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Vancouver Canucks at St. Louis Blues Post-Game Recap: Singeing The Blues

The Rundown  Coming off a 5-3 victory on Thursday against the Nashville Predators, the Vancouver Canucks were riding their most significant wave of momentum in weeks as they prepared to face off against the St. Louis Blues for a Sunday matinee. Vancouver hadn’t won in consecutive games in more than a month and Afternoon matchups…

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Who Goes Down When Sven Baertschi Returns?

The Vancouver Canucks have been without Sven Baertschi since an October 24 headshot from Tomas Hyka of the Vegas Golden Knights—a play that went unpenalized. Baertschi’s recovery from this concussion has been troubling at the very least. After spending nearly a month off the ice, Baertschi started skating again in late November, but he continued…

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How Did Josh Leivo End Up Being Available For So Little?

On Monday, December 3, 2018, the Toronto Maple Leafs traded Josh Leivo to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Michael Carcone. While Carcone was in the midst of another solid season for Utica, many fans were left wondering how Jim Benning had winkled Kyle Dubas into trading an NHLer—and a former highly-rated prospect—for a career…

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Pettersson vs. Burrows: Who Had The Better Slump-Buster?

With the Vancouver Canucks coming off eight straight losses and tied in the third period of a tight game, a nine-game losing streak looked like a grim possibility. Then—from out of nowhere—everyone’s favourite player streaked towards the net and buried a beautiful goal. In doing so, they not only single-handedly snapped a dreadful skid, but…

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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…