January 04 2017 01:00PM
In last week's preamble, JD spoke about how the Canucks' elimination from playoff contention was only a matter of time. Well, wouldn't you know it, now they've won four in a row! That's not all that happened this week, though. Anton Rodin also appeared in his second game of the season, after being a healthy scratch in three straight games.
The team looked uninspired in Rodin's first appearance, but played well enough to win against Colorado. Rodin even finished the night with one point, an assist. He also didn't play in the final half of the third period.
So, with Rodin healthy, where would you like to see him play? Would you break up the red-hot Baertschi-Horvat-Burrows line? Does he play with the twins? Or do you leave him out of the lineup in favour of someone else?
January 03 2017 09:00AM
On behalf of Canucks Army, I'd like to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year. I'm taking over the mailbag this week from JD, who is presumably worse for wear. As for the Canucks, they're on something of a hot streak recently, so let's hope that's a sign of better things to come, for both the club and all those that struggled through 2016.
You've got questions, I've got answers. So let's get into it, shall we?
December 31 2016 12:16AM
Back-to-back wins against Californian teams sure don't have the caché that they used to, do they? It could be that the Pacific isn't as strong as it once was, it could be that LA and Anaheim both looked asleep at the wheel in each of their respective losses in Vancouver, or it could be that the playoffs seem like an absolute pipe dream at this point in the season. At any rate, I can't remember a time I felt less excited over a big win against an even bigger rival.
At the end of the day, The Canucks were full value in tonight's win, and technically are just 4 points out of a wildcard spot. So let's stay positive? I guess?
December 26 2016 11:00AM
There's an old adage about hockey fans that states that their interest in prospects is directly related to how good or bad the team they follow is performing. The Vancouver Canucks, despite their best efforts, find themselves sitting at 28th in the overall league standings, and seven points out of a wild card spot. That means that for Canucks fans, the World Juniors should be appointment viewing.
We'll look at a few things Canucks fans should be keeping their eyes on after the jump.
December 21 2016 09:00AM
Alright soldiers, I hope you're all ready to cozy up by the non-denominational Holiday Fire and lend this season the significance of your choosing, because this week it's a very special Winter Holiday Edition of What Would You Do Wednesday.
Expansion discussions have re-emerged this week, with Luca Sbisa approaching the games played requirement, and Ryan Biech and JD Burke discussing different options the Canucks could have for which players could be left unprotected.
So, this week's question is: which players would you protect in the expansion draft? Which would you expose? Here's a review of the rules for those that need reminding: