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Canucks fall to Rangers… Plus / Minus Summary

Analyzing the Canucks Shootout Loss in New Yoooork City

POLL Question: What is Jake Virtanen’s Ceiling?

Jake Virtanen appears to be coming into his own. Despite limited minutes, his role with the Sedin twins has opened him up for some offensive success early in this season – but are fans raising their diminished expectations of the young Abbotsford native? I think most of us can agree that a guy like Derek […]
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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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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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