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CanucksArmy Year In Review: Tim Schaller

A few months ago, CanucksArmy took a look at Tim Schaller’s first four months with the Vancouver Canucks in the aptly-titled “What The Heck Happened To Tim Schaller?” As that headline suggested, Schaller’s debut with his third organization had been decidedly less-than-successful. The numbers were bleak. After a 22-point season with the Boston Bruins, Schaller…

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CanucksArmy Year In Review: Alex Biega

For what proved to be a career-defining season for the 31-year-old defender, Alex Biega’s 2018/19 got off to a slow start. In And Out Of The Lineup Coming out of training camp pencilled in as the seventh defenseman on a temporarily-healthy blueline, Biega sat in the pressbox for the season’s opening weeks—not suiting up for…

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CanucksArmy Year In Review: Antoine Roussel

Any recap of Antoine Roussel’s first season with the Vancouver Canucks has to go back to the day he officially joined the organization—July 1, 2018. Signed to a four-year deal with an annual cap hit of $3 million, Roussel arrived amidst a storm of criticism for Jim Benning and cries of “overpayment!” When Roussel suffered…

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CanucksArmy Year In Review: Tanner Pearson

To say that Tanner Pearson reinvigorated his NHL career after joining the Vancouver Canucks at the 2019 Trade Deadline is a bit of an understatement. Pearson was acquired for what has to be considered a bargain price—the ever-embattled Erik Gudbranson—and proceeded to score at a near 40-goal pace over 19 games with the Canucks. In…

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The Offseason Odds Of Various Canucks Hitting The Trade Market

As it always is when the offseason rolls around, the talk has turned to the two big summer events on the yearly hockey calendar—the NHL Entry Draft and the annual Free Agent Frenzy of July 1. While both of these events will likely have an impact on the roster of the Vancouver Canucks going forward—for…

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Predicting Jacob Markstrom’s Next Contract

In terms of contract negotiations, much of the attention surrounding the Vancouver Canucks this offseason will be paid to Brock Boeser and Alex Edler. The team’s likely MVP for the 2018/19 season also becomes eligible for a new contract when Free Agent Frenzy 2019 hits—and it’s probably time to start talking about it. Jacob Markstrom’s…

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Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings Post-Game Recap: Hughes If True

The Warmup  The Vancouver Canucks entered Thursday night’s matchup with the Los Angeles Kings knowing that anything less than a win would eliminate them from the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs—but somehow, that didn’t seem to matter at all. Thursday also marked the NHL debut of 19-year-old Quinn Hughes—7th overall draft pick in 2018 and the…

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The Arguments For And Against Trading Ben Hutton

The Vancouver Canucks aren’t eliminated from the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs quite yet—but it’s a close enough thing that the focus of the fanbase has shifted entirely to the upcoming offseason. The summer of 2019 won’t be one of franchise-altering transactions—at least as far as the roster is concerned—but there are still some important decisions…

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Which UFA Left Wingers Are Available To Sign This Offseason?

In our ongoing series centering around the 2019 offseason, we’re back for another look at the upcoming free agency market. The Vancouver Canucks have cap space to burn in the summer of 2019—but the question of whether or not they should spend that money is another question entirely. Most Canuck fans are tired of seeing…

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Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators Post-Game Recap: Ottawhat Was That?

Warmup  Both the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators entered the night on two-game win streaks—much to the chagrin of those fans on each franchise’s respective Teams Tank. One squad would be leaving Rogers Arena with a three-game win streak in hand and bragging rights about not being the worst team in Canada—and that was all…