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Mailbag Part 2: Bargain Brock’s Bonus ‘Bag

Jackson McDonald makes his glorious return next week, and we want to give him a proverbial clean sheet of ice—so please enjoy this mid-week bonus mailbag featuring all the questions we didn’t have time to get to before. How do you suspect Boeser will fit under the cap ? Do you see this as a…

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WWYDW: The 2019/20 Pressbox Crew

Jackson McDonald continues his journey into the depths of hell—or Florida, as it’s more commonly known—this week, and this author is back for another Chris Levesque-style emergency fill-in. Speaking of inadequate replacements, we’re here today to talk about the pressbox. Specifically, how the Vancouver Canucks should handle their extraneous roster players in the 2019/20. Previously,…

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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #6 Jett Woo

Jett Woo was probably destined to be a fan favourite the moment the Canucks drafted him at 37th overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Named after actor Jet Li—and possessing the sort of onomatopoeic family name that will play well in Vancouver—Woo represented a unique addition to the prospect cupboard. What he’s done since…

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WWYDW: Chris Tanev

Your regularly scheduled WWYDWer Jackson MacDonald has gone goofy (and Minnie and Donald and…) and so it’s time for the substitute teacher to step in. Take out your pencils and a fresh sheet of loose leaf—today, we’re talking Tanev. There’s been little talk of Chris Tanev’s contract status in the Canucks media sphere as of…

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The 2019/20 Canucks, As Voted By The Fans: Final Results

Welcome back to The “2019/20 Canucks As Voted By The Fans” Series With nary a week left until preseason action, we’ve finally reached the end of our exercise in projection. Through a sequence of more than a dozen polls, CanucksArmy readers cast thousands of votes on their preferences for the Vancouver Canucks’ 2019/20 lineup—and now…

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The 2019/20 Canucks, As Voted By The Fans: The Third Pairing

Welcome back to The “2019/20 Canucks As Voted By The Fans” Series If you missed every other edition of the series—shame on you—but here’s a brief description of what’s going on here: “Through a series of polls, we’re asking fans to vote on their preferred forward lines and defense pairings for the 2019/20 Vancouver Canucks,…

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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #14 Jonah Gadjovich

In January of 2018, Jonah Gadjovich was on top of the world—having just won a gold medal with Team Canada at the World Hockey Championships in Buffalo. A year later, Gadjovich was a regular healthy scratch struggling to crack double-digits in his rookie pro season for the Utica Comets. Though Gadjovich’s 2018/19 was a major…

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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings : #18 Petrus Palmu

Petrus Palmu entered the 2018/19 season—scheduled to be his first with the Utica Comets—as a borderline top-10 prospect in the Vancouver Canucks system. By season’s end, he was back in Finland after a disastrous start in the AHL—and as a consequence, he’s taken a tumble down the depth chart. Coming in at #18, Palmu is…

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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #20 Linus Karlsson

For a player who has yet to play hockey in North America or attend a single training camp with Vancouver, Linus Karlsson’s name is already well-known among those who follow Canucks prospects—and it has everything to do with how he became part of the organization. At the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline, GM Jim Benning flipped…

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The 2019/20 Canucks, As Voted By The Fans: The Fourth Line

Welcome back to The “2019/20 Canucks As Voted By The Fans” Series If you missed the first few editions of the series, here’s a brief description of what’s going on here: “Through a series of polls, we’re asking fans to vote on their preferred forward lines and defense pairings for the 2019/20 Vancouver Canucks, based…