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Alexander Edler to Represent Canucks for Sweden at World Hockey Championship

If you’re hoping to watch Canucks win trophies, there’s a good chance you’re going to have to catch them in a different sweater to do so for the next little while. Luckily Alexander Edler will grant us one such opportunity as he’s joining Team Sweden for the 2017 World Hockey Championships. Sweden’s roster for the #IIHFWorlds…

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Stick Taps – April 30, 2017

Stick Taps is a Canucks Army feature where we link to the top news from the Canucks and across the NHL. If you’ve written a blog post, produced a tribute video, birthed a clever .gif into existence, have a hockey related cause you’d like to see promoted in this space or anything else – please tweet…

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Linden’s Post-Draft Lottery Thoughts: “What can you do?”

I’m not sure disappointment would be the right word to describe the feelings of Canucks fan as the draft lottery results were revealed last night. The first mouth drop came just three picks in when the  13th-overall pick was revealed to belong to the Winnipeg Jets, thus solidifying Philadelphia’s possession of a top-3 pick. As…

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Trevor Linden Tries to Reassure Fans After Draft Lottery Fall

The Vancouver Canucks keep finding new ways to lose. As if a 29th place finish courtesy a dismal 69 point season wasn’t enough; the NHL Entry Draft Lottery twisted the dagger when it shuffled the Canucks three spots down from a second overall pick to fifth. Canucks president of hockey operations Trevor Linden, who represented…

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3 Players the Vancouver Canucks Could Select 5th Overall

After falling three spots in the NHL Entry Draft Lottery, the Vancouver Canucks are in the exact same spot they found themselves in after last year’s draw. For the second consecutive season, the Canucks hold the fifth overall selection. "With the 5th overall pick…. the Vancouver #Canucks "#NHLDraftLottery pic.twitter.com/qZe9CFdLXd — Ryan Biech (@ryanbiech) April 30,…

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Vancouver Canucks Fall in the Draft Lottery to Fifth Overall

For the second consecutive season, the Vancouver Canucks will possess the fifth overall pick at the NHL Entry Draft. Though the Canucks finished the 2016-17 season with 69 points and the 29th best record in the NHL, they lost three consecutive lotteries to fall three spots from second overall to fifth. The Dallas Stars, Philadelphia…

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Babych Please – April 29th, 2017

Just a couple of hours from now, the Canucks will know whether Nico Hirscher or Nolan Patrick or some other guy will be donning their jersey in June. Give the draft simulator one more spin and then take your mind off things with Michael J. Fox, Travis Green, and dogs, because there is literally nothing…

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Travis Green, Jim Benning, and Winning Cultures

Sometimes, press conferences have a tendency to take on a certain identity — a thematic element, one might say. And a recurrent theme from Wednesday’s press conference introducing now former Utica Comets coach Travis Green as the Canucks new bench boss was the idea of a “winning culture.” Both Vancouver General Manager Jim Benning and Green used the term…

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2017 NHL Draft Lottery Primer

After a season of disappointments, a positive that the Canucks take out is their position in the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery. If the history of the lottery has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. The is the second year of the new lottery system, which puts every participating team at a relative disadvantage….