Canucks: Vancouver Gives Virtanen Another Chance with New Deal

Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen has avoided arbitration and signed a two-year deal, the team revealed Thursday. The history between the Canucks and Virtanen is a curious one and the signing did little to illuminate the situation. A two-year deal is a “prove yourself” contract and that’s what the 24-year-old will have to do. LastContinue reading “Canucks: Vancouver Gives Virtanen Another Chance with New Deal”

Canucks: Vancouver Drops Wild with OT Win, Advances to Playoffs

On a night full of some ridiculous hockey and even more ridiculous comebacks, the Vancouver Canucks closed the door on the Minnesota Wild with a 5-4 overtime victory to clinch a playoff berth. Chris Tanev secured the win for the Canucks, scoring just 11 seconds into the extra frame with a slick wrister from theContinue reading “Canucks: Vancouver Drops Wild with OT Win, Advances to Playoffs”

Canucks: Demko Gets Win, But It’s a Long Road Ahead

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko has his work cut out for him, that goes without saying. He did the job Tuesday, pulling his club to a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in the first of what could be a very long, very difficult stretch. The 24-year-old from San Diego now has the task ofContinue reading “Canucks: Demko Gets Win, But It’s a Long Road Ahead”

Canucks: Vancouver Blows a Weird One in Pittsburgh

Honestly, it’s hard to say exactly what happened to the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday. They were facing the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh and lost the game by a final score of 8-6, which in and of itself suggests something wild was going on. “I’ve been around long enough to see it, but to be involved inContinue reading “Canucks: Vancouver Blows a Weird One in Pittsburgh”

Canucks: Vancouver’s Playoff Dreams Are Over

After the Colorado Avalanche knocked off the Arizona Coyotes in the shootout Friday, the Vancouver Canucks saw their playoff hopes come to an end. The victory for the Avalanche put them firmly in the second wild card spot and mathematically eliminated Vancouver from the running. Even if the Canucks win their final four games ofContinue reading “Canucks: Vancouver’s Playoff Dreams Are Over”