WWYDW: Trading For A Goal-Scorer

Jackson McDonald
November 23 2016 05:00PM

what would you do wednesday

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. 

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November 23 2016 03:00PM

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The last time these two teams played, your Vancouver Canucks prevailed in overtime courtesy a Ben Hutton penalty shot. His slick move put the Canucks further away from this year's grand prize: Nolan Patrick. Today's a new day and the Coyotes get to play host this time. Does Hutton have an encore play in store or does former Canuck Radim Vrbata get his revenge?

Canucks... Coyotes... TONIGHT!

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Canucks Army Podcast - Episode 5 - 2016-2017

Satiar Shah
November 23 2016 01:00PM

Linden and benning

Welcome to the 5th episode of this season's Canucks Army podcast where J.D. Burke and myself delve into a number of Canucks issues, starting with GM Jim Benning and President Trevor Linden doubling down on the current direction the Canucks have undertaken.

We also get into some of the criticism Ben Hutton has received and discuss whether we're being patient enough when it comes to the young players on this team. 

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Baertschi Struggling to Stay Positive While he Finds his Offence

Jeff Paterson
November 23 2016 11:00AM


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Sven Baertschi’s biggest challenge these days isn’t putting the puck in the net, although that's certainly near the top of his list.

No, his greatest struggle right now is to convince himself he’s playing well when he has very little to show for his efforts. Stuck on just one goal and six points 19 games into the season, Baertschi does not shy away from the fact he hasn’t had the productive start he and the Vancouver Canucks were a.

Rewarded with a two-year, $3.7 million contract in the summer after netting 15 goals last season – 10 of them after Christmas – Baertschi hoped to pick up in October where he left off last spring. Unfortunately, he appears stuck in the same rut he was 12 months ago when he couldn’t buy a goal.

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Which Canucks Are Due to Break Out?

J.D. Burke
November 23 2016 09:00AM


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No matter how the losses mount, the Canucks remain upbeat. You hear game after lost game about how well they felt they played. That they just couldn't get a bounce, and so on.

That commentary often falls on deaf ears, but I've always felt there was some semblance of merit therein. It's hard to get too invested in their lofty shot totals since they're trailing in perpetuity, but they've had their nights all the same. And their league-worst 960 PDO indicates that they truly have been among the least lucky teams this season.

Considering the extent to which this team's struggled to score goals though that shouldn't be overly surprising. I want to peel another layer off the onion and see which players are suffering this misfortune on a personal level.

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