Not too long ago, this topic would be a rather meaningless attempt as Canucks’ prospect pool was extremely shallow under Mike Gillis’ final years. It was partly a result of Canucks on-ice success, winning their division championship seven times in eleven straight seasons, landing a playoff berth eleven times in fourteen straight seasons, winning the President’s Trophy as the top team in regular season twice, and just one win away from the Stanley Cup. 457 more words
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With the Young Stars Classic getting rolling next week, we begin a series looking at a player a day.
Let’s start with a look at 2012 first-rounder Brendan Gaunce. 375 more words
For those of you who haven’t seen my earlier post(s) I am going through each of the 30 teams and breaking down how they have drafted over the past 15 years. 1,491 more words
Before I get into my thoughts about current ownership, I would like to give you some background on how they came to be involved in the Vancouver Canucks. 1,064 more words
Canucks President of Hockey Ops Trevor Linden took the pruning shears to his bloated hockey department on Thursday, letting go assistant general managers Laurence Gilman and Lorne Henning and director of player development Eric Crawford. 382 more words
Arguing for its own sake: Should John Tortorella have taken time off after being fired (in New York)?
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After a year away, John Tortorella would like to get back in. So would his former assistant, Mike Sullivan, although it sounds like they are not going to be together.
So finally the best goaltender the Canucks ever had provides a partial revelation on what led him to leave the team last year.
At his news conference the other day, his Florida Panthers in town, Roberto Luongo opines that if the Heritage Classic had turned out differently he still might have been with the team. 340 more words