A Diamond in the Rough Season, Reminiscing on Höglander’s Rise

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By this point, you don’t need to be told that this Vancouver Canucks season was challenging for the players and the organization. You don’t need to be regaled on the many pitfalls that you watched management walk into over the course of the last few months. We’re heading into the sunny summer months now, so who needs those kinds of vibes crushing their spirits? It can seem like there are … Read More

Rathbone: 4 Predictions After 5 Games

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How many times as a Canuck fan in the last two or three years, have you read that a rookie player has come in near the end of the season and has had a strong performance for his new club? ? While we haven’t had the likes of Brock Boeser, Elias Petterson or Quinn Hughes this season, we’ve had players like Nils Höglander and now Jack Rathbone, that have filled … Read More

A Canucks Goalie Check-In

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Just like every other aspect of the Vancouver Canucks season, there have been some serious highs and treacherous lows with the goaltending situation. Thatcher Demko has shown that his performance in the bubble was not a blip, but instead the bar. Braden Holtby started his Canucks tenure with some of the weakest hockey of his career and Michael DiPietro hasn’t played a game in over 400 days, after a strong … Read More

Pearson’s New Contract and its Future Implications

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On Thursday afternoon reports came out that Tanner Pearson has signed a 3 year $3.25M deal. Prior to the signing, the 28-year-old winger was the main focus of trade speculation for the Canucks heading into the April 12th, trade deadline. Pearson has been a staple on Bo Horvat’s wing over the course of the 3 seasons he has been with this team, putting up 36 goals during that time with … Read More

Where is Elias Pettersson?

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Where is Elias Pettersson? The Vancouver Canucks have now played 11 games since their star forward Elias Patterson last suited up for the team on March 2nd. In his absence, there was no doubt an initial thrill that came from seeing the Canucks earn a three-game winning streak, beating the Toronto Maple Leafs twice and the Montreal Canadiens once. These events brought a thought to Canucks fans, however fleeting and … Read More

Travis Boyd, Can Another 4th Line Leaf Help

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Another week, another Toronto Maple Leaf player added off waivers to a Canucks team who just lost a top-six player to injury. Jimmy Vesey will be seeing another familiar face in the Canucks locker room, other than just J.T. Miller. Travis Boyd, released to waivers by Toronto this week, was Vesey’s regular right-wing counterpart on the Leafs’ fourth line. In Toronto, Boyd was playing almost identical minutes to Vesey, with … Read More

Vesey’s Canucks Deployment and Future

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On Wednesday, March 17th the Canucks acquired Jimmy Vesey off of waivers. The 27-year-old left-winger was previously playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. With all parties involved being north of the 49th parallel, thankfully for the Canuck they didn’t have to worry about any quarantine protocols with this acquisition. Vesey was having a decent season in Toronto as a bottom-six forward, however “decent” for the Maples Leafs is … Read More

Demko’s Rapid Evolution From Back-Up to Clear-Cut Starter

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On Monday night Thatcher Demko made 44 saves against the Ottawa Senators to allow his team to collect their sixth win in eight games. Demko has been absolutely unstoppable in the month of March and has slipped right into Jacob Markstrom’s old spot perfectly. Demko has been incredibly reliable, and that’s something the Vancouver Canucks need if they’re going to be successful.  Bubble Bubly Demko’s Emergence  It has been widely … Read More

Why Gaudette Deserves a Shot in the Top Six.

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When Elias Pettersson left the Vancouver Canucks lineup with an undisclosed upper-body injury, we all knew that there would be a wrench thrown into the top six. One positive thing about that wrench though, is that it has created opportunities for guys further down the lineup to prove themselves in the top half of the roster. Jake Virtanen got a shot on a line with Bo Hrovat and Tanner Pearson … Read More

Miller’s Time at Centre, Canucks Can Capitalize

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J.T. Miller didn’t have as rough of a start to the season as Elias Pettersson, or as explosive of a start as his other usual linemate Brock Boeser. Miller started out the season stuck in the same middle ground as Canucks captain Bo Horvat. The two players showed some exciting moments of play early on, and gave no reason for concern, yet they left some Canucks fans wanting more. Unlike … Read More