Comets Militia: Down on the Farm – December 19th, 2014

Josh W
December 19 2014 11:00AM

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Angry Joacim Eriksson - Courtesy @CometsInGame

The Utica Comets are back for the weekly Comets Militia report on all the activities relating to the Canucks American Hockey League affiliate.  It has not been the best week for the Comets; despite controlling both games and looking like they would walk away with 4 points, their opponents were able to beat them at the last second. 

Read past the jump to see what has happened this week.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
December 19 2014 08:30AM


Oilers fire Eakins, Flames extend Hartley, Taylor Hall rumors, Ryan Miller as a back-up, Jets defensive woes, Leafs PDO, World Juniors and more in this weeks Roundup

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What Would You Do Thursday: Fixing the Powerplay

That's Offside!
December 18 2014 03:37PM

Welcome to a new feature here on Canucks Army and all sites on the Nation Network: What Would You Do Wednesday THURSDAY, where we put you, yes YOU, in charge of your own imaginary Vancouver Canucks. We'll present you with a different scenario each week, and you tell us how you'd solve it in the comments section below. Give props to the answers you do like and trash the ones you don't. Easy! So let's get started: 

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Canucks at the World Juniors: A Look Back

Josh W
December 18 2014 10:00AM

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With World Junior Championship pre-tournament action just one day away, the Vancouver Canucks are likely to have a handful of prospects representing their various countries. It's always interesting to look back at the success (or lack there of) of current players at previous World Junior Championships.  Though the WJCs host the world's best Under-20 year old players, countries don’t necessarily send the best players, but rather the best–available players.  Late bloomers may never even be considered for their world junior roster while many players may peak as a U20 player and never see a higher level.

With that being said, let's have a look back at current Canucks who have played in a World Junior Championship.

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Canucks Army Postgame - Star Struck

J.D. Burke
December 18 2014 12:18AM

Tonight seemed as good an opportunity as any for Vancouver to recapture some of the offensive flare that was so pivotal in driving their success from earlier this season. They had finally been given a large enough cushion from their grueling season-long road trip to ditch the exhaustion excuse. A repeat affair of Saturday night wouldn't be accepted.

Further to that point, even in the golden era of Lindy Ruff's brief tenure as the Stars bench boss they've more or less thrown defensive hockey to the wayside. This year it's doubly so, with Dallas icing a lineup that consistently includes at least two rookie defenceman. They've also been victimized by even-strength goaltending nearly as bad as Vancouver's.

Alas, it wasn't to be. For every Vancouver push, there was a response from Kari Lehtonen. It didn't take much for the Stars to win this one, as they got the one fluky goal past Eddie Lack and sealed the deal with an empty-netter, securing the 2-0 victory. 

Read past the jump for a recap.

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