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Canucks 'Shotgun Jake' Virtanen Belongs on Top Lines

Canucks 'Shotgun Jake' Virtanen Belongs on Top Lines

November 12th, 2018 As if the excitement over super rookie Elias Petterson wasn't intoxicating enough for Vancouver, recent evidence suggests that forward Jake Virtanen is starting to realize his immense potential might just consume Canucks fans. After playing on the third and fourth lines for much of...
Sabres Rally Late to Beat Canucks in Shootout

Sabres Rally Late to Beat Canucks in Shootout

November 10th, 2018 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jeff Skinner and Sam Reinhart rallied Buffalo with goals late in the third period, Jack Eichel and Casey Mittelstadt scored in the shootout and the Sabres beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Saturday. With goalie Carter Hutton pulled for ...

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November 8th, 2018
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In today's News & Notes, the Boston Bruins have revealed their Winter Classic uniforms, Evgeni Malkin will not be suspended, Brock Boeser has been sent back to Vancouver and a quick injury update around the NHL. Related: NHL News & Notes: Lucic, Haula & More Bruins Reveal Winter Classic Jerseys The Boston Bruins are kicking it old school with their uniforms for the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. The team official revealed their uniforms for the game on Thursday which featured a throwback design to the team's uniforms from the 1930s. https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/1060552524732739584 "I think it came out fantastic. I love the logo, I love going back through our team's history," Bruins' President Cam Neely said of the jerseys. "There's so much great history and a lot of great uniforms that have been worn and to find a jersey - I think the 75th-anniversary jersey was somewhat similar with the logo." "This is going back to the '30s with the color...
November 7th, 2018
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We're a month into the season and NHL’s Pacific Division is full of surprises. Bottom of the Pacific Division We’ll start at the bottom. Three teams are averaging under a point per game; those three teams were all in the playoffs last season. The Los Angeles Kings, the league’s lowest scoring team, dwell in the division basement. One step above the Kings are last season’s division champs and Stanley Cup finalists, the Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas is the league’s second-lowest scoring team. Next are the Anaheim Ducks, sitting in sixth in the division. Last season, they were the Pacific Division’s second place team. Each team has an excuse. Vegas is missing Nate Schmidt, plus injuries to newcomers Paul Stastny and Max Pacioretty have hurt. The Ducks have had plenty of their own health issues: Ryan Kesler is playing but not healthy while Corey Perry is out for several months and Ryan Getzlaf has missed a few games. The good news is the return of Patrick Eaves (he’s...
November 7th, 2018
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The Vancouver Canucks have exceeded expectations through 15 games in the 2018-19 season. Canada's Westernmost team is second in the Pacific Division, spearheaded by electrifying rookie forward Elias Pettersson. The Canucks' offensive play has made them one of the NHL's most entertaining teams but if their defense continues to struggle, their success so far may prove unsustainable. Too Many Goals Allowed Sure, Vancouver's goaltending tandem of Jacob Markstrom and Anders Nilsson have let in a handful of poor goals, but which goaltenders have not? It is the Canucks' negative goal differential that directly relates to their defensive deficiencies. The Canucks have allowed the sixth-most goals in the league at 50 while also giving up 3.33 goals-per-game. Their minus-three goal differential is the worst among NHL teams in a playoff position. Furthermore, the Canucks are one of two teams in a playoff berth to hold a goal differential below zero, the Buffalo Sabres...
November 5th, 2018
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Canucks center Elias Petterson just keeps conjuring more magic early in his rookie season, scoring two goals and three assists Friday night in a 7-6 overtime victory over the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The 19-year-old super Swede scored with 36 seconds left in the third period to force overtime, making him the 16th player in NHL history to notch nine or more goals in his first nine career games. And he's the sixth player to achieve that outside of the league's inaugural season, according to the NHL public relations department. Earlier this week he was named NHL Rookie of the Month for October, and he is off to a flying start two days into November. In becoming the first Canucks rookie and the youngest player in franchise history notch a five-point game, Pettersson displayed more examples of his incredible hockey sense. Slick-Passing Swede Sparks Brock Boeser In the first period, Pettersson zipped a pinpoint pass to Brock Boeser that sprung...

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Pavel Bure - A Tribute to the Russian Rocket

“Pavel Bure was – and is – the best player to ever wear a Canucks’ uniform.” —Pat Quinn, former Canucks GM The Beginning of Pavel Bure's Iconic Career Discussions involving Pavel Bure's talent always inspire an incredible amount of praise. Songs were written after his arrival, fans... February 5th, 2018

A Look Back at the West Coast Express Line

This article was originally written in December, 2015. During the dead puck era in the years leading to the 2004-05 NHL lockout, the Canucks' trio of Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi and Brendan Morrison far from followed the pattern of declining offense in the league. The West Coast Express... August 30th, 2017