NHLNotebook: Arizona on the move, Dr. Omalu calls the NHL's bluff, Phaneuf and the Expansion Draft

Zach Laing
February 10 2017 07:00AM


The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn't quite deserve its own article. 

In today's notebook, we look at Arizona possibly being on the move (again), Gary Bettman getting called out by Dr. Bennet Omalu who is the doctor that discovered CTE, and Bryan Bickell getting set to return to the NHL. Also, Dion Phaneuf may be asked to waive his no move clause to help Ottawa prospect younger defencemen come expansion draft time, and Dallas mulls over whether or not to sell at the deadline. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 10 2017 05:00AM

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Linden and Benning speak in Van, Jets have tough road ahead, looking at the Flames Cap issues, Oilers could move Davidson, Leafs continue up and down, new goalie equipment, new coaches, the NHL power rankings, lots of trade deadline speculation and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Canucks Army Postgame #54: Liquid Hot Megna

Jackson McDonald
February 09 2017 09:26PM


Time and time again, your 2016-17 Vancouver Canucks have played in a manner that allows people with varying opinions to fill their boots with their narratives. Tonight was no different, as some of the Canucks' most maligned acquisitions combined for three goals, en route to a shutout victory over one of the league's strongest teams. They also did so in a manner that can't exactly be called "sustainable" over the long haul, with Ryan Miller bailing them out on multiple occasions. 

But, let's give credit where credit is due. The Sedins gave us a vintage performance, the powerplay got going, and Ryan Miller was full value in tonight's win as the Canucks inched within 5 points of the second wildcard spot. 

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The Canucks Would be Wise to Trade Hansen at the Trade Deadline

Ryan Biech
February 09 2017 03:36PM


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Few topics garner as much attention in this market like the incoming decision the Canucks face with right-winger Jannik Hansen.

Will Vancouver trade him? If they choose not to, will they be forced to expose him in the expansion draft? Alternatively, could they trade a prospect/pick to Las Vegas to ensure they don't select Hansen in the expansion draft?

The situation calls for an in-depth looking at the situation from every angle to help for a conclusion about how the Canucks can best navigate this quandary ahead of the March 1st trade deadline.

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February 09 2017 01:00PM


The road less traveled would be a fitting poem to base this Canucks season on; winning on the road has not come easy, let alone at all. Coming into tonight's game against the juggernaut Blue Jackets, Vancouver has a road record of 6-16-3 and the way they seem to be finishing games, the Canucks may not get to 10 road wins unless they can somehow manage to rework, well, everything.

Last game, John Tortorella scored his 500th win as a coach and the Jackets were on a bit of a streak if I remember correctly. This game is huge for the Canucks and once again, if the playoffs are still on the table then we're going to have to see some big changes.

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