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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Canada 3 – 1 Sweden

In the final game of the 2018 World Junior Championship, two hockey powerhouse nations would battle for gold with Sweden matched up against Canada for the first time in the tournament. It was a win-win for Canucks nation as the game matched up a potential future franchise player in Elias Pettersson against the promising Jonah…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Sweden 4 – 2 USA

A hyped semi-final game took place today with team Sweden taking on team USA. Games like these are ideal measuring sticks for player evaluation as both teams are loaded with talent and playing at maximum intensity with a chance to play for gold on the line. Today would match up the top prospect for the…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Czech Republic 4 – 3 Finland

The quarterfinals for the World Junior Championships kicked off with a match between the Czech Republic and the heavily favoured Finland squad. In a game that was seemingly a pre-determined Finnish victory, it would take a young, Czech goalie having the game of his life to buck the narrative, and that’s exactly what San Jose…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: USA 5 Finland 4

New Years Eve brought up the intriguing match-up in game 18 of the tournament, Finland versus the United States. This one’s been circled on my calendar for a while now for a list of reasons, being: Olli Juolevi Kailer Yamamoto Quinn Hughes Kristian Vesalainen Casey Mittelstadt This game was loaded with developing star power and…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Finland 5 – 2 Slovakia

The third game of day five of the World Junior Championship matched up Finland Vs. Slovakia. It’s been well documented that Finland has been struggling to score goals with only six scored early in the tournament, did that change today? Lets take a look.   First period The first period was uneventful. Slovakia was trapping…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Canada 3 – 4 USA

The Friday matinee Buffalo Blizzard Bowl between Canada and the United States. A game that will be remembered for plenty of reasons; for me, all the wrongs ones. The game was a spectacle, no doubt, but at the expense of player safety for many teams prized possessions and at the expense of the game of…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Finland 4 – 1 Denmark

Day three of the World Junior Hockey Championship kicked off with a Thursday morning game between Finland and Denmark. I’ll start off by telling you that the score of 4-1 in this game doesn’t do the Finnish performance justice. After a sloppy first 90 seconds from Finland, they dominated the game in every aspect. If…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Canada 6 – 0 Slovakia

In a game where the result was never in doubt, it’s time to focus on the process and from that point of view, Team Canada had a perfect night. They never took their foot off the gas and never gave Slovakia a chance. The domination began early with a point shot from the newly appointed…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Switzerland 3 – 2 Belarus

Day two of the World Junior Hockey Championships kicked off with a Wednesday matinee between Switzerland and Belarus. This wasn’t necessarily a game circled on every fans calendar, but an important game in some respects. For one, Belarus is fighting against relegation. Another reason games like these are important is because, when the talent level…

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CanucksArmy Post-Game: Holiday Blues

Never good to have a question mark beside your name on the projected lineup card. That’s what you get when you dress seven defencemen, a puzzling move by Canucks head coach Travis Green. It’s a strong message sent to Alexander Burmistrov and Reid Boucher who are stuck in the press box in favour an awkward…

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CanucksArmy Post-Game: 7 Up

Brock Boeser is okay! If you’re a fan of the Canucks, your Christmas wish came early this year. Coming into the game, the Canucks were 29th in the league averaging 2.58 GPG, and the Habs were sitting in 28th at 2.61, so of course, these two teams would combine for 12 goals as Montreal won…

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What are the Canucks Optimal Defence Pairs?

As the Canucks forwards continue to drop like flies, one after another making return trips to Vancouver and the infirmary, their blue line has been surprisingly durable. Their only regular contributor that’s not available to them at this moment is Erik Gudbranson. Based on the initial timeline of his injury and his return to practices,…