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WWYDW: Sven Baertschi, Restricted Free Agent

The Sedins are retiring, meaning this is now Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat’s team. The baton has been passed from two franchise legends to two promising youngsters who have had excellent starts to their NHL careers. That much is known already, but there are some players sort of stuck in limbo right now. One of those…

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Henrik and Daniel Sedin are retiring

Thankfully they didn’t make this announcement yesterday. After 17 seasons with the club, Henrik and Daniel Sedin have announced that they’ll be retiring this summer. It’s the end of an era in Vancouver.

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There are a lot of former Canucks on Team Canada’s Olympic roster

Team Canada announced its Spengler Cup roster today for the Winter Olympics that are set to begin next month in PeyongChang, South Korea. Since NHL players aren’t allowed to play in the tournament, the roster is, uh, predictably loaded with names you wouldn’t expect to see representing Canada on the biggest stage.

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Around The Pacific: The, uh, Golden Knights are in first now

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division. After a big week, the Vegas Golden Knights have taken control of first place in the Pacific Division. And they’re actually playing well! Elsewhere, the Flames welcomed in a new goalie, a Canucks rookie joined…

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Derek Dorsett returned to Vancouver with neck and back stiffness

#Canucks statement on Derek Dorsett, who has returned to Vancouver. pic.twitter.com/zCyyWEOBoq — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) November 21, 2017 According to a statement from the team, Derek Dorsett has been returned to Vancouver as symptoms of neck and back soreness flared up. The team, of course, is about to kick off a six-game road trip in…

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Around The Pacific: The Oilers are sliding into oblivion

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division.  The pack of the Pacific Division, meaning the six teams in playoff contention, are separated by just six points. I want to consider the Edmonton Oilers one of those teams, but the gap is widening.

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Around The Pacific: San Jose rising

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division.  Things have stayed largely the same in the Pacific Division, with the Kings sitting comfortably at the top, the Coyotes buried deep in the basement, and a jumble in the middle featuring the underachieving Oilers…

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Nation Notebook: The aftermath of the Duchene trade

This a weekly feature that rounds up news, rumours, and interesting things happening around the NHL.  Last weekend, the Colorado Avalanche finally pulled the trigger on a deal involving Matt Duchene. The third overall pick from the 2009 draft has been wanting out of Colorado since last Christmas, and it was expected he would be…

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Around The Pacific: The Coyotes finally won a game

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division.  It took them nearly a month, but the Arizona Coyotes are in the win column. They’ve got a ways to go before they can catch the logjam of teams in the middle of the standings,…