What kind of hockey market is Vancouver? - Weekend Watchability Index

Cam Charron
March 28 2014 03:38PM

Generally, my list of Facebook friends is different than the list of people I interact with online. It's made up of college bros and girls I used to flirt with, the common thread being that I had enough real-life interaction with them to be generally curious about their new jobs, new cities and vacation plans.

These Facebook friends, generally scattered across British Columbia but contained within Vancouver and Kamloops, aren't into hockey like I'm into hockey. Even in my periods of disinterest from the NHL, I still check scores and scorers. I check my Fantasy teams every night. I'm interested in which junior hockey player I'd interviewed once years ago is finally making his NHL debut. The friends I went to high school and university with are not like that. Events were made out of watching Canucks games and finals games, but there's not enough interest in what the Philadelphias and Tampa Bays of the world are doing for me to have legitimate hockey discussions with these friends where I'll learn something.

Enter Deadspin.

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Comets Milita Weekly Prospect Report - March 28th, 2014

Josh W
March 28 2014 11:01AM

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Image courtesy of @VanCanucks

It's been an exciting week for Canucks prospects. While the Canucks are trying to drag themselves out of a good draft pick, their prospects in the AHL are fighting to bring the Comets to the post season (and have a good chance of doing so), and the guys down in the Major Junior are sweeping series. Things are happening.

As always, feel free to follow me on Twitter @nuckprospects for the latest in prospect news. You're more than welcome to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish for me to cover in the future.

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The Fantasy Minute

Nation World HQ
March 28 2014 07:21AM


Your fantasy hockey news and players to look for on the waiver wire this week.

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Canucks Army Postgame: Barrie'd by the Avs

That's Offside!
March 27 2014 11:37PM

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Photo courtesy of @TheStanchion who I don't follow on Twitter because he made mean Mason Raymond jokes and I like Mason Raymond. You can follow him though. You Mason Raymond hater.

Sitting in 10th place in the West with just eight games to go, all games are essentially "must-win" games if Vancouver wants to hold out hope of making a playoff push. Coming off a back-to-back after last night's win in Minnesota with Eddie Lack making his 13th consecutive start since the Olympic break and Henrik Sedin out with a leg injury, the odds were already stacked against Vancouver. 

Sure enough, despite the best efforts of David Booth and Zack Kassian once again, the Canucks were unable to come away with two much-needed points as they lost 3-2 in overtime against the Colorado Avalanche. Worse still, Phoenix gained another point on the Canucks, making their playoff hopes that much slimmer. 

Read past the jump for more.

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Canucks Army GDT #75 - Canucks @ Avalanche

Dimitri Filipovic
March 27 2014 02:04PM

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There are plenty of things I miss about the Northwest Division days, and a large chunk of that has to do with the Colorado Avalanche. Beyond just the way that the Canucks have thoroughly dominated them in recent years, there's also the fact that the Avs have now quickly become one of the most watchable teams in the entire league. It's weird that it's March 27th, and that these two teams are facing each other for just the 2nd time this season. But that's the new reality we live in.

The Canucks make their one and only trip this season to the state where it's legal to not only smoke pot but also cheer for Peyton Manning and his forehead. Tonight you can watch them try to win 4 games in a row after last night's offensive outburst, all while keeping a close eye on the scoreboard. 

It's a busy Thursday night of hockey, but there's one game in particular that should be of interest: the Coyotes at the Devils. Cheering on the Devils is something that both the optimists in Vancouver and the people attempting to steer the tank in the right direction can agree upon.

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