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Canucks Re-Sign Markus Granlund To One Year Extension

Vancouver announced this morning that they’ve signed Markus Granlund to a one-year extension carrying an AAV of $1.475-million dollars. #Canucks have re-signed Markus Granlund (@GranlundMa) to a one-year, one-way contract. https://t.co/8UlHuWhPp0 — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) June 22, 2018 The pact looks the part of a “show me” contract after the 23-year-old Finn suffered a precipitous…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #10 Adam Boqvist

When your game draws parallels with Erik Karlsson, you’re bound to generate hype. That’s been the case for Swedish defenceman Adam Boqvist, who’s hoping to hear his name called as the second blueliner after Rasmus Dahlin. The merit of those lofty comparisons to Karlsson makes sense when examining Boqvist’s raw offensive tools, but there’s also…

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CANUCKSARMY’S 2018 NHL DRAFT PROFILES: #12 Noah Dobson

Few players have seen their stock rise higher in this draft than Acadie Bathurst Titan defenceman Noah Dobson. The lanky 6-foot-3 blueliner capped off a commendable regular season performance where he finished above a point per game in the QMJHL with a Memorial Cup title that flashed his two-way acumen. Dobson’s unique package of size,…

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Should the Canucks Be Worried About Evan Bouchard’s Skating?

Evan Bouchard has one of the most impressive statistical profiles of any 2018 draft-eligible defencemen not named Rasmus Dahlin. Bouchard outpaced all OHL defencemen — regardless of age — when it came to points(87), assists(62), shots(297), and primary points per game(0.9). Narrow down the criteria to sort by U19 defencemen historically and Bouchard’s production looks…

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Olli Juolevi to Undergo Microdiscectomy Surgery

A crucial summer of development will be washed away for Olli Juolevi. Update on Olli Juolevi. pic.twitter.com/MjYQM8fhSj — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) June 11, 2018 Juolevi will undergo a microdiscectomy procedure to repair a disc in his lower back. A timeline for recovery will be revealed after the surgery, though it typically takes several weeks to…

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Deep Dive: Is a Noah Hanifin Trade Feasible?

There’s no question that the Canucks need help on the blueline. Management, media and fans alike are well aware of the cesspool that’s become the team’s defence group over the past few seasons. Unfortunately, reinforcements are few and far between when peeking at the team’s prospect pool — one that appears concerningly thin after Olli…

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Canucks Sign 2017 6th Round Pick Petrus Palmu To An Entry Level Contract

The Canucks announced this morning that they inked 2017 6th round pick Petrus Palmu to a three-year entry-level contract. Palmu’s selection at the 2017 draft was lauded by many for defying the team’s traditional preference of drafting for size and intangibles in the later rounds. The Canucks have been banging the speed and skill drum…

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Canucks Army Year in Review: Jacob Markstrom

Perhaps it was because of his pedigree as one of the best goaltending prospects in the world at one point, or the fact that he was traded for Roberto Luongo, but many fans were still holding out hope that Jacob Markstrom could flourish as the Canucks’ number one goalie. The development of top prospect Thatcher…

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Canucks Army Year in Review: Erik Gudbranson

Erik Gudbranson’s merit as a top-four defenceman came into question in the aftermath of his first season as a Vancouver Canuck. Fast forward a year later, and Gudbranson has done little to silence the skepticism. Player GP G A P 5v5 CF% Erik Gudbranson 52 2 3 5 43.8 Gudbranson’s already received his fair share…

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CanucksArmy’s 2018 “Midterm” Prospect Rankings: #5 Jonathan Dahlen

Getting a read on Jonathan Dahlen’s draft-plus two season is difficult when considering the extraneous factors at play. The original plan for Dahlen this year was to come to training camp and eventually play in the AHL to become acquainted with the North American ice and style of game. Unfortunately, that idea fell off the…