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Should the Canucks target Jake Gardiner in free agency?

There are plenty of intriguing options for the Canucks when it comes to free agency this summer. Erik Karlsson of the San Jose Sharks is the biggest name available on the blueline, but Jake Gardiner of the Toronto Maple Leafs is sure to fetch plenty of interest. Ok, everyone, how about this: Jake Gardiner would…

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Elias Pettersson’s top 10 plays from 2018-19

Elias Pettersson had the greatest season by a rookie in the history of the Canucks. The 20-year-old Swedish phenom finished his first NHL season with a Canucks-record 66 points (28 goals, 38 assists) in 71 games to lead the team to its best season in four years. Pettersson was nominated for the Calder Trophy alongside…

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2019 NHL Draft: Jim Benning planning on sticking to his list

GM Jim Benning will reportedly be sticking to his list come draft day on June. 21 in Vancouver. The Canucks’ GM provided some good quotes to Ben Kuzma of The Province about his strategy for the 2019 NHL Draft. Despite constant strategy talk from media and fans about who the Canucks should draft, it looks…

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Report: Canucks not expected to qualify Brendan Gaunce

It doesn’t look like Brendan Gaunce will be back with the Canucks. According to Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet 650, the Canucks aren’t expected to qualify the contract of the 25-year-old forward. Gaunce is set to become an RFA this offseason. Been told, don't expect the #Canucks to qualify the contract of F Brendan Gaunce. The…

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Milan Lucic speculates about potentially joining the Canucks

Milan Lucic on the Vancouver Canucks? The Edmonton Oilers power forward was on Vancouver radio station Sportsnet 650 on Wednesday and talked about the potential of playing for his hometown NHL team one day. “It’s definitely something that potentially could happen. Whatever happened from 2011 and that type of stuff, it’s all water under the…

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Evaluating the idea of trading up for Jack Hughes

There was plenty of disappointment in Vancouver when the Canucks fell to 10th overall in the 2019 NHL Draft Lottery. Not only did they drop from their original spot at ninth, but they lost out on the chance at selecting highly touted center prospect Jack Hughes. Hughes, who is the brother of Canucks’ current defensive…

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Examining trade speculation around P.K. Subban

The Nashville Predators were eliminated by the Dallas Stars in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs last week. With the Predators failing to make it to the second round, trade rumours around top defenseman P.K. Subban have begun to swirl. The Predators won the Presidents’ Trophy last season and made it to the…

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Elias Pettersson named finalist for Calder Trophy

To the surprise of no one, Elias Pettersson has been nominated for the Calder Trophy. The 20-year-old rookie phenom has been named a finalist for the coveted award alongside Buffalo Sabres’ blueliner Rasmus Dahlin and St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington. The Calder Trophy, also known as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year award, is an…

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Five Canucks confirmed for 2019 IIHF World Championships

The Canucks will be well represented at the upcoming 2019 IIHF World Championships. The tournament takes place in Bratislava & Kosice, Slovakia from May 10-26 and consists of 16 teams; two groups of eight. Group A consists of Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, United States, and host country Slovakia. Group B consists of…

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Recapping the Canucks end of season press conference

The Canucks had their season come to an end over the weekend with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Blues. Despite missing the playoffs for a fourth consecutive year, the team was occupying a playoff spot on Feb.2 and improved by eight points overall in the standings. As is tradition, the Canucks held their end-of-the-season…