Canucks Game Day: Baertschi’s improved timing, confidence could help roast Ducks

Source: The Province
Date: 2019-03-26

Anaheim Ducks at Vancouver Canucks Tuesday, 7 p.m., TV: Sportsnet; Radio: Sportsnet 650 AM THE BIG MATCHUP Sven Baertschi vs. Career Clarity Sven Baertschi finally got a piece of the action Sunday after missing 23 games with his latest post-concussion symptom scare. What the left winger really needs Tuesday — and in the remaining six games of the regular season — is peace of mind that everything is back on

Ben Kuzma: School is always in session for the improving Jake Virtanen

Source: The Province
Date: 2019-03-25

Jake Virtanen has made strides in scoring, hitting, take-aways and give-aways. However, the stride he made toward Norris Trophy front-runner Mark Giordano at the Vancouver Canucks blueline on Saturday at Rogers Arena — a fly-by that led to the third goal in a 3-1 loss to the Calgary Flames — is still stuck in memory banks of the perplexed Vancouver faithful. What was he thinking?  Wingers are supposed to cover the points to

Vancouver Canucks must give Nikolay Goldobin another chance

Source: The Canuck Way
Date: 2019-03-25

It’s been a frustrating season for Nikolay Goldobin, but the Vancouver Canucks need to give the 23-year-old another chance to prove himself. There’s no denying the skill set and overall talents of Vancouver Canucks forward Nikolay Goldobin, but the 23-year-old hasn’t put it altogether this season. Goldobin — whom the Canucks acquired in a trade […] Vancou

Vancouver Canucks: Can they stay healthy next season?

Source: The Canuck Way
Date: 2019-03-25

Until the recent losses to Calgary and Columbus the Vancouver Canucks were battling for a playoff spot. With their hopes of a post-season run now surely over, we look at whether the Canucks can stay healthy next season. According to NHL Injury Viz, the Vancouver Canucks are currently fifth in the table for most man-games […] Vancouver Canucks: Can they stay healthy next

Vancouver Canucks: 3 takeaways from loss to Columbus Blue Jackets

Source: The Canuck Way
Date: 2019-03-25

The Vancouver Canucks took on the Columbus Blue Jackets in their 11th back-to-back of the season, and were blown out by a score of 5-0. Is it just me or does it feel like the Vancouver Canucks have played a lot of back-to-backs this year? The number is eleven to be exact — and Thatcher […] Vancouver Canucks: 3 takeaways from loss to Columbus Blue Jackets -

Canucks prospects tracker: Rathbone builds on breakout NCAA campaign

Source: The Province
Date: 2019-03-25

It’s the latest edition of the weekly tracker, where we tally up the efforts of the Vancouver Canucks’ highest-profile prospects: Jack Rathbone A college freshman, playing top-line minutes at a top-flight school, paired in the playoffs with a blue-chip NHL prospect — and exceeding expectations along the way. Rathbone, the Canucks’ wishbone fourth-round pick in 2017, scored a goal and extended his points streak to seven games in Harvard’s 5-2 loss to

Blue Jackets Blank Canucks – Keep Pace for Playoffs

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-03-25

VANCOUVER — Pierre-Luc Dubois broke out of a slump with a goal and an assist while goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky returned from injury to stop 21 shots as the Columbus Blue Jackets improved their NHL playoff chances with a 5-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks Sunday night. Josh Anderson, with two goals and an assist, Ryan Dzingel and Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored for the Blue Jackets (41-30-4), who moved to within two points of the Montreal Canadiens for the second wild-card spot in

Willes’ Musings: Canucks are in position to move forward in their development

Source: The Province
Date: 2019-03-25

Here’s our own version of March Madness, the Monday morning musings and meditations on the world of sports. • Let’s pretend the hockey gods made the following offer to Vancouver Canucks’ fans at the start of this season. Over the next six months Elias Pettersson will be the rookie-of-the-year, Bo Horvat will have his best season, Jacob Markstrom will establish himself as a No. 1 goalie, the team will play semi-meaningful

I Watched This Game: Canucks lose to the Blue Jackets and gain the Crap Mantle

Source: Pass it to Bulis
Date: 2019-03-25

Bad news, everyone. Not only did this loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets change the Vancouver Canucks’ playoff chances from slim to monomolecular, it also handed the Canucks the most ignominious of titles: the Crap Mantle.

Schenn the only bright spot in Canucks’ lacklustre effort vs. Blue Jackets

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2019-03-25

VANCOUVER — For the second straight night, a team with something to win was too good for the team with merely something to prove. There have been a lot of lost weekends during the Vancouver Canucks’ unsuccessful five-decade search for the Stanley Cup. This one extinguished the last, faint embers of their miniscule playo

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