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The Milan Lucic trade that didn’t happen

The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames linked up to make one of the strangest trades of the off-season as James Neal and Milan Lucic were swapped for both parties to get a change of scenery. Apparently, it could have been the Canucks and Oilers making a deal.

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Jonathan Dahlén returns to SHL

A few months after being traded to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Linus Karlsson, former top prospect Jonathan Dahlén is heading back to Sweden.

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Travis Green on Eriksson, Boeser, and the captaincy

Canucks head coach Travis Green joined Sportsnet 590 Friday morning to discuss a variety of topics heading into the 2019-20 season. Among the things discussed were his struggles with Loui Eriksson, the team’s captaincy, and Brock Boeser’s contract.

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2019 Preseason Prospect Rankings: #3 Thatcher Demko

The Vancouver Canucks are fortunate enough to have two goaltenders among their list of top prospects; while the younger (and smaller) Mikey DiPietro clocks in at #7 on this pre-season’s list, the team has another goaltender in the pipeline that’s currently ranked even higher in Thatcher Demko. Demko often gets lauded for his size and…

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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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BEST CANUCKS MEDIA GUY

I remember walking over to Botchford during the first intermission of the Arizona Coyotes-Vancouver Canucks game in Glendale this spring. It feels selfish to write something about Botch using the word ‘I’, like somehow shifting the goalposts to center a tragedy around myself instead of the 48-year-old ball of frenetic energy that gave a fanbase…