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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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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #7 Michael DiPietro

It’s unfortunate that Michael DiPietro had to make his NHL debut in the middle of one of the busiest seasons of his life – and behind a Vancouver team that was, for yet another year, struggling to stay afloat. DiPietro allowed a whopping seven goals during a game in which he was given no chance…

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BEST CANUCKS MEDIA GUY

I remember walking over to Botchford during the first intermission of the Arizona Coyotes-Vancouver Canucks game in Glendale this spring. It feels selfish to write something about Botch using the word ‘I’, like somehow shifting the goalposts to center a tragedy around myself instead of the 48-year-old ball of frenetic energy that gave a fanbase…

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CanucksArmy Post-Game: The Best of Shotgun Jake

The Canucks had their undefeated streak ended in their last game, falling victim to a messy, stupid matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning and the entirely-inhuman Andrei Vasilevskiy. In an absolutely blessing of a gift from the gods, though, the team was delivered a complete shitshow of an opponent for their follow-up game on Thursday…

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Canucks Army Preseason Postgame: All Goldobin Everything

Final Score: Arizona Coyotes 4, Vancouver Canucks 1 The Vancouver Canucks got a chance to show off some of the province’s most beautiful scenery this weekend, when they hosted the Arizona Coyotes and a whole slew of enthusiastic fans out in Kelowna. It was a gorgeous backdrop for the team to host one of their…

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CanucksArmy ‘Midterm’ Prospect Profiles #2: Thatcher Demko

Numbers Canucks fans have been antsy as they await Thatcher Demko for a few seasons now, hoping he’ll show up just in time to backstop the team through their revival as they enter the post-Sedin era. This past season, they finally got to see him in action, as he made his NHL debut to wind…

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Year in Review: Anders Nilsson

The Vancouver Canucks took a gamble when they signed goaltender Anders Nilsson to a multi year deal this past summer, bringing him on board as a replacement for Ryan Miller alongside Jacob Markstrom. At best, he was expected to put up similar stats to his 2016-17 season with the Buffalo Sabres, where he was good…

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Canucks Army Postgame: The tank bounces back

When people openly cheer for a tank, it can get a little uncomfortable – especially if they start to berate players for giving high levels of effort in a lost season. That being said, I think we’re all in agreement: losing another game, well… it’s not exactly a travesty at this point, no? FINAL SCORE:…

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Canucks Army Postgame: All in for Dahlin

makstrom is better when the canucks don't score — Jason Botchford (@botchford) March 18, 2018 Final Score: San Jose Sharks 5, Vancouver Canucks 3 THE RUNDOWN Coming into the game, the Vancouver Canucks quite literally had nowhere to go but up. According to Friend Of The Site Kevin Woodley (my boss over at InGoal Magazine),…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Loui Loui

Happy Loui Eriksson resurgence day, everyone! The Vancouver Canucks came into their Sunday night matchup with the hint of a turnaround in the air. The team had dropped five straight after trouncing the Corey Crawford-less Chicago Blackhawks on December 28th, but showed they were back in business on Friday with a heady 5-2 victory over…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Dowd they go in 4-3 loss to LA Kings

A mere two nights ago, the Canucks took heady advantage of a severely underperforming Chicago Blackhawks roster, coming out of the gate after the holiday break with a fun, goal-filled 5-2 win to shake off the rust. The good times can only last so long, though; despite some good moments here and there from the…