Report: Tom Nilsson Returning to Sweden

The great Tom Nilsson experiment has finally come to an end, as the Swedish defenceman has apparently signed with Djurgårdens IF of the SHL. The translation says Tom Nilsson has returned to Sweden.Nilsson was limited to 17 games with Utica in 16-17 https://t.co/6krQIAbFCY — Ben Birnell (@OD_Birnell) May 2, 2017


Which Swedes fit the 51% rule at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft?

It’s May, which means the draft is rapidly approaching. With the second round of the NHL playoffs well under way, 23 teams have turned their attention to next year. Focus has shifted to what changes teams can make to their roster and their prospect pool with the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago in mind….


Number crunch: Travis Green excited about data available in NHL

When he was introduced as the new head coach of the Vancouver Canucks last Wednesday, Travis Green answered countless questions about his coaching philosophies and preferred methods to play the game. He responded to queries about handling his hockey club – veterans and youth alike – and the need for his offensively-challenged roster to generate…


Report: Tryamkin contract in KHL is for three years

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Canucks fans. First Nikita Tryamkin deciding to leave for the KHL left a hole in the Canucks defensive unit going forward. Then the draft lottery happened. Now something else to add to the pile. Originally when the Tryamkin news was reported, it was speculated that his contract with…


3 Players the Canucks Could Select 33rd Overall

If there’s one consolation prize for the Vancouver Canucks after Saturday’s dismal draft lottery results, it’s that none of their picks in rounds two-through-seven were affected spinning ping pong balls. That means the Canucks are still making the second pick of the second round at thirty-third overall. With scout by trade Jim Benning as the…


Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: May 1st

@JDylanBurke CanucksArmy Early Mailbag Q: "unless the lottery moved me back to fifth overall… I’d find a way to move back in the draft." How far back would u go? — Geordie (@geordiedent) April 30, 2017 I don’t know for certain where that quote is from, but it sort of sounds like something I would…