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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…

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Postgame: Canucks Play Gloria

The Canucks entered tonight seeking their first road win of the season against the Blues, who lived up to expectations by being the toughest their test yet. Tonight’s game was the first of four on the road and the team did well to carry over the momentum generated from their homestand. The defending champions played…

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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….