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Five observations from the Vancouver Canucks’ first five games

The Vancouver Canucks’ 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks last night was more than just a mini-slump buster. It was a much-needed victory for a team that had started their season having given up seven out of a possible eight points, and coming off an embarrassing effort on Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres. With Vancouver…

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Canucks: Quinn Hughes battling lower body injury, questionable for Thursday’s tilt with Chicago

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes is battling a lower-body injury, head coach Travis Green confirmed Thursday morning. The 22-year-old defenceman, who arrived later in the preseason along with Elias Pettersson due to contract negotiations, was heavily relied upon through the Canucks’ first three games of the season. In all three games he’s appeared in this…

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WWYDW: Your ideal top-six configuration for the Vancouver Canucks

Welcome back to WWYDW, the only hockey column on the internet to have officially been anti-Filip Zadina since Draft Day 2018. Speaking of unexpected surprises, the Vancouver Canucks have come into the 2021/22 season with, if you can believe it, a mildly overstuffed forward corps. The cylinders may not all be firing this early into…

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Canucks forward Alex Chiasson is no stranger to the underdog role

For Alex Chiasson, having to prove himself is not a new experience. During his 10 year NHL career, he has already played for six different franchises including four of the seven Canadian teams. While Chiasson has struggled to find a permanent home, he has carved out a long NHL career and he isn’t done yet…