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Canucks Reassign Thatcher Demko to Utica Comets… again.

Speaking to the media after this morning’s practice, Canucks head coach Travis Green provided updates on a number of injured Canucks and the roster moves that would follow. Green confirmed that winger Reid Boucher was on his way back to the Utica Comets and added that goaltender Thatcher Demko wouldn’t be far behind. Coach Green…

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CanucksArmy Roundtable: Who Sits?

The CanucksArmy Roundtable is back for a second straight week! This time we’re talking roster optimization, and we’re a ways away from the crease, too. The Canucks forwards have been in a constant state of flux this week, as players come in and out of the lineup due to injuries and their eventual recovery. First,…

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Canucks Reassign Reid Boucher to Utica Comets

Speaking to the media following today’s practice, Canucks head coach Travis Green confirmed that the club has sent Reid Boucher back down to the Utica Comets after a three-day stint with the Canucks in response to a run of injuries to their forwards. Coach Green update: -Maintenance day for Markstrom-Eriksson will play on this road…

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CanucksArmy Prospect Mailbag – November 10th, 2017

The idea of doing a prospect mailbag had been rattling around in my head since last year. Sometimes I can get focused on specific topics, so I figured that having a regular mailbag to get some of my thoughts out would be a great idea. J.D. already does a weekly mailbag on Monday, so I…

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Erik Gudbranson: Using the “eye test” to settle the debate once and for all

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson has always been a polarising figure between traditional hockey fans and the so-called stats community. The reason is that Gudbranson is said to combine everything stats can’t quantify – like grit, intimidation, and leadership –, making him a valuable piece of the Canucks’ roster. On the stat sheet, however, he…

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Babych Please – November 10, 2017

The Canucks are in Cali, soaking up the sun, welcoming sons, riding bikes, and wearing cool socks. The Canucks are roadtripping which means that Jeff Vinnick’s Behind The Lens is back! Highlights include Thatcher Demko’s flashy red suit, a child who cannot believe he’s just seen Brendan Gaunce, a concerned Dan Murphy who just wants…

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Nation Notebook: The aftermath of the Duchene trade

This a weekly feature that rounds up news, rumours, and interesting things happening around the NHL.  Last weekend, the Colorado Avalanche finally pulled the trigger on a deal involving Matt Duchene. The third overall pick from the 2009 draft has been wanting out of Colorado since last Christmas, and it was expected he would be…