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The Canucks Need Three Scoring Lines

When a good team evolves into a great team there are a few things that they all have in common. The defence can move the puck, the team has sufficient goaltending; and most importantly, they have a top nine forward group that can control the goal share. The Canucks have been a top six/bottom six…

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The 2019/20 Canucks, As Voted By The Fans: The Second Line

Welcome back to The “2019/20 Canucks As Voted By The Fans” Series If you missed last week’s inaugural edition of the series, here’s a brief description of what’s going on here: “Through a series of polls, we’re asking fans to vote on their preferred forward lines and defense pairings for the 2019/20 Vancouver Canucks, based…

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Report: Canucks Have Extended GM Jim Benning

The Canucks have reportedly extended General Manager Jim Benning, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Hearing VAN has extended GM Jim Benning. He was heading into the final season of his current contract. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 16, 2019 Benning was hired in the summer of 2014 by then-President of Hockey Operations Trevor Linden, taking…

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Can Virtanen learn from Ferland next season?

Some NHL player archetypes have changed little since the leagues’s inception: the speedy goal-scoring winger, the high-IQ centre, the slow-moving but methodical defenceman; but the Canucks have two somewhat similar players on their roster for the upcoming season that share a similar profile.

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Players of Interest: Pacific Division

This article will serve as part 1 of 4 in a series that draws attention to notable players who could really turn heads in each division the upcoming season. These players could make waves by having the kind of year that creates a bigger name for themselves or by having bounce-back years; and if you’re…

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T is for Time

Time really is a flat circle. I found myself thinking that as I read this, this past week: “The Wild has been steady since its inception. But the operation now seems in disarray. And it’s hard to know or make sense of what their plan exactly is.” That’s the subhead on a piece from Chip…

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