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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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Reminder: The Canucks Could Have Had Antoine Roussel For The Entirety Of His Career—For Free!

Despite some understandable skepticism related to the large contracted handed to him this summer, Antoine Roussel has been an undoubtedly positive addition to the Vancouver Canucks organization. He trails only Elias Pettersson in both primary assists and penalties drawn—in addition to leading the entire NHL in penalty minutes—which is just a small sampling of the…

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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…

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What The Canucks Want In Their Stockings This Year

The holiday season is upon us once again, and it’s the end of a year full of both naughty and nice for the Vancouver Canucks. As a whole, the Canucks weren’t on their best behaviour in 2018, but there was plenty of good from individual players and thus plenty of reason to hand out some…

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Were The Canucks Lucky Or Good During Their Six-Game Point Streak?

The Vancouver Canucks recently put up their best segment of the season to date—earning points in six straight games between December 6 and 16, and scoring a ton of goals while doing so. The Canucks have been a mercurial team in 2018/19, seeming to vacillate between scorching hot streaks and ice cold losing skids, and…