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Will Any Canucks Prospects Make Their NHL Debuts in 2019-20?

In each of the three previous seasons, I’ve published articles about the likelihoods of various Canucks prospects making their NHL debuts in that particular season (see 2016-17 here, 2017-18 here, and 2018-19 here). Each year, I have done this in October, and this season I, unfortunately, missed the boat. As I recently reviewed the draft…

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How Important is it to Produce at the World Junior Championship?

Another World Junior Championship has come and gone, this time with Canada getting back on top and winning gold. For Canadians from coast to coast, that’s something to feel good about. For NHL fans, watching their teams’ prospects on the big stage is nearly as exciting as watching your home country succeed. Here in Vancouver,…

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On Jess Allen, the Age of Outrage, and Healing Hockey Culture

It has been a turbulent week in hockey to say the least. Last Monday’s dismissal of Don Cherry following his comments on the November 9th edition of Coach’s Corner has sparked a massive debate that, despite the insistence by many that hockey unites Canadians, has instead shown just how divisive it can be. I’m not…