Canucks report cards after 20 games: Brock Boeser, Nils Hoglander lead the way

The Canucks are more than a third of the way through the 2021 season after hitting the 20-game mark on Wednesday with a decisive 5-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. It was probably the club’s most dynamic offensive performance in a truncated campaign that has not gone the way Vancouver would have hoped for.

In a normal year, the Canucks would have plenty of runway to make up any ground lost during an often frustrating 8-11-1 start, but this season is a sprint and the Canucks have stumbled out of the gate.

There’s a lot to dissect in terms of individual play with plenty of underachievers, surprises and even some breakout performers.

And now that we’re 20 games into the campaign, The Athletic’s Canucks reporting team is ready to break it all down and hand out individual report cards.

Note: Grades are handed out relative to a player’s expectations. If Player X has a better grade than Player Y it doesn’t mean X has…

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