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Year (So Far) In Review: Bo Horvat’s First Season as Captain

It was a banner season for Bo Horvat in 2019-20 both on and off the ice. Horvat was on pace to set career highs in both assists and points before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic halted the NHL season, and and wife Holly announced in January that they are expecting their first child. To…

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Postgame: Canucks Lose Key Pacific Division Matchup 4-2

It’s not often that Canuck fans find themselves eagerly awaiting a matchup against Arizona. Although it’s also not very often that the Canucks play meaningful games in March against their Pacific counterpart, who also happen to be chasing them in the standings. Unfortunately, that pre-game excitement has turned to post-game angst. Tonight’s 4-2 loss extends…

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Postgame: Canucks can’t tame Wild, fall 4-3 in shootout

Major changes to team dynamics seemed to be the shared characteristic for both teams tonight. The Canucks entered the game with their big-name acquisition, who hopes to bring offensive firepower while some of their impact forwards are on the shelf. Meanwhile, the Wild played their second game since Bruce Boudreau was fired. Aside from giving…

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Four Potential UFA targets that could replace Jacob Markstrom

As Jacob Markstrom and his team continue to rise in the standings, so too does the dollar value on his next contract. With the 30-year-old UFA set to hit the open market, speculation on the cost of Markstrom’s next contract has ramped up. Popular consensus is that Markstrom can expect five to six million on…

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Postgame: Canucks pick up where they left off, win 3-1

With a 3-1 triumph over the Blues, the Canucks have now won 12 of their last 15, and 9 in a row at home. The Blues, on the other hand, have been unable to right the ship, and their winless streak has now extended to three games. In their third and final meeting, both teams…

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Boeser may be scoring less, but his overall play has improved

In his third season, Brock Boeser’s development has taken an unpredictable turn. As a key to the Canucks offense, Boeser has seen his goal production dip, but has made up for it in other ways. In his third full NHL season, he’s made strides towards becoming a more well-rounded player, and has actually had a…

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Postgame: Canucks beat a ’90s nemesis, push streak to seven

It wasn’t exactly a 7-5 barnburner, but the Canucks will take the 2-1 win while looking oh-so-fly on Hockey Night. Before puck drop in the last scheduled matchup between the two teams, the Canucks took the time honour some of the greats who represented the organization throughout the ’90s. Among the special guests were Gino…

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Jacob Markstrom is due for a hefty contract in 2020-2021

It’s a contract year for Jacob Markstrom, and at 29, he’s playing like a man who knows it’s going to be his last real chance to cash in on a long-term deal. That isn’t to say that he’s the kind of player who paces himself, though. The Canucks’ starter isn’t the type to coast early…

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Tyler Myers has struggled in Alex Edler’s absence

Jim Benning showered Tyler Myers with praise in his press conference with the 6’7″ defender back on July 1, singling out his size, ability to jump into the rush, and versatility to play with Quinn Hughes or in a shutdown role with Alex Edler as assets he would bring to the team over the course…