What They’re Saying: The Jake Virtanen Debate

Embed from Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks media availability after Wednesday’s optional skate gave the media and fans alike a lot to chew on this week. Paramount in the discussion was speculation that Jake Virtanen wasn’t on the same page with Canucks Head Coach Willie Desjardins. Virtanen wants to be a difference maker and doesn’t think…

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT# 9 – CANUCKS VS. CAPITALS

It’s a new day, and the Canucks have another opportunity to light the lamp. They didn’t do so last night, nor the game before that. It’s been a tough week, to say the least. Tonight they play host to Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. If you thought the Canucks had a fighting chance against…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Oil Spill

Embed from Getty Images With the red-hot Edmonton Oilers in town, it was not going to be an easy game. Connor McDavid is the leading scorer in the NHL, and the team’s record speaks for itself. The Canucks looked to bounce back after their loss to Ottawa on Tuesday, and they were also hoping for…

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Adventures in Deployment: Matching McDavid

Embed from Getty Images Willie Desjardins hasn’t been known for his line matching during his tenure as the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks – in fact, he’s been heavily criticized for it. The Canucks’ bench boss has long showed a preference for rolling four lines, but this year’s preseason held a notable exception: the…