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Postgame: Sunrise, Sunset

The Canucks entered tonight’s game looking to put their 9-2 drubbing at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning firmly in the rearview mirror. Instead, they were arguably even worse than they did two nights ago, and looked nothing like the team that just rattled off seven wins between December 19 and January 4. There…

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Roundtable: Mid-Season Predictions

It’s a new year and a new edition of the roundtable after a long holiday-induced hiatus. The Canucks are now just past the halfway point of the season, which makes now as good a time as any to take stock of how they’ve performed so far and what we can expect heading into the remaining…

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The Best Jim Benning Player Comparisons of the Decade

Let’s play a game. It’s called “HFBoards poster, or Jim Benning?” It’s simple. I’m going to give you a few examples of player comparisons, and you can guess whether they were made by a random fan on the internet, or current Canucks General Manager James Elmer Benning. Who compared Brandon Sutter to a generational two-way…

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The Canucks May Be Worse Than Their Underlying Numbers Suggest

It’s only been two weeks, and mediocre is starting to look like a compliment. The Canucks have now lost three of their last four games, and have scored just seven goals over that span. They’ve now dropped to 3-4 in the month of December, with five of their six remaining games against playoff teams. And…

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Roundtable: Brandon Sutter

When Brandon Sutter went down with injury earlier this season, it opened up a spot in the lineup for Adam Gaudette, who fared quite well in his absence. While the Canucks will certainly welcome his return, it does leave the team with some difficult decisions to make with regards to the bottom half of their…

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Postgame: Canucks Get a Mulligan, Down Canes 1-0 in OT

Tonight’s game felt like it was straight out of 2016. Half of twitter was talking about election results, and the other half was talking about how the Canucks’ were struggling to score at home against a superior team. Everyone was oscillating rapidly between bored and depressed. The Canucks, and this can’t be stressed enough, did…