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Next week’s expansion draft also brings a trade deadline for the Canucks
9:17pm - Thu 15 Jul

Next week’s expansion draft also brings a trade deadline for the Canucks

The newest NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken, is poised to be a key rival for the Vancouver Canucks for years to come. There’s just one problem right now: they don’t have any players.


That issue will be resolved next week in the expansion draft on July 21, where the Kraken will be able to select one player from every other NHL team — excluding the Vegas Golden Knights, who just joined the league four years ago. The Golden Knights also won’t be getting a slice of the Kraken’s $650 million expansion fee.


When it comes to the expansion draft itself, the Canucks have little to be worried about. One of the benefits of being a bad team that finished last in their division last season is that you…

It's a roll of the dice as far as what's going to happen in the Canucks' off-season
7:08am - Thu 20 May

It's a roll of the dice as far as what's going to happen in the Canucks' off-season

A trying season has finally come to an end for the Vancouver Canucks after a 6-2 loss to the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, but they face an uncertain off-season with so many questions left to answer.
As sand through the hourglass......
4:09am - Wed 19 May

As sand through the hourglass......

The Vancouver Canucks have informed general manager Jim Benning that he will return after the team missed the playoffs this season.
A voice in the wilderness.
3:59am - Wed 19 May

A voice in the wilderness.

With Vancouver's season winding down, Thatcher Demko called on the Canucks to re-sign his goalie coach and mentor, Ian Clark, in about as bold a call for action by management from a 25-year-old player as you'll see in the NHL.
Canucks plan to relocate AHL affiliate to Abbotsford for 2021-22 season
5:51am - Wed 05 May

Canucks plan to relocate AHL affiliate to Abbotsford for 2021-22 season

The Vancouver Canucks are planning to relocate their American Hockey League affiliate to Abbotsford, B.C. from Utica, N.Y., for the 2021-22 season, the team announced Tuesday.
Canucks player on leave after sexual misconduct allegation
11:09pm - Sat 01 May

Canucks player on leave after sexual misconduct allegation

The woman has spoken to Glacier Media and has identified the individual as Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen, 24.
Canucks squander vintage Holtby start with lackluster performance
2:49pm - Tue 27 Apr

Canucks squander vintage Holtby start with lackluster performance

The Canucks lost vital ground in the NHL standings when they were beaten 2-1 Monday by the Senators. But Holtby, the veteran goalie who has emerged from the team’s COVID crisis in vintage form, was still Vancouver’s best player. And second place wasn’t close.
No new positive cases for Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night - TSN.ca
5:23pm - Thu 08 Apr

No new positive cases for Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night - TSN.ca

There appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel for the Vancouver Canucks when it comes to their recent COVID-19 outbreak. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Canucks had no positive case results on Wednesday night, the first day with no additional cases in several days.
3:23pm - Sat 27 Mar
Bieksa On NHL Refs: “Just be nice to ‘em!” | Tim & Friends
The same back in 1990 as it is now..
4:55pm - Fri 19 Mar
The same back in 1990 as it is now..
Dissecting the Canadiens’ late-game strategies and breakdowns
2:48pm - Tue 09 Mar

Dissecting the Canadiens’ late-game strategies and breakdowns

From the tying goal to the circling overtime shifts to the final shootout attempt, an explanation of why things went as they did.
"Here's an apple and a roadmap kid....."
6:53am - Tue 09 Feb

"Here's an apple and a roadmap kid....."

Having had a dismal start to the season thus far, the Vancouver Canucks need a move or two to shake themselves from their stupor almost as much as Jake Virtanen clearly needs a fresh start for another team and another coach.
We need to talk about Brock Boeser's body
11:39pm - Wed 03 Feb

We need to talk about Brock Boeser's body

We need to talk about Brock Boeser's body. But it's not what you think!


Last season, Boeser scored just 16 goals. It’s not that he had a bad season exactly — he was still a first-line forward on one of the best lines in the NHL — but it was a far cry from the buzz he created as a rookie.


That Brock Boeser looked like he could score 40+ goals in a season. That Brock Boeser looked like a future threat to win the Rocket Richard as the NHL’s leading goalscorer. That Brock Boeser was starting to seem like a distant memory.


A few weeks into the 2020-21 season, that Brock Boeser appears to be back.


After a two-goal performance on Saturday, Boeser jumped into the…

Adam Gaudette and Tyler Motte fight at Canucks training camp scrimmage
3:33pm - Mon 11 Jan

Adam Gaudette and Tyler Motte fight at Canucks training camp scrimmage

The Vancouver Canucks' second scrimmage of their training camp was a lot more spirited than the first. It seems clear that everyone on the team is well aware that the season starts in just a few days and the battles were a little more fierce. The game itself ended 1-1 in regulation, as goaltenders Thatcher Demko and Braden Holtby were also a little more locked-in.


The spirited affair got a little too spirited at one point, as two teammates dropped the gloves and did a little knuckle-chucking in the third period.


Tyler Motte and Adam Gaudette were chasing down a loose puck when Motte wrapped up Gaudette with his stick and hauled him dangerously to the ice. It was arguably a slewfoot, one of the more d…

The Canucks' clock is running down on Micheal Ferland
4:37pm - 31 Dec 2020

The Canucks' clock is running down on Micheal Ferland

"For right now, we are just hoping he feels better so he can continue on with his life and then we will see where it gets to if he is able to play again or not.” — GM Jim Benning on Micheal Ferland


The Vancouver Canucks have a cohort of players going through quarantine.


Others were already in town, either because they live here or because they wanted to get through their required quarantine — be it the government-required 14 days for international travellers or a shorter league-mandated period for players arriving from elsewhere in Canada — sooner rather than later.


A few are still to arrive from other parts of Canada.


Whether Mi…

Grand Chief of Coast Salish Nation says he's not offended by Canucks logo
5:49am - 16 Dec 2020

Grand Chief of Coast Salish Nation says he's not offended by Canucks logo

An Indigenous scholar is suggesting the Vancouver Canucks get rid of the team’s decades-old orca logo, arguing it was designed without Indigenous consultation and is “cultural appropriation”.
Todd Bertuzzi suggests he'll move back to Vancouver if Joe Biden wins the U.S. Presidential Election
3:20pm - 04 Nov 2020

Todd Bertuzzi suggests he'll move back to Vancouver if Joe Biden wins the U.S. Presidential Election

Times are tense in the United States of America. It's election day and Americans are lining up at polling stations to cast their vote for who they want to be President for the next four years. A Presidential election is always an uneasy time, but the current election has been particularly divisive. That's why, when former-Canuck Todd Bertuzzi made his regular appearance on Sportsnet 650's morning show, the Starting Lineup, hosts James Cybulski and Perry Solkowski asked Bertuzzi about his experience of the current situation as a Canadian living in the U.S. "I tell you, it's interesting times, especially for a Canadian living here," said Bertuzzi. "I've been here for, I don't know, about 15 years, 20 years total, and I've never seen…
Bieksa grants permission to new Jets player to wear Rypien's old number | Offside
10:15pm - 19 Oct 2020

Bieksa grants permission to new Jets player to wear Rypien's old number | Offside

New Winnipeg Jets forward Nate Thompson will wear Rick Rypien's old number 11. He asked Kevin Bieksa for permission first.
Former Canuck Gino Odjick is fighting heart disease again
4:02pm - 17 Oct 2020

Former Canuck Gino Odjick is fighting heart disease again

The Maniwaki Mauler says he's confident he'll be able to beat amyloidosis again. He first suffered from the heart ailment in 2014.
10:08pm - 09 Oct 2020

Flames sign goaltender Jacob Markstrom to a six-year deal

Markstrom is leaving Vancouver for the prairies, where he'll earn $36 million dollars over six years. Earlier, the Canucks signed goaltender Braden Holtby.