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Why The Best Is Yet To Come For Jake Virtanen

The truncated 2019/20 NHL season was undoubtedly a breakout campaign for Jake Virtanen of the Vancouver Canucks. In just 69 games, Virtanen put up a full slate of career highs – 18 goals, 18 assists, and 36 points – and those totals would only climb higher if the season were to be completed. The question…

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WWYDW: Inserting A Former Canuck Into The Current Lineup

Welcome back, folks, and thanks again for your continued readership during this difficult time. We sincerely hope you and yours are doing as well as possible. We are back to once again dive deep into speculative waters, and to turn our eyes to the past and wonder “What If?” Specifically, we’re here to talk about…

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WWYDW: Undoing Any Trade In Canucks History

Welcome back to another edition of WWYDW, folks, and we do hope you’re doing well out there. With no current hockey to idly speculate about, we’re forced to look into the past for subjects on which to pointlessly debate – and this week, we’re starting with a doozy. Whenever the Vancouver Canucks make a trade,…

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WWYDW Part Deux: More Thoughts On Loui Eriksson’s Departure

Carrying on from yesterday’s WWYDW, here are more of your answers to the question: What would you do to get out of Loui Eriksson’s contract in the 2020 offseason?   Feel free to chime in on this week’s question below, too: What would you do with the rest of the 2019/20, if the NHL were…

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WWYDW: The Rest Of The 2019/20 Season

A week ago, we were idly speculating about moving contracts in the offseason, but now there’s only one Vancouver Canucks-related question on everyone’s mind – is the NHL going to continue the 2019/20 season, and, if so, when? That’s not a question we can answer today. But what we can do is idly speculate about…

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Monday Mailbag: We Just Don’t Know

Everything is on hiatus this week, whether it be the Vancouver Canucks’ season or Jackson McDonald’s answering of the Monday Mailbag – but Stephan Roget has got you covered!   Will Vancouver resign toffoli — Maninder (@Maninde25310564) March 15, 2020 Like most of the questions in today’s mailbag, this one was a lot easier to…

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WWYDW: Moving On From Loui Eriksson

Loui Eriksson exited the lineup before the Vancouver Canucks’ Tuesday win against the New York Islanders, making way for Brock Boeser and ending a lengthy streak of consecutive games for the embattled winger. Stretching all the way back to 2019, Eriksson’s return to consistent ice-time featured plenty of minutes in the top-six alongside Bo Horvat…

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WWYDW: Bumping The Slump

Contrary to popular belief, the Vancouver Canucks are not currently mired in their worst stretch of the season, though it certainly feels that way. The bandwagon might be a little roomier than usual after dropping three straight on the East Coast, but this is a team that has already lost four games in a row…

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Tyler Myers Vs Advanced Stats

When Tyler Myers arrived in Vancouver via the Free Agent Frenzy of 2019, he did so with a handful of caveats from those sharing their opinions on the signing. Expect a defenseman that can eat a lot of minutes and appear largely competent while doing it, so long as one is able to ignore his…