I've long felt that way as well. The V as the focal point of your logo works great. It is a symmetrical image that would look great on the front of the jersey. No other team in the NHL has a city or a team name that starts with V so Vancouver could make that its identity. It is also simple and at this point Vancouver is best to go with a simple logo because Canuck isn't a team name that leads itself to a clear identity. Johnny Canuck could then be a shoulder patch, which would suit it better than the front of the jersey.
A script logo would also work. The previous version of the Vancouver Canucks that played in the PCHL and WHL have some jerseys and logos that could be used as inspiration.
It is unfortunate the NHL version of the Canucks didn't carry over what the WHL team was wearing. The Stick N Rink logo is the worst of all the logos the Canucks have. It is a clunky boring logo. The C is hardly obvious in the original version and it still looks awkward in the updated ones. My favourite comedian Norm Macdonald had this to say about the logo and it sums up how dumb the logo is.
“I would love to see any Canadian team win, except Vancouver,” said Macdonald. “I don’t know why I dislike them so much. I think when they first came out they got on my wrong side because their logo was a ****ing hockey stick and that drove me crazy.”