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Nikita Tryamkin Struggling In KHL, Stripped Of Captaincy

At the beginning of the 2018/19 KHL season, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg announced that the 24-year-old Nikita Tryamkin would be taking over as team captain. It was a presumably happy day for the defenseman-in-exile, but the news was considerably less well-received by the fanbase of the Vancouver Canucks. Many fans assumed that Avtomobilist making such a clear…

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Casey Mittelstadt: A Case Study of Prospect Analysis

The Canucks appeared to have hit a home run with their selection of Elias Pettersson with the 5th overall pick in 2017. Time will still tell if Pettersson is a bona fide star in the NHL, but the early returns since being selected by the organization are extremely promising. Three picks later, the Buffalo Sabres…

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Canucks recall Darren Archibald from Utica

With their 5-2 loss to the Washington Capitals in the rearview mirror, the Canucks have recalled Darren Archibald from the Utica Comets #Canucks recall Darren Archibald from the @UticaComets. https://t.co/6roYDMArQ4 — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) October 23, 2018 The gritty winger has four goals and two assists in eight games with the Comets this season. He…

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Monday Mailbag: PDO, PK Deployment, and Unsung Heroes

Why do the PDO gods do this to us? — Jason (@JHamilton_87) October 21, 2018 Just enjoy it while it lasts. If the Canucks go on a circa-2014 Colorado Avalanche-style PDO bender en route to the playoffs and it convinces the front office the team is better than it actually is, then you can be…

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The Price of Gold

So here we are, a tenth of the way into the Vancouver Canucks season and the team is sitting in second place in the Pacific division with a 5-3-0-0 record which you wouldn’t think while reviewing the teams underlying data, which leaves much to be desired. However, what if we mine for some gold in…