New impact players set to debut, a young star still to be signed, and a frustrated veteran who may no longer be a fit. Head coach Travis Green discussed it all with Iain MacIntyre ahead of what figures to be a significant 2019-20 campaign for his young Canucks.
This current Vancouver Canucks roster appears capable of getting into the playoffs next season. But the team still has to prove it can win and before that, GM Jim Benning still has to make his payroll work within the salary cap.
Is Sam Bennett coveted enough outside Calgary for a team to try sticking it to the cap-strapped Flames with an offer sheet? While it may sound like an odd name to attach to a practice even rarer than payphone use, it may not be the craziest of possibilities.
As you would expect from an 81-point team that just missed the playoffs for a fourth straight season, there are significant gaps in the Canucks’ lineup. But up front, those gaps are smaller than they were a year ago. Here's what the team needs in 2019-20.
@ErikGudbranson on time in Vancouver: "Honestly, I'm not too proud of it. I don't think I played very well. I worked hard every single day, came to the rink and tried to get it together. I want to thank the #Canucks for the time the spent, taking care of my injuries, and treating me with nothing but respect, and I really enjoyed my time here. I just wish I could have been better."
The Vancouver Canucks are surprising everyone by making a push for the playoffs, but with next year as a real target to get in, don't expect them to be big players at the deadline. At the same time, they have the potential to do something. Iain MacIntyre explores their options.
“Daniel Sedin on Elias Pettersson: From what I've seen, nothing is impossible for that guy, that's for sure. I said before the season, if he could come in and be as good as he was in Sweden, I didn't think playoffs was out of the question, and that's where they are now #canucks”
Quinn Hughes was drafted seventh overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Canucks and with the World Juniors taking place in Vancouver, the Americans noticed a few more cheers against Russia than they normally get on Canadian soil.
Elias Pettersson rescued a victory for the Vancouver Canucks with his first NHL hat trick as the Canucks beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 Wednesday despite blowing a two-goal lead in the final half of the third period. Here are some takeaways from the game.