Where is Sven Baertschi?

View image | gettyimages.com Every season, a portion of the fan base selects a couple of Canucks players to pick on. Sometimes they deserve it, but often these criticisms take on a life of their own. Last year, Linden Vey and Kevin Bieksa seemed to take a good portion of this type of criticism, among others. Sure they…


Canucks Defencemen Through the Neutral Zone

View image | gettyimages.com As a hockey community, there’s no denying that we’ve come a long way over the past couple of years in our ability to evaluate the on-ice product. The advancement of possession metrics in that time has provided us with a more nuanced and sustainable way to differentiate between what’s important and what’s ultimately…



View image | gettyimages.com The red-hot Vancouver Canucks host the equally impressive St. Louis Blues at the Rog this evening. Vancouver holds the upper hand with a 3-0-1 record to the Blues 3-1 record, take that losers! Last night, the Blues beat up on the lowly Oilers but really that means nothing while the Canucks…


Friday Roundtable: Noted Improvments

View image | gettyimages.com After a week off, the roundtable returns! This week, we’re all feeling unusually cheery, given who we are and the site we write for. Then again, how can you not? The Canucks have picked up seven of eight points to start the year, and have been entertaining while doing so! With…


The Roundup

Leafs are sports worst franchise according to ESPN, Canucks players to pick their own goal songs, a baby vs a blogger picking winners, Flames goalies, Oilers still bad, an NHL All-hipster team, Fantasy hockey cheat sheets and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

Just get it over with and send Jake Virtanen back to junior

View image | gettyimages.com Jake Virtanen might not be the best prospect in hockey, but he’s certainly one of the most intriguing. He’s shown a lot of potential for future success, and he plays the game in a way that unites the old school and the new crowd. He has the smooth skating and the scoring…