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Canucks dance around the Flames

The Vancouver Canucks bounced back from a disappointing finish at home against Detroit on Monday to bury 5 on Mike Smith and the Calgary Flames in Cow-Town. Jacob Markstrom was the story in this one – while the big Swedish keeper only made 29 saves on paper, some of those could already be early candidates […]
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Give Goldie a Look

While Canucks fans and coaching staff deliberate line-up changes with the pending return of Loui Eriksson and Brendan Gaunce, the focus shifts to who steps out of the top 12 to make room for one or both of these guys. Well… Rather than gifting Eriksson and Gaunce roster spots, I’d like to propose something a […]
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Canucks Rally and Stumble in a Heartbreaker

The recent ineffectual play of the Sedin twins and the corresponding dive in ice-time lately was turned on its head on Monday night as the Canucks stormed back from a 2-0 deficit only to trip over the finish line against the Detroit Red Wings. Jake n’ Bake with Hank and Dank was looking dangerous for […]
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Silver Lining Summary – Ovi and the Caps get Nucked Up

There is no need to seek out a silver lining from last night’s game between the Canucks and Capitals. The Vancouver Canucks continue to roll-on, surprising even the most optimistic pundits. Thursday night marked their fourth win in a row – and it was a special one. The Canucks beat last years’ President’s Trophy winners, […]
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Silver Lining Summary – ‘Nucks edge out the Wild in Brock Boeser’s homecoming

The Vancouver Canucks capped off their first road-trip of the season in a goaltending duel between Devan Dubnyk and Anders Nilsson. Nilsson got the best of the Minnesota Wild as the Swedish netminder made 29 saves recording his second goose-egg of the season in an impressive 1-0 win. Big Jake Virtanen played the hero, burying […]
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Generational Players and a Silver Lining of the Canucks’ poor Draft Lottery Luck

Canucks fans have come to dread the draft-lottery. Despite finishing far outside of the playoffs for the past 2 seasons, lottery-fortune continues to elude the organization to the extent of being deemed by many as a curse. In the past few years the Canucks have, against the odds, missed out on the likes of Aaron […]
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Are the Canucks really all that bad?

After finishing near the bottom of the table last season, firing Willie D to open up room for a rookie NHL coach in Travis Green; expectations have almost never been lower for the Canucks. But are they as bad as, say, the Vegas odds might suggest? Call me biased, but I don’t think so, and […]
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Silver Lining Summary – Visiting Nucks feast on mild Wings

The understated Vancouver Canucks just keep on rolling. Baertschi nets a pair, Dorsett keeps on sniping, and Virtanen buries his first of the year in a one-sided drubbing at Joe Louis Arena where the Canucks bowled over the Wings by a score of 4-1. The visiting Vancouver side has fallen victim to slow-starts leading to […]
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Silver Lining Summary – Canucks vs. Sabres

The Vancouver Canucks showed off their maturity and resilience on Friday night as they overcame yet another deficit to carve out a victory against Jack Eichel and the Sabres by a final score of 4-2. The Canucks stumbled out of the gate and ate an early Gino against just a minute after puck-drop as Justin […]
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Silver Lining Summary – Canucks vs. Bruins

Canucks fans were fired up on Thursday night in anticipation for a visit to the stagnating – but still fierce – rivalry between Vancouver and Boston. The Bruins were already at a disadvantage before the puck dropped with the absence of starting goalie, Tukka Rask – but it didn’t matter. The visiting Canucks fell 6-3 […]
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