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WWYDW: Tyler Toffoli

Well, if we’d planned to talk about something different this Wednesday, those plans are officially scrapped. The world of the Canucks – and the #Canucks, in particular – was rocked by the out-of-nowhere acquisition of Tyler Toffoli on Monday evening, and we’re all still too in the midst of processing the trade to discuss anything…

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How Matt Grzelcyk’s Hit On Elias Pettersson Put The Fight Back Into The Canucks

On February 4, Matt Grzelcyk of the Boston Bruins laid an egregiously late hit on Elias Pettersson, a collision that resulted in Pettersson missing the Canucks’ next game. Late hit by Grzelcyk on #Canucks Pettersson pic.twitter.com/wtdJQiu2t6 — Matt (@dooley_matt_) February 5, 2020 The incident was notable for the complete lack of response it elicited –…

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The Best Night For The Best People: All The Stand-Out Moments From The Sedins’ Jersey Retirement

The ceremony honouring the raising of Daniel and Henrik Sedin’s jerseys to the Rogers Arena rafters perfectly encapsulated the twins’ career with the Vancouver Canucks – it was humble, it was gracious, it was genuine. The Canucks organization earn top marks for putting together a tight, near-seamless 50-minute set that masterfully interspersed the typical humour…

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WWYDW: The Trade Deadline

The last few Trade Deadlines haven’t exact been fun for fans of the Vancouver Canucks, but they have at the very least been straightforward. Though expectations have not always been met when it comes to Jim Benning and Deadline Day deals, those expectations have been pretty clear-cut, with the Canucks in no position to do…

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Mailbag Part 2: Kesler Vs. Naslund

We return to answer even more of your questions with the Monday Mailbag: Part Deux! And in true Vancouver Canuck fashion, we’re doing it back-to-back. Did the Sedins have good metrics? — Ten Zowie (@TenZowie) February 9, 2020 The Sedins have very good metrics, if by metrics you mean advanced analytic measures. In fact, they…

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Monday Mailbag: And The Award Goes To…

You’ve heard of Backup Bob Essensa, but now it’s time for your Essential Backup Blogger to take over the CanucksArmy Monday Mailbag for a week.   What is one move you would make to the powerplay units? — Chris Faber 🤙🔥🎙 (@ChrisFaber39) February 8, 2020 I’d try putting Tyler Myers in front of the net…

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Low-Cost Upgrades The Canucks Could Explore At The Deadline

The Vancouver Canucks head toward the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline in an interesting position – too much of a contender to sell, but too short on cap space and disposable future assets to buy. For the first time in a long time, it’s entirely possible that Jim Benning and Co. stand pat on Deadline Day,…

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Could The Canucks Get Back Into The First Round Of The 2020 Draft?

The Fabled Lost Pick  It’s a little under two weeks until the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline, and the Vancouver Canucks are still pacing the Pacific Division and look well on their way to a playoff spot. This mathematical fact has the vast majority of the fanbase rightfully electrified, but there’s a small segment of supporters…

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WWYDW: Rogers Arena And The Home Game Experience

Last night, the Vancouver Canucks visited the recently-renovated TD Garden in Boston, complete with its brand-new seats and plenty of other upgrades – and it was enough to make any Pacific Northwesterner envious. Back on the home-front, Rogers Arena is still sporting rows of miscoloured seats that really didn’t come all that close to matching…

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WWYDW: Jordie Benn

“Bargain.” “What a steal!” “Better than Myers at a third of the price!” “Big Bad Jim Benning has dominated the Free Agent Frenzy once again.” All of these things, except for that last one, were said in July when the Vancouver Canucks signed UFA Jordie Benn to a two-year, $4 million contract. At the time,…