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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #6 Jett Woo

Jett Woo was probably destined to be a fan favourite the moment the Canucks drafted him at 37th overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Named after actor Jet Li—and possessing the sort of onomatopoeic family name that will play well in Vancouver—Woo represented a unique addition to the prospect cupboard. What he’s done since…

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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #7 Michael DiPietro

It’s unfortunate that Michael DiPietro had to make his NHL debut in the middle of one of the busiest seasons of his life – and behind a Vancouver team that was, for yet another year, struggling to stay afloat. DiPietro allowed a whopping seven goals during a game in which he was given no chance…

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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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What the Canucks have in Jordie Benn

On the first of July, mistakes are always made in the NHL. Teams want a certain player and poison their entire cap structure to get a middling player just because they don’t cost any future assets to acquire.

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Canucks Cuppa Joe: Doug Bodger

This series is a chance to look back at some of the forgotten Canucks over the years as the team approaches their 50th year in the NHL. Some are more noteworthy than others, and if you have any memories of seeing these guys play, feel free to add them in the comments.  I was fortunate…

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Roster Down The Road: Goaltenders

The sun is out, the weather is warm, and the hockey news in Vancouver has dried up after a furious end to July. So, while Canuck fans eagerly await the arrival of Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes, and other notable prospects in the Vancouver system I started to ponder. With this current group of future prospects…