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The Canucks Miss Sutter and Beagle

Travis Green and the Canucks have been without Brandon Sutter and Jay Beagle since November 12 and November 21, respectively. They have missed a combined 17 games and while neither player is necessarily a key component to the success of the team, losing two centers at the same time is going to take a toll on…

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Postgame: We’re Not Going Streaking, Canucks Fall 2-1

The Canucks paid a visit to Wells Fargo Center to face the floundering Flyers who have just one win in their last six games. The Canucks were looking to build on a pair of wins which included an impressive triumph over the league-leading Capitals. Unlike the Canucks, the Flyers were looking to bounce back from…

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Are the Canucks any better than they were last year?

Dan Murphy asked an important question during the intermission during Tuesday night’s game against Nashville: Given the team’s similar record after the same amount of games this season compared to last, are they actually any better? It’s a reasonable question that, because of its timing, quickly became a talking point in this market. Murphy raised…

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Postgame: Canucks lose Sutter, win 5-3

It was a significant and eventful win for the Canucks as two teams trying to buck their recent losing ways clashed in Vancouver. The Predators, owners of a two-game losing streak coming into tonight’s tilt, played a heavy but undisciplined game. The Canucks took advantage on the power play and snapped their 4 game losing…

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Postgame: Canucks fall short in Chicago, lose 5-2

The day began with the Canucks earning the praise of a rival coach… the worm has turned. Hawks coach Jeremy Colliton suggested the #Canucks will be a good measuring stick for his team tonight — Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) November 7, 2019 …and may have ended with the Blackhawks feeling better about themselves as they held…

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Are the Canucks a playoff team?

As we enter the second month of the season, two narratives are doing battle in the Vancouver hockey market. The first is that the team’s early run of success indicates that the Canucks are finally a playoff team, while the other suggests a soft schedule and some unusually good luck has conspired to make them…

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The Numbers suggest Elias Pettersson is already among the NHL’s elite

It may be Elias Pettersson’s sophomore season, but there’s no slump in sight. While there is an appreciation for what the 20-year-old has done thus far, it isn’t quite at the level he deserves. Among the buzz brought on by the overall success of the team is Pettersson, who is excelling in nearly every statistic…

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Expectations for Adam Gaudette may be too high

Adam Gaudette was the team’s best player throughout the 2019 preseason. In fact, he was good enough to force the Canucks hand and cause them to demote a pair of bubble players in Nikolay Goldobin and Sven Baertschi. He’s cooled off considerably since then, to the point where he was re-assigned to the Utica Comets…

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Postgame: Canucks Squeak One Out Vs. Rangers

The Canucks were looking to bounce back from being shut out in New Jersey yesterday against a cold Ranger team who were losers of three straight entering this afternoon’s tilt. It turned out to be a tale of two Canuck teams as we saw them dominate play for two periods only to completely turtle in…

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Inaccurate shot location data sends ripples through hockey analytics

On Monday night, the EvolvingWild twins, Josh and Luke Younggren,  discovered that the shot location data the NHL provides to the public has been grossly inaccurate so far over the beginning of this young season. This is a significant discovery and problem for fans and public analysts of the game who rely on metrics and…