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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…

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Postgame: Canucks lose two points to a division rival in a 6-3 thumping

Well, that was forgettable. The Canucks fell 6-3 in their second of a back-to-back against another divisional opponent in the Vegas Golden Knights. Hopefully, you weren’t late tuning into this one as things got off to a quick start. It was a very high-event game, but unfortunately not in the Canucks’ favour. Vegas has been…

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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…