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WWYDW: Goaltending Controversy

Frankly, I’ve always hated the “goaltending controversy” narrative in Vancouver. With the exception of a short blip during the Luongo-Schneider era, the Canucks have generally always had strongly defined roles when it comes to the goaltending position. But, like it or not, it’s undeniable that the tumultuous history of goaltending in Vancouver has weighed on…

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Canucks Army Postgame #3: Meet The New Boss…

It may have been only the third game of the season, but tonight’s tilt had all the trappings of a classic mid-season snoozefest. Neither team brought their best effort, with the Canucks in particular going through long stretches where it looked like they were just going through the motions. Even a late-game slapper from Chris…

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Brock Boeser Needs to Play, Dammit

Developing young players is hard. When we look back at a player’s career, we often treat their success (or lack thereof) as an inevitability. The truth is much more complicated. There are so many variables to consider that go beyond talent or even hard work, and analytics haven’t come close to cracking the code beyond…

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WWYDW: The Boest Man for the Job

For some reason, Borck Boeser has yet to crack the lineup in the first two games of the season. Most fans would like to see him action, but at what cost? Who would you take out of the lineup so Boeser can draw in? Or perhaps you think he should stay in the press box?…

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WWYDW: Predictions

The season is finally upon us. Since the Canucks won’t need to make any more decisions in the immediate future, we’ll eschew the usual format in favour of a more traditional line of questioning. Today is the day bragging rights can be won. How many points do the Canucks finish with this year? Where do…

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WWYDW: White House

Politics dominated the news cycle this week. A number of NFL players and teams following in the footsteps of Colin Kaepernick and electing to kneel during the national anthem to protest state-sanctioned violence against people of color, as well as the disparaging comments President Donald Trump directed towards players who kneel during the anthem. President…

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WWYDW: Opening Night

Preseason games are well underway, and we’re rapidly approaching the regular season. This is the time that roster spots are earned, so let’s keep the question simple this week. What does your opening-night roster look like? Last week I asked: The Canucks have now signed two players to PTOs, Ryan White in late August and…

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WWYDW: Professional Try-Outs

I’m back in the saddle after a week off, here to be the voice of the people that JD Burke could only dream of. The Canucks have now signed two players to PTOs, Ryan White in late August and Scottie Upshall earlier this week. Which of these two players would you most like to see…

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Canucks Army 2017 Pre-Season Prospect Profiles: #8 Kole Lind

When the Vancouver Canucks selected Jonah Gadjovich at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft earlier this summer, many were quick to throw the “power forward” phrase around. While fellow second-round selection Kole Lind doesn’t have the size or strength that Gadjovich does, don’t be surprised if we look back one day and find that Lind came…

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Canucks Army Pre-Season Prospect Rankings: #9 Jordan Subban

Christopher Nolan’s¬†Inception may have been overrated, overlong, and overwrought*, but it did brilliantly articulate a truth about the human mind: The simplest idea, if implanted in the subconscious mind, can wreak havoc on a person’s ability rationally perceive their surroundings. It also gave me what is, to date, my only theory as to why the…