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Babych Please – July 28, 2017

The Canucks aren’t good at everything, but they are great at being dads! The Canucks have a knack for picking up amiable Swedish back-up goaltenders. Anders Nilsson’s son turned two this week and Anders made sure that Spiderman attended the party. The Instagram caption was too adorable: Happy 2nd birthday to my beloved son. What…

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The Roundup

The Oilers rocked out at Eberle’s wedding, Canucks make changes to front office, the clock is ticking on an arena deal in Calgary, a look at the summer in the Central and Pacific divisions, Mitch Marner, Mike Smith, and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen

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Should the Canucks Pursue Pending Free Agent Defenceman Will Butcher?

For the second consecutive summer, a Hobey Baker Award winner is hitting unrestricted free agency after finishing their senior season without an entry-level contract to call their own. This year it’s University of Denver standout defender and Colorado Avalanche draftee Will Butcher who’s holding court. BREAKING: Hobey Baker winner Will Butcher to test open market…

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Central Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Blackhawks went through another renaissance and brought back some familiar faces, the Predators added to one of the best young cores in the…

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WWYDW: Jake Virtanen

JD hit the airwaves earlier this week to talk about some of the Canucks’ young bubble players and what the opening night roster will look like. JD and fill-in host Jason Botchford found a lot of common ground, but disagreed on the future of former first-rounder Jake Virtanen. Virtanen looked good in his rookie season…

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Pacific Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Coyotes took a major step forward into actually contending, the Ducks navigated nicely through the expansion draft, the Flames continued their search for…

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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: July 24th – Part Deux

Alternate Reality. Canucks win in 2011. What does the team look like today? What does the league look like? — Graham Ockley (@g_ockley) July 24, 2017 I feel like the only way to do that question — and it’s a damn good question — justice would be with a full article response. Where to start?…

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Canucks Sign Reid Boucher to One-Year Contract Extension

The Vancouver Canucks and Reid Boucher agreed to terms on a one-year contract, valued at $687,000. It’s a one-way contract, which ensures that Boucher will earn his full salary, even if he’s playing games in the AHL. #Canucks have re-signed Reid Boucher to a one-year, one-way contract. https://t.co/vbRNJ3w2Yo — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) July 25, 2017…

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Which Canucks Will be at World Junior Evaluation Camps

It’s almost the end of July, and it’s hot and sunny! That doesn’t matter, there’s hockey to be played. The World Junior Evaluation Camp runs from July 28th-August 5th in Plymouth, Michigan at the USA Hockey Arena. This year features Canada, Finland, United States and Sweden in a round robin format that allows teams to…

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Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: July 24th

Dude take a fucking holiday! I think you've earned a couple weeks off! — Marco B (@Roccos_Van) July 23, 2017 Yeah, but what about Development Camp? Which group has higher ceiling over long term…Nylander/Tkachuk or Virtanen/Juolevi..? — Jeff Putnam (@Putsky88) July 23, 2017 It’s William Nylander and Matthew Tkachuk who have the higher ceiling of…

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Plays of the Week: July 16th-July 22nd

First things first, congratulations to Trevor Linden and his wife, Christina, on the birth of their son, Roman (and shout out to Squire Barnes for the announcement)!! It was quiet on the Canucks front this week, but all is forgiven. Miss an article? I’ve got you covered with our Plays of the Week! Weekly Features…