Voices of the Nation


Fatherhood is a blessing

I was 27 years old. I was in my second semester of the Radio & Television Arts Program at NAIT. It was a Friday evening and my good friend Jeff and I had gone to the Oilers preseason game, and then out on the town for some fun. We met up with our regular crew…


No NHLers at the Olympics

The NHL announced this afternoon that they will not be participating in the upcoming Olympics in PyeongChang. Surprised? We probably shouldn’t be.


A New World is Coming

Much like with any home, there comes a time when you have to throw some paint on the walls, replace broken fixtures, pull up the carpet, Febreze the place and do whatever you can to upgrade your living space. Why am I talking about renovations on a sports website? Well… Because, today, I’m here to tell…


Derek Dorsett returned to Vancouver with neck and back stiffness

#Canucks statement on Derek Dorsett, who has returned to Vancouver. pic.twitter.com/zCyyWEOBoq — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) November 21, 2017 According to a statement from the team, Derek Dorsett has been returned to Vancouver as symptoms of neck and back soreness flared up. The team, of course, is about to kick off a six-game road trip in…


Around The Pacific: The Oilers are sliding into oblivion

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division.  The pack of the Pacific Division, meaning the six teams in playoff contention, are separated by just six points. I want to consider the Edmonton Oilers one of those teams, but the gap is widening.


McKenzie: Canucks set to hire Green as new head coach

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and barring set backs, the Vancouver Canucks are set to sign Travis Green as the team’s 19th head coach in franchise history. VAN close to finalizing contract with Travis Green to be new head coach. Assuming no last-minute hiccups, announcement in next day or two. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April…


Canucks fire Desjardins

VAN has fired Willie Desjardins as head coach. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 10, 2017 According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Willie Desjardins has been fired as the Canucks head coach. The move comes one day after the Canucks finished with a lowly 30-43-9 record, which landed them as the second worst team in the NHL….


Baerstchi to miss remaining two games with neck injury

The Vancouver Canucks announced today that Sven Baertschi will miss the remaining two games of the season due to an upper body/neck injury. Willie Desjardins said he doesn’t believe surgery will be required. Sven Baertschi left Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Coyotes in the third period and was brought back to Vancouver for re-evaluation. The…


Canucks Army Postgame: The Brock Star keeps on rolling

I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. After hearing it in the broadcast, though, I’m not changing the title. You can’t make me. FINAL SCORE: VANCOUVER CANUCKS 5, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 2 THE RUNDOWN The Canucks came into their Wednesday night game against the Pittsburgh Penguins hoping to win two straight for the first time in November, riding…


Canucks Army Postgame: Brock ‘Calder Finalist’ Boeser

FINAL SCORE: VANCOUVER CANUCKS 4, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 2 Clayton Keller may have 10 goals – but have you seen this Brock Boeser kid? THE RUNDOWN The Vancouver Canucks came into their game against Pittsburgh hoping that a few things would happen; they’d see a great game from Jacob Markstrom, they’d find their scoring again, and…


Thatcher Demko recalled by Vancouver

Anders Nilsson is about to become a dad. According to Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet 650, the tandem starter’s wife is due to deliver today – so he’s out of commission for the moment, awaiting his family’s newest addition. In his place? It’s Thatcher Demko time. It was announced on Saturday, via official press release, that…


The Nation Notebook: Roster Cuts, St. Louis Injuries, and PTOs.

‎The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  The regular season is just a few days away. Some 2017 draftees, including Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick, are on track to make their NHL rosters. Jaromir Jagr…