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Batchelor: Jay Beagle to return to lineup

According to Brendan Batchelor of Sporstnet 650, Jay Beagle will play Tuesday night against the Stars. Jay Beagle says he’s good to go tonight. #Canucks — Brendan Batchelor (@BatchHockey) November 19, 2019 The statement was later confirmed by the team’s official Twitter account. The return of Jay Beagle bodes well for the Canucks, as Travis…

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Snap Shots: Bo Horvat will score goals with JT Miller and Sven Baertschi

The Canucks are shuffling their lines quite a bit recently, and with good reason. Bo Horvat has once again played alongside a revolving door or wingers over the past few games and we are beginning to see many of the same problems that plagued the young centre last year begin to creep in again. Horvat…

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Snap Shots: The Lotto Line is Quickly Becoming One of the League’s Best

The trio of Elias Pettersson, JT Miller and Brock Boeser have been scoring at an impressive clip so far this season. Canucks fans knew what they wanted to see from a healthy Brock Boeser and an improving Elias Pettersson but it seems that JT Miller was the missing piece to form what has become one…

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Snap Shots: The Annual Turnover at the USNTDP

The United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP) had eight players drafted in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft and a total of 17 players throughout the seven rounds. The team was filled with some amazingly talented prospects like Cole Caufield, Matt Boldy, Alex Turcotte, Trevor Zegras and first overall pick Jack Hughes….

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Elias Pettersson named NHL’s Player of the Week

On Monday morning, Elias Pettersson was named the NHL’s first star of the week on the back of a strong offensive performance is which he potted three goals and picked up six assists in four games, including three multi-point games and a very successful California road trip.

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Snap Shots: Where will Antoine Roussel Play when he’s Healthy?

The Vancouver Canucks are beginning what is arguably their hardest month of the season. As they march on through November, they’re likely to face an injury or two and the will likely need reinforcements. Luckily for them, they’ll be getting exactly that with the return of Antoine Roussel to the top nine of their forward…

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Snap Shots: Kole Lind talks about the Comets’ hot start

On Wednesday afternoon I spoke with Kole Lind for about 20 minutes and we touched on many different subjects. Kole has been off to a hot start along with his Utica Comets team, and has already scored half as many points as he did all of last season and continues to be a key player…

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CanucksArmy Postgame: Canucks show no California Love against the Kings

The Vancouver Canucks took off on their first California road trip of the season as they took on the Kings on Wednesday night. Kings head coach Todd McLellan has not been happy with his team’s recent play, causing him to change up each of his forward lines and defense pairings. Vancouver’s road trip began at…

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Snap Shots: Canucks are Playing Well with a One-Goal Lead

Author’s Note: I’m going to be trying out some of these smaller 500 word articles on small statistics that I come across. It won’t take away from the bigger articles that I do, but hopefully some people enjoy these quick hit articles. In his early coaching career Travis Green has shown a preference for players…

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10 Positive Takeaways from The Canucks First 10 Games

The Vancouver Canucks are basically an eighth of the way through the 2019-20 season. They’ve had a hot start, and unlike previous seasons, it doesn’t appear to be entirely luck-based. With that in mind, I thought I’d look into what’s driving the Canucks’ early success. Intros are for video games, so let’s just get right…

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The Top Six Puzzle: Where should Miller and Ferland play?

The Canucks’ dynamic duo of Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser struggled to produce offense early on with new linemate Micheal Ferland, scoring just a single goal over their first few games together. This led Travis Green to make a switch, replacing Ferland on that line with J.T. Miller, who has proven to be a strong…