A post-deadline look at the playoff race in the West

The Canucks pulled the trigger on a couple moves yesterday at the trade deadline, though neither would categorize them as buyers or sellers. They made a minor-league swap with the Sharks involving Jonathan Dahlen and Linus Karlsson and they made a change-of-scenery deal with the Penguins shipping out Erik Gudbranson for Tanner Pearson. Where do…


The flying skate jersey is back

It’ll be the Canucks 50th anniversary in 2019-20 and, to celebrate, the organization allowed fans to decide which jersey they should introduce as a throwback to be worn on select nights. They had three options — the Halloween V jersey, the flying skate, and the early 2000s Orca jersey — to choose from. The flying…


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.


Canucks select Tyler Madden at No. 68

With their third pick in the 2018 NHL draft, the Canucks have selected forward Tyler Madden from the United States Hockey League. The son of former NHLer John Madden will play for Northeastern University in the NCAA next season.


Canucks select Jett Woo at No. 37

With their second pick in the 2018 NHL draft, the Vancouver Canucks selected righty defenceman Jett Woo from the Moose Jaw Warriors. Woo joins Quinn Hughes, Vancouver’s first-round pick yesterday, as another interesting addition to the Canucks’ pipeline of blueliners.


Canucks won’t move their pick, will draft 7th overall

There had been some speculation that the Canucks could move their No. 7 overall selection in tonight’s draft, either as part of a package to acquire a player to help right now or to move down to acquire more draft picks, but that can be put to bed. According to Iain MacIntyre, the Canucks will…


A decade’s worth of NHL Draft picks selected at 7th overall

With the NHL draft going down in a week, I wanted to take a look at the No. 7 overall picks from the past decade to get an idea of what player we can expect (hope for?) the Canucks to end up with. Obviously, it isn’t as simple as this because each draft is different,…


WWYDW: Sven Baertschi, Restricted Free Agent

The Sedins are retiring, meaning this is now Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat’s team. The baton has been passed from two franchise legends to two promising youngsters who have had excellent starts to their NHL careers. That much is known already, but there are some players sort of stuck in limbo right now. One of those…