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Vasili Podkolzin and Nils Hoglander Shine in Day 1 of the World Junior Championships

Vasili Podkolzin In the Russian winger’s second go-round at the WJC, Podkolzin has been trusted with a pivotal role in Russia’s forward group. Not only is he wearing an ‘A’ while playing in the top-six, but he is also logging big minutes on Russia’s first-unit power-play mixed in with penalty-killing duties. Vancouver’s most recent first-round…

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Snap Shots: Canucks Draft Pick Nils Höglander at the World Junior Championships

All eyes will be on Nils Hoglander at this year’s tournament after Andrei Svechnikov scored the second “Nyssa” goal of his brief NHL career. While Svechnikov may have popularized the move, Nils Höglander has been scoring lacrosse goals in professional leagues since Svech was a rookie. I may be biased,  but I think Höglander’s “Nyssa”…

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Snap Shots: Canucks Draft Pick Toni Utunen at the World Junior Championships

In all my years, I have never seen as many Molson Canadians spilled as last year when Toni Utunen scored the overtime goal that eliminated Canada from the 2018 World Junior Championship. Obviously, that is because we have so many great breweries in the Vancouver area and we weren’t drinking Molsons. (What else could I…

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Snap Shots: Canucks Draft Pick Karel Plášek at the World Junior Championships

With the World Junior Championship beginning in earnest today, I wanted to take this opportunity to break down the four Canucks prospects that will be playing this year. Over the next few days I’ll break down these four players and project what kind of impact they could have on their country’s WJC teams. Obviously, Vasili…