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Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, skates during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks adopt philosophy of making a good offence their best defence

Unable to fix the blueline, Vancouver looks to outscore the opposition

Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, skates during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Kevin Bieksa, right, skates with the puck as Colorado Avalanche’s Paul Stastny gives chase during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday April 10, 2014. Defenceman Kevin Bieksa will sign a one-day contract with the Vancouver Canucks to mark his retirement from the NHL on Nov. 3, the team announced on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Longtime Vancouver defenceman Kevin Bieksa to sign one-day deal to retire as Canuck

41-year-old called it a “privilege” to start his career with the Canucks

Vancouver Canucks’ Kevin Bieksa, right, skates with the puck as Colorado Avalanche’s Paul Stastny gives chase during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday April 10, 2014. Defenceman Kevin Bieksa will sign a one-day contract with the Vancouver Canucks to mark his retirement from the NHL on Nov. 3, the team announced on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

PODCAST: Black Press insiders McKinley, Wolf preview 2022-23 NHL season

NHL UPDATE: Talk includes Canucks, Stanley Cup predictions and the rise of the Sabres

John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) is checked by Edmonton Oilers’ Dylan Holloway (55) during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (40) is checked by Edmonton Oilers’ Dylan Holloway (55) during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser, right, tries to keep the puck away from Oliver Ekman-Larsson, of Sweden, during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks Brock Boeser returns from hand injury ahead of season opener

Boeser will be a “game-time decision” when the Canucks open their season Wednesday in Edmonton

Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser, right, tries to keep the puck away from Oliver Ekman-Larsson, of Sweden, during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Colorado Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack
Colorado Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack
Winnipeg Jets’ Brenden Dillon (5) checks Vegas Golden Knights’ Jake Leschyshyn (15) into the boards during the first period of an NHL game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

PODCAST: Bob Marjanovich chats with NHL defenceman Brenden Dillon

MOJ on Sports: Surrey native currently suits up for the Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets’ Brenden Dillon (5) checks Vegas Golden Knights’ Jake Leschyshyn (15) into the boards during the first period of an NHL game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat responds to questions during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Vancouver, B.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Last year, the club finished five points shy of a playoff spot with a 40-30-12 record.
This year needs to be different, said captain Horvat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat responds to questions during a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Vancouver, B.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Last year, the club finished five points shy of a playoff spot with a 40-30-12 record.
This year needs to be different, said captain Horvat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Chicago Blackhawks’ Riley Stillman (61) and Edmonton Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi (13) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, November 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canucks ship Dickinson, draft pick to ‘Hawks for Stillman

Allvin: ‘We see him as a third-pairing defenceman’

Chicago Blackhawks’ Riley Stillman (61) and Edmonton Oilers’ Jesse Puljujarvi (13) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, November 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Toronto Maple Leafs assistant general manager Hayley Wickenheiser takes part in the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Wickenheiser joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in a player development role four years ago, and after a promotion within the department in 2021, the four-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian women’s national team was named one of the club’s assistant general managers in July. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

NHLers glad to see women moving up management ranks: ‘It’s amazing’

Players in today’s game see an even brighter future for women

Toronto Maple Leafs assistant general manager Hayley Wickenheiser takes part in the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Wickenheiser joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in a player development role four years ago, and after a promotion within the department in 2021, the four-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian women’s national team was named one of the club’s assistant general managers in July. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
Many eyes will be on Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews as the NHL gets set to resume play. (Photo: Sportsnet)

Drop the puck: What you need to know about the 2022-23 NHL season

32 teams set to play 1,312 games over 189 days, starting Friday in Prague

Many eyes will be on Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews as the NHL gets set to resume play. (Photo: Sportsnet)
Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Hoglander (21), of Sweden, scores against Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner (74) during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Nils Hoglander (21), of Sweden, scores against Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner (74) during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe talks to the team during the first day of training camp in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Bench bosses on the bubble: Keefe, Boudreau among NHL coaches at risk this season

As expectations mount in demanding hockey markets, so does job insecurity

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe talks to the team during the first day of training camp in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers’ Tyson Barrie (22) as Dylan Holloway (55) watches the puck go in the net during second period preseason action in Edmonton on Monday, October 3, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia (60) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers’ Tyson Barrie (22) as Dylan Holloway (55) watches the puck go in the net during second period preseason action in Edmonton on Monday, October 3, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Bryan Burnham in action with the B.C. Lions. (The Canadian Press / Christopher Katsarov)

PODCAST: Bob Marjanovich with Bryan Burnham

MOJ on Sports: B.C. Lion’s Father played for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles

Bryan Burnham in action with the B.C. Lions. (The Canadian Press / Christopher Katsarov)
Nashville Predators forward Yakov Trenin (13) and Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) react after being called for penalties by referee Garrett Rank (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Behind the stripes: What 3 NHL officials enjoy off the ice

Referees, linesman say sharing other aspects of lives helps humanize them

Nashville Predators forward Yakov Trenin (13) and Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (14) react after being called for penalties by referee Garrett Rank (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes, left, and J.T. Miller talk during a stoppage in play during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game against the Seattle Kraken in Vancouver, on Thursday, September 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Donato scores in OT as Kraken edge Canucks 4-3 in pre-season tilt

Two NHL sides will face off again Saturday in Seattle

Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes, left, and J.T. Miller talk during a stoppage in play during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game against the Seattle Kraken in Vancouver, on Thursday, September 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Travis Dermott, left, checks Calgary Flames forward Sonny Milano during first period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Despite putting up 14 goals and 34 points in 66 games with the Anaheim Ducks in 2021-22, Milano was surprisingly cut loose and hit the open market after not receiving a qualifying offer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Milano, Demers, DeKeyser, Virtanen among players on PTOs trying to crack NHL rosters

42 players on PTOs at NHL camps, including 10 on Canadian rosters

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Travis Dermott, left, checks Calgary Flames forward Sonny Milano during first period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Despite putting up 14 goals and 34 points in 66 games with the Anaheim Ducks in 2021-22, Milano was surprisingly cut loose and hit the open market after not receiving a qualifying offer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser (6), J.T. Miller (9) and Tanner Pearson (70) skate during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The Canucks will start the season without Boeser after the right-winger underwent hand surgery.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser to miss 3-4 weeks following hand surgery

The Vancouver Canucks will start the season without Brock Boeser after the…

Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser (6), J.T. Miller (9) and Tanner Pearson (70) skate during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The Canucks will start the season without Boeser after the right-winger underwent hand surgery.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia, left, clears the puck from the net as Calgary Flames forward Jonathan Huberdeau, centre right, celebrates his goal with teammates forward Elias Lindholm and forward Tyler Toffoli, right, during second period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Huberdeau flexes offensive muscle in Flames 4-0 pre-season win over Canucks

Flames iced a far more experienced lineup than the Canucks in half of split squad double-header

Vancouver Canucks goalie Collin Delia, left, clears the puck from the net as Calgary Flames forward Jonathan Huberdeau, centre right, celebrates his goal with teammates forward Elias Lindholm and forward Tyler Toffoli, right, during second period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh