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2018/19 Vancouver Canucks 25-Game Report Card

With 25 games and nearly two full months already crossed off on the calendar, the Vancouver Canucks are already nearly a third of the way through the 2018/19 season. After an unexpectedly hot start, the team briefly found themselves atop the Pacific Division—but the month of November has not been kind and the Canucks have…

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Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens Post-Game Recap: Sacré Bleh

The Rundown  With the Canucks coming off an Eastern time zone road trip that ended with a four-game losing streak—and a four-game pointless streak for Elias Pettersson—the Vancouver fanbase was eagerly anticipating a bounceback game for both the home team and its star rookie. Unfortunately, they’d still have to put up with a 4:00PM PST…

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Trade Market: Additional First Round Draft Pick Edition

With the 2019 NHL Entry Draft scheduled to take place in Vancouver on June 21 and 22, it’s all but certain that the Canucks will not be trading their 2019 first round draft pick—no matter what position they occupy in the standings come Trade Deadline day. GM Jim Benning referred to the idea as a…

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Vancouver Canucks at Boston Bruins Post-Game Recap: 2011 Meets 20-11

The Rundown  Game day against the Boston Bruins began with a bit of bad news for fans of the Canucks, as the team announced that Brock Boeser would be returning to Vancouver to consult a specialist about his nagging groin issues. #Canucks forward Brock Boeser has cut his Eastern road trip short, returning home to…

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Seven Ideas To Improve The Atmosphere Inside Rogers Arena

It shouldn’t be news to anyone who regularly attends games at Rogers Arena that the building’s atmosphere often lacks significant lustre. In this week’s 31 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman wrote that the Canucks organization have been tracking the results of a fan-surveyed “Fun Meter” after each home game for the past few years, and one can…

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Comparing The Team’s October 2018 Performance With That Of Past Octobers

October of 2018 has come and gone and the Vancouver Canucks have defied all odds—ending the month at the very top of the Pacific Division standings. Enthusiastic—if cautious—optimism is running rampant in Vancouver, with visions of playoff berths dancing in fans’ heads. The hype is real, but it does raise the question of whether this…

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Laying The Odds On The Next ‘Ring Of Honour’ Inductee

The Vancouver Canucks recently announced that Henrik and Daniel Sedin will have their jerseys retired during the 2019/20 season—a ceremony that will no doubt be the centerpiece of the celebration of the team’s 50th year. One gets the feeling, however, that the anniversary season will contain a number of smaller-scale festivities, and the rather empty…

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Nikita Tryamkin Struggling In KHL, Stripped Of Captaincy

At the beginning of the 2018/19 KHL season, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg announced that the 24-year-old Nikita Tryamkin would be taking over as team captain. It was a presumably happy day for the defenseman-in-exile, but the news was considerably less well-received by the fanbase of the Vancouver Canucks. Many fans assumed that Avtomobilist making such a clear…

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Matheson’s Hit On Pettersson Was Retaliation For Pettersson’s Superior Skill–And Canuck Fans Should Be Very, Very Upset About It

There’s a lot of emotion in the Vancouver Canucks fanbase right now, and it’s no mystery as to why. Rookie superstar Elias Pettersson—the saviour of the franchise—was injured last night after receiving a stiff check and a veritable bodyslam from Michael Matheson of the Florida Panthers—and nothing happened in response to it. While Canuck fans…