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…

Alexandre Grenier Recalled from Utica Comets

Embed from Getty Images Remember that guy, Alex Grenier?  Last season, he played in his first six career NHL games – failing to record a point in the process.  This fall, he was then waived, and subsequently reassigned to the AHL’s Utica Comets. He’s been there all season.  Now, he’s back up. 


Canucks Army Postgame: Not a Great Night

Embed from Getty Images So tonight, my daughter and I sat down to watch the Canucks face off against the New York Rangers.  In cute news, I’ve never seen her more excited than she gets when the broadcast team says “Luca Sbisa”.  In less cute news, the Canucks lost 7-2, meaning the team still has only…