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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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Commence the Comet Comments

The 2016 – 2017 Canuck season was… Not great. Bottom of the table, shitty draft lottery draw, and some flimsy depth. The offseason signings of Patrick Weircoch, Michael Del Zotto, Sam Gagner, Thomas Vanek, Alex Burmistrov, and recently the trade for Derrick Pouliot have already started to look like decent moves. The Canucks have seen […]
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Silver Lining Summary: Canucks vs. Sens

Anders Nilsson kicked off his season with an impressive 32 save shutout as the lowly Nucks suffocated a red-hot Ottawa offence in a 3-0 victory on the road. There were 3 major story-lines in this stint. First, the play of backup goalie Anders Nilsson; second, a Houdini-caliber escape out of a VERY one sided first […]
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