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CANUCKS ARMY PRESEASON GDT#5 – COYOTES VS. CANUCKS

I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little bummed my boy Nick Merkley was sent back to the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday from Coyotes camp; would have loved to see him play against the Canucks. However, there are other things worth watching this evening and no it’s not Derek Dorsett. Willie D may disagree. Regardless, if…

Breaking Down Summer 2016: Pacific Division

Embed from Getty Images This article is part of a four-part series that lists all of the transactions made by each NHL team and discusses what each team’s offseason means in the context of their division. Information and data was taken from: NHL Numbers, Hockey Reference, General Fanager, Hockey Analysis, Corsica, TSN, and Rotowire. Also,…

Canucks assign Grenier, Billins and Demko to Utica; Brisebois to QMJHL

Embed from Getty Images Four pre-season games down, three to go! The NHL regular season is on the horizon, and thus roster transactions are fast and furious as teams try to whittle down their roster to 23. The Canucks have made a few moves over the last couple of days, it started with Alexandre Grenier being…

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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: October 3rd

We are over halfway through the Canucks pre-season, and the World Cup is in the rear view, the real hockey is just around the corner. The Canucks roster is getting trimmed down, and by this time next week, we should have a pretty good idea with who has cracked the squad. With J.D. Burke enjoying…

WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY

Embed from Getty Images The latest edition of the World Cup of Hockey has come and gone, and now, with the calendars flipped to October, we can finally begin to focus exclusively on the NHL season (in addition to such things as work, school, and family, of course). The Canucks will now have their full…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Penalties Not Killed

Embed from Getty Images Going into tonight’s game, the Canucks were 1-2 in the pre-season. With the Canucks roster being trimmed further today, tonight’s line combinations seemed more realistic and probable for the regular season. The newly-formed like of Baertschi-Horvat-Rodin looked excellent tonight, but penalties were the biggest factor in tonight’s game. Having lost to San Jose in overtime…