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Boeser may be scoring less, but his overall play has improved

In his third season, Brock Boeser’s development has taken an unpredictable turn. As a key to the Canucks offense, Boeser has seen his goal production dip, but has made up for it in other ways. In his third full NHL season, he’s made strides towards becoming a more well-rounded player, and has actually had a…

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Roundtable: Mid-Season Predictions

It’s a new year and a new edition of the roundtable after a long holiday-induced hiatus. The Canucks are now just past the halfway point of the season, which makes now as good a time as any to take stock of how they’ve performed so far and what we can expect heading into the remaining…

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What will it take for Quinn Hughes to actually win the Calder?

The only thing more challenging than winning the Calder Trophy as a goaltender is winning it as a defenceman. Since the NHL’s rookie of the year award was introduced for the 1936-37 season, 15 goaltenders and 13 defencemen have won the honour, with forwards securing the hardware the remaining 55 times. This season, however, two…

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Blackfish: CanucksArmy Prospect Report – December 8, 2019

Finally, some good news on the Olli Juolevi front in this week’s edition of Blackfish. We’re also talking World Junior selection camp and a couple of Swedish prospects continue their hot streaks. CHL Carson Focht was held pointless this week. Focht has cooled off after his strong start to the season. He is now 5th…

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For the first time in years, the Canucks have a real top-six

The term “top-six forward” gets thrown around a lot by fans and media alike, but most people don’t really know what it means. While some observers can certainly recall a time when second-line forwards were putting up 50-60 point seasons, the reality is that those days are long behind us. Unfortunately, it seems that a…

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Canucks On Pace To Outscore West But Miss Playoffs

As the resident stat-head at Canucks Army, I pride myself in digging deep and finding the numbers that matter. This piece is no different. The Canucks have impressed early on this season and are making a convincing push towards entering the playoffs for the first time since 2015. They’re scoring goals at a pace that…

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The Canucks Miss Sutter and Beagle

Travis Green and the Canucks have been without Brandon Sutter and Jay Beagle since November 12 and November 21, respectively. They have missed a combined 17 games and while neither player is necessarily a key component to the success of the team, losing two centers at the same time is going to take a toll on…

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The Canucks’ November Report Card

When last we met, the Vancouver Canucks were coming off an October to remember, but as we once again gather to assess the team top-to-bottom the situation looks a little less rosy. As of the end of November, the Canucks had slipped out of the top-three in the Pacific Division – albeit with games in…