7:11 PM EDT, Tue September 18, 2018
58 mins ago
Elias Pettersson’s talented preseason linemates look like a test

Elias Pettersson’s talented preseason linemates look like a test

Since the start of training camp, Elias Pettersson has skated on a line with Sven Baertschi and Nikolay Goldobin. That line is expected to stay intact for the first game of the preseason against the Edmonton Oilers.
20 hours ago
Camp Cuts: Michael Carcone sent down to Utica with several other Comets

Camp Cuts: Michael Carcone sent down to Utica with several other Comets

Canucks training camp is coming to a close and the preseason is about to begin. Accordingly, the Canucks have made the first round of cuts to their roster. The Canucks are going to have to make some hard decisions in the next couple weeks that could include trades, putting a talented young player on waivers, or sending down rookies that look NHL-ready.
23 hours ago
Norm Macdonald hates the Vancouver Canucks

Norm Macdonald hates the Vancouver Canucks

The press tour for Norm Macdonald’s new Netflix show was a disaster. The off-kilter comedian committed gaffe after gaffe, starting with potshots at the #MeToo movement and ill-advised comments about Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr that seemingly made light of the victims of sexual harassment and racism.
Sep 17, 2018
Nikolay Goldobin has style to spare; this season, he's prepared to bring more substance

Nikolay Goldobin has style to spare; this season, he's prepared to bring more substance

Nikolay Goldobin has fantastic shoes. That’s just a generally true statement. A quick perusal of his Instagram shows a colourful array of sneakers, dress shoes, and boots. Teal, pink, and red are just a few of the colours adorning Goldobin’s feet. At any given moment, Goldobin is likely wearing great shoes.
Sep 14, 2018
Let’s read way too much into line combinations at Canucks training camp

Let’s read way too much into line combinations at Canucks training camp

Travis Green made it clear: training camp wasn’t just going to be bag skates and drills. “We’re going to scrimmage a fair amount in Whistler on top of practicing and conditioning,” said Green, then added, “We’re going to have the lines mixed up a little bit.”
Sep 14, 2018
Travis Green: “If Ben Hutton’s ready to roll, he’s gonna play.”

Travis Green: “If Ben Hutton’s ready to roll, he’s gonna play.”

Ben Hutton has a clean slate. Last season’s struggles, the ones that led to multiple healthy scratches and just six assists in 61 games? Forgotten. Head coach Travis Green’s harsh criticism of his conditioning? In the past.
Sep 14, 2018
Antoine Roussel out with a concussion, will miss training camp

Antoine Roussel out with a concussion, will miss training camp

On Thursday, Jim Benning and Travis Green were asked if everyone was healthy to start camp. While the Canucks’ GM and head coach paused for a moment, they both confirmed that everyone was cleared to play.
Sep 13, 2018
Paper Feature: The biggest battle at Canucks camp could be for second-line centre

Paper Feature: The biggest battle at Canucks camp could be for second-line centre

After Daniel and Henrik Sedin retired last season, the Canucks didn’t attempt to replace them in free agency. There are a couple reasons for that. First, the Sedins are irreplaceable. And second, the Canucks believe that the prospects and young players in their organization have what it takes to step into top-six roles.
Sep 13, 2018
Travis Green as the Canucks head into training camp: “Everyone should feel pressure.”

Travis Green as the Canucks head into training camp: “Everyone should feel pressure.”

It’s hard for Canucks fans to contain their excitement when they see talented prospects like Elias Pettersson, Jonathan Dahlen, and Petrus Palmu hit the ice. The Canucks’ prospect pool is better than it’s ever been, with top-end talent that looks NHL-ready.
Sep 12, 2018
Canucks hope more time in the offensive zone will mean fewer injuries

Canucks hope more time in the offensive zone will mean fewer injuries

The Canucks took a good, hard look at their injury issues this off-season and concluded there wasn’t much they could do. The Canucks felt that most of their injuries last season were unavoidable. They determined that just 6% of their injuries were “avoidable”: things like soft-tissue injuries that could potentially be prevented with better preparation and medical care.
Sep 12, 2018
Jonathan Dahlen likely won’t make the Canucks out of training camp and that’s okay

Jonathan Dahlen likely won’t make the Canucks out of training camp and that’s okay

In any other season, Jonathan Dahlen would be the most exciting prospect heading to Canucks training camp. We’re talking about the MVP of the Allsvenskan, who lead the league in points-per-game with 44 points in 44 games at the age of 20. He then dominated the playoffs with 8 goals and 14 points in 10 games to lead Timrå IK to promotion to the SHL.
Sep 10, 2018
Young Stars 3 Stars: Canucks vs Jets, September 9, 2018

Young Stars 3 Stars: Canucks vs Jets, September 9, 2018

After the Canucks prospects delivered a thorough butt-kicking to the Jets prospects on Friday, Sunday’s game was a lot more competitive. It didn’t look like that in the first period, of course. The Canucks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening twenty minutes and it looked like the officials in Penticton would need to evoke the mercy rule to keep things from getting out of hand.
Sep 10, 2018
How much will Jay Beagle, Tim Schaller, and Antoine Roussel help the Canucks penalty kill?

How much will Jay Beagle, Tim Schaller, and Antoine Roussel help the Canucks penalty kill?

There weren’t a lot of positives for the Canucks last season, but one of them was the power play. After Brock Boeser was added to the first unit at the left faceoff circle, the power play was a legitimate threat night after night. By the end of the season, the Canucks’ power play was ninth in the NHL, converting on 21.4% of their opportunities. The same cannot be said for the other half of their special teams: the penalty kill.
Sep 8, 2018
Young Stars 3 Stars: Canucks vs Jets, September 7, 2018

Young Stars 3 Stars: Canucks vs Jets, September 7, 2018

The team on the ice may have been wearing Canucks jerseys, but they sure didn’t look like the Canucks. In this case, that’s a good thing, as the Canucks prospects were absolutely dominant in a way that we haven’t seen in Vancouver for years.
Sep 7, 2018
Paper Feature: Four Canucks storylines to watch at the 2018 Young Stars Classics

Paper Feature: Four Canucks storylines to watch at the 2018 Young Stars Classics

For hockey fans, September is a time for hope and optimism. As training camp and the pre-season begin, the failures of the past are forgotten after so many long, hockey-less months, and every team starts with a blank slate, full of possibility.