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43 Reasons Quinn Hughes deserves to be at the All-Star Game

The NHL announced the participants in their annual All-Star Game earlier today. Elias Pettersson was named to the Pacific Division team, and while that’s all fine and dandy, last season’s Calder Trophy winner is the lone representative from the Canucks. That’s an issue that ought to be remedied in short order. Quinn Hughes deserves to…

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Postgame: Markstrom backstops Canucks to 3-2 win over Kings

10 minutes, 25 seconds. That’s how long it took for the Vancouver Canucks to register their first shot on goal against the LA Kings in tonight’s 3-2 victory. The Kings were aggressive and peppered goaltender Jacob Markstrom with nine shots before the Canucks even managed to get one on Jonathan Quick. Lucky for the Canucks,…

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Oscar Fantenberg has significantly upgraded the Canucks’ depth on defence

No, you won’t hear anybody talking about how they’re #DrunkOnFantenberg. Not yet at least. The Vancouver Canucks’ newest seventh defenceman may have a while to go before achieving Alex Biega’s folk hero status, but he’s actually been an upgrade on his predecessor over the small sample of games he’s played. Teams want their extra d-man…

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Quinn Hughes makes his defence partners better

Chris Tanev called Quinn Hughes the most skilled defence partner he’s ever played with, and aside from Thursday night’s game against Carolina, Tyler Myers has also looked incredible on a defence pairing with the rookie defenceman. Hughes has had an almost immeasurable impact on the Canucks, similar to the one Elias Pettersson had last season…

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What will it take for Quinn Hughes to actually win the Calder?

The only thing more challenging than winning the Calder Trophy as a goaltender is winning it as a defenceman. Since the NHL’s rookie of the year award was introduced for the 1936-37 season, 15 goaltenders and 13 defencemen have won the honour, with forwards securing the hardware the remaining 55 times. This season, however, two…

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Four top-tier NHL defencemen who have been outplayed by Quinn Hughes

Quinn Hughes has gotten off to a roaring start to his rookie campaign. Early on, his impact on the Canucks has shone brightest on the power play and in the team’s newfound ability to control the offensive zone. Toward the beginning of November, Hughes led all NHL defencemen in offensive zone possession and ranked eighth…

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The toughest part of the Canucks’ schedule still lies ahead

The Canucks have been infamous in recent years for getting off to a hot start, only to see the wheels fall off the wagon in November. Obviously, it’s too early to know where they’ll finish the season in the standings, but so far, it looks to be more of the same. After setting the NHL…

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77 Reasons Nikolay Goldobin belongs in the lineup

Maybe you’re new here (like I am) but CanucksArmy has the two leaders of the #FreeGoldy movement on its staff now, and with that, comes the second of our campaign to do just that, and free Nikolay Goldobin from the shackles the Vancouver Canucks have placed on him. Okay, maybe that’s a little over the…

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Introducing the Newest Member of Canucks Army: David Quadrelli

This has been in the works for sometime now, and I’m stoked to finally be officially announcing that I’m joining the CanucksArmy team. For those that don’t know me, I’ve been covering the Canucks for about a year now with the brunt of my work running on The Canuck Way.  I was a disgruntled University…