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Mailbag Part 2: Kesler Vs. Naslund

We return to answer even more of your questions with the Monday Mailbag: Part Deux! And in true Vancouver Canuck fashion, we’re doing it back-to-back. Did the Sedins have good metrics? — Ten Zowie (@TenZowie) February 9, 2020 The Sedins have very good metrics, if by metrics you mean advanced analytic measures. In fact, they…

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Monday Mailbag: And The Award Goes To…

You’ve heard of Backup Bob Essensa, but now it’s time for your Essential Backup Blogger to take over the CanucksArmy Monday Mailbag for a week.   What is one move you would make to the powerplay units? — Chris Faber 🤙🔥🎙 (@ChrisFaber39) February 8, 2020 I’d try putting Tyler Myers in front of the net…

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Low-Cost Upgrades The Canucks Could Explore At The Deadline

The Vancouver Canucks head toward the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline in an interesting position – too much of a contender to sell, but too short on cap space and disposable future assets to buy. For the first time in a long time, it’s entirely possible that Jim Benning and Co. stand pat on Deadline Day,…

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Could The Canucks Get Back Into The First Round Of The 2020 Draft?

The Fabled Lost Pick  It’s a little under two weeks until the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline, and the Vancouver Canucks are still pacing the Pacific Division and look well on their way to a playoff spot. This mathematical fact has the vast majority of the fanbase rightfully electrified, but there’s a small segment of supporters…

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WWYDW: Rogers Arena And The Home Game Experience

Last night, the Vancouver Canucks visited the recently-renovated TD Garden in Boston, complete with its brand-new seats and plenty of other upgrades – and it was enough to make any Pacific Northwesterner envious. Back on the home-front, Rogers Arena is still sporting rows of miscoloured seats that really didn’t come all that close to matching…

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WWYDW: Jordie Benn

“Bargain.” “What a steal!” “Better than Myers at a third of the price!” “Big Bad Jim Benning has dominated the Free Agent Frenzy once again.” All of these things, except for that last one, were said in July when the Vancouver Canucks signed UFA Jordie Benn to a two-year, $4 million contract. At the time,…

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How Much Will It Cost The Canucks To Re-Sign Chris Tanev?

The 2020 NHL Trade Deadline is just a month away and, for once, the annual lists of “Top Players on the Block” do not contain Vancouver Canucks defenseman Chris Tanev – despite the fact he’s a pending unrestricted free agent in the midst of what could be considered a career season. Tanev’s resurgence on the…

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WWYDW: Troy Stecher

A year ago, the Vancouver Canucks’ greatest weakness was probably their defense corps. Flash forward to 2020, and suddenly the blueline is looking a little crowded. #Canucks AGM John Weisbrod says he's "optimistic" on whether the #Canucks can have Myers, Tanev & Stecher on the roster beyond this year. @Sportsnet650 #ReachDeep — Randip Janda (@RandipJanda)…

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WWDYW: Jay Beagle

It’s no secret that the weakest link on this current edition of the Vancouver Canucks is their fourth line. As a unit, the Canucks’ bottom-three forwards have been getting buried at five-on-five – something that the team has been able to hide for much of the season, but that becomes painfully obvious in situations like…