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WWYDW: Micheal Ferland

The Canucks signed another bid-name free agent last week, inking forward Micheal Ferland to a four-year deal worth $14 million. Jim Benning has made a flurry of moves this summer with the goal of improving the team enough to make the playoffs in 2019-20, and Ferland looks as though he’s going to play a big…

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First Look: Michael Ferland Deal Helps Canucks, But Causes Cap Crunch

The Canucks made a significant addition to their middle-six on Wednesday morning, inking winger Micheal Ferland to a 4-year deal at $3.5 million AAV. CanucksArmy and the analytics community at large have taken their fare share of criticism in this market for being too negative, but ultimately, we just work with what the Canucks give…

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First Look: Canucks Overpay Tyler Myers

It’s no secret that the Canucks’ defense has been in dire need of a shakeup over the past few years. They’ve been in the bottom-half of the league in goals allowed per game for the past three seasons (including back-to-back years in the bottom six in 2016-17 and 2017-18), and have been one of the…

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Monday Mailbag: Off-Season Edition

Dark horse for a 20-goal season? — Jack Hauen (@jackhauen) July 7, 2019 I’m going to go with Josh Leivo, assuming he get some time in the top-six. He’s in his prime and and 14 goals last year split between Toronto and Vancouver. If he can find a comfortable spot in the lineup with a…

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WWYDW: Defense Pairings

The Canucks made their big splash in free agency on Monday, signing Tyler Myers to a 5-year, $30 million contract. They also added a bit of depth on the back end in the form of Jordie Benn and Oscar Fantenberg. Heading in to next season, things are shaping up to look very different on the…

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First Look: Canucks Give Up Too Much For J.T. Miller

The Canucks finally made their big splash, dealing Marek Manzanec, a 2019 third-round pick, and a first round pick in either 202 or 2021 to the Tampa Bay Lightning for forward J.T. Miller on Saturday morning. In a vacuum, Miller is a great addition to the Canucks’ forward group. Since being traded to the Lightning…

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WWYDW: Free Agency

NHL free agency begins in just under a week, and rumours are starting to trickle out about which players the Canucks might have interest in. '@DarrenDreger on Tyler Myers & #Canucks, "Considerable mutual interest between the 2 sides. I think the numbers have been somewhat inflated as to what Myers is likely going to command….

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Monday Mailbag: Post-Draft Edition

What made GMJB give a 1st Rd pick in the Miller deal? Reports say Leafs wanted to include a 2nd in the Marleau deal, Carolina held fast on a 1st and got it. So this poses the ? Wtf JB? — Alan MacDonald (@alanmac_d) June 23, 2019 I’m as perplexed as you are. The Canucks…