August 05 2015 01:12PM
While it's easy enough to remember the Alain Vigneault years of this franchise as some of the more prolific and successful of the bunch, his reign didn't come without its share of growing pains.
One such occasion would include the 2007-08 season, where the Canucks failed to make the playoffs for the first and only time in Vigneault's tenure. Given the surprise success of their last campaign, it marked a considerable step backwards for a club that looked to be trending in the opposite direction.
Bad luck and questionable decision making throughout the organization laid the foundation for this disappointment of a season. Relive it all, on the other side of the jump.
August 04 2015 04:31PM
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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'.