July 25 2016 11:00AM
Well, another week's gone by, which means we're another week closer to the beginning of the season. Don't get me wrong, I'm kind of enjoying the lull in the news and an opportunity to have a life again. It's been kind of neat. All the same, I'm getting closer and closer to the point where I might be missing Canucks hockey.
Honestly, I'd settle for the Canucks giving us something new to discuss. That big trade they've been talking about would be nice. Or perhaps a free agent signing, even. I could live with that.
For now, though, we're just left discussing much of the same old stuff. Luckily there are so many layers to any one player/transaction/move that we can keep on talking about it into July and August. Well, in that case, let's get to it.
July 25 2016 09:00AM
Though the Canucks have been among the league's most active teams this off-season, the daunting reality is that they likely haven't done enough. For all their bluster, next year's team likely isn't good enough to make it to the dance.
That's why Canucks general manager Jim Benning is exploring the trade market for a quality winger to better their chances. He's not exactly been shy about it, either. The always candid (often, too candid) executive revealed to The Province that he's looking to add a winger with size and a scoring pedigree to shore up their offence.
Given the logjam on each wing and the question marks therein, that's not really a bad plan. Of course, that depends almost entirely on the player they trade for and what they surrender for their services. I've a few ideas in mind, though, so let's take a look at players the Canucks should consider.
July 24 2016 09:00AM
Looking back at the Canucks' disappointing season, the play of Chris Tanev was most definitely one of the bright spots. There are very few holes in the underrated defensive defenceman's game. During his draft-elligible seasons, the knock on Tanev was his size. Nonetheless, the Canucks took a chance and signed him as a college free-agent six years ago. Playing his way from the bottom pairing to the top, Tanev has become a staple on the Canucks' blueline, and arguably the player who could fetch the most in return.
July 23 2016 09:00AM
It's the weekend which means it's time to catch up on all of the fun this hockey team got up to this week. Some youths tweeted about Pokemon Go, everyone's favourite boy got married, and Adele makes an appearance!
July 22 2016 02:04PM
It's been a hot topic in the Canucks world for past few days, of what the Canucks should do with Chris Tanev. He's a stud defenceman, and that can get you a lot on the market. However, it's also the type of player the Canucks have been looking for, for years. With that in mind, this week's roundtable focuses on this topic after the jump.