All posts by Ryan Schaap

Self described "leader" of Pucks On Net who can be followed on most social media platforms @schaaptop

Olli Juolevi?! Really?

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/pucksonnet/Episode267.mp3 We discussed Oli Juolevi's surge up the Canucks' defensive depth chart and his performance Wednesday vs Winnipeg on our new podcast. Something interesting has happened - something we're not used to, and, quite frankly, I don't know how to react. Olli Juolevi has shown positive improvement and, at time of publication, is no longer ...

New Old Goons

Quite frankly, it boggles my mind that any hockey fan could argue that a 'change of scenery' for Milan Lucic would turn his career around. Would this change of scenery involve a time machine? Because Milan Lucic is not cut out for NHL play in 2019. Milan Lucic's two game suspension for sucker punching Columbus' ...

Canucks’ 2018/19: Travis Green

This is the second of a three-part series looking back at the 2018/19 Vancouver Canucks' season. Having discussed Jim Benning's 2018/19 season, this installment focuses on Travis Green's 2018/19 season as Canucks Head Coach. Travis Green entered his second season as an NHL head coach without a big crutch to lean on. Well, two of ...

Canucks’ 2018/19: Jim Benning

This is the first of a three-part series looking back at the 2018/19 Vancouver Canucks' season. In this series, I discuss the Vancouver Canucks' team play as a whole, Travis Green's 2018/19 season as Canucks Head Coach, and in this first installment: Jim Benning's 2018/19 season, his fifth as General Manager for the Vancouver Canucks. ...

What The Hell Was That?

Usually, when a 19-year-old goalie fresh out of the Ontario Hockey League is forced to make an emergency NHL start, you'd think the team in front of him would do everything in their power to batten down the hatches and play as much defense as possible. On Monday night, the Vancouver Canucks thought otherwise. This ...