November 30 2015 01:30PM
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The Vancouver Canucks have embraced a youth movement of sorts in the early stages of this season.
To the organization's credit, they've managed to at least make an initially successful foray into bridging the gap from one era to the next by getting a handful of their notable prospects some NHL reps. And they've done while remaining competitive.
The early returns on the youth influx have been rather encouraging. Jared McCann is amongst the team leaders in goals, Jake Virtanen has flashed the sort of powerful play both on and off the puck that may justify his draft position yet, and Ben Hutton has been a standout puck-mover from the back end.
If those guys have been given a chance to dip their respective toes in the water, though, then Bo Horvat has been tossed into the deep end of the pool without a life jacket.
November 30 2015 12:45PM
Remember when the Ducks were good? Remember when they added Kesler and Bieksa and many thought OH, these Ducks are going to be really good now? Ya, me neither. There aren't too many things that make me happier but seeing Kesler and Bieksa stink in Orange County is a great feeling. Tonight, the Nucks take a few hours away from Fantasyland and the Tower of Terror to take on the Ducks. The promising thing here is that the Canucks seem to be getting over their hump, whereas the Ducks...not so much. Shame.
I will say one thing about the Honda Center, though, killer condiment bar (cheese, bacon bits, green onions I think, sour cream, salsa, etc). As a fan, that's good stuff.
November 30 2015 11:37AM
After Pavel Bure left in a huff and before the Sedin twins rose to prominence, the West Coast Express line captured the imagination of left coast hockey fans.
Though the West Coast Express-era Canucks never achieved a level of playoff success to match their artistry and dominance in the regular season, and were involved in perhaps the darkest chapter in Vancouver Canucks history, they're still remembered fondly in the lower mainland. And next Monday they'll be honoured at Rogers Arena when the Canucks host the Buffalo Sabres.
November 30 2015 10:00AM
The final Power Rankings of November are here and they are full of surprises. The Sedins see their top spot usurped by the most talked about third-pairing defenseman in recent memory, Chris Tanev's manners come into question, and Alex Burrows says something wholesome!
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 30 2015 01:21AM
It's hard to know what to think of this team at times. One night you feel like saying that things will turn out alright, the next you'll want to burn down Rogers Arena and start from scratch. This week? The Canucks didn't give any opportunity to have strong opinions. Every single game ended up with the lamest final score in hockey; where teams can't be seen as good or bad at any side of the game. It's practically standings purgatory, a situation that leaves you craving a definitive answer one way or another sooner than later.
In the meantime, though, it made for some interesting content. Let's take a look back at some of the best posts on Canucks Army this week!