Nils Höglander, Showing the Benefits of AHL Development

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Nils Höglander has played 20 games for the Canucks so far this season and is already about to match the 25 games that he played for the club last year. Höglander spent the bulk of last season with the Abbotsford Canucks, playing a total of 45 games for the club where he notched 32 points when all was said and done. Höglander played the majority of last season with the … Read More

What is Happening with Pettersson?

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Anyone who watches Elias Pettersson regularly can tell something is off with the star Swede, but what? Is it an injury? Two injuries? Or is it simply a slump after a hot start? We don’t know, but we can speculate based on what we have seen on a night-to-night basis. Potential Injury There is much speculation that Pettersson is dealing with a groin issue. A groin issue would explain why … Read More

Demko’s Star Still Shines Brightest on Improved Canucks

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The Canucks are the talk of the town right now, the team is playing better than they have in recent memory and currently sits fourth in the entire league. All key players are largely playing their part, the powerplay is killer, the defence and backchecking are dialed in, and as always Thatcher Demko has been amazing in the net. Over the last few seasons, on many occasions, Demko has been … Read More

Brock Boeser, A Deserved and Exceptional Start to the Season

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Fewer players in the NHL deserved to have as good of a start to this season as Brock Boeser. Boeser came out of the gate swinging, scoring four goals in the Canucks’ first game of the season. Since Boeser’s display on opening night, his individual production and value to the team have remained at a high level. Can Boeser leverage this fantastic start to the year and turn it into … Read More

Vasily Podkolzin Exit’s Game on a Stretcher after an Apparent Head Injury

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Warning: Some readers may find the following content difficult to read. On Wednesday night, the Abbotsford Canucks were playing against the Colorado Eagles when Keaton Middleton abruptly ended Podkolzin’s game with a hit against the boards. Middleton used his leg to leverage the 22-year-old winger head-first into the ice. Following the hit, which was not included in any linked tweets, Podkolzin appeared to have a seizure or convulsion on the … Read More

Former Canuck Travis Dermott Becomes First Player to Break the Pride Tape Ban

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After last season’s pride jersey fiasco, the NHL chose to ban specialty warm-up jerseys for initiatives and causes, as well as other signs of support for said causes, like Pride Tape. On Saturday’s Arizona Coyotes 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks, defenceman Travis Dermott became the first player to break the NHL’s ban on pride tape. Dermott was seen using pride tape on the shaft of his stick, slightly below … Read More

Quinn Hughes Is Not Your Father’s Captain and That’s Okay

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September rolls around and just like that, we have something to talk about. It’s been the off-season for the entire NHL, so news and developments around the league have been slow going, and Vancouver has been no exception. With just under a month left to go before the puck drops on the regular season, the Canucks upper brass decided that they couldn’t wait to get people talking. In a monumental … Read More

Quinn Hughes: Favourite for The Next Canucks Captain

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There has been rumour and speculation swirling around for some time regarding who would be the next captain of the Vancouver Canucks. There are three clear candidates to fill Bo Horvat’s vacant shoes to become the 15th captain in franchise history, JT Miller, Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes. However, no official captain had been named. JT Miller Miller is a fan favourite choice from anyone who loves the fiery forward, … Read More

Höping för Höglander

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This is a make-it-or-break-it year for Nils Höglander. He’s in his third year of playing NHL games for the Canucks. Now at 22 years old (23 in December), the Canucks probably hoped that he had a little more to show for his time in the NHL to date. However, thanks to prolonged development time in Abbotsford last season, Nils will have a strong foundation of improvement to draw from heading … Read More

Silovs Performance at World’s Sparks Thoughts About the Canucks Goalie Situation

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While many Canucks are well into vacation mode at this point in May, thanks to the IIHF World Championship some are still putting in a hard day’s work on the ice. Conor Garland joined the American team during this tournament, earning eight points in nine games. Additionally, Tyler Myers laced up for Canada and has kept himself at a respectable +6 during the tournament, in addition to netting himself one … Read More