Canucks prospects Subban, Cassels clean up in OHL Coaches Poll; McCann snubbed

Thomas Drance
March 18 2015 03:40PM

Every year coaches from the Ontario Hockey League's Eastern and Western Conference vote for the best players in their respective conferences as defined by a vast array of categories: from best offensive defenseman, to best face-off man; from best defensive forward, to best shootout player.

In past years Canucks prospects like Brendan Gaunce and Bo Horvat have shown rather well in this coaches poll and in the 2014-15 edition current Canucks prospects Jordan Subban and Cole Cassels cleaned up, as did late-round pick Kyle Pettit. Oddly enough though Jared McCann - Vancouver's first-round pick at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft - was left off of the list entirely, despite being easily the best prospect of the four.

Read on past the jump.

Read Article | 26 Comments

Report: Canucks' Ryan Miller won't start skating until early April; will not return before playoffs

Thomas Drance
March 18 2015 12:38PM

USATSI_8399562_168381338_lowres
Photo Credit: Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports

In the likely event that the Vancouver Canucks qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eddie Lack will reportedly be be their starting goaltender for Game 1.

Usual starter Ryan Miller, who sustained a knee injury in late February, is reportedly behind schedule in his recovery and will be unable to return prior to action before the NHL postseason, according to TSN's Farhan Lalji

Read on past the jump.

Read Article | 13 Comments

What Would You Do Wednesday: Who Should Willie Desjardins Scratch?

That's Offside!
March 18 2015 11:00AM

USATSI_8107279_168381339_lowres
Photo description. Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports

It's time again for a mid-week favourite: What Would You Do, where we put you in charge of the Vancouver Canucks and ask you to figure out how to solve a problem facing the team in the comments section. This week, we're going to look at a looming conundrum for Willie Desjardins: once every forward is healthy once again for the Canucks, just who would you sit in the pressbox?

So what would you do in Willie's shoes? Read past the jump to join the discussion!

Read Article | 28 Comments

Canucks Army Prospect Report - March 18th, 2015

Josh W
March 18 2015 09:00AM

Prospects_IMG_9681

Courtesy: Sarah Hobday

We are back with another edition of the Canucks Weekly Prospect Report where I dig into all the latest stats, rumours, gossip, news, achievements, and even made up stories from around the different junior hockey leagues. We look into the play of all (non-AHL) Canucks prospects from the CHL, NCAA, Europe, and even the ECHL.

Without further ado, continue past the jump to see what went down!

Read Article | 11 Comments

Canucks Army Postgame: When Irish Eyes are Smiling

J.D. Burke
March 17 2015 11:52PM


With heavy hearts, the Vancouver Canucks played host to the Philadelphia Flyers. Just moments before tonight's game started, the Canucks honoured the late Pat Quinn by unveiling a section of Abbott St. to be renamed as "Pat Quinn Way". They then upped the ante with a tear-jerking ceremony for the Irishmen with a St.Patrick's Day inspired opening ceremony, which featured several familiar faces - of note was the time and space shared by Pavel Bure and Trevor Linden during this ceremony... both left unharmed. 

The Canucks played a fast-paced game, with open ice and scoring chances aplenty throughout tonight's contest. It wasn't until the third period though that they were rewarded, with a pair of goals from Alex Burrows that were enough to pull away from the Flyers and secure the victory.

Read on for more, on the other side of the jump.

Read Article | 9 Comments