First Look: Canucks Acquire Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames

Rhys Jessop
March 02 2015 03:18PM

Moments after Monday's NHL trade deadline had passed, Trader Jim pulled another prospect out of left field, trading Vancouver's second round pick in this year's NHL entry draft to the division rival Calgary Flames for young forward and 13th overall pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft: Sven Baertschi. Baertschi seemed to have fallen out of favour with the Flames brass of late, as he never really received a fair shot under Bob Hartley after an extremely promising CHL and AHL career.

What kind of asset are the Canucks acquiring in Sven Baertschi? Is he another Linden Vey? What's the value of the pick they're giving up? Find out after the jump.

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Report: Canucks still gauging interest on Zack Kassian

Rhys Jessop
March 02 2015 11:49AM

In a bit of news that's surprising to absolutely no one paying attention, the Vancouver Canucks are reportedly still trying to move Zack Kassian, per TSN's Darren Drager.

Will they finally move the big winger? What will Jim Benning get for him? We'll have a look after the jump

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Canucks Army Postgame: Almost Blue It

Rhys Jessop
March 02 2015 12:45AM

Tonight's contest against the St. Louis Blues looked like it was going to go terribly wrong for Vancouver early, but then the home side turned it around to take a big lead, only to let victory nearly slip through their fingertips. In the end, they survived blowing a 5-2 third period lead to bail out Eddie Lack with a 6-5 shootout win.

Read past the jump for a recap of tonight's game, a devastating hit from a Canucks Prospect not named Jake Virtanen, and a look at one of the most bizarre stats of the season among other goodies!

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Canucks Trade Deadline 2015: Canucks Army Roundtable

Rhys Jessop
March 01 2015 05:37PM

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With the trade deadline tomorrow, we surveyed our staff here at Canucks Army (except for Josh because he's too busy paddling his canoe or something) for their thoughts the day before tomorrow's NHL trade deadline. Who do we want to see traded? Is there anyone we'd like the Canucks to trade for? What would we consider a successful day for the Canucks? Join us after the jump to find out!

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Canucks Army GDT #62 - Canucks vs. Blues

Rhys Jessop
March 01 2015 03:16PM


After finishing their eastern road swing with a disappointing loss to the lowly Buffalo Sabres, the Canucks return to the friendly confines of Rogers Arena tonight to face the high-flying St. Louis Blues. It's the last chance for Jim Benning to evaluate his squad against a legitimately high-caliber opponent for the trade deadline, so the Canucks will be looking for a good effort in the final game before the start of the unofficial stretch drive.

Read past the jump for a preview of tonight's game.

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