SPEAKING WITH THE ENEMY: Flames at Canucks

Nation World HQ
February 18 2017 10:00AM

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The Flames and Canucks face off for the fifth and final time this season and we've asked writers from both FlamesNation and CanucksArmy to give us their take on tonight's matchup. As always, we've also put together a few quick stats to get you ready for the final meeting between this two teams.

Please note that this article was posted at both FlamesNation and CanucksArmy.

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT# 59 - CANUCKS VS. FLAMES

Always90four
February 18 2017 09:00AM

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It's the nightcap for Hockey Day in Canada as the Canucks battle the Flames for two very valuable points in the standings. Calgary took to Vancouver the last time they met with the Flames earning a 3-1 victory one night after getting beat 4-2 by the Canucks. 

Two teams heading in different directions, it would be wise for Vancouver to throw it into overdrive to at the very least, play spoiler.

Regardless, it's the Canucks versus the Flames and it should be a good one.

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Canucks Army Roundtable: Sell High, Buy High!

Matthew Henderson
February 17 2017 07:00PM

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We are getting closer and closer to the NHL Trade Deadline, which means rumours are starting to fly. The Canucks seem to be keeping quiet on their plans for the deadline, but that hasn't stopped the likes of Burrows, Hansen and Miller, among others, from being mentioned in deals.

With all of this in mind, what would you consider a successful deadline for the team? I asked our writers for their thoughts!

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Utica Comets Week in Review: February 6th - 12th

Jeremy Davis
February 17 2017 05:00PM

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As mentioned previously here, the Comets have been nothing if not streaky this year, alternating between extended winning and losing streaks going back months now. They're still in a down stretch, having lost five of their last six games (at least, up until last night's win over the Marlies).

One thing that made last week's games pretty watchable was the four game stint that Brendan Gaunce spent in the American League. He's already back up with the Canucks and it's no wonder why - Gaunce was easily the Comets best and most dangerous player in the week he spent there. Read on to find out more about Gaunce's Utica vacation, and everything else that happened to the Comets last week.

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Canucks need to be decisive and take advantage of market

Ryan Biech
February 17 2017 03:00PM

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Here we are, just twelve short days from the March 1st NHL trade deadline. Things are about to get interesting.

The Canucks sit five points removed from the last wild-card spot and play the team they are chasing, the Calgary Flames, on Saturday. The L.A. Kings are hanging around, and have two games in hand. Coupled with a downright hostile schedule, it's looking like the Canucks will be in tough to make the playoffs.

All this underscores exactly why the Canucks need to be decisive as they address the topic du jour. They need to sell what few assets they can, and let the season wind down to its inevitable conclusion.

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