Byfuglien re-signs with Jets, what does that mean for Hamhuis?

Ryan Biech
February 09 2016 09:00AM

It was announced yesterday that the Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien agreed to a long-term contract extension. Five years at $7.6 Million per for Big Buff. But we are Canucks Army - not Jets Nation - so how does that relate to the team we cover?

Put simply, news of this extension is of the great variety for Canucks fans as it relates to potentially moving pending unrestricted free agent Dan Hamhuis. Suddenly the Canucks arguably have the best rental defenceman on the market.

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Nation World HQ
February 09 2016 07:23AM


In an effort to keep fans aware of the comings and goings of the other teams in the Smythe Pacific Division… The fine folks at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In order of the Pacific Division standings… we present the Pacific War Room!

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Thatcher Demko sets Boston College Single Season shutout record

Ryan Biech
February 08 2016 09:34PM

Thatcher Demko had a night to remember this evening with Boston College.

After defeating Harvard last Monday for a berth in the Beanpot final - an annual tournament that features Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern and Harvard - Demko and Boston College faced Boston University tonight in the final.

Boston College won in 1-0 in OT, on a goal scored by Minnesota Wild prospect, Alex Tuch. Demko was great throughout the game holding BU scoreless, posting his ninth shutout of the season. Which is important, as the 9th shutout means that Thatcher Demko passes former Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider for the Boston College single-season shutout record. 

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Canucks Player Power Rankings - Feb 8th, 2016

Grainne Downey
February 08 2016 05:04PM


Trying to separate the mediocre from the terrible was especially difficult this week. Pretty much every Canuck hovered around the same level of "bleh" throughout both of their losses and these power rankings tried their very hardest to spread the "bleh" into an ordered list. Read on past the jump to find out how this went:

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CA Monday Mailbag: February 8th

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 08 2016 03:00PM


That was some football game last night, wasn't it? Sorry, I'm just trying to fit in; I watched my cousin play house league instead. He didn't celebrate in an exaggerated fashion. Do you know why?

"Because he acts like he's been there before and has respect!"

Actually, no. He didn't because he spent half the game in the box and didn't score. Kid would've probably done cartwheels if he could've buried a tap in. Because sports are fun and that would've been fun.

Anyway, that's enough hot and dumb takes for now. We still have a few more to make in the form of question responses!

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