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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…