As soon as the 40-year-old goaltender announced his retirement this off-season, there were people wondering when the Vancouver Canucks would be dedicating some time to honour the former franchise player.
In the dead of summer, there’s nothing better to do than sit back and enjoy all of the predictions and rumours that come when nothing else is going on in the world of the NHL.
As the Calder Trophy winner heads into his anticipated sophomore season, Elias Pettersson has been unveiled as the cover athlete for Sweden’s version of NHL 20.
One of the premier acquisitions this summer by Jim Benning and the rest of the Canucks’ front office, J.T. Miller, was brought in to simply elevate the talent level.will go a long way towards ameliorating that issue next season; but what Miller can really bring to the 2019-20 Canucks is an ability to create offence…
It’s no secret that the Vancouver Canucks are extremely cap-strapped going into the 2019-20 season. In addition to lack of space, they have two forwards that still need new contracts before they even start training camp.
Micheal Ferland burst into the mainstream hockey consciousness early last season after scoring seven goals in his first 12 games with his new team after an offseason trade that sent him to Carolina.
A move that was heavily criticized, signing an aging Mats Sundin in the middle of the 2008-09 season was questioned when it happened.
The Vancouver Canucks set out to improve their previous group of defencemen before the 2019-20 regular season begins, signing a few of the rare free agent defencemen that were on the market this summer. One of those is left-handed blueliner Oscar Fantenberg.
During a radio hit on TSN 1040, Loui Eriksson’s agent J.P. Barry mentioned that the player and the General Manager met over the offseason about his future with the team and where to go from here.
On the first of July, mistakes are always made in the NHL. Teams want a certain player and poison their entire cap structure to get a middling player just because they don’t cost any future assets to acquire.
As the floodgates of free agency opens in just a few hours, one of the first now former Canucks have signed with their new team for next season. Markus Granlund will be an Edmonton Oiler.
After a rollercoaster 2018-19 season through three different franchises, Ryan Spooner will become an unrestricted free agent.