What is Chris Tanev worth at the deadline?

February 23, 2017

It’s a bye week, so suddenly I've had time to think about things other than the playoff race and the ongoing travails of Megnagate. I’m admittedly pretty weary of trade deadline ...

Are the Canucks worse than last season?

February 20, 2017

Last season was one of the worst in Canucks history, as the team set a franchise record for fewest goals, most losses, and worst goal differential. And yet, there was a belief among ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 2, Flyers 3

February 20, 2017

Against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, the Canucks, true to form, decided to make my life hard. First, they opted to place Jayson Megna on the first unit power play again, ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 2, Flames 1 (OT)

February 19, 2017

It was the Canucks’ fifth annual Hockey Talks day, when they help remove the stigma of mental health issues by discussing them publicly, encouraging people to talk to their friends ...

Hockey Diaries: Nikita Tryamkin

February 17, 2017

Welcome to Hockey Diaries, where Pass it to Bulis columnist Chris Nash breaks into the multi-million-dollar Yaletown homes of various Canucks, and pilfers an entertaining selection ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3, Blues 4

February 17, 2017

The Canucks have been living on a razor’s edge all season, winning the vast majority of their games by just one goal. To maintain their balance on that proverbial blade, they’ve ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 0, Penguins 4

February 14, 2017

If I were to write a Valentine’s Day card today, it would read, “Oh Bo, I miss you so!” Things have been going so well for the line of Alex Burrows, Bo Horvat and Jannik Hansen, it ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4, Sabres 2

February 13, 2017

Alex Burrows played under 14 minutes in this game, but that doesn’t capture his impact. His game was like the cup sizes at Wendy’s: way bigger than you expect. You were expecting a ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3, Bruins 4

February 11, 2017

It’s not often you get to wear a snuggie when watching a hockey game. Alright, who am I kidding? I wear one every game. Canuck themed, of course. This time, however, I legitimately ...

Hockey Diaries: Bo Horvat

February 10, 2017

Welcome to Hockey Diaries, where Pass it to Bulis columnist Chris Nash breaks into the multi-million-dollar Yaletown homes of various Canucks, and pilfers an entertaining selection ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3, Blue Jackets 0

February 10, 2017

The Columbus Blue Jackets aren’t exactly the unstoppable behemoth that they were during their 16-game winning streak. Since the end of that streak, the Blue Jackets have been a ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 2, Predators 4

February 7, 2017

Tuesday’s matchup against the Nashville Predators saw the return to the lineup of defenceman Ben Hutton, and the departure from the lineup of fourth line winger Brendan Gaunce, who ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3, Wild 6

February 4, 2017

Henrik Sedin was honoured before the game for his 1,000 NHL points, and awarded a crystal trophy. I’m not too macho to admit the tribute video to #33 resulted in a few happy tears....

Hockey Diaries: Daniel Sedin

February 3, 2017

If you enjoyed the recent contributions of guest poster Chris Nash as much as we did, you'll be happy to know that he'll be contributing a new column entitled Hockey Diaries. (Note ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 1, Sharks 4

February 3, 2017

It seems a little unfair that the first team the Canucks faced coming out of the All-Star break was the division-leading San Jose Sharks, a well-oiled hockey-playing machine that ...

Stick in Link: Where's my dang Tryamkin Shirsey?

February 2, 2017

It’s time for “Stick in Link”, the feature where we just plug in a bunch of stuff written by others! Featuring a smattering of links from around the Smylosphere and beyond every ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 0, Coyotes 3

January 27, 2017

Well, that was awful. The Canucks headed into this game on a high note, having just stepped into playoff position the night before with a win over the dead-last Colorado Avalanche....

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3, Avalanche 2

January 25, 2017

If you've been saying Vancouver should shoot the puck more often, you'll be happy to hear that they listened. This was a game where the Canucks were clearly hungry. Well, either that...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 2, Blackhawks 4

January 23, 2017

The biased liberal media may try to convince you that the Canucks lost this game. Some members of the media are engaging in deliberately false reporting. It’s irresponsible and ...

Sbisa scores a Sbisasaurus for adorable child

January 21, 2017

Earlier this month, we saw the amazing tale of Hotdog Horvat. Six-year-old Adley made a deal with his dad: if Horvat scored a goal, Adley got a weiner dog, which he pledged to name ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 2, Panthers 1

January 20, 2017

It may have been hard to follow the play tonight, what with the beginning of the end of the world happening in real time. (According to my Twitter feed, a giant, angry cheeto has ...

Are things looking up for the Canucks?

January 20, 2017

The Canucks are currently one point out of a wild card playoff spot in the Western Conference. They’ve won seven of their last eleven games and picked up at least a point in ten of ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 1, Predators 0

January 18, 2017

Guest post by Chris Nash. The pre-game was this: Sure, the Canucks lost in spectacular fashion to Nashville last week. Sure, their playoff hopes hang in the balance with every ...

Anton Rodin can't catch a break

January 17, 2017

There’s a lot of mystery surrounding Anton Rodin, but I know one thing for certain about the Swedish winger: he definitely walked under a ladder while holding 13 black cats, ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 1, Devils 2 (OT)

January 16, 2017

For most of the season, the only things the Canucks were legitimately good at were overtime and the shootout. They started the season with three straight post-regulation wins and, up...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4, Flyers 5 (SO)

January 13, 2017

The Philadelphia Flyers have apparently heard the news that the Canucks’ power play is uglier than a naked mole rat, but with far fewer wrinkles. Feeling pity, they decided to give ...

When do the Sedins become the second line?

January 12, 2017

Canucks fans have known for a long time that this day was coming: the day when the Sedin twins would no longer be the Canucks’ first line. The Sedins received the torch from Markus ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 1, Predators 2 (OT)

January 11, 2017

Imagine you’re back in grade school. It’s gym class, and your teacher picks two captains to choose the teams. I’m betting it’s pretty easy to remember who was picked first. And it’s ...

No All-Star plays less than Bo Horvat

January 10, 2017

Bo Horvat is 21. Bo Horvat is an All Star. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise — Horvat has undoubtedly been the Canucks’ best player this season — but it’s still pretty ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 1, Flames 3

January 8, 2017

On Friday, the Canucks were Inspector Clouseau: utterly incompetent, getting out-shot 46-13 and yet, through dumb luck, managing a 4-2 win. Ryan “Dumb Luck” Miller was superb, making...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4, Flames 2

January 7, 2017

Much like Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, this matchup was a tale of vengeance so action-packed that it had to be split into two volumes, one on Friday, the net on Saturday. And like ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3, Coyotes 0

January 5, 2017

This Canucks vs Coyotes matchup was the Steve Carell of hockey games: It started slow, garnered very few infractions along the way, and ended up being a surprisingly entertaining ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3, Avalanche 2

January 3, 2017

With the win over the Avalanche, the Canucks did something they never managed last season: win four games in a row. This wasn’t even the first time this season they’ve managed such ...

Roberto Luongo is still sore at John Tortorella

January 2, 2017

Ever since Roberto Luongo re-joined the Panthers, he’s seemed particularly catty. That’s a joke, boy, you missed it, flew right past you. The 2017 Winter Classic was played today ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3, Oilers 2 (SO)

January 1, 2017

My previous IWTG featured an Albertan team centered around a young, wholesome star with good hands, who is known to razzle-dazzle opponents. That game ended with the Calgary ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3, Ducks 2 (OT)

December 31, 2016

Enroute to winning Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seattle Seahawks dominant defensive backs, the Legion of Boom, were known for their tendency to commit illegal contact on pretty much every ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 2, Kings 1

December 29, 2016

With the tragic news that Jannik Hansen was out with a knee injury, Vancouver fans mentally prepared for the torturous prospect of seeing Brandon Sutter teamed with the Sedin twins ...

Oh Christmas Troy [Video]

December 24, 2016

This season has been pretty tough to watch for Canucks fans, but it's Christmas time, so it's time for a little positivity. So here's our Christmas message to all you Bulies out ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 1, Jets 4

December 23, 2016

Fans of Game of Thrones have been clamouring for Cleganebowl, hoping to see the two Clegane brothers — Sandore “The Hound” Clegane and Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane — face each other...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4, Jets 1

December 21, 2016

On Tuesday night with the visiting Winnipeg Jets in town, Vancouver fans got to see a handful of things they haven’t really witnessed this year. First, they got to feast their ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 - Lightning 2

December 17, 2016

The pre-game ceremony inducting Matthias Ohlund into the Canucks Ring of Honour was exactly what it needed to be. Like the man being honoured, it got the job done efficiently, while ...

Stick in Link: Tanev returns; Canucks bet badly

December 15, 2016

It’s time for “Stick in Link”, the feature where we just plug in a bunch of stuff written by others! Featuring a smattering of links from around the Smylosphere and beyond every ...

Six early Christmas presents for Canucks fans

December 15, 2016

As the season wears on and Christmas approaches, Vancouver still hovers near the bottom of the league. After a terrible road trip and a humiliating loss in Carolina, I figured it was...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 6, Hurricanes 8

December 13, 2016

Wow. So that happened. I generally like to write as I watch. Knowing that, you had better believe that I had to change the intro, twice. One significant rewrite per period. And ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 0, Capitals 3

December 11, 2016

Have you ever had one of those days? You try your darnedest, yet you just can’t find any inspiration in your work? Well cry me a river. I had to write up this game. It’s not just ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 2, Panthers 4

December 11, 2016

Canucks fans have lionized their fair share of replacement-level players over the years, turning the likes of Jeff “The Brabarian” Cowen, Ronalds “Plural” Kenins, and Tanner “...

Where the heck is Vancouver's third line?

December 9, 2016

The 2010-11 Vancouver Canucks were a sight to see. They dominated opponents in every aspect of the game, leading the League in goal scoring and also boasting its stingiest defence. ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 2, Devils 3

December 6, 2016

They say that the devil is in the details. That was never more true than in New Jersey on Tuesday night, where the Devils offered a detailed critique of the Vancouver Canucks. Ever ...

I Watched This Game: Canucks 3, Leafs 2 (SO)

December 4, 2016

Erik Gudbranson did not literally murder Matt Martin in this game, disappointing scores of Canucks fans who had taken him at his word when he pronounced death threats after the ...

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