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Elias Pettersson is (quietly) dominating the playoffs

In a year where nothing has gone as expected, this author still didn’t expect to ever write an article about how Elias Pettersson’s MVP-quality play in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs was being overshadowed by the Motte’s, Markstrom’s, and Virtanen’s of the world.

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WDYTT: What’s it going to take to finish the Blues?

How quickly the tables can turn, even here at WDYTT, the most consistent hockey column on the internet. At the tail-end of last week, this author suspected they’d be strolling into CanucksArmy today to ask one simple question of you all — how good did it feel to sweep the St. Louis Blues? Now, five…

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Blues Clues II: Previewing the St. Louis Blues’ defence and goaltending

It’s August 12, 2020, and we are right on the cusp of witnessing the Vancouver Canucks take on the defending champion St. Louis Blues in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, live from Rogers Place in Edmonton. Just count the improbabilities in that single sentence alone. In a year defined by unpredictability, it’s…

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WDYTT: What do you like and not like about the NHL’s return-to-play?

With two games in the books and Game Three set to take place tonight, there are a shortage of important questions in need of some serious answering. Who’s been the Canucks’ MVP through two games? Who’s been the team’s biggest disappointment? Who should be coming into the lineup, and who should be sitting out? Unfortunately,…

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Why it matters that Elias Pettersson is finally pushing back

Way back in 2002, after watching his Canucks get bullied in the playoffs by the Detroit Red Wings of all people, Brian Burke dropped one of his most infamous pearls of wisdom — telling reporters that “Sedin is not Swedish for ‘punch me or headlock me in a scrum.’” On Sunday night’s broadcast of Game…