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5 young defencemen the Vancouver Canucks could target in a trade

It seems like we’ve finally reached the dog days of the offseason, doesn’t it? NHL news has slowed to a crawl, and most fans can’t wait for next season to start. The only problem is that, well, we don’t know exactly when the puck will drop for the 2020-21 campaign and it’s already… November?!?!  Well,…

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Why the Jake Virtanen signing is a win for the Canucks

Rejoice Canucks fans, “Shotgun Jake” is back! Wait, why’s no one cheering? Isn’t Virtanen a fan favourite hometown boy who no one wanted to see traded? Sheesh, it was just a joke guys, you can all lower your pitchforks now.  Like it or not, the 24-year-old will probably be sticking around for a while longer…

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How Nate Schmidt will impact the Vancouver Canucks’ blueline

Be honest, Canucks fans: you guys were calling for Jim Benning’s head yesterday morning, weren’t you? Me? I’m too smart to be a prisoner of the moment. I always had faith in our GM and knew that he’d pull a rabbit out of his hat (please don’t go through my tweets).  But even the most…

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Vancouver Canucks free agent targets: Right-handed defenceman Dylan DeMelo

Heading into the offseason, the two main priorities for the Vancouver Canucks are to shed salary and upgrade the blueline. Obviously, this is easier said than done, and there’s a possibility that the team’s backend might be even worse next season if Vancouver doesn’t find a way of shedding one or more of their bloated…

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Antoine Roussel’s antics held him back in the playoffs, but his production was timely

The thing that many Canucks fans will remember about Antoine Roussel during the playoffs might be him getting a 10-minute misconduct for hugging Ryan Reaves.  Antoine Roussel just received a 10-minute misconduct for hugging pic.twitter.com/4Ng0JwMoLf — /Cam Robinson/ (@Hockey_Robinson) August 24, 2020 All jokes aside, the Frenchman wasn’t very noticeable when he wasn’t getting under…

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Troy Stecher stepped up his game in the playoffs for the Vancouver Canucks

After a trying regular season, Troy from Richmond showed off his value to the Vancouver Canucks by moving up the lineup and playing solid, yet unspectacular, hockey during the postseason.  With Stecher on the ice, the Canucks controlled shot attempts over 44% of the time at 5 on 5 and had an expected goal share…