Alain Vigneault

Blame for Canucks' first round defeat to the Sharks starts at the top

In the end, it was a disaster which was surprisingly easy to predict. The inconvenient evidence has been accumulating since the trade deadline all the way back in 2012 — when Canucks management...

Canucks' stubborn disrespect of the shootout impossible to make sense of

For a team which has gone to so many great lengths in an effort to achieve every possible measure of competitive advantage, the Vancouver Canucks’ carefree and careless approach to the shootout is...

Complacent Canucks riding for a fall

You have to wonder how much Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis identifies with Kevin Spacey’s character in House of Cards. The on-ice product of his hockey team is at once...

Kassian rises to power, Canucks clutch first win

If Zack Kassian is still a 'young player learning the game' imagine how good he'll look in another few months or a year. If the 22-year old hadn't been on the ice last night against the Calgary...

Alain Vigneault's recipe for disaster

If there are silver linings perhaps the biggest one is this: There’s just enough time to fly Ryan Kesler to Lourdes and back before the Canucks next game on Wednesday night....

Canucks and NHL face a gloriously chaotic half-season of extra pressure

Hockey Night in Canada announcer Bob Cole has never worked a game so dull or so meaningless that his natural excitability couldn't spruce it up a notch or two or twelve. But in a 2011 playoff series...

Canucks could face sloppy shortened season when lockout ends

If and when the lockout ever ends, and teams race back to the ice with pulled hamstrings and exploding groins everywhere, it would be wise to temper expectations with regards to the local one....

Canucks analysis: a history of the Mike Gillis era

After a look back, it's surprising how many mistakes Mike Gillis, the reigning GM of the year, has made for the Canucks.

Coach Vigneault: to fire or not to fire

Alain Vigneault is one of the NHL's most successful coaches. If he were to be fired, who would step up to take his place?

Canucks 2011-2012: better or worse than last season?

Do the Vancouver Canucks have what it takes to make it to the Stanley Cup finals again? The Sports Couple gives their reasons why they're a changed team from last season.