Voices of the Nation


The Milan Lucic trade that didn’t happen

The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames linked up to make one of the strangest trades of the off-season as James Neal and Milan Lucic were swapped for both parties to get a change of scenery. Apparently, it could have been the Canucks and Oilers making a deal.


Jonathan Dahlén returns to SHL

A few months after being traded to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Linus Karlsson, former top prospect Jonathan Dahlén is heading back to Sweden.


Travis Green on Eriksson, Boeser, and the captaincy

Canucks head coach Travis Green joined Sportsnet 590 Friday morning to discuss a variety of topics heading into the 2019-20 season. Among the things discussed were his struggles with Loui Eriksson, the team’s captaincy, and Brock Boeser’s contract.


2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #3 Thatcher Demko

The Vancouver Canucks are fortunate enough to have two goaltenders among their list of top prospects; while the younger (and smaller) Mikey DiPietro clocks in at #7 on this pre-season’s list, the team has another goaltender in the pipeline that’s currently ranked even higher in Thatcher Demko. Demko often gets lauded for his size and…


2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #7 Michael DiPietro

It’s unfortunate that Michael DiPietro had to make his NHL debut in the middle of one of the busiest seasons of his life – and behind a Vancouver team that was, for yet another year, struggling to stay afloat. DiPietro allowed a whopping seven goals during a game in which he was given no chance…



I remember walking over to Botchford during the first intermission of the Arizona Coyotes-Vancouver Canucks game in Glendale this spring. It feels selfish to write something about Botch using the word ‘I’, like somehow shifting the goalposts to center a tragedy around myself instead of the 48-year-old ball of frenetic energy that gave a fanbase…