Canucks Army Postgame: #Lumbus

J.D. Burke
November 28 2014 10:16PM

These aren't your father's Vancouver Canucks. Not only did Vancouver fight for an early lead, but they managed to do something so many earlier versions of this roster could not: close out the game. 

Whether it was the oft-mentioned fragility of last year's team or the laid back nature of prior, more successful iterations, this was an area the Canucks have long struggled in.

Not tonight, though. The Canucks weathered the first, put themselves ahead in the second, and put the exclamation mark on this victory in the third. Bad habits of Canucks teams past were exorcised with a 5-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. And you know what? They made it look easy.

Other side of the jump and such.

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Canucks Army GDT #23 - Canucks @ Blue Jackets

Thomas Drance
November 28 2014 01:30PM

The Vancouver Canucks are set to kickoff the longest road trip of their season: a seven game East coast swing that start on Friday afternoon against the perpetually banged up Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets are somewhat healthier than they were a month ago, but are still without key pieces like Brandon Dubinsky, Fedor Tyutin and Ryan Murray. 

After emerging as a tough, physical, defensive club that controlled play very well last season, the Blue Jackets are back to being Sergei Bobrovsky and company this year. Partly as a result of injuries, the Blue Jackets are a bottom-10 puck possession team that has been widely outscored at five-on-five so far this season. That doesn't mean Vancouver can look past this club though, after all, Bobrovsky is still an elite puck stopper and the Blue Jackets power play is extraordinarily dangerous. 

Read on past the jump (jump jump jump jump jump) for a full preview.

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Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – November 28th, 2014

Josh W
November 28 2014 11:30AM

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Courtesy: UticaComets.com

I won’t lie to you; it has not been a good week for the Utica Comets.  

Vancouver's upstart American Hockey League affiliate are  coming  off of their firs t series of back-to-back losses of the season, and this week won only  2 out of a 6 possible points.   As a result of their struggles t he Comets  have slightly fallen in the standings, but like we preach ad nausea m here   at Canucks Army:  i t is the process and not the results that matter.   

So continue past the jump to read how the Comets have performed beyond the win/loss record.

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
November 28 2014 07:30AM


Yakupov's usage, Oilers fire goalie coach, Canucks player grades, Pat Quinn, Flames luck, Leafs fenwick, gassing the salute, and more in this weeks Roundup.

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WIN FREE VANCOUVER GIANTS TICKETS

That's Offside!
November 27 2014 03:05PM

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Even though it seems like the hockey season started just yesterday, December is already just around the corner. The quickly approaching Christmas season means it's time for an annual WHL holiday tradition: Teddy Bear Toss night!

The Vancouver Giants are holding their Teddy Bear Toss next Saturday, December 6th against the Saskatoon Blades, and Canucks Army wants you, yes you, to be there. So, We're giving away four pairs of tickets to Vancouver Giants Teddy Bear Toss night on Saturday, December 6th!

Read past the jump for details on how to enter!

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