Rumour: Canucks Have Two-Year Deal in Place for Tim Schaller?!

According to one member of the Boston Bruins online community, the Canucks have negotiated a two-year deal with former-Bruins forward and pending unrestricted free agent, Tim Schaller. The supposed annual average value (AKA the number that determines his cap hit) is $1.9-million. Source: Tim Schaller signing a 2-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks — Bruins…


Four Free-Agents the Canucks Should Target

Free-agency hasn’t been the kindest of times for the Canucks under Jim Benning. Two years ago they inked Loui Eriksson to a mammoth 36 million dollar contract; one that will handcuff the team for another four years. Last offseason’s acquisitions weren’t nearly as costly, but with the exception of Thomas Vanek, none of them worked…


Report: Canucks Are Front-Runners For Jay Beagle

The Canucks are one step closer to bolstering their centre ice depth, rumoured as the front-runners for the services of Jay Beagle. Multiple teams in on Jay Beagle but looks like VAN is front runner to land the UFA centre who is expected to leave WSH for a multi-year deal on July 1. — Bob…


WWYDW: Free Agency

The draft has come and gone, which there’s just one milestone left before the offseason begins in earnest: the NHL’s free agent frenzy. We know the Canucks are lacking in centre depth, so it’s likely they’ll be in on the action come July 1st. What free agents would you like to see the Canucks sign?…


Analyzing Four Centres the Canucks Could Target

The reality of life after the Sedins is finally starting to set in and it’s a grim one to be sure. Say what you want about their decline, but the Twins were productive offensive players to the very end of their careers, combining for 105 points in 2017/18. In the short term, Henrik’s loss has…


Mailbag II: The Sequel

Pouliot* #BahtaloDrom ??? — Stuart W. Dixon, MBA (@StuartDixonMBA) June 26, 2018 Bahtalo Drom, Stuart. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the Canucks hedging their bets and keeping a full complement of LHD for the time being. It’s still unclear if Juolevi can or should make the team out of camp and it’s still…


Monday Mailbag: Vacation Edition

J.D. Burke is on vacation in Austin this week, and I’ve just returned from a short trip to Calgary, which means it’s time for a special Tuesday edition of the Monday Mailbag. Let’s dive in. Do you think Demko’s development is better served as an NHL backup next season, or with continued big minutes in…


Derrick Pouliot Not Qualified By Canucks, Set to Become UFA

The Canucks appear to have taken a step towards addressing their logjam on left defence, choosing not to tender an $840,000 qualifying offer to 24-year-old Derrick Pouliot. The #Canucks did NOT qualify the contract of D Derrick Pouliot who is now a UFA. The 2 sides do continue to talk about a 1 year deal…


Canucks trade Michael Chaput to Chicago for Tanner Kero

With everyone finding their way home from the draft on Sunday, the Canucks swung a minor deal: ? TRADE ALERT: #Canucks acquire centre Tanner Kero from the @NHLBlackhawks in exchange for centre Michael Chaput. https://t.co/3EKLLfvunr — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) June 24, 2018 Directly from the press release: Kero, 25, split the 2017.18 season between the…


Stick Taps: Post-Draft Edition

Stick Taps: where I relay Canucks-related news and content that circulated throughout the Smylosphere this week. Rumours, opinion pieces, significant headlines and anything else worth noting to the fan base – I’ve got you covered!


Canucks select Toni Utunen at No. 130

We’ve reached the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ part of the draft. With their fourth pick in the 2018 draft, the Canucks have selected flashy, offensive defenceman Toni Utunen from Tappara of the Finnish Elite League. Utunen captained Finland to a gold medal at last year’s U-18 World Juniors.