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Canucks centre prospect Lukas Jasek signs in Finland

Vancouver Canucks prospect Lukas Jasek has signed in Finland, according to multiple reports. Selected in the sixth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Canucks, the winger-turned-centre is coming off of his best professional season. Trusted with top six minutes in Utica with the Comets, Jasek potted four goals and added 19 assists…

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Canucks announce updates on coaching staff, including extension of Ian Clark

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has added Brad Shaw as an assistant coach and Kyle Gustafson as assistant/special assignment coach. Additionally, assistant coaches Nolan Baumgartner, Jason King, goaltending coach Ian Clark, and video coach Darryl Seward, were all signed to contract extensions. The club also announced that they have…

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WDYTT: What would you name the new Abbotsford AHL franchise?

Welcome back to WDYTT, the only hockey column on the internet that never left BC in the first place. As you read these words, the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs are still in full swing, but the Vancouver Canucks have already moved on to an offseason full of uncertainty. RFA extensions, coaching contracts, and expansion protection…

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Why the Vancouver Canucks should absolutely not trade for Seth Jones

Seth Jones, a pending UFA after the 2021/22 season, recently informed the Columbus Blue Jackets that he would not be extending his contract, and that he’d seek a departure from Ohio via free agency or, ideally, a trade in the interim. The Vancouver Canucks, meanwhile, are on the lookout for a right-handed defenceman capable of…

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How the NHL can incorporate more Canadian team matchups into next season’s schedule

To quote Bono, “the world needs more Canadas.” This unprecedented season has brought many new things into the NHL. Helmet ads, a new deal with ESPN and new divisions, to name a few. That North Division though… How we feeling #Canucks fans? 🇨🇦👀 pic.twitter.com/Oj2dC7gdzw — Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) December 20, 2020 Recently, NHL commissioner Gary…

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The Canucks’ past record against the Leafs suggests it’s going to be a tough season series

Vancity meets The Six. The Toronto Maple Leafs — who the Vancouver Canucks will face off against nine times this season — have the top spot in the North Division all but officially clinched. Here's @Sportsnet's Canadian division winner predictions: https://t.co/fEZRHlSt5w pic.twitter.com/Q0Wp132lB0 — luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) January 12, 2021 After three consecutive first-round exits, the…

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Vancouver Canucks mid round draft target: Defenceman Ian Moore

Aside from Quinn Hughes and Tyler Myers, the construction of the Vancouver Canucks’ future blue line has few certainties. The need for an army of NHL quality defencemen is apparent in Vancouver and one way that the Canucks can fill some holes is through the draft. Leading up to the 2020 NHL draft on October…

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Vancouver Canucks mid round draft target: Defenceman Eamon Powell

Aside from Quinn Hughes and Tyler Myers, the construction of the Vancouver Canucks’ future blue line has few certainties. The need for an army of NHL quality defencemen is apparent in Vancouver and one way that the Canucks can fill some holes is through the draft. Leading up to the 2020 NHL draft on October…

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Vancouver Canucks third round draft target: Defenceman Wyatt Kaiser

Aside from Quinn Hughes and Tyler Myers, the construction of the Vancouver Canucks’ future blue line has few certainties. The need for an army of NHL quality defencemen is apparent in Vancouver and one way that the Canucks can fill some holes is through the draft. Leading up to the 2020 NHL draft on October…