2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #4 Nils Höglander

The Vancouver Canucks sat in a very good position with the 40th overall pick in the 2019 NHL entry draft. With many projected first-round picks available, the organization selected who they believed to be the best of the bunch in Nils Höglander and Canucks fans have quickly fallen in love with the young Swedish prospect.


Day One of Training Camp: Pettersson Hits the Target While Virtanen Misses His

Photo Courtesy of My Twitter. Day one of Canucks training camp has come and gone and though the off-ice story is about Brock Boeser, the on-ice story is that the team is actually playing hockey. Well, sort of. The team participated in three separate on-ice sessions, taking to the ice at 9:00am, 11:30am and 1:30pm….


2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #10 Kole Lind

Photo courtesy of Vancouver Canucks Twitter Our first dive into the top 10 is one of the Canucks most intriguing prospects. Kole Lind is only 20 years old and now has one full season of AHL hockey under his belt. He did not have the most amazing year in his first professional season but the…


The Canucks Will Be in a Cap Crunch if They Mismanage Any More Situations

There has been plenty of chatter lately about the Brock Boeser contract and for good reason, training camp is approaching and one of the Vancouver Canucks’ young stars is not yet signed. The bargaining table has gone cold according to sources in touch with Octagon Hockey and Boeser’s camp but this Boeser contract isn’t the…


2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #11 Jack Rathbone

Every team needs depth defencemen and as you can tell by the way our countdown of the top prospects in the Canucks’ system has unfolded so far, the team seems to have a handful of these type of players who are in the midst of developing at the next level. Jack Rathbone is perhaps the…


2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #13 Toni Utunen

The Vancouver Canucks have explored a number of different avenues when it comes to adding defencemen, dipping their toes in both the unrestricted and college free agent pools, but neglected to select a single defenseman at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The team hasn’t had a tone of success thus far when it comes to…


2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #19 Jack Malone

Selected in the 6th round with the Vancouver Canucks’ 180th overall pick, Jack Malone was one of the big fallers of the 2019 NHL entry draft. After a strong USHL season in which he posted just over a point per game, he plans on taking the next step in his development with Cornell University in…


The Final Plea for Nikolay Goldobin to be on the First Line

I’ve been down this road a hundred times, out here on these mean streets trying to convince people there’s a future for Nikolay Goldobin in a Canucks uniform; that he’s more than capable of playing on the first line, and then they go out and add JT Miller and Micheal Ferland. You’d think would bring…


A Guide to Vancouver Canucks Podcasts

Podcasts are becoming the newest, hottest media outlet for sports discussion. Barstool’s “Spittin Chiclets” is likely at the top of the hockey podcast world with their two past guests being Nathan MacKinnon and Sidney Crosby, with 31 Thoughts sitting in a close second thanks to industry titans Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek. But there are…


The Canucks Need Three Scoring Lines

When a good team evolves into a great team there are a few things that they all have in common. The defence can move the puck, the team has sufficient goaltending; and most importantly, they have a top nine forward group that can control the goal share. The Canucks have been a top six/bottom six…


Getting to know Aidan McDonough

A couple weeks ago I was able to have a conversation with one of the Canucks’ seventh round picks Aidan McDonough. We talked about his early years, growing up in Massachusetts and what hockey was like on the east coast in Cape Cod, we chatted about his season with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders and even…