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Is Jim Benning the right man to lead the Canucks to the promised land?

Six years into Jim Benning’s reign as general manager of the Vancouver Canucks, he has been the epitome of mediocrity. Perhaps the children of Springfield sum it up best: “Adequate, forgettable, occasionally regrettable.” He has done a modest job up to this point. Is it time for things to start coming up Milhouse? Let’s take…

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2020 NHL Draft Profile No. 6: Marco Rossi

Making his appearance at number six in our draft rankings is the undersized but incredibly skilled Marco Rossi. Name: Marco Rossi Date of Birth: September 23rd, 2001 Place of Birth: Feldkirch, Austria Position: C Shoots: L Height: 5’9″ / 176 cm Weight: 179 lbs / 81 kg Rossi is one of the most compelling prospects…

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It’s Jim Benning’s World, Judd Brackett Just Lives In It

It’s a Canucks tale as old as time, true as it can be. In this tale, Judd Brackett is the beauty and Jim Benning the beast. Under the Benning regime, the Canucks have parted ways with notable figures including Laurence Gilman and Trevor Linden. Patrick Johnston of The Province first reported back in January that…

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Postgame: The Canucks Bump the Slump, Beat The Avalanche 6-3

It may have been 2000s Night at Rogers Arena, but it was the Colorado Avalanche who were doing their best West Coast Express impression in the first period. The Canucks were opportunistic early, finishing scoring chances which allowed them to have the lead after 20 minutes. They came out in the second period with a…

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Postgame: Canucks’ Home Winning Streak Extinguished by the Flames

It was a battle of Pacific Division rivals tonight as the Canucks looked to extend their winning streak at home to ten games. Unfortunately, the Flames had other plans and extinguished the Canucks by a score of 6 to 2. The Canucks lost their first home game since December 17th and fourth game in a…

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Postgame: Canucks Beat Islanders 4-3 in Saturday Matinée

Like Hansel, the Canucks are so hot right now. They defeated the Islanders 4-3 in overtime and extended their winning streak to five games. The Canucks are a pesky team to play against, finding different ways to win on a nightly basis. Their confidence and never-say-die play style have propelled them to the top spot…

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Postgame: The Canucks Beat the Coyotes 3-1 & Reclaim Third in the Pacific Division

The Pacific Division shuffle was in full effect again tonight, with the Canucks defeating the former division-leading Coyotes 3-1. When opportunity came knocking, the Canucks opened the door and jumped up the Pacific Division standings into third place. The Canucks completed the comeback after being down a goal early. Quinn Hughes and Chris Tanev drew…

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Postgame: Canucks Can’t Beat Helle and the Jets, Lose 4-0

After an encouraging couple of games from the Canucks, they couldn’t capitalize on their opportunity to claim first in the frantic Pacific division where the top five teams are separated by 2 points. Their struggles against the Jets continued tonight and they have now dropped each of their last ten matchups. The Canucks outplayed the…

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Postgame: Canucks Win 7-5 and Continue Streaking into the New Year

The Canucks continued streaking into 2020, extending their winning streak to six games after a 7-5 victory over the Blackhawks. It was an exhausting and exciting game filled with lead changes, goals, highlight-reel saves and defensive snafus. The action never stopped and it felt like whoever scored the next goal would win. The Canucks are…

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Postgame #36: The Canucks Get Lucky Vs. Vegas & Win 5-4 in OT

The Canucks got their sweet revenge by stealing two points in a 5-4 overtime win after losing to the Golden Knights only five days ago. The Knights have been a problem for the Canucks since they’ve entered the league, and the team still has yet to register a regulation win against them. Tonight was the…

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Postgame: Down by the Bay

What do you do when you want to snap a streak? You play the Canucks. The Canucks lost 4-2 to the Sharks, putting an end to their six-game winless streak. The spotlight of Hockey Night in Canada combined with a slumping opponent was the perfect opportunity for the Canucks to make a statement after their…