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Canucks Army 2019 Pre-Season Prospect Ranking #2: Vasili Podkolzin

Checking in at #2 on our annual prospect rankings is recent draftee Vasili Podkolzin, making his first appearance on our annual prospect rankings. The 10th overall pick in the 2019 draft impressed the Canucks enough with his combination of high-end skill and tenacity, which was on full display during the time he split between three…

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Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Preseason Post-Game Recap

The Canucks played their fourth preseason game in Edmonton tonight and improved their record to 3-1. The second exhibition game against the Oilers ended much differently than the first with a Canucks 6-1 blowout.  Despite being outshot in the first period and a somewhat slow start, the Canucks managed to never trail in the game….

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The Milan Lucic trade that didn’t happen

The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames linked up to make one of the strangest trades of the off-season as James Neal and Milan Lucic were swapped for both parties to get a change of scenery. Apparently, it could have been the Canucks and Oilers making a deal.

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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #3 Thatcher Demko

The Vancouver Canucks are fortunate enough to have two goaltenders among their list of top prospects; while the younger (and smaller) Mikey DiPietro clocks in at #7 on this pre-season’s list, the team has another goaltender in the pipeline that’s currently ranked even higher in Thatcher Demko. Demko often gets lauded for his size and…

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Canucks Army Preseason Game Day 4 – Canucks @ Oilers

Things are progressing nicely for your Vancouver Canucks. They hold a 2-1 record to start the exhibition schedule and have a chance to put another W on the board tonight when they take on the Oilers again, this time in Edmonton. Goaltending has been a strength early on in the first few games for the…

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Mailbag Part 2: Bargain Brock’s Bonus ‘Bag

Jackson McDonald makes his glorious return next week, and we want to give him a proverbial clean sheet of ice—so please enjoy this mid-week bonus mailbag featuring all the questions we didn’t have time to get to before. How do you suspect Boeser will fit under the cap ? Do you see this as a…

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What Green Hopes to Gain This Pre-Season

The Vancouver Canucks have already played their first pre-season games on Monday as they saw split-squad action with the Flames then on Tuesday against the Oilers. Most of what Green hopes to gain will be clarity throughout his lineup. The Canucks have their fair share of newcomers and Green has to get a good idea…

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WWYDW: The 2019/20 Pressbox Crew

Jackson McDonald continues his journey into the depths of hell—or Florida, as it’s more commonly known—this week, and this author is back for another Chris Levesque-style emergency fill-in. Speaking of inadequate replacements, we’re here today to talk about the pressbox. Specifically, how the Vancouver Canucks should handle their extraneous roster players in the 2019/20. Previously,…

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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #4 Nils Höglander

The Vancouver Canucks sat in a very good position with the 40th overall pick in the 2019 NHL entry draft. With many projected first-round picks available, the organization selected who they believed to be the best of the bunch in Nils Höglander and Canucks fans have quickly fallen in love with the young Swedish prospect.