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Who Will Be Quinn Hughes’ Defense Partner In 2019/20?

There’s little doubt that Quinn Hughes will be playing for the Vancouver Canucks in the 2019/20 season. The seventh overall pick in the 2018 Entry Draft has done everything he can at the college level and has demonstrated more than enough skill to jump into the NHL immediately. In fact, the Canucks reportedly considered signing…

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What To Watch While The Canucks Are On Hiatus

If you’re a regular reader of CanucksArmy, chances are good that you watch enough hockey to have developed a serious habit. With the Vancouver Canucks on hiatus for a preposterous nine consecutive days between January 24 and February 1—due to a combination of the All-Star Weekend and the team’s scheduled “bye week”—there’s a high possibility…

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2018/19 Vancouver Canucks 50-Game Report Card

Sunday’s matinee matchup against the Detroit Red Wings marked the 50th game of the 2018/19 season for the Vancouver Canucks, and just like high school students across British Columbia, it’s time for the team to receive their report card. As a whole, the team has already outperformed expectations this season. Most pundits—and even a large…

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Trade Market: Slightly-Used Former 3rd Overall Pick Edition

In the grand scheme of his brief career with the Vancouver Canucks, Erik Gudbranson is having a pretty good 2018/19 season. He’s limited his defensive miscues, is bringing consistent physicality, and has become the NHL’s undisputed king of uppercuts. Unfortunately, all that glitters is not Gud. As CanucksArmy’s own Jackson McDonald pointed out last week,…

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Do Faceoffs Really Make A Difference?

The faceoff circle has been the center of major discussion throughout the Vancouver Canucks’ 2018/19 season. Whether it’s Bo Horvat leading the league in draws taken by a ridiculous margin, the contributions of Jay Beagle, or Elias Pettersson’s continued struggles on the dot, faceoffs have been the focal point of multiple Vancouver storylines. That probably…

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The Weirdest Stats Of The Season Thus Far, And How They Came To Be

Mark Twain once wrote that “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable,” and he very well could have been writing about hockey analytics, had they been invented in the 19th century. If there’s one thing that the advent of advanced stats and their proliferation in the hockey zeitgeist has demonstrated over the past decade,…

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It’s Not Too Late To Send Brock Boeser To The All-Star Game!

On Wednesday morning, Elias Pettersson was named to the Pacific Division roster for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game. On Wednesday evening, he responded with his first ever hattrick–including an overtime winner–and perhaps the best performance yet of his young career. Any fan of the Vancouver Canucks hoping to inspire a similar response in Brock Boeser…

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Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames Post-Game Recap: Flame On

The Rundown  With Mike DiPietro back in net against the Czech Republic at the World Juniors, fans were faced with a more difficult decision on Saturday night than they were on Thursday when it came to changing the channel to the Canucks’ game. However, with Team Canada in command of a 4-1 lead and the…

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Using League-Wide Comparables To Predict Brock Boeser’s Next Contract

The Facts  Brock Boeser’s contract will expire on July 1, 2019, though the Vancouver Canucks will retain his rights as a Restricted Free Agent if they have not already signed him to an extension by then—provided they qualify his contract with a qualifying offer, an occurrence so certain it barely merits mention. This expiring contract…