The Sunday Morning Mailbag

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October 19 2014 11:30AM

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Welcome to the Sunday Morning Mailbag; a feature we'll be running throughout the season where you send us questions and we answer them. Easy!

This week, we'll be outlining how this feature is going to work, and how you can get your questions answered. Read past the jump.

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Canucks Army GDT #4: Canucks vs. Lightning

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October 18 2014 05:00PM

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In years past, tonight's showdown against Steven Stamkos and the high-powered Tampa Bay Lightning would have been one of the marquee games on the Canucks' schedule and the hottest ticket in town. It's a sign of the times then - an alarming one at that, if you're involved with the Canucks' business operations - when the team can't sell every ticket in the house to see one of the genuinely most exciting young teams in the NHL with legitimate superstar talent.

And oh yeah, about that superstar talent. The Bolts are looking pretty damn good this year too. Read past the jump for more.

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Canucks Army GDT #3 - Canucks @ Oilers

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October 17 2014 06:52PM

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After a layoff that has been far too long, the undefeated Vancouver Canucks will be in Edmonton to do battle with the winless Edmonton Oilers in what is just Vancouver's second game in six days. Breaks are always welcome in-season, especially in granting a few extra days off to recover from some bumps and bruises, but having such a lengthy one after the first week is hardly ideal. The Canucks are as healthy as they're likely going to be at any point this season, and would have liked to keep up whatever momentum they generated from their first two wins against Calgary and these very same Oilers.

Read past the jump.

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What Would You Do Wednesday: Defensive Zone Faceoffs

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October 15 2014 10:00AM

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Welcome to a new feature here on Canucks Army and all sites on the Nation Network: What Would You Do Wednesday, where we put you, yes YOU, in charge of your own imaginary Vancouver Canucks. We'll present you with a different scenario each week, and you tell us how you'd solve it in the comments section below. Give props to the answers you do like and trash the ones you don't. Easy! So let's get started:

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Canucks Army Player Previews: Chris Tanev

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October 14 2014 06:45PM

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In many ways, Chris Tanev was found money for the Vancouver Canucks. You all know his story by now: undersized and playing in the OPJHL in his draft year, Tanev went undrafted, but was signed as a free agent by Mike Gillis out of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Tanev made the jump to the NHL in his first pro season, quickly cementing himself as a full-time NHL regular by the time he finished his sophomore NHL year.

Now 24, Tanev has become a key contributor to the Vancouver blueline, handling the toughest minutes of any Canucks defender last season under John Tortorella. He was re-signed to a one-year deal this past offseason and is surely looking to earn himself a nice long-term deal with the Canucks or elsewhere. Will he be able to keep improving on a solid 2013-2014? Read past the jump.

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