglerPlayers, Waivers3 Comments

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 … Read More