Arshdeep Bains Called-up Again, Expected Impact This Time Around

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Arshdeep Bains was just called up from the Abbotsford Canucks for the second time this season. He has already played five games with the Canucks this year, with his NHL debut on February 20th. Bains was then sent back down to Abbotsford after the Canucks’ February 29th contest against the Colorado Avalanche. Other circumstances beyond Bains performance led to his original call-up and a subsequent second one. Nevertheless, he has … Read More

DeSmith Is Holding Down The Fort Exceptionally Well

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Since Demko left the game on March 9th against the Winnipeg Jets, DeSmith has played every minute of hockey. And he has done exceptionally well. Since taking over the starter’s crease, DeSmith has a .896 sv% and a GGA of 2.3 with a record of 3-2-1 in his six games. If you remove his .842 sv% on Monday’s game vs. the LA Kings, DeSmith had a .907 sv% in his … Read More

Quinn Hughes’ Eye for Apples, More Milestones to Reach This Season

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During the Canucks’ March 16th game against Washington, Quinn Hughes broke the franchise record for points by defencemen in a single season. It was Quinn’s 77th point of the season, putting him above the previous franchise record of 76. Set by Hughes just last year. With 13 games left in the season, believe it or not, there is still more that the Canucks captain could do to add to his … Read More

Nikita Zadorov, the Most Impactful ‘New’ Canuck

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The Canucks did not make any major moves at the trade deadline. The team’s most recent big-ticket acquisition in Elias Lindholm has to this point not panned out exactly how the Canucks likely would’ve hoped since he joined the team in early February. Nikita Zadorov on the other hand, acquired by the Canucks in November of last year, has now played the bulk of this NHL season with the club … Read More

The Pettersson Extention, How the Canucks Got Here and Where They Go

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Christmas came early for Canucks fans… very early. Just as recently as last month, it looked like star forward Elias Pettersson’s next contract would not be resolved until the off-season. Whether that contract would or would not be with the Canucks seemed to be up in the air as well. However, all of that anticipated anxiety was wiped off of Canucks’ fans calendars last week. On March 2nd, Pettersson and … Read More

Dakota Joshua’s Absence Puts Question Mark on How Canucks Handle Adversity

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One thing that the Canucks have been lacking over recent seasons is depth from their forwards. Through the last few seasons, the Canucks have had the fortune of Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller, and Brock Boeser. But beyond the top six, the club struggled to find a reliable third centre to relieve former captain Bo Horvat of his matchup role back when he was on the team. The lack of offensive … Read More

Pettersson Is Playing Elite, Despite His Linemates

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In Brian Burke’s book: Burke’s Law, he mentions several times that there is nothing Canadians hate more than overpaid hockey players. In Vancouver, we have no shortage of history with overpaid players. But I think Burke had it wrong, I think there is nothing Canadians hate more than players about to sign a huge contract. Let’s think about what the Leafs have gone through in the last few years. Nylander … Read More

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