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Wake With Elias: How Nils Höglander’s jersey update saved the Canucks’ season

Has this contributed to the Canucks winning streak?

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Nils Hoglander #36 of the Vancouver Canucks skates down the ice during warm up before their NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rogers Arena on March 6, 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

Vancouver Canucks News

  • Elias Pettersson is expected to return to the Canucks this week. [Daily Hive]
  • Are the playoffs still possible? This midseason report sheds some light on that [Sportsnet]
  • Did Nils Höglander’s jersey update turn the Canucks season around? They’re 3-0 since the proper “ö” was added to his jersey. [Vancouver is Awesome]
  • Alex Burrows was Antoine Roussel’s inspiration to play harder & smarter. [The Province]
  • Benning’s comments about the Canucks and their timeline for competing for the Stanley Cup led to our newest writer, Arpan Parhar, writing a great piece about the actual timeline for the Canucks to compete, with reference to the “seven-player model.” [Nucks Misconduct]
  • Is Adam Gaudette poised for a breakout? [Nucks Misconduct]
  • Finally, the Canucks made a comeback. Sportsnet’s Dan Riccio joined Nick Bondi on the latest episode of Power of the Towel. [Nucks Misconduct Podcasts]

Around the NHL

  • Vincent Trocheck is haunting his former team like he’s Tyler Toffoli. On today’s episode of The Quickie, I look at three players who are surprisingly leading their team in points. [Nucks Misconduct Podcasts]
  • The NHL has proposed changes to the draft lottery [NHL]
  • Off the farm and back on the ice, Darryl Sutter’s first practice in his return as Flames’ head coach starts today. [Calgary Sun]
  • Barry Trotz will become the third coach in NHL history to reach 1,700 games tonight against Boston. [NHL]
  • What would the best bargain roster in the NHL look like? [The Hockey Writers]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning will raise their Stanley Cup banner in front of fans on Saturday. [NHL]