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What if the Vancouver Canucks had kept Cory Schneider? Part 2

Welcome to part two of our “What if?” series on Cory Schneider! Last week, we concluded at the end of the 2016-17 season and we’ll continue on to the present day now. 2017-18 season 2017 offseason Since the Avalanche and Canucks remain last and second-last in the standings, respectively, the draft order stays the same….

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What if the Vancouver Canucks had kept Cory Schneider?

In the first few installations of this series, we imagined some what-if scenarios exclusive to the Jim Benning era, but I think it’s time to dive into earlier points of Canucks history now. For today and next week, “earlier” will only mean the last few years of the Mike Gillis regime, but we’ll definitely go…

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What if the Canucks drafted Matthew Tkachuk instead of Olli Juolevi?

Welcome back to the second article of our new “What If?” series! In our first piece, we talked about how the Canucks’ roster might look now had they followed Trevor Linden’s vision of a slower rebuild, and we’ll now jump into the first of two parts about a hypothetical that every Canucks fan has thought…

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3 major bright spots for the Vancouver Canucks so far this season

It’s not particularly fun to be someone who’s invested in the Canucks right now. The team has been a train wreck on the ice, but like most things in life, it’s still possible to find bright spots in an otherwise toxic situation. With the quarter mark of the season fast approaching, there have been a…

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Analyzing the Canucks’ salary cap situation for the next two offseasons

After signing Elias Pettersson to a three-year, $22.05 million extension last month ($7.35 million AAV), general manager Jim Benning has essentially locked the Vancouver Canucks into a competitive window that spans the same amount of time. But even with Pettersson and Quinn Hughes on relatively team-friendly deals, the club still has a number of crucial…

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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…