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Hög’s Plan: To teammates and coaches, Nils Höglander’s rookie experience is one like no other

Editors’ note: the following is an excerpt from my article written for the Vancouver Canucks as part of The Botchford Project mentorship program. Thank you so much to everyone who made this opportunity possible! Jumping into the National Hockey League can sometimes present a wide array of challenges for new players. What Nils Höglander has […]

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A deep dive into Thatcher Demko’s technique and why he’s ready to step in for the injured Jacob Markstrom

The NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone, and even after the Canucks made an attempt to solidify their lineup with the acquisition of Tyler Toffoli last week, one massive problem reared its head just before the clock struck high noon. Yesterday the team announced that Jacob Markstrom will be out of the lineup with […]

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How the All-Star play of Jacob Markstrom has been a constant in a chaotic Canucks season

When Jacob Markstrom makes his debut as an NHL All-Star during Friday night’s Skills competition in St. Louis, he’ll be following in the footsteps of some of the greatest Canucks goalies of all time: Roberto Luongo, Kirk McLean, Gary Smith and, of course, the legendary John Garrett. While Markstrom may have gotten his invite to All-Star […]

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Vancouver Giants fans hurl thousands of teddy bears at the ice

It was raining stuffed animals on Sunday, as the Vancouver Giants hosted their annual Teddy Bear Toss game. Wearing outrageous Grinch-themed uniforms, the Giants held the annual event at Rogers Arena for the first time this year. The Teddy Bear Toss game is a junior hockey holiday tradition, where fans are asked to bring a stuffed […]

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Miller exceeding early expectations for Canucks after controversial trade

When J.T. Miller joined the Vancouver Canucks through a controversial trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning in June, some big expectations came with him. Any time a player costs a first-round pick, the bar of success is immediately set in a high place. The season might only be two weeks old, but so far the […]

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Pacific Peeks: Vancouver Canucks

It’s been a long, long time since you could mention the Vancouver Canucks and “playoffs” in the same sentence. And yet, here we are. The Canucks have a very clear vision on how to celebrate their 50th anniversary season properly; a season full of commemorating the past, a few throwback jersey nights and an exciting young team that looks […]

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Finding better nicknames for new Canucks players

Hockey players suck at nicknames. When the Vancouver Canucks opened training camp with media interviews on Thursday, it was the players’ first chance to talk about their offseason training regiments, their goals for the season and their first impressions of their new teammates. But when Chris Tanev was asked the latter question, he unknowingly admitted […]

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Thatcher Demko needs to show No. 1 potential for Canucks next season

There’s a number of storylines going into the 2019-20 season for the Vancouver Canucks; an anniversary celebration, a rebuilt supporting cast, and a draft pick bet placed on the team’s ability to make the postseason within the next two years. But one story flying under the radar heading into training camp in September surrounds the […]

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Jonathan Dahlen on what happened with Canucks

Written in collaboration with Sheng Peng Jonathan Dahlen made his debut for the San Jose Barracuda last night. It was a quiet beginning in the San Jose organization for the once-ballyhooed Vancouver prospect, skating before SAP Center’s announced crowd of 2,593. But this might have been a welcome contrast for Dahlen, who departed the Canucks […]

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Cuda Corner: Wood, Suomela lead Worcester past Stockton in 2-1 victory

A lot has changed in the American Hockey League since the Worcester Sharks last took the ice, but there are three things that have remained the same: Roy Sommer, John McCarthy and on-ice success. The San Jose Barracuda, wearing the sweaters of the old Worcester Sharks franchise, pulled out a 2-1 win over the Stockton Heat yesterday […]