August 04 2015 04:31PM
Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports
The Canucks will have a big bodied defensive centre in the middle of their lineup for the forseeable future.
As expected the Vancouver Canucks extended the contract of recent trade acquisition Brandon Sutter on Tuesday, handing the six-foot-three pivot a hefty five-year contract worth $21.875 million (for an annual average value of $4.35 million).
August 04 2015 04:23PM
The Canucks made a number of internal front office moves on Tuesday afternoon, most notably filling Laurence Gilman's old role with John Weisbrod and promoting scout Judd Brackett to the team's Director of Amateur Scouting.
A number of other moves were made too, as the hockey operations and human performance departments also saw a shuffling of the deck. For a list of hirings and our initial thoughts, join us after the jump.
August 02 2015 01:12PM
The 2006-07 season for the Vancouver Canucks was a major turning point for the franchise. It marked the entrance of several major characters in the storyline of their march to the 2011 Cup Final, including a new head coach, and the acquisition of the greatest Canucks goaltender of all time. That's a busy year.
This was a time of conflicted expectations. Prior to the previous season, many expected the Canucks to thrive on the new obstruction rules following the lockout, but they ended the season out of a playoff spot. Consequentially, many analysts picked the Canucks to miss the playoffs again, being a relatively low scoring team that had proceeded to lose a number of point producers in the off season.
However, this theory severely miscalculated the value of adding Roberto Luongo and the cohesion the team would find under their new head coach.
Let's get started in unpacking the 2006-07 Vancouver Canucks campaign.
August 01 2015 08:54AM
Photo Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki
The hockey season may be over and done with, but the wound that is this last season as a Vancouver Canucks fan is still relatively fresh. There's plenty of meat left on these bones and with the draft and the opening of free agency now in the rear view mirror, it's time we got cookin'.
July 31 2015 08:54AM
The Vancouver Canucks have become post-season regulars this side of the millennium.
It doesn't even take a full-hand to count how many times they've sat out. It can sometimes be easy to lose perspective of this, but all things being equal, this franchise has been one of the more consistently competitive ones in the league for the last 15-years.
As such, it's no big surprise that it's usually one-and-done with any given coaching staff when they fall short of these expectations. Such was the case for Marc Crawford, as he couldn't bring this team to realize the potential it flashed so brilliantly in the three seasons prior. If the window to contend was closing last season, this one saw it slammed shut with a set of burglar bars installed.
Relive their shortcomings, on the other side of the jump!