Canucks Qualify 7 RFA players

Photo credit: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images By Scott Rosenhek With all the excitement from the NHL Entry Draft weekend completed, we got to move to a fun part of the offseason today. All teams had until 2 pm Pacific Time to tender a qualifying offer to their players who were about to be restricted free agents.... Continue Reading →

Canucks select Elias Pettersson at 5th Overall

Photo Credit: Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images By Scott Rosenhek The day has finally arrived. All of the debate and speculation has led up to this point. With the Dallas Stars taking defenseman Miro Heiskanen and the Colorado Avalanche selecting Cale Makar, the stage was set for a playmaking centre on Jim Benning’s list. We can only... Continue Reading →

Blackhawks shake things up on Draft Day

Photo Credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP By Scott Rosenhek Normally, I cover news about the Canucks. However, Stan Bowman and the Chicago Blackhawks have caught the rest of the league’s attention this morning. The Blackhawks General Manager has made a pair of huge moves, altering the look of his roster. His first trade involved sending defenseman... Continue Reading →

Are the Canucks Rebuilding?

Photo Credit: Vancouver Canucks By Scott Rosenhek Rebuilding has always been a strange topic of discussion when talking about the Canucks. After embarrassing first round exits in 2012 and 2013, Mike Gillis (GM at the time) made the pitch to ownership about starting a rebuild. The Aquilini Family ignored him and pushed Gillis to hire... Continue Reading →

The 2017 NHL Combine and the Canucks

Photo Credit: NHL By Scott Rosenhek Well, it’s that time of the year. The NHL Combine finished up yesterday, allowing this year’s group of draft eligible to make one final impression on the General Managers of the National Hockey League. Prospects have their height and weight recorded, participate in physical tests and are interviewed if... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Kevin Bieksa and Ryan Kesler

Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images By Scott Rosenhek Well, you can tell it's the end of May. I haven't posted in a while since the news well for the Canucks has dried up. Unfortunately, this is what happens when your favourite team finishes in the basement in the NHL. The point of this is not... Continue Reading →

Second Round Spotlight Bonus: 55th Overall

Photo credit: Vancouver Canucks By Scott Rosenhek In this bonus post of the Second Round Spotlight series, I wanted to look at a few prospects I would hope the Canucks have their eye on if Columbus gives up their 2nd round pick this year (currently 55th overall). Markus Phillips Markus Phillips is a left-shot defenceman... Continue Reading →

Second Round Spotlight #5: Grant Mismash

Photo Credit: USHL By Scott Rosenhek Second Round Spotlight is a new series of profiles for players that I would hope for the Canucks to select at 33rd overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The final regular installment of this series will focus on Grant Mismash. A Minnesota-born player who has also been a part... Continue Reading →

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