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Vancouver Canucks have trade options and leverage heading into pivotal entry draft

By Ben Kuzma

Expansion week. Draft week. Trade week. Rebuild week.

In what could be defining days for the Vancouver Canucks, the level of latitude that general manager Jim Benning actually has — and what co-operation he gets from his peers — for bold moves at the NHl draft will tell you a lot about next fall and the next few years. 900 more words


Vancouver Canucks could take shot at acquiring No. 3 overall pick — if they're willing to trade Chris Tanev

VANCOUVER — In snooker, it’s not the shot you make — it’s the one you leave.

The Vancouver Canucks have a shot at the third-overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, which the Dallas Stars are dangling. 576 more words


Willes' Musings: Miller in net for rebuild as puzzling as Caps' phantom penalty

With the Stanley Cup Final about to begin 50 days after the Canucks played their final game of the season, here’s something else that takes a while to get through, the Monday morning musings and meditations on the world of sports: 1,059 more words


Vancouver Canucks GM's focus on 'North American heart' is baffling — especially in these playoffs

As foot-in-mouth moments go, it was more of a nibble on a couple of toes rather than ramming the whole thing in up to the ankle. 706 more words


What's On The Infamous Canucks Team iPad?

If you’ve bothered to stay informed with the Canucks through the last quarter of the season you no doubt have heard about the Canucks iPad. It has old Youtube videos, line combination ideas, and plays that never got further than crossing their own blue line. 699 more words


The Time is Now to Trade Chris Tanev

With the expansion draft looming, now is the time to move Chris Tanev. There are teams in the league who will not be able to protect all of their “better” players and Jim Benning and the Vancouver Canucks can take advantage of this situation if they play their cards right. 630 more words

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Next Season Crucial In Proper Canucks Rebuild

To say the next couple of years are important for the Canucks would be an understatement. It’s huge. Making the change at the coaching position and slowly dismantling the old regime were important to show the fans, not everything that Trevor Linden and Jim Benning said was a complete lie. 1,788 more words