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Three storylines to monitor that can impact the Canucks this season and beyond

The 2021-22 NHL season is just a week away, which marks the start of a new era for the Canucks. The club underwent major overhauls, and following Elias Pettersson’s new bridge deal, now has a definitive three-year window to compete. However, many questions still surround this roster, and there are three storylines in particular that…

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Why the Canucks should make changes to their playstyle this season

Dump and chase. Three words that Canucks fans are all too familiar with and might have come to despise over the past few years. It’s the system that the club has mostly used in the Travis Green era, to varying levels of success. This forecheck-heavy style might’ve been well-suited to an older group, but that…

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Why Nate Schmidt and Tyler Myers have the most concerning contracts on the Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks will have $10.875 million committed to Antoine Roussel, Jay Beagle, and Loui “elite AHLer” Eriksson for the 2021-22 season. That’s over 13% of the cap tied to two replacement level forwards and another who’ll potentially star for the Fraser Valley Voodoos. And it doesn’t even include Jake Virtanen’s $2.55 million deal, which…

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7 cheap, low-risk forwards the Vancouver Canucks should target this summer

Welcome back to another edition of Exploiting the Expa—oh wait, that’s Stephan Roget’s line, not mine. In my defence, Stephan has been listing so many players for the Canucks to target that I’ve started to think like him. With that said, we’re not going to worry about the Expansion Draft and focus instead on any…