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2020 NHL Draft Profile No. 3: Lucas Raymond

It seems like the top two spots are set in stone for Alexis Lafreniere and Quinton Byfield. After those two, it’s open for argument. We are going to go with Swedish winger Lucas Raymond. Name: Lucas Raymond Date of Birth: March 28, 2002 Nation: Sweden Position: Wing Shoots: Right Height: 5’10” Weight: 165 lbs For…

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Brogan Rafferty has worked his way onto the Canucks’ roster

Anything less than making the Canucks out of training camp would be a disappointment. This is the attitude that Utica Comets’ All-Star defenceman Brogan Rafferty is bringing next season. The 24-year-old came in and shocked the American Hockey League this season. He was the top-scoring rookie defenceman with 45 points in 57 games. His transition…

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Snap Shots: The Canucks’ Winning Ways at Home

The Canucks were getting back to playing great hockey at home this season. After a few years of mediocrity, the Canucks have begun to turn the corner when it comes to protecting their home barn. This season the Canucks were 22-9-4 at Rogers Arena. They established a consistent winning mentality and a defend home ice…

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2020 NHL Draft Profile No. 1: Alexis Lafreniere

It’s going to be one of those years where the draft lottery winner immediately knows which player they are going to select. Coming in at number one with a bullet on our list is Alexis Lafreniere. Name: Alexis Lafrenière (Lafreniere) Date of Birth: October 11th, 2001 Nation: Canada Position: LW Shoots: Left Height: 6’1″ Weight:…

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Salary Cap expected to increase to 84-88.2 Million Dollars for 2020-2021 season

Some important news has come out of the NHL’s General Manager meetings in Boca Raton Wednesday morning. Eric Francis of Sportsnet has reported that the 2020-21 salary cap is projected to take a significant jump next season. Bill Daly announces he’s told teams the salary cap is projected to be between $84 to $88.2 million…

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Alex Edler is one of the key pieces to the Canucks’ playoff push

One of the two remaining players from the 2011 run to the Cup final may have taken a step back, but his presence is still very crucial for the Canucks’ success. Alexander Edler and Chris Tanev are the first two players to hop over the boards when the Canucks need to kill off a penalty….

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Postgame: How to Lose a Game in 8 Minutes

The Vancouver Canucks came into Sunday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets desperate for a win. The Canucks went on a 14-3-0 hot streak but have now fallen into a tough stretch of games, going 4-6-2 since then. Sunday’s game marked the final stop of a four-game road trip, the last of its kind for…

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Unusual Line Combinations: A Canucks Twitter Thought Experiment

The Vancouver Canucks have a bevy of wingers in their organization and that creates an opportunity to create some bizarre line combinations. I wanted to get some unconventional ideas, so I went to the place with the most unconventional fans, Canucks Twitter. I was hoping the replies would include some of the players that are…

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CanucksArmy Postgame: Jacob Markstrom is a Legend

Sedin week is upon us and the Vancouver Canucks were hoping to get it started on the right foot after a tough showing against the Flames on Saturday. Monday was “Legends Night” at Rogers Arena, the first instalment of Sedin Week. All the Sedin memories have made their return to our social media feed this…

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The Canucks can Make History on the Sedins’ Jersey Retirement Night

The Canucks are returning home for “Sedin Week” with a chance to make history on Henrik and Daniel’s big night. The Canucks are currently on a nine-game winning streak on home ice. That is the second-longest single-season winning streak at home in franchise history. The record for home victories in a row is 11, achieved…