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Phil Di Giuseppe is a legitimate option to be the Canucks’ 12th forward

With a flurry of activity in free agency, the Vancouver Canucks bolstered their depth to round out their injury reserve options along with the roster of their brand new AHL affiliate in Abbotsford. Some of those signings could pose a legitimate threat to previously pencilled-in players to make the team out of training camp. Among…

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Fixing the NHL’s Department of Player Safety

After a wild week of NHL action that featured what can only be described as a debacle between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety has been under heavy scrutiny. As many waited on bated breath to see the outcome of a public statement from the Rangers stating that…

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How the NHL can grow through COVID-19 part 2: The sport itself

As the premier league for the sport, the NHL has certain responsibilities and abilities to enact change throughout the rest of the hockey world. In the words of Uncle Ben: “With great power comes great responsibility.” When the entire sport looks to your direction, the opportunity to instill effective changes that ripple all the way…

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How the NHL can grow through COVID-19 Part 1: Marketing

As we continue our way through a truly unprecedented time, the world by and large has been forced to adapt. Sports have been no exception to this as we have witnessed the interruption of any resemblance of the norm. Anytime change is forced upon you, there is a unique opportunity for rapid growth and correction…

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What the Canucks are getting in Jayce Hawryluk

When the Vancouver Canucks like a player, they often don’t let up until they get them. On Monday afternoon, Jim Benning reeled in Jayce Hawryluk on a team-friendly one-year deal with an NHL salary of $800,000. Hawryluk was drafted 32nd overall in 2014 by the Florida Panthers, just four picks before the Canucks selected goaltender…

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Is a gamble on Oliver Ekman-Larsson worthwhile for the Vancouver Canucks?

Rumours are swirling that Arizona Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson is being shopped two of the teams on his list of approved destinations: the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks. Ekman-Larsson is a complicated player to move. Arizona really is in tough to move their captain despite his relatively good play. With an albatross contract that has…

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Why Travis Green’s decision to scratch Jake Virtanen was the right move

After floundering through his second training camp this season, Jake Virtanen finds himself back in the doghouse with Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green. There are many things that we can potentially take away from the shocking decision to make the Abbotsford native a healthy scratch but I think Twitter sums it up well. First,…

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Why we can’t fairly compare Brock Boeser and Tyler Toffoli

Much has been made about a potential impending decision around whether to keep Brock Boeser or Tyler Toffoli as the right wing position looks to be an area of strength for the Vancouver Canucks. However, the reason that this is a difficult discussion to have is because Boeser and Toffoli bring very different things to…

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Understanding LTIR and how it can help the Canucks’ cap situation

It is rarely ideal for a franchise to lose a player to a bonafide long-term injury/illness — about as fun as saying the term itself. However, there are salary cap benefits that come from utilizing the relief from a player being placed on a team’s LTIR list. LTIR has been used by several teams, most…