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Why the penalty kill has been an early bright spot for the Canucks

While driving play at 5-on-5 is undoubtedly the most crucial factor to winning games, winning the special teams battle doesn’t hurt either. The Canucks’ penalty kill has been excellent so far, going a near-perfect 12-for-13 over their first four games. Obviously a 92.3% pace isn’t going to last, but if their first four games are…

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What would a Jake Virtanen trade look like?

It’s a tale as old as time: a young player comes into an organization but hasn’t developed the way they had hoped and are now weighing their options. They can hold onto the player to see if he can break through and risk watching the asset depreciate, or they can cut bait while the player…

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Pacific Preview Part 2: Arizona, Edmonton and Vegas

Welcome to CanucksArmy’s Pacific Preview in which we take a look at the other seven teams in the Pacific Division in a two-part series. In part 2, the focus will be on Arizona, Edmonton, and Vegas.  Arizona Coyotes Last season: 39-35-8 (86 points) – 4th in the Pacific Division Oddsmaker’s projected points O/U: 87.5 Notable…

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Postgame: Senators Score Six Unanswered, Win 6-2

The Canucks played their seventh of eight preseason games against the visiting Ottawa Senators, dropping an eventful matchup and bringing their record to 4-3-0 in the exhibition games. While the Canucks controlled gameplay and outshot the Sens, they weren’t able to beat Craig Anderson after their two first period goals. After giving up two early…

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Pacific Preview Part 1: Cowtown and California

Welcome to CanucksNation’s Pacific Preview in which we take a look at the other seven teams in the Pacific Division in a two-part series. In part 1, focus will be on Calgary, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose.  Calgary Flames Last season: 50-25-7 (107 points) – 1st in the Pacific Division Oddsmaker’s projected points O/U:…

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CanucksArmy Preseason Postgame: Canucks show up in Abbotsford

The Canucks were in Abbotsford tonight to sign autographs and play the Senators in their 6th preseason game, which saw locals leave happy following an offensive showcase resulting in a Canucks 6-4 win. Ownership was also reported to be in the house to take in the game and potentially view the arena, location and chat…

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Canucks Army 2019 Pre-Season Prospect Ranking #2: Vasili Podkolzin

Checking in at #2 on our annual prospect rankings is recent draftee Vasili Podkolzin, making his first appearance on our annual prospect rankings. The 10th overall pick in the 2019 draft impressed the Canucks enough with his combination of high-end skill and tenacity, which was on full display during the time he split between three…

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Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers Preseason Post-Game Recap

The Canucks played their fourth preseason game in Edmonton tonight and improved their record to 3-1. The second exhibition game against the Oilers ended much differently than the first with a Canucks 6-1 blowout.  Despite being outshot in the first period and a somewhat slow start, the Canucks managed to never trail in the game….

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What Green Hopes to Gain This Pre-Season

The Vancouver Canucks have already played their first pre-season games on Monday as they saw split-squad action with the Flames then on Tuesday against the Oilers. Most of what Green hopes to gain will be clarity throughout his lineup. The Canucks have their fair share of newcomers and Green has to get a good idea…

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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #16 William Lockwood

This is the fourth time Will Lockwood has been included in these annual prospect rankings and his #16 ranking is the lowest it’s been since his draft year. Previous years had him ranked #8 and #9.  The road as a Canuck prospect has been less than smooth for Lockwood, to say the least, but he’s…

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Players of Interest: Metro Division

This article will serve as part 2 of 4 in a series that draws attention to notable players who could really turn heads in each division next season. These players could be looking to have breakout performances or to bounce back after a lackluster 2018-19 season, and if you’re gearing up for a few fantasy…