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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #5 Olli Juolevi

Next up on our countdown of the best prospects in the Canucks’ system is Olli Juolevi, a player who, if not for Jake Virtanen, would be far and away the most polarizing Canucks’ first-round pick in recent memory. Juolevi debuted in the #2 spot on our annual rankings back in 2016, but his inability to…

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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #8 Tyler Madden

This may come as a surprise to some of you, but I am often wrong. In the process of preparing for the NHL draft every year, we at CanucksArmy do our best to familiarize ourselves with as many eligible prospects as possible, balancing watching hours of tape with going to school, day jobs, family life,…

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The Eulogies: Remembering Vancouver’s One-Man Army

BEST COLD FEET I feel really uneasy and uncomfortable promoting and retweeting my Botch tribute, because all I can think of is this classic Harris tweet. But I also think showing the side of him not everyone got to see trumps my own insecurities, so… read it. It’s important to me. pic.twitter.com/Drbu4K1fpO — Justin Morissette…

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Monday Mailbag: Third Line Centres, Josh Leivo, and State Income Tax

How much of an upgrade do you think JT Miller would would be over Sutter as a third line centre? — Stein (@VancouverGent) September 8, 2019 Brandon Sutter was a -0.4 WAR player by Evolving Hockey’s wins above replacement model, while was +2.3. Theoretically, this would mean that swapping out Brandon Sutter for JT Miller…

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WWYDW: Adam Gaudette

With Nikolay Goldobin now under contract for another year, the Canucks’ forward group for next season is beginning to take shape… and it’s looking awfully crowded. Many fans had hoped recent NCAA standout Adam Gaudette might get the chance to earn a full-time gig with the big club this season, but with the preseason looming…

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2019 Pre-Season Prospect Rankings: Honourable Mentions

It’s that time of year again. Our prospect profile series is back for another year following a brief hiatus during the 2018-19 season. We’ll be kicking off our rankings with a quick look at some players who didn’t quite make the cut, but still warranted discussion. I thought it would be appropriate to offer the…

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WWYDW: Nikolay Goldobin

It’s the summer of the RFA. Around the league, a number of high profile restricted free agents remain unsigned by their respective clubs. Brock Boeser gets most of the attention around these parts, but the Canucks have another unsigned RFA who we’ll be turning our attention to this week. Nikolay Goldobin is coming off a…

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WWYDW: Jim Benning

Elliotte Friedman dropped a bombshell on Friday morning, reporting that the Canucks were working on extending general manager Jim Benning. The organization made it official yesterday, announcing Benning had inked a three-year contract extension. I won’t go to the trouble of re-litigating Benning’s 5+ years with the organization- at this point, most fans know where…

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Monday Mailbag: The Captaincy, Trading Horvat, and Podcast Beefs

Do the Canucks name a captain for next season or will it be a committee like last season? Who should be the captain? — Philip Barrington (@pbsd43) August 11, 2019 I don’t have the slightest idea what the Canucks’ plans are, but I could certainly see them waiting until the Sedins jersys have been retired…