Better or Worse Than “The Messier Years”?
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by Erin Butler
5d ago
For Vancouver Canucks fans of a certain age, “the Messier Years” are seen as the team’s lowest point. But are they still? The Messier Years Have Unwelcome Competition It’s not unreasonable to suggest that the firing of Bruce Boudreau – and the circus around it – is the Vancouver Canucks nadir. But there’s the lowest point for this management group, and then there’s the lowest point for the fans. With over 50 years in the NHL for Canucks fans to choose from, the options are plentiful. We could, for instance, go all the way back to losing a Hall-of-Famer to the spin of a wheel. Instead, let’s j ..read more
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Vancouver Canucks Fire Bruce Boudreau
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by Erin Butler
6d ago
In what must be a precursor to other changes, the Vancouver Canucks have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau. Bruce, There He Goes General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that the club has made multiple changes to its coaching staff. DETAILS | https://t.co/N01j7hRvbR pic.twitter.com/FM4VuI0U6g — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) January 22, 2023 Boudreau was brought in as a mid-season replacement for previous Head Coach Travis Green in December 2021. The Canucks relished the change, going 32-15-10 in the 2021-22 season’s remaining games. That record of 74 points in just 57 games wasn’t quite ..read more
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Vancouver Canucks Could Make A Change Behind The Bench
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by Tommy Bennett
1w ago
The rumour mill keeps churning and things are beginning to pick up steam. When you think of the Vancouver Canucks you think about the potential players that have been rumoured such as Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser. In this case, the rumour surrounding them comes from behind the bench regarding head coach Rich Tocchet. Rich Tocchet Could Become Next Vancouver Head Coach Rumour: According to Insider Trading with TSN, negotiations are ongoing to make Rich Tocchet the next coach of the Vancouver Canucks.   INSIDER TRADING: #TSNHockey Insiders discuss… – Tocchet & #Canucks in negotiations ..read more
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Vancouver Canucks Could Finally Part Ways With Forward
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by Tommy Bennett
1w ago
All eyes are set on the Vancouver Canucks. With the trade deadline drawing nearer and nearer they are poised to be big-time sellers.  Teams are already beginning to call on captain Bo Horvat, but that is not the only forward that could be on the trade block. Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser could also be on the move. Vancouver Canucks Brock Boeser Could Also Be On The Move Rumour: Brock Boeser is rumoured to be on the move, but it is tricky how it can happen Dhaliwal: Hearing it's pretty hard to move Boeser. They're going to have to get creative. That may involve retaining money i ..read more
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Vancouver Canucks Forward Ruled Out for Season
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by Jay Neemeyer
2w ago
Vancouver Canucks left winger Tanner Pearson will not return this season due to his hand injury, the Canucks’ General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today. General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that F Tanner Pearson underwent a second hand surgery yesterday after a setback in his recovery, and he will miss the remainder of the 2022.23 season. — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) January 12, 2023 The injury originally occurred on Nov. 9 against the Montreal Canadiens. He had surgery the next day and was initially projected to be out for 4-6 weeks. The Canucks placed him on injured reserve ..read more
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Best Vancouver Canucks Trade Pieces
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by Erin Butler
2w ago
The upcoming trade deadline looms large for the Vancouver Canucks and their fans. It will show decisively just how much control the owner has. While a major deal can – and, we suspect, will – happen before March, the third is a make-or-break point. There are a number of players the team and fans would like to see moved. We’ll look at those later – for now, let’s see who other teams want. Canucks Trade Deals Tricky, Not Impossible There is no such thing as a “free market system”. Nowhere is this more true than in professional sports, with artificial caps, trade restrictions, and sentient tradi ..read more
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NHL Predictions: January 8 Including Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets
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by Justin Caron
2w ago
Welcome back to another day of NHL Predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey takes a look at the games that are happening and gives our predictions for each one, breaking down head-to-head and other factors that may play in. We also have a featured game of the day, which is considered must-watch TV. Today’s featured game is between the Vancouver Canucks and the Winnipeg Jets. NHL Predictions: January 8th Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets Florida Panthers vs Dallas Stars Head-to-Head: Panthers 0-1 Stars The Florida Panthers head to Texas for a meeting with the Dallas Stars. This is the secon ..read more
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NHL Prediction: January 5 Including The Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks
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by Tommy Bennett
3w ago
Welcome back to another day of NHL Predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey takes a look at the games that are happening and gives our predictions for each one, breaking down head-to-head and other factors that may play in. We also have a featured game of the day, which is considered must-watch TV. Today’s featured game is between the Colorado Avalanche and the Vancouver Canucks. Be sure to check out our earlier set of NHL Predictions. NHL Predictions: Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks New York Islanders vs Edmonton Oilers Head to Head: Islanders 1-0 Oilers The first on our NHL Predic ..read more
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Moves Setting Up the Vancouver Canucks Future
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by Erin Butler
3w ago
Very soon, the Vancouver Canucks‘ future is going to be decided when the team plots out their new direction. Whether fans like that direction or not will be – SHOULD be – irrelevant. Of Proper Plans and Paper Trails The calendar has turned over and the team hasn’t. Yet. But looking at the moves made late in December, there is definitely something of a plan emerging. The most important part that we on the outside can see is when they expect to emerge. Obviously, that will show up more seriously when we have some trade results to look over. For now, there are some things to consider. Dead Coach ..read more
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NHL Predictions: Dec. 23 Including Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers
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by Matthew Mountjoy
1M ago
Welcome back to another day of NHL Predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey takes a look at the games that are happening and gives our predictions for each one, breaking down head-to-head and other factors that may play in. We also have a featured game of the day, which is considered must-watch TV. Today’s featured game is the Vancouver Canucks facing off against the Edmonton Oilers. Be sure to check out our first two sets of NHL Predictions as well. NHL Predictions Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks Head to Head: Flames 0 – 0 Ducks Despite the fact that the Calgary Flames haven’t lived up to ..read more
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