Canucks Army Player Profiles: Alex Edler

View image | gettyimages.com Alex Edler gained a fair bit of notoriety in 2013-14, earning the league’s “green jacket”, by posting the league’s worst plus-minus: a dreadful minus-39. Even detractors of the plus-minus stat would have to admit that being on the ice for so many more goals against than goals for is a terrible…


The Comets Opening Roster and How an AHL Roster Works

(Image Courtesy uticacomets.com) The NHL season is underway, and while that provides plenty of excitement for hockey fans, those who are a little more obsessed are still waiting for the American Hockey League season to kick off this weekend. Saturday night marks the season opener for the Utica Comets, the Vancouver Canucks AHL affiliate. The…


Canucks Army Player Profiles: Bo Horvat

View image | gettyimages.com Heading into Canucks training camp this season, there was a swell of excitement surrounding several different prospects. Not so in 2014, when all eyes were on one prospect: Bo Horvat. He was big and strong and possessed an “NHL body”, which is important according to every scouting report ever written on the…


How Bad Was Sutter With the Sedins? An Excessively In-Depth Look

View image | gettyimages.com Training camp is a time for experimentation, so it shouldn’t come as much of surprise when pretty odd line combinations show up. Of course, once you get closer to the end of training camp, you normally start to see lineups that resemble what they will be on opening night. In fact,…

The Canucks Milestone Watch 2015-16

View image | gettyimages.com The regular season is upon us! The Canucks exhibition series has come to a close, and as exciting as all the points the kids put up were, they don’t mean jack squat in terms of career numbers. Now that the vets have worked out the kinks, and the kids have made their mark…


All That Remains: A Recap of the Last Men Standing on the Canucks Roster

View image | gettyimages.com You’ve probably already heard it a half a dozen times, whether it’s from GM Jim Benning, President Trevor Linden or head coach Willie Desjardins. The line goes something like this: if our young players play well, we will make room for them. Now seven games into the preseason, it looks like that pledge…


Canucks Army Player Profiles: Yannick Weber

View image | gettyimages.com Ever since the Canucks let Sami Salo go, they’ve been searching for a replacement to blast home points shots on the man advantage. They tried Alex Edler, but he couldn’t get his windmill-windup shot off in time. They tried Jason Garrison, but he couldn’t hit the net. They tried Alex Edler again….

Prospect Spotlight: Brendan Gaunce, the Door is Open

View image | gettyimages.com It wasn’t all that long ago that Brendan Gaunce was all but written off as a Canucks prospect. In the span of a single season, however, Gaunce has suddenly emerged as the most likely candidate to graduate from the Comets to the Canucks this season. In the wake of a preseason…


Canucks Cut 4, including 2013 1st-round pick Hunter Shinkaruk

Photo Credit: Bob Frid/USA TODAY Sports Every year there’s at least one roster reduction that really gets Canuck nation’s blood boiling. Well, warranted or not, this might be that time. The Canucks announced this morning that they have reduced their roster by four players, including Andrey Pedan, Carter Bancks, Wacey Hamilton, and most notably (by far) Hunter Shinkaruk.


Are The Canucks Likely to Lose Anyone on Waivers?

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL preseason is officially underway. This is a time for youngins to show off what they learned in the summer, and for oldies to try to prove that they still have something to give. It’s also a time for a number of AHL destined skaters to show that they could…

Vancouver Canucks Top 10: Best Forwards of All Time

View image | gettyimages.com Today’s Best Of list covers the top 10 Canucks forwards. This is by far the easiest list to make. While the Canucks have had solid defence (through few game breakers) and good goaltending (from a very select list), there has been far more impressive offensive talent. While we all struggled (and ultimately…

Canucks Cut Two More QMJHL Prospects

View image | gettyimages.com The Canucks have trimmed their preseason roster again, making two more cuts and sending D Guillaume Brisebois and C Dmitry Zhukenov back to their QMJHL teams.