Canucks Army Postgame #56: Buffalol

Jackson McDonald
February 12 2017 08:48PM

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The Canucks' play has been frequently criticized this seaso, and rightfully so. But to their credit, the effort has always been there, for the most part. After losing a heartbreaker yesterday in Boston, the Canucks beat the schedule loss tonight with one of their best performances of the season. They outplayed the Sabres at both even-strength and on special teams- against the league's best power play, which is no small feat. Mike Chaput had two goals and the Canucks came away with two points in one of the more entertaining tilts of the season.

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Stick Taps - February 12th, 2017

Matthew Henderson
February 12 2017 03:00PM

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Stick Taps is a Canucks Army feature where we link to the top news from the Canucks and across the NHL. If you've written a blog-post, produced a tribute video, birthed a clever .gif into existence, have a hockey related cause you'd like to see promoted in this space or anything else - please tweet or DM us at CanucksArmy on Twitter!

Local Calling

Former Canuck Kyle Wellwood, along with his brother, have invested in a new concession app, Headcheck. (The Province)

The trade deadline is approaching but as Ed Willes says, the Canucks don't have any plans for quick fixes. (The Province)

Our own J.D. Burke appeared on TSN 1040 this week to talk hockey, especially Philip Larsen. (TSN 1040)

Troy Stecher is holding his own in the NHL, as our own Jeff Paterson says. (The Province)

Jim Benning is changing his trade deadline strategy. Janik Beichler has it. (The Canuck Way)

Nationwide Calling

The hockey world lost one of it's most influential icons, with Mike Illitch passing away. Nick Seguin has the story on an icon. (Wings Nation)

The Flames arena situation is coming to an important point and some news could be on the horizon. (Flames Nation)

More Great Content

The Capitals hosted an on-ice dodgeball game with mascots. Watch it. (Puck Daddy)

Craig Anderson posted a shutout in his return to game action. He's been with his wife who is battling cancer. (Newsday)

Team White took down Team Blue in the CWHL All-Star game in Toronto. (Sportsnet)

Eric Lindros put on a Nordiques jersey. (Puck Daddy)

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Plays of the Week: February 12th, 2017

Vanessa Jang
February 12 2017 11:30AM

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT# 56 - CANUCKS @ SABRES

Always90four
February 12 2017 09:00AM

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A day later, the Canucks look to bounce back against the Sabres after a heart-breaking loss to the Bruins on Saturday. The Eastern Conference is a lot tighter than the West so a win for the Sabres is just as important to them as it is the Canucks to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

Vancouver took the first meeting between these teams back in October by a score of 2-1. Jannik Hansen was a hero as was Brandon Sutter on the power play. Foreshadowing of things to come?

We'll see.

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It's Time To Stop Calling The Canucks Defence A "Strength"

Jackson McDonald
February 11 2017 05:39PM

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A few months ago, The Guardian published a story on the "ugly friend effect": the phenomenon wherein a person's attractive features are augmented when in close proximity to people who aren't considered traditionally attractive. It's superficial, callous and unkind, but it's real, at least according to a recent study. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Canucks' 2016-17 defence corps. It's not pretty, but it looks better by comparison. You can thank Matt Bartkowski, and the relatively uninspiring play of the Canucks' forwards this season.

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