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Wake With Elias: Vancouver Officially Out as Hub City

Vancouver is no longer in the running to be a hub city, and most people don’t seem to care

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  • There has been news trickling out for a while, but Vancouver is officially OUT as a hub city for the NHL play in series. The Canucks released their official statement on Twitter yesterday:

B.C. Premier John Horgan also released a statement:

Judging by the Twitter response, most Canucks fan seem pleased with decision. And for good reason. The benefits of being a hub city appear to be marginal, and why take a risk when the province is doing so well? Thomas Drance has some specifics on the issues involved:

And some comments from everyone’s favorite public health official, Dr. Bonnie Henry:

  • A look at the Canucks all-time drafted team from Jason Gregor [CanucksArmy]
  • A pro scout breaks down a Canucks-Wild matchup [The Athletic]
  • Some news from the boys at Cap Space WIns Cups from a few days ago:
  • Rick Dhaliwal saying a European contigent of Canucks players to arrive this weekend:

And a related Markstrom update: