How to Argue with a Hockey Blogger! #mycolumn

Sillig Ekim
October 10 2015 12:48PM

Have you ever been browsing the internet and come across a blog post, usually about hockey, that is so stupid, so idiotic that you just had to let the author know?  It might have been an idea that challenged your current notions of the sport, or perhaps it was trying to quantify something that you are so sure that it is not possible to challenge? 

Well look no further, this here is a guide to help you point out to the author the errors of his way and let him know that both his or her hard work does not have any merit and the author should consider stop writing because of their stupidity!

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Friday Mailbag - And We're Off

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 09 2015 06:59PM


The season is underway! No more speculation as to who is in or out. No more goals that don't actually  matter. No more three-on-three overtimes after your team already lost by three. Just pure, emotion causing hockey. It's the best, the worst, and the best type of worst. Let's talk about it!

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The Comets Opening Roster and How an AHL Roster Works

Jeremy Davis
October 09 2015 03:22PM

Comets 2015-16 Line Up

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The NHL season is underway, and while that provides plenty of excitement for hockey fans, those who are a little more obsessed are still waiting for the American Hockey League season to kick off this weekend. Saturday night marks the season opener for the Utica Comets, the Vancouver Canucks AHL affiliate.

The Comets are coming off a season in which they led the Western Conference in points, and went all the way to the Calder Cup Finals, where they were unceremoniously brushed aside in 5 games by the Manchester Monarchs.

Let's check out the latest updates to the Comets' 2015-16 roster, and examine the intricacies of how an AHL team is put together.

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Canucks Army Player Profiles: Bo Horvat

Jeremy Davis
October 09 2015 01:00PM

Heading into Canucks training camp this season, there was a swell of excitement surrounding several different prospects. Not so in 2014, when all eyes were on one prospect: Bo Horvat. He was big and strong and possessed an "NHL body", which is important according to every scouting report ever written on the former London Knight. He wasn't the fastest skater and wasn't all that offensively gifted, but hey, he could win some faceoffs. Maybe be a bigger, stronger Manny Malhotra some day.

Well, it's 13 months later and the Bo Horvat craze has exploded. His first season in the NHL defied all expectations. Not only did he come with all the advertised talents, but he was bursting with abilities that he was supposed to lack - namely speed and finish.

Bo Horvat is heading into his second NHL season. How was this gift bestowed upon us Canucks fans, and what can we expect from him this year?

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3 areas where the Canucks were improved in Game 1 vs. the Flames

Carol Schram
October 09 2015 11:00AM

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports

The Canucks' new look for the new season was triggered in large part by the shortcomings they showed during their six-game playoff loss to the Calgary Flames last April. What better way for Jim Benning to assess his offseason changes than to open the new year with two head-to-head looks at his Canucks against the team that ended their season last spring?

On Wednesday night, the Canucks passed their first test with flying colours, kicking off 2015-16 with a 5-1 win over the Flames. Were the Canucks that good, or was Calgary bad?

"We played a game that is totally out of character for us and we got what we deserved, they kicked our butt," Calgary coach Bob Hartley told Darren Haynes of the Canadian Press after the game, via The Province.

The Flames will get a chance to redeem themselves when the two teams meet again at Rogers Arena on Saturday night. Based on our one-game sample size, here's what Vancouver changed for the better on Wednesday.

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