The Vancouver Canucks were founded in 1945, but only joined the National Hockey League with the Buffalo Sabres in 1970 . They have been to the Stanley Cup Finals three times but failed to win the championship. They were lost to the New York Islanders in 1982, lost to the New York Rangers in 1994, and lost to the Boston Bruins in 2011 . The Canucks have won the Kawans Gambou Cup three times , and won the Presidential Trophy in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. Vancouver Canucks sports face masks have new products on the shelves every day.