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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – November 29th 2018

Welcome back for another week of Blackfish, where everyone comes to get the week that was for Canucks fans. With the month of November about to end, it seems that the Canucks prospects want to all end the month on high notes. Some forwards with some noticeable performance, some defenceman putting up points, a goaltender…

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WWYDW: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

In this week’s mailbag, I received a lot of questions about the Canucks future on defense, particularly on the left side. The Canucks have five left-handed defensemen in the organization that will be looking for a new contract next season: Alex Edler, Ben Hutton, Derrick Pouliot, Michael Del Zotto, and Evan McEneny. They also have…

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Los Angeles Kings vs Vancouver Canucks Post Game Recap: Boeser’s Back!

The Rundown The Vancouver Canucks got some great news before their game tonight versus the Los Angeles Kings. Brock Boeser was deemed healthy enough to play. With Boeser in the lineup, the Canucks looked to take advantage versus a Kings team fresh off a rebound win of their own in their last game. Willie Desjardins…

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Mailbag Part 2: Team Size, Team Defense, and Team Tank

Has any statistical correlation been observed between team size and team man hours lost to injury? — Fred P (@Meerschaum529) November 26, 2018 I did a bit of digging and found an article from the offseason by Daniel Wagner that addressed this topic. Based on his conclusions, there doesn’t appear to be a correlation, or…

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Canucks Army Game Day 27 – Canucks Vs. Kings (Checkmate Edition)

THE INTRO It’s tough to say who the biggest winner of tonight will be: the Canucks for getting Brock Boeser back in the lineup (I’ll believe it when he’s on the ice), the lucky soul who wins the 50/50 draw worth over $1 million/14 games of Loui Eriksson paycheques, or Willie Desjardins for being a…

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Pettersson vs. Burrows: Who Had The Better Slump-Buster?

With the Vancouver Canucks coming off eight straight losses and tied in the third period of a tight game, a nine-game losing streak looked like a grim possibility. Then—from out of nowhere—everyone’s favourite player streaked towards the net and buried a beautiful goal. In doing so, they not only single-handedly snapped a dreadful skid, but…

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Monday Mailbag: A Lot of Jake Virtanen Questions

At the rate EP is going how many points do you think he’s going to end the season with? — Laura ??? (@canucks181) November 26, 2018 If Pettersson were to keep up his current pace of 1.05 points per game over the remaining 56 games of the season, he’d finish somewhere in the neighbourhood of…