Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: November 21st

J.D. Burke
November 21 2016 01:00PM


Well, that was an eventful week. The Canucks can score goals again. Who'da thunk it?

Now, if only they could remember to prevent the odd goal or two. That'd be nice. Would've certainly come in handy for Saturday night's game against the dreaded Chicago Blackhawks. I mean, they scored three goals and managed to surrender four in the final 25 or so minutes of the game.

I guess this is the part where I answer your questions. Let's get on to that.

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Anthony Duclair is Available -- You Know the Drill

J.D. Burke
November 21 2016 11:00AM


Photo Credit: Matt Kartozlan - USA TODAY Sports

The list of players the Canucks should be trying to trade for is a short one, and Anthony Duclair is somewhere near the top of it.

Duclair is 21-years-old, has 114 NHL games under his belt and produced around half a point per game therein. He's the type of player rebuilding franchises build their teams around. The exact type that can help transition a down on their luck franchise from pretender to contender, in the right setting.

And according to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos, he's on the trade block for the second time in his young career.

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Canucks Player Power Rankings - November 21st, 2016

Grainne Downey
November 21 2016 09:00AM


As of this lovely Monday morning, the Canucks sit 28th in the NHL and sport the worst goal differential in the league. They try their hardest, but they are not a great hockey team. But hey, at least they're scoring goals now! 

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Taylor Perry
November 19 2016 11:55PM

For the most fleeting of moments, it almost felt like 2011 again. The Canucks were playing sound defensive hockey, playing with the lead, and scoring off the rush. Through 40 minutes of play, the Canucks had the Blackhawks number.

But then reality set in, a cruel reminder that these are the 2016 Canucks and a shadow of their former selves. The Chicago Blackhawks found another level the Canucks failed to match in the last 20 minutes of regulation, roaring back from a 3-0 deficit to send the game to a thrilling overtime. And in a unique set of circumstances, perhaps to simply add further insult to their old rivals, the Blackhawks found a way to celebrate victory twice.

That's right, twice.

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November 19 2016 04:30PM


This season could be going great or it could be the muted dumpster fire that it is currently and when the Blackhawks come to town, we pay attention.

The Canucks are coming off a come from behind win in OT with penalty shot hero Ben Hutton leading the way. The Blackhawks are coming off a win in Calgary (did someone say another opponent back to back? no one? ok) so the Canucks MIGHT have a chance in this one.

But the Blackhawks have Hossa and he does alright versus the Canucks. Oh well, dream the dream.

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