CANUCKS ARMY GDT# 64 - CANUCKS VS. LEAFS (RETRO EDITION)

Always90four
February 13 2016 02:08PM

Leafs

It's finally back! Crystal Clear Pepsi The skate has returned and what better way to show it off than against the lowly Leafs and their Phaneuf-less defense. We've all seen the duds leading up to today and we approve 100%. Trevor Linden will not be lacing them up tonight to play alongside the Sedins but he'll surely cherish this one. 

Let's do this for real, again.

ROBSON AND LARSCHEID'S CORNER

TV: CBC (HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA)

RADIO: TSN 1040

PUCK DROP: 4PM (HONESTLY, LET'S STOP THIS)

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Graphic Comments: Sighs, Damned Lies, and Season Tickets

Graphic Comments
February 12 2016 04:19PM

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It turns out that when it comes to the Canucks' playoff hopes, sighs does do matter.

This is not a playoff team. Even if they stumble into the playoffs, they are not a playoff team.

You know it. I know it. And yes, even Benning knows it. No matter how many times he has to blatantly lie about it on the radio.

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Craig Button: Demko and Boeser are Top 50 NHL prospects; Olson a Top 5 Canucks prospect?

Ryan Biech
February 12 2016 03:00PM

Craig Button of TSN released his Top 50 NHL-affiliated prospects with Thatcher Demko and Brock Boeser making an appearance in the Top 20. That isn't overly surprising. Both have had very good seasons in the NCAA and look to be well on track to developing into NHL talent - albeit, at different stages in their development.

Button also included the Top 5 prospects for each of the Canadian teams with Tate Olson making a somewhat surprising appearance above players with a higher draft pedigree.

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Babych Please - Feb. 12th, 2016

Grainne Downey
February 12 2016 01:00PM

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The Canucks had a good week both on and off the ice! The team was dabbing, playing with condoms, and kissing helmets, but the show was stolen by their adorable, chatty mothers. 

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Quantifying the Impact of Jake Virtanen's Speed

J.D. Burke
February 12 2016 11:00AM

It's not difficult to see why the Vancouver Canucks selected Jake Virtanen ahead of flashier items in the six hole at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The unique blend of speed, size and power jump out at any given moment and often take over hockey games.

There's maybe four or five genuine power forwards in the game and the Canucks feel they've as good a shot as any at cultivating the sixth such archetype of the lot. Though not accounted for in his boxcars, Virtanen is beginning to reward their faith by using his speed to keep his team afloat at evens and dominate in transition.

Sometimes it's the little things that add up. Virtanen is doing enough of them well to not only bolster expectations for a brighter tomorrow but advance the Canucks goals in the interim as well.

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