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Four undrafted players the Vancouver Canucks should take a long look at

After trading away their first-round pick for the second consecutive season, the Vancouver Canucks have a prospect pipeline that is looking very barren. Many of their most exciting young players have already graduated to playing professional hockey and the lack of standout prospects is worrying for a team that has yet to prove themselves as…

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For Thatcher Demko, path to NHL success has unusual roots

Thatcher Demko is no stranger to success. In fact, from his time with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL in 2010-11, all the way to the present day as a professional with the Vancouver Canucks, he has never had a season in which he lost more games than he won. Not one losing season over…

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Jordie Benn has been the unlikely solution to a large Canucks’ problem

Jordie Benn was the Vancouver Canucks’ sixth defenceman last season, and a dependable option who could call the night a success if his play wasn’t noticed. Heading into this season his role looked to be much the same until an early-season trip to the COVID list put that in danger. Multiple young defencemen got their…

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Canucks’ reliance on goaltending a symptom of a much larger issue

From the beginning of the 2019-20 season to the present day, only the struggling Chicago Blackhawks have forced their goaltender to make more saves at 5-on-5 than the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks have consistently played poor defensive hockey, and although sometimes they have outscored these issues, the problem has only been magnified this season. This…

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3 possible fixes for the Vancouver Canucks’ power play woes

After winning their season opener, the Canucks have lost their last three games, while being outscored by a combined score of 13-4. A big issue for the team in the early days of the season has been special teams as their power play has failed to convert and their penalty kill has been leaking goals….

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A way too early analysis of the newest Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks opened their 2021 season at Rogers Place in Edmonton, the same arena in which they ended the last. They split the back-to-back against the Oilers, winning the first game 5-3 before succumbing 5-2 in the second one. While it was only two games, the short series offered the first look at the…