December 03 2016 09:06PM
There's no sense mincing words: for the past few years, there hasn't been much to cheer for in Vancouver. The team has been, at best, mediocre since 2014, and many Canucks' fans have been more concerned about where the team is in the draft standings than where they rank in their division.
Tonight, however, was different. Between the shenanigans in the Canucks' last matchup with Toronto, and Patrick O'Sullivan mouthing off on Toronto radio this afternoon, Team Tank and Team Playoffs were able to unite. For just one night, the bickering about the team's direction was put aside, and Canucks fans sat with bated breath hoping for a win.
And wouldn't you know it, they got one. Did they deserve it? Nope. Will we take it? Hell. Yes.
November 30 2016 09:00AM
It's been a couple weeks since "stuff"-gate, but Jake Virtanen is still in the AHL, and he's not doing so well. In 7 games, he has just 2 points, both assists.
I think it's fair to say at this point that Virtanen's been mishandled a bit since he was selected by the Canucks with the 6th overall pick in 2014. He's been in and out of the lineup, and hasn't produced at the level you'd hop for a top-10 pick, in either professional league. So where do we go from here? How would you handle Jake's development? Should he be in the NHL? AHL? The pressbox? Or maybe you think the Canucks should cut their losses and see what they can get for him now, before his value declines any further.
November 28 2016 01:39PM
Alright folks, the AM radio talk show voice of Canucks Army is back, and continues to assimilate himself into every facet of the organization.
This week, I've taken over the mailbag from an under-the-weather Joseph Dylan Burke. He'll be back next week but for now you're stuck with me. Let's have at 'er.
November 25 2016 10:01PM
As far as losses go, this one wasn't so bad. The Canucks went toe-to-toe with one of the best offensive teams in the league and were more or less able to match their intensity for the majority of the game. They came away from tonight's game with the lead in shots and scoring chances. Unfortunately, "close enough" rarely is, and the Canucks fell to 8-11-2.
November 23 2016 05:00PM
The Canucks have struggled to put the puck in the net all year. In spite of their recent offensive resurgence, the Canucks are still ranked 28th in goals-per-game.
Reports have been surfacing since before the offseason that Canucks GM Jim Benning is looking to add a 20-goal scorer. Bob McKenzie recently threw cold water on the idea that Evander Kane might return home, but one can assume the Canucks aren't done looking, so this week's question is: what would you be willing to give up in a trade for a goal-scorer? Who would you target? Or do you think the Canucks ought to just stand pat with what they have?
Try to be realistic. You aren't going to get Auston Matthews in return for Erik Gudbranson.