Author: Matt Lee

Fallout from Draft Day and 15 Canucks Thoughts

Fallout from Draft Day and 15 Canucks Thoughts

Matt Lee posts 15 thoughts on the NHL Draft, roster turnover and potential landing spots for Roberto Luongo.

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Canucks second round options

Canucks second round options

The Vancouver Canucks haven’t held a second-round pick since 2009 when they took Anton Rodin, and while the Swedish winger continues to develop in Chicago, a brief history suggests Vancouver’s luck in the round after the first isn’t so hot. Yann Sauve (2008) is bordering on bust status, Taylor Ellington (2007) and Marc-Andre Bernier (2003) were colossal failures, and for every time the Canucks got lucky (Mason Raymond, 51st overall in 2005), they’ve been unfortunate to trade away that pick for immediate help. Nevertheless, here are some names to keep in mind for the second round, when the Canucks draft...

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2012 NHL Entry Draft: Canucks Select Brendan Gaunce in First Round

2012 NHL Entry Draft: Canucks Select Brendan Gaunce in First Round

Matt Lee profiles Vancouver Canucks’ 2012 NHL Entry Draft first round pick, Brendan Gaunce.

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2012 NHL Entry Draft: Matt’s Mock Draft

2012 NHL Entry Draft: Matt’s Mock Draft

Matt Lee muses about teams, prospects and picks at this Friday’s NHL Entry Draft.

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Shaping Up The Off-Season and 15 Canucks Thoughts

Shaping Up The Off-Season and 15 Canucks Thoughts

Matt Lee shapes up next season in his 15 Canucks thoughts.

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Highlights from Mike Gillis press conference

Highlights from Mike Gillis press conference

Matt Lee recaps Mike Gillis’ end of season press conference.

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Any room for optimism?

Any room for optimism?

Matt Lee asks if fans are as confident as the players, even with an 0-2 series deficit to the Los Angeles Kings.

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Canucks vs. Kings: The Quick and Dirty

Canucks vs. Kings: The Quick and Dirty

Matt Lee looks at the keys to the Canucks vs Kings series.

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Kassian Has The Intimidation Factor

Kassian Has The Intimidation Factor

When Zack Kassian arrived in Vancouver, one of the first words out of his mouth was the following: They’ve got a great team here, and I’m just going to try to be a small piece in a big puzzle. Oh Zack, we all know that’s not going to be possible in this hockey fishbowl. Since he arrived on the scene, fans have been watching closely, scrutinizing and analyzing every little detail of his game. There have been bright moments, like his first three games as a Canuck, where he combined for 16 hits, a goal, and an assist. His fight...

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Hodgson’s gone, let the kid go

Hodgson’s gone, let the kid go

Tonight’s game featuring the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres will be a reunion for the two new faces to both teams, Cody Hodgson and Zack Kassian. As a fan of Cody Hodgson’s since he was drafted in 2008, I can’t even begin to tell you my own personal shock when he was traded on Monday. It was unquestionably the hardest Vancouver trade I’ve ever had to accept as a reality, and that’s saying something for an organization which has traded players like Trevor Linden, Pavel Bure, and Todd Bertuzzi. Unlike that trifecta of players, we don’t yet know what Cody...

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