Canucks Army Postgame: Brock ‘Calder Finalist’ Boeser

FINAL SCORE: VANCOUVER CANUCKS 4, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 2 Clayton Keller may have 10 goals – but have you seen this Brock Boeser kid? THE RUNDOWN The Vancouver Canucks came into their game against Pittsburgh hoping that a few things would happen; they’d see a great game from Jacob Markstrom, they’d find their scoring again, and…


Thatcher Demko recalled by Vancouver

Anders Nilsson is about to become a dad. According to Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet 650, the tandem starter’s wife is due to deliver today – so he’s out of commission for the moment, awaiting his family’s newest addition. In his place? It’s Thatcher Demko time. It was announced on Saturday, via official press release, that…


Canucks Army Postgame: Unbreakable Cory Schneider

Final Score: New Jersey Devils 2, Vancouver Canucks 0 First star of the game: Cory Schneider (and, by default, Rollie Melanson). Does it hurt? It should hurt. THE RUNDOWN After scoring an impressive six goals against the Washington Capitals just last week, the Canucks came into their game against New Jersey desperately needing to find…


CanucksArmy Postgame: Anders Nilsson is the team’s shutout king

The Vancouver Canucks gave Anders Nilsson his first start of the season on Tuesday night, hoping to turn things around after kicking off the season with a disappointing 1-2-1 record. The team in front of him could have been much better, but Nilsson himself earned his first shutout with the team in his first-ever Vancouver…


Canucks Army Post-Game: Burrows comes home

FINAL SCORE: OTTAWA 3, VANCOUVER 2 (SO) We could be sad about this outcome, but let’s instead re-watch this insanely touching Alex Burrows tribute over and over again until we’ve lost all ability to feel anything. Never drafted. Too unskilled. Too old to be a prospect. Got a chance. Gave his all. Slayed a dragon….


Jake Virtanen, Brock Boeser both make Canucks final roster

The 2016-17 season didn’t go quite the way 2014 sixth-overall pick Jake Virtanen had hoped. The power forward found himself skating out in just 10 NHL games, despite putting up a 55-game sample size the year prior. His AHL performance wasn’t much to write home about, either; the winger was good for just nine goals…


Canucks release Upshall, contemplate Rodin and Juolevi

As opening night grows ever closer, the Vancouver Canucks have made another round of cuts – although this one almost left behind more questions than answers. The team confirmed on Twitter that Anton Rodin, Olli Juolevi, and Scottie Upshall have all been cut from preseason, with Upshall getting released from his pro tryout contract and…


Nikolay Goldobin heads for Utica after training camp cut

The Vancouver Canucks picked up forward Nikolay Goldobin from the San Jose Sharks last season, acquiring the former first rounder for veteran and Danish wonder Jannik Hansen. Goldobin was considered to be a promising pickup for Vancouver. The Moscow native had put up 21 points in 38 games in the highest Finnish league in his…


Report | Canucks interested in Josh Anderson

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported on Thursday morning that Columbus Blue Jackets restricted free agent Josh Anderson hopes to be on the move – and soon. Anderson, who put up 17 goals and 29 points in a breakout 2016-17 season for Columbus, still sits unsigned with the Blue Jackets despite opening night looming just one week…


Canucks Army Preseason Post-Game: Oilers 5, Canucks 3

Preseason is well under way! It’s incredibly tough to really judge how the team is looking from their North American preseason games, with pretty much only Vancouver’s AHL squad left behind to face off against Leon Draisaitl on their own. Still, there are a few takeaways from each game, even a tough loss like Friday…