Canucks Army Postgame: Missing the Mark(strom)

J.D. Burke
March 03 2015 11:40PM

You have to imagine Jacob Markstrom envisioned a more triumphant return to the big leagues. Surrendering three goals on his first four shots, the towering Swede did nothing to ease concerns about his delayed transition from AHL stud to NHL regular. Down three goals less than 10-minutes into tonight's contest, Vancouver had quite the hole to dig themselves from.

Mounting a second period push, the Canucks were able to drag this game back into the realm of respectability. A pair of goals from Henrik Sedin made things close, drawing the Canucks within a goal of their razor-toothed, ocean-dwelling counterparts. The comeback came to a screeching halt thereafter, with a Daniel Sedin turnover resulting in a Matt Nieto goal from the slot. Two empty-netters later, the Sharks left Rogers Arena on the winning side of a 6-2 final.

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Canucks Army GDT #63 - Canucks vs. Sharks

Thomas Drance
March 03 2015 05:02PM


The Vancouver Canucks will take on a San Jose Sharks team that has generally flattened them when the two sides have met in recent years. 

Both clubs are aging and for years were perennially among the league's elite. Where the Canucks appear to have gelled this season though, the Sharks are awash in dysfunction and seem likely to miss the postseason. Should San Jose lose tonight, their outlook will get rather bleak, so expect a desperate team. Expect a tired one also, as the Sharks shutout the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 in Northern California last night.

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Canucks recall Frank Corrado from Utica

Thomas Drance
March 03 2015 12:12PM

When the Vancouver Canucks reassigned Frank Corrado to the Utica Comets on Sunday night, it seemed likely that he was going to stay there for a while.

The 21-year-old defenseman, who has played very well in limited action with the Canucks this season, hasn't played since February 1 due to injury. That the club sent him down a day before the trade deadline - which is also the day before the American Hockey League's playoff eligibility deadline - suggested that this wasn't just a paper move, and indeed it was reported as a bona fide reassignment by Sportsnet's Dan Murphy.

Well now it seems that Corrado will play some games and log some ice-time for the Canucks over the balance of the regular season, as he's been recalled from Utica, the club announced Tuesday. This is a strange one, and I'll explain why after the jump.

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Canucks Player Power Rankings - March 3rd, 2015

Grainne Downey
March 03 2015 09:00AM

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As inconsistent as that white-and-gold and blue-and-black dress, the Canucks beat the Islanders, the Bruins, and the Blues in the same week that they lost to the Buffalo Sabres. For all of their faults, though, the wildness of the team is kind of fun this season. Here are my rankings of the good, the bad, and the injured: 

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Canucks Trade Deadline 2015: Jim Benning Speaks; What it all Means

That's Offside!
March 02 2015 07:01PM

After Monday's trade deadline passed and news broke that the Canucks had acquired Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames, Jim Benning met the Vancouver media to take questions on the busy-but-uneventful day that was.

Join us on the other side of the jump to go over what Benning said, what it all means to us, and some final reflections as we enter the stretch drive.

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