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Immodest Proposals: Who To Sell At The Deadline, And How

Last week on CanucksArmy, the intrepid Ryan Biech highlighted all the potential players that the Vancouver Canucks might “sell” at the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline. Now, the Immodest Proposals crew is here to bang in the rebound by suggesting some possible destinations and returns for those assets—and by creating some voteable proposals for fans to…

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Immodest Proposals: Taking On Cap Dumps In The Offseason

With GM Jim Benning continually reiterating his intentions to stand relatively pat at the 2019 Trade Deadline, it’s become a near certainty that the Vancouver Canucks will enter the 2019/20 season with a serious abundance of cap space. Chances are good that a decent portion of this space will be occupied by new deals for…

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Immodest Proposals: Buy-Low Reclamation Projects At The Deadline

As the Vancouver Canucks approach the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline—February 25, for those keeping score at home—the organization finds itself in a difficult position. The team is very much in the hunt for a playoff position, and that probably precludes GM Jim Benning from doing much—if any—selling off of assets. At the same time, the…

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Where Does Sven Baertschi Fit In The Canucks’ Long-Term Plans?

An unfortunate concussion—and a recent bout of illness—have combined to keep Sven Baertschi out of the Vancouver Canucks lineup for the majority of the 2018/19 season. In his absence, several other players have stepped into top-six roles—with varied results—and that’s raised the important question of Baertschi’s role with the team in the long term. Below,…

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Immodest Proposals: Trading Tanev For A Premium Young RHD

Several commenters on past editions of the Trade Market have mentioned their desire to see more actual trade proposals put up for discussion, and that’s the idea behind our newest column—Immodest Proposals.   In each edition of Immodest Proposals, we’ll come up with a trade Concept—meaning the assets that the Canucks might be looking to…

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What The Heck Happened To Tim Schaller?

Count this author in as one of the few in the Vancouver fanbase who were actually excited about the signing of Tim Schaller in the summer of 2018. While that opinion has aged about as gracefully as Keith Tkachuk, there was once plenty of reason for optimism. When he signed with the Canucks, Schaller was…

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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…