Babych Please - Feb. 5th, 2016

Grainne Downey
February 05 2016 01:00PM


They're back! The Canucks returned from the All Star break last night and lost to Tortorella and his Blue Jackets, who are bad at hockey but great at Twitter! Read their best from Thursday night, look at some liquified turkey, and find out which Canuck is trying to look like a handsome nerd - all past the jump!

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Analyzing the Canucks as a Team in the Neutral Zone Through November

J.D. Burke
February 05 2016 11:00AM

As the season trudges forward towards the trade deadline, my neutral zone data set increases in kind. Yesterday I was able to  synthesize the Vancouver Canucks zone entry data through the month of November, to show the impact made by each player through the neutral zone.

Today I'm going to look at the data as a whole, on the team level, to see the sum of all Vancouver's parts. I also hope to gain some insight into the Canucks systems, although, a limited leaguewide data set makes this a difficult exercise.

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Canucks place Yannick Weber on Waivers

Ryan Biech
February 05 2016 10:08AM

To make room for the return of Dan Hamhuis for tomorrow's tilt against the Calgary Flames, it was announced that the Vancouver Canucks placed Yannick Weber on waivers this morning. Weber hasn't played a game since January 14th, he has appeared in 35 games this year for the Canucks where he has 5 assists.

Weber hasn't been the same defenceman he was last year, where he had 11 goals. But he is still a serviceable NHL defenceman who can provide depth for a team. So, why was it Weber making his way to the waiver wire this morning?

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Friday Roundtable: Which Jersey/Logo Reigns Supreme

J.D. Burke
February 05 2016 09:00AM

In an effort to draw attention away from the current product, the Canucks are invoking visions of old by donning the "Flying Skate" jersey next Saturday when they play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

That jersey has always held a special place in the hearts of Canucks fans. It signifies the prosperous years of the nineties and immediately conjures memories of all-time greats like Pavel Bure, Trevor Linden and Kirk McLean.

So, I asked the Canucks Army writers, which jersey and or logo was their favourite...

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 05 2016 05:30AM

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Roberto Luongo fuels Stamkos to Leafs, Canucks looking to sell, Jets have a Byfuglien conundrum, Wideman suspended 20 games, Flames roster impact now and at trade deadline, Connor McDavid is back if you didn't hear, All-star weekend madness, trade deadline wish lists and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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