Why fatigue this early is a red-flag for Canucks

Jeff Paterson
October 24 2016 03:00PM

Willie Desjardins offered up an interesting theory in the wake of the Canucks 4-2 loss in Anaheim on Sunday night. The coach suggested that his team may have exerted too much energy digging out of a 3-0 hole the night before in Los Angeles and, as a result, had little left in the tank to face the Ducks less than 24 hours later.

In essence, the coach suggested his team’s pursuit of a single point at the Staples Center hamstrung their ability to compete for two points the following night ably.

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Jack Skille refusing to get caught up in the numbers game as decision day nears

Jeff Paterson
October 06 2016 09:00AM

 Jack Skille has fallen in love with the city of Vancouver during his brief stay on a professional tryout with the Canucks. From walks on the Stanley Park seawall to time in downtown shops and restaurants, he’s grown fond of a place he desperately wants to call home for the coming hockey season. It could happen, but Skille knows there is still plenty of work to do before he can call himself a Vancouverite or a Canuck.

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Season-ticket holder Tanev pulling hard for his beloved Blue Jays in baseball's post-season

Jeff Paterson
October 05 2016 04:51PM

Chris Tanev has made a name for himself in the National Hockey League as a quiet, confident defenseman whose best attribute may just be the way he processes the game and executes calmly under pressure. Very little rattles the 26-year-old. That’s the ‘hockey’ Chris Tanev that Vancouver Canucks fans have come to know and appreciate.

                Put Tanev in front of a television watching his beloved Toronto Blue Jays grind out an extra inning win to advance to the American League Divisional Series as they did on Tuesday night and it’s a different story. That calm demeanour and those mild manners go out the window as quickly as Edwin Encarnacion’s three-run  walk-off homer left the park.

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How Tanev sought to improve his shot this summer by working with Stamkos shooting instructor

Jeff Paterson
September 21 2016 01:00PM

Just because he spent the summer working with Steven Stamkos’ shooting instructor doesn’t mean Chris Tanev will be launching rockets like the Tampa super sniper when the new National Hockey League season begins next month. Tanev does, however, believe that the time spent with Toronto area shooting instructor Mark Filippone is already producing a noticeable difference in the way he fires the puck.

In Vancouver to skate with his Canucks teammates ahead of training camp, Tanev feels he possesses a stronger shot and a better release than he did when he left town last spring. But he’s cautioning the headline writers to steer clear of any direct comparisons to Stamkos.

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Canucks Subban on Young Stars: 'there is no time to ease in'

Jeff Paterson
September 15 2016 11:00AM

Jordan Subban is no stranger to the Young Stars tournament. Now 21, the flashy defenseman who led the Utica Comets defence corps in scoring as a rookie last season is heading to his fourth prospects showcase with the Vancouver Canucks this weekend in Penticton. He’s hoping to put his years of experience to good use to make an immediate impression on the coaching staff and management.

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