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Relive the 2005-06 Vancouver Canucks Season

View image | gettyimages.com The Vancouver Canucks have become post-season regulars this side of the millennium.  It doesn’t even take a full-hand to count how many times they’ve sat out. It can sometimes be easy to lose perspective of this, but all things being equal, this franchise has been one of the more consistently competitive ones…

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The Roundup

Canucks shake things up, pay too much for Sutter, Leafs-Bernier Arb battle, breaking down Lamoriello’s past trades, one of the Flames top prospects coming to North America, McDavid, Scrivens, free agents still available for almost free and more in this week’s Roundup.

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Relive the 2003-04 Vancouver Canucks season

View image | gettyimages.com Like all things, this too must pass.  For the Vancouver Canucks, it was the window for the West Coast Express to contend. And it was doomed to suffer a similar fate to the one which befell the club during the 2003-04 season. A campaign that started with such promise, for a team so very ready…

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Canucks Year in Review: Alex Edler

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports 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 and the opening of free agency now in the rear view…

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Relive the 2002-03 Vancouver Canucks Season

View image | gettyimages.com As the off-season roars along in Vancouver, this city becomes increasingly fond of times past. With today’s recap of the 2002-03 season, I aim to provide one such incarnation of a younger, more exciting and promising iteration of this franchise. With the West Coast Express entering the height of their league wide…

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Report: Canucks closing in on 5-year extension for Brandon Sutter

Photo Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig/USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks are close to signing newly acquired centreman Brandon Sutter to a five-year extension worth somewhere in the neighbourhood of $22 million in total, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Sutter, 26, is a pending unrestricted free agent who managed to score more than 20 goals for the Pittsburgh…

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Relive the 2001-02 Vancouver Canucks season

It was the second year the Vancouver Canucks’ very fun West Coast Express era, and though the club earned the good will of the city by reacquiring Trevor Linden in a deal with the Washington Capitals, they were poised to miss the playoffs.  Then they got hot…

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Canucks Year in Review: Nick Bonino

View image | gettyimages.com 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 and the opening of free agency now in the rear view mirror, it’s…

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First Look: Canucks Pay Too Much for Brandon Sutter

View image | gettyimages.com Yesterday, the Toronto Blue Jays added a big, recognizable name to their roster in Troy Tulowitzki. They gave up a significant piece and some prospects and also took on a huge financial commitment to fill a need that didn’t really exist on their roster, but they still got much better, even though…

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Canucks ink Sven Baertschi to 1-year, $900k contract

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks have locked up their final restricted free agent player, Swiss-born winger Sven Baertschi, with a one-year, one-way deal the club announced on Tuesday. Baertschi didn’t accept his qualifying offer by the July 15 deadline, and was reportedly told to wait on the club clearing salary cap…

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Canucks acquire Brandon Sutter from Penguins for Bonino, Clendening

Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks have been linked to Pittsburgh Penguins centre Brandon Sutter for years, certainly since he was the rumoured centrepiece in a Ryan Kesler trade at the 2014 NHL trade deadline.  On Tuesday the club actually acquired the 26-year-old defensive centre in a deal that included the actual centrepiece of the…