Canucks Year in Review: Chris Higgins

J.D. Burke
June 28 2015 11:00AM

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 now behind us and just a few days until free agency, it's time we got cookin'. 

The process starts with a series of player-by-player reviews for the season that was. Today's will be centered on the Canucks best beard, Chris Higgins.

Let's break it all down on the other side of the jump.

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The Case for Trading Eddie Lack

J.D. Burke
June 25 2015 07:00PM

As the calendar closes in on yet another NHL entry draft it is only reasonable that excitement is racing at a fevered pitch in most hockey crazed markets. And in most of these cases, it's a relatively healthy and fun sort of anticipation centered on which players will be added to their beloved franchises. 

Meanwhile, in Vancouver, the franchise looks to close the book on another young and promising netminder's tenure with the Canucks - the second such occasion in the last three drafts, although the circumstances vary slightly. 

Where things get interesting (because the fact that Vancouver is trading its third goaltender in a space of two calendar years surely isn't interesting enough) is the uncertainty surrounding which goaltender will be dealt. Conventional wisdom would suggest shipping out Ryan Miller, the 34-year old netminder with a $6-million cap hit to his credit. Unfortunately, there's not much of a market for the veteran netminder and Benning has specifically stated that he intends to keep him. 

That leaves us with one of Eddie Lack or Jacob Markstrom being the shown the door. There's a legitimate argument to be had for trading either of the two, but today will focus on why the Canucks might trade Lack.

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Canucks Year in Review: Radim Vrbata

J.D. Burke
June 20 2015 10:00AM

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 just less than a month before reinforcements are brought in via the draft and free agency, it's time we got cookin'. 

The process starts with a series of player-by-player reviews for the season that was. Today's will be centered on the Canucks best free agent from just one off-season ago, Radim Vrbata.

Let's break it all down on the other side of the jump.

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Canucks Year in Review: Zack Kassian

J.D. Burke
June 18 2015 11:00AM

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 just less than a month before reinforcements are brought in via the draft and free agency, it's time we got cookin'. 

The process starts with a series of player-by-player reviews for the season that was. Today's will be centered on the Canucks troubled child, Zack Kassian.

Let's break it all down on the other side of the jump.

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Canucks Year in Review: Shawn Matthias

J.D. Burke
June 10 2015 10:00AM

We may be three games deep into the Stanley Cup Final - with the Calder Cup also in full gear - 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 just less than a month before reinforcements are brought in via the draft and free agency, it's time we got cookin'. 

The process starts with a series of player-by-player reviews for the season that was. Today's will be centered on the Canucks most powerful of forwards: Shawn Matthias. 

Let's break it all down on the other side of the jump.

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