In Defense Of Radim Vrbata

No player encapsulated the Canucks’ disappointing 2015-16 campaign more perfectly than Radim Vrbata. After a season in which he hit new career highs in assists (32) and points (63), Vrbata sputtered out of the gate, managing only 27 points over 63 games played. Theories have abounded around Vancouver and on hockey twitter regarding just what […]


Realistic Expectations For Anton Rodin

If you were to ask the average Canucks fan what prospects they are excited to see play in the NHL, Brock Boeser and Thatcher Demko would likely be at the top of that list, with some of the more well-read among the faithful dropping names like Subban, Olson, or Pedan. A name you were less […]


Realistic Expectations For Nikita Tryamkin

By the time the Canucks had inked defenceman Nikita Tryamkin to a two-year, entry-level contract, the hype train had already pulled into the station. Size? Check. Top-four potential? Check. Zdeno Chara comparisons? Check. Never mind that he’s averaged less than a point every six games, or that he was passed over in the draft. Twice. […]


Let’s Make A Deal – Vancouver Canucks Style

Okay folks, it is once again time to play “Let’s Make A Deal” – Vancouver Canucks style. In this post we will look at another option for Jim Benning heading into the draft. In similar fashion to my last post, Chris Higgins has been bought out and Vancouver will trade Burrows while retaining half of […]


Canucks Roster/Lineup Options for 2016/2017

In my first post for One Canuck Blog I wanted to take a step back. When I first joined Twitter and before I learned how to do photoshaps, I spent most of my time tweeting out possible Canuck rosters/player alignments. So much so that one Twitter user stated that “not since the days of the […]

VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 20:  Vancouver Canucks' President Trevor Linden addresses season-ticket holders before their NHL game against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena December 20, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Canucks Host Town Hall Meeting, Spout Hot Nonsense

On Friday morning, members of the Canucks’ front office held one of their multi-annual town hall meetings, something that’s become somewhat of a staple over the course of the Jim Benning-Trevor Linden era. For roughly two hours, the Canucks’ President and General Manager each fielded questions from season ticket-holders on a variety of topics ranging […]


Who’s To Blame For Canucks’ Botched Deadline Day?

In Vancouver, the days leading up to the 2016 trade deadline were fraught with speculation. Jim Benning admitted his club wasn’t likely to qualify for the postseason, and the Canucks were expected to be sellers. With arguably the best rental defenseman on the market, and an attractive if undervalued scoring forward, the Canucks were in […]


Dan Hamhuis Might Not Be Traded, And We Have To Live With That

Brace yourselves, the trade deadline is coming. Every year, in the days leading up to it, NHL general managers lose their collective minds in an attempt to acquire that one piece they believe will put them over the edge and take them from contenders to favourites. After many years of being one of those teams […]


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