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What Green Hopes to Gain This Pre-Season

The Vancouver Canucks have already played their first pre-season games on Monday as they saw split-squad action with the Flames then on Tuesday against the Oilers. Most of what Green hopes to gain will be clarity throughout his lineup. The Canucks have their fair share of newcomers and Green has to get a good idea…

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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #16 William Lockwood

This is the fourth time Will Lockwood has been included in these annual prospect rankings and his #16 ranking is the lowest it’s been since his draft year. Previous years had him ranked #8 and #9.  The road as a Canuck prospect has been less than smooth for Lockwood, to say the least, but he’s…

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Players of Interest: Metro Division

This article will serve as part 2 of 4 in a series that draws attention to notable players who could really turn heads in each division next season. These players could be looking to have breakout performances or to bounce back after a lackluster 2018-19 season, and if you’re gearing up for a few fantasy…

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Players of Interest: Central Division

This article will serve as part 2 of 4 in a series that draws attention to notable players who could really turn heads in each division next season. These players could be looking to have breakout performances or to bounce back after a lackluster 2018-19 season, and if you’re gearing up for a few fantasy…

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Players of Interest: Pacific Division

This article will serve as part 1 of 4 in a series that draws attention to notable players who could really turn heads in each division next season. These players could be looking to have breakout performances or to bounce back after a lackluster 2018-19 season, and if you’re gearing up for a few fantasy…

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A Recent History of Drafted Goaltenders

In the last 20 years, scouting has come a long way and draft picks are made with more research behind them than ever before, which may have led to teams feeling more sure of themselves when stepping up to the podium. However, that self-assuredness seems to apply more to drafting forwards and defencemen as opposed…

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Getting the Most Points Out of a Canucks Lineup

Travis Green is in town for mid-summer coaching meetings and putting increasingly more thought into what his lineup may look like as the season approaches. Since it’s the middle of summer with a lack of news to report, we can have fun with that same exercise. There has already been a lot of speculation about…

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Looking Back: Bo Horvat’s First Five Years in the NHL

The 9th overall pick in the 2013 draft will enter his 6th pro season as fans clamor for him to be given the captaincy. Time flies, doesn’t it? Being a top-ten pick comes with great expectations, and doubly so when you’re the return for the player many saw as the Goalie of the Future. Horvat…

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Deep Dive: What Can J.T. Miller Bring to the Canucks?

Now that the dust has settled on the trade, it’s time to talk about J.T. Miller, who looks to be a very positive addition for the Canucks. Miller will likely get a look on the top line with Pettersson and Boeser at 5-on-5 and on the powerplay as well. As mentioned on this site previously,…

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Canuck Defencemen in Transition

The starting six on the back end seems to be set and now the focus can shift to figuring out what pairings make the most sense. As a group Canucks defencemen were below league average with their transition play and this will be something they will most certainly need to improve on. The additions of…