Babych Please - July 9th

Grainne Downey
July 09 2015 10:00AM


When they weren't sending out controversial tweets, the Canucks got up to some pretty fun stuff this week. 

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Canucks Deep Dive: 2015 Entry Draft

money puck
July 08 2015 02:30PM

It's been an interesting few weeks for Canucks fans, with the trades, contract extensions, and head office moves seeming to grab headlines and overshadow what was a pretty solid draft for the Canucks

I'll break down the Canucks 2015 draft class in more depth after the jump. 

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On Kevin Bieksa's Time Here and the Legacy Left Behind

J.D. Burke
July 08 2015 11:00AM

It's been a full week since the trade that sent Kevin Bieksa to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for their second-round selection in the 2016 draft. For all the noise in the build up to this trade, things have been decidedly silent since. I guess that was to be expected, given that nobody was surprised when the other shoe finally dropped. 

By that same token, it seems almost a little inappropriate. Say what you will about Bieksa's final two or three seasons in Vancouver, the guy was a warrior for this franchise on and off the ice. While the body of work is seemingly endless, more prominent and accessible examples for both these qualities can be summed up in the series-clinching goal in 2011 which sent Vancouver to it's third Stanley Cup or his invaluable work promoting mental health awareness with Mind Check. 

His body of work spanned roughly 10 seasons and saw the heart-and-soul defender suit up in 597-games for the Canucks, good for sixth-most among defenders in franchise history. What kind of legacy will the once beloved defender leave behind? Meet me on the other side of the jump to find out.

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Hockey Graphs Podcast EP 21 - Weissbock, JD Jerk, and MoneyPuck invade Hockey Graphs

Garret Hohl
July 07 2015 04:43PM


Garret and Rhys return this week and they bring some friends!

Join us after the jump (or on iTunes!) for a detailed look back at the 2015 draft with Josh Weissbock, and then "JD Jerk" and "MoneyPuck" join in for some "Free Agency Frenzy" discussion.

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Summer Thoughts: Where are the goals going to come from?

Rhys Jessop
July 07 2015 03:10PM

So far this offseason, we've had a ton of questions surrounding the state of the Canucks. We've wondered about their drafting, we've wondered about their trading, we've wondered about their front office, and we've wondered about the overall direction of the franchise. All this is big picture stuff that will have a huge effect on the team's long-term future, but the short term future of this franchise bears some examination too.

Going into the 2015-16 season, we have a pretty good idea of what the Canucks are going to look like, so we can wonder about how this team will do when the first puck drops in October. And, of course, we'll have questions we'll want answered. We always do.

Today's question: just who is going to score the goals next year?

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