February 26 2015 03:20PM
walking wounded Canucks have seen their crop of roster players afflicted by bad injury luck of late. The injury bug can be a Brad Marchand-level pest.
After benefitting from a relatively charmed, injury-free existence early in the year, the Canucks have lost a handful of key top-of-the-roster contributors to a smattering of injuries in recent weeks. The list of players in the infirmary now includes a top-line winger, the Canucks' entire first pair, their starting goaltender, and their most important penalty-killing forward.
How far away are those players from returning to the lineup? Read past the jump!
February 26 2015 01:13PM
The Vancouver Canucks will look to close out an already successful five-game Eastern Conference road swing on Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres, a historically bad team.
Read past the jump for your game prep!
February 26 2015 12:30PM
Vancouver is called goalieville for a reason.
Long a goaltender graveyard, the Vancouver Canucks enjoyed the luxury of leaning on elite goaltending for a decade during the Roberto Luongo era. During the short-lived Cory Schneider era too. It didn't end well, as we all well know, but the on-ice results were sparkling.
From 2007 through 2014 the Canucks enjoyed the third highest 5-on-5 save percentage in the league, behind only the Boston Bruins and the Dave Tippett and Sean Burke Phoenix Coyotes. For our purposes, Boston is the relevant team to note, since that's where Canucks general manager Jim Benning cut his teeth as a front office executive.
Perhaps we haven't paid enough attention in the first nine months or so of Benning's tenure to the emphasis Vancouver's rookie general manager seems to place on quality goaltending. Read past the jump for more.
February 26 2015 11:00AM
It's time again for a mid-week favourite: What Would You Do, where we put you in charge of the Vancouver Canucks and ask you to figure out how to solve a problem facing the team in the comments section. This week though, we're giving you total control of the hypothetical Canucks and asking you to be Jim Benning on NHL trade deadline day.
So what would you do on Monday? Read past the jump to join the discussion!
February 26 2015 09:00AM
With the trade deadline this coming Monday, here's a graphical look back at what the Vancouver Canucks have done on deadline day over the years.