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Analyzing what Jimmy Vesey will bring to the Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks claimed forward Jimmy Vesey on waivers Wednesday afternoon from the Toronto Maple Leafs to bolster their bottom-six depth after a string of injuries to Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel, and Justin Bailey. The former Hobey Baker winner struggled in his time with the Leafs this season, posting five goals and two assists over…

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Assessing Nils Hoglander’s Calder Trophy finalist chances

Nils Hoglander’s emergence as a staple in the Vancouver Canucks’ top-six has been a welcome surprise in a hockey market grasping at straws for positives nearly halfway into the season. After a run of Calder Trophy finalists in Boeser, Pettersson, and Hughes over three consecutive years, the Canucks’ rookie dominance looked as though it was…