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Do The Canucks Currently Have A True Rival?

The question in the headline might seem silly, but the more one thinks about it the more they realize that the Vancouver Canucks haven’t had a true rival team in quite some time. Long gone are the anti-Chicago 2000s and the all-encompassing post-2011 hatred of Boston—these days, it’s tough for Canuck fans to summon up…

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Canucks Army Preseason Finale – Canucks Vs. Coyotes

THE INTRO There won’t be much more to learn from the Canucks going into the preseason finale but they still have to play and there are valuable roster spots on the line. Tonight, the Vancouver Canucks take on the visiting Arizona Coyotes, a team they faced in the last preseason game one year ago in…

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Pacific Preview Part 2: Arizona, Edmonton and Vegas

Welcome to CanucksArmy’s Pacific Preview in which we take a look at the other seven teams in the Pacific Division in a two-part series. In part 2, the focus will be on Arizona, Edmonton, and Vegas.  Arizona Coyotes Last season: 39-35-8 (86 points) – 4th in the Pacific Division Oddsmaker’s projected points O/U: 87.5 Notable…

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Postgame: Senators Score Six Unanswered, Win 6-2

The Canucks played their seventh of eight preseason games against the visiting Ottawa Senators, dropping an eventful matchup and bringing their record to 4-3-0 in the exhibition games. While the Canucks controlled gameplay and outshot the Sens, they weren’t able to beat Craig Anderson after their two first period goals. After giving up two early…

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WWYDW: Jake Virtanen

One season ago, Jake Virtanen was Meme King of the Lower Mainland. As 2019/20’s exhibition season reaches its end, however, #ShotgunJake is shooting blanks—and it sounds as though GM Jim Benning might soon consider pulling the trigger on a big country transaction. Earlier on #ReachDeep with @DanRiccio650 and RandipJanda Sportsnet NHL Insider @reporterchris shared his…

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The Support Line: Building a Goal-Controlling Bottom Six

There’s been a lot of talk surrounding the 2019-20 Vancouver Canucks regarding their need to transition away from a traditional scoring top six and shutdown bottom six towards a forward group that can produce offensively across the top three lines. I’ve already explore why the Canucks need three scoring lines, but today I’ll be entertaining…

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Pacific Preview Part 1: Cowtown and California

Welcome to CanucksNation’s Pacific Preview in which we take a look at the other seven teams in the Pacific Division in a two-part series. In part 1, focus will be on Calgary, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose.  Calgary Flames Last season: 50-25-7 (107 points) – 1st in the Pacific Division Oddsmaker’s projected points O/U:…