Vancouver Canucks vs St. Louis Blues Series Recap

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The Vancouver Canucks were never the favourites in their series against the defending champions. Popular opinion was that the playoff appearance would just be a learning experience for their young core, and something to build on for the future. Many expected the Canucks to struggle against the Blues skill and experience, but they absolutely blew […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Current Play Is Unsustainable

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The Vancouver Canucks have fared surprisingly well against the defending Stanley Cup Champions St. Louis Blues, jumping out to a 2-0 series lead before dropping Game 3 in overtime. The numbers have been impressive to say the least, both on a micro and macro level. Seven of the top 30 postseason scorers are Canucks, and […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks vs St Louis Blues First Round Preview

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It’s settled, then. After their shootout loss Sunday afternoon, it will be the St Louis Blues vs Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Western Conference St. Louis Blues will be looking to defend their title as NHL champions, after their Cinderella story season last year. The Vancouver Canucks […] READ MORE


How Zack MacEwen’s Camp Impacts Jake Virtanen and the Vancouver Canucks

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“Tuna just because you [expletive] up doesn’t mean you get to hit someone from behind, get the [expletive] going!” The captain’s words sent reverberations throughout Rogers Arena and the province, and Jake Virtanen, who enjoyed a breakout 2019-20 season with 36 points in 69 games, found himself at the center of speculation yet again. Zack […] READ MORE


A Flat Cap Spells Disaster for the Vancouver Canucks

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In a disappointing, but hardly shocking turn in events, Elliotte Friedman revealed in a tweet that the NHL will likely have a flat salary cap of $81.5M for the next two seasons and $82.5M for the season after. To add to this, Bob McKenzie confirmed that teams would not be provided with amnesty buyouts. So […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks: Alexander Edler Unsung Hero

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Death, taxes, and an underrated season for Alexander Edler. Let’s be honest, it would have been nearly impossible for anyone to take the spotlight from Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller, Quinn Hughes, and Jacob Markstrom; But it’s not often that the single most accomplished defenceman in team history can be considered an unsung hero, in any […] READ MORE


Revisiting Erik Gudbranson Trade to the Vancouver Canucks

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Nearly four years ago to the day, on May 25th, 2016, Vancouver Canucks management swung for the fences, acquiring rugged defenceman Erik Gudbranson and a 2016 fifth-round pick from the Florida Panthers. They paid a pretty penny, parting ways with promising centerman Jared McCann, a 2016 second-round pick, and a 2016 fourth-round pick.  A Look […] READ MORE


Brock Boeser Is Not An Expendable Asset For the Vancouver Canucks

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It wasn’t long ago that Brock Boeser was considered the future of the Vancouver Canucks franchise. He was undoubtedly the greatest rookie the city had seen since Pavel Bure. He was destined to be a superstar alongside the likes of Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine. Three injury-riddled seasons later, however, his name is now frequenting […] READ MORE


The Breakout Season of Vancouver Canucks Winger Jake Virtanen

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One of the more polarizing figures in recent memory for Vancouver Canucks fans, Jake Virtanen has been a lightning rod for criticism and praise alike. Now, his development is reason for optimism in and around the team. A Look at Jake Virtanen’s Breakout Season Having stumbled out of the gate to start his career, it […] READ MORE