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Deep Dive: What Can J.T. Miller Bring to the Canucks?

Now that the dust has settled on the trade, it’s time to talk about J.T. Miller, who looks to be a very positive addition for the Canucks. Miller will likely get a look on the top line with Pettersson and Boeser at 5-on-5 and on the powerplay as well. As mentioned on this site previously,…

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Nils Hoglander aiming to make the Canucks by age 20

Nils Hoglander really impressed the Canucks at Development Camp. Vancouver’s 40th overall selection in the 2019 NHL Draft was one of the standouts at the team’s development camp in June and is hoping to play for the team by the 2020-21 season, according to NHL.com. Hoglander reportedly said at the Draft he was even ready…

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The Top 15 Canucks Prospects Ranked By NHL Readiness

The hockey side of the internet is already rife with prospect rankings. For fans of the Vancouver Canucks—a franchise that has gathered a fairly impressive stable of young players over the past few seasons—these rankings have no doubt been a fun and rewarding read. But for those fans who only follow the Canucks themselves, and…

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Which Canucks Are Due For A Scoring Increase In 2019/20?

Despite the arrival of Elias Pettersson, the Vancouver Canucks only scored 219 goals in the 2018/19 season—good enough for a tie with New Jersey for 25th place in the league. The paltry sum was also a full 100 goals short of the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning—and that’s about as clear an indicator as possible of…

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Luke Schenn opens up about choosing Lightning over Canucks

Luke Schenn is getting his chance at a Stanley Cup. The feisty 29-year-old defenseman signed a one-year deal worth $700,000 with the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 1st after making an impact in Vancouver last season. Schenn was acquired from Anaheim by the Canucks in January in exchange for Michael Del Zotto. We have signed…

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Ryan Spooner signs in Switzerland

Ex-Canuck Ryan Spooner has signed a one-year contract with Switzerland’s HC Lugano. Alla Cornèr Arena arriva Ryan Spooner Comunicato: https://t.co/DfCp3YfoYw#WeareLVGA pic.twitter.com/ofUoJ99iRh — Hockey Club Lugano (@OfficialHCL) July 17, 2019 Vancouver was the third NHL team Spooner played for last season. The 27-year-old forward signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Rangers last offseason, but…

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WWYDW: Micheal Ferland

The Canucks signed another bid-name free agent last week, inking forward Micheal Ferland to a four-year deal worth $14 million. Jim Benning has made a flurry of moves this summer with the goal of improving the team enough to make the playoffs in 2019-20, and Ferland looks as though he’s going to play a big…

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How should the Canucks utilize Thatcher Demko in 2019-20?

After Jacob Markstrom posted a career-best 28-23-9 record with a .912 save percentage in 2018-19, it appears the Canucks finally have a reliable starting goaltender. But how should the team handle promising 23-year-old backup Thatcher Demko in 2019-20? Demko started eight games last season, posting a 4-3-0 record with a .913 save percentage and 2.81…