Canucks Army GDT #55: Canucks @ Flames

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February 14 2015 01:45PM

After an entertaining 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins just last night at Rogers Arena, the Canucks hit the road and look to avoid any talk of a "letdown" game against the Calgary Flames. Despite the Flames awful 5-on-5 play this season, it won't be easy as the team is essentially playing a road back-to-back, and Ryan Miller is getting his second start in two days.

The Flames are also desperately trying to cling to a hard-earned playoff spot, so they'll be more than motivated to put forth their best effort on Hockey Day in Canada. Read past the jump for a preview.

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Canucks Army GDT #54 - Canucks vs. Bruins

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February 13 2015 01:33PM

After a brief 2-game road swing, the Canucks are back in action tonight to take on the Boston Bruins. With Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, and Zdeno Chara still in the opposing lineup, and Derek Dorsett, Ryan Miller and Willie Desjardins joining the Canucks, the fires of hate still burn deeply, but not all of it stems from 2011 anymore. Regardless, if Wednesday's game against Chicago is any indication how Vancouver will play tonight, it should be a fun game.

Read past the jump for a preview.

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Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 5: Garret Has The Plague

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February 13 2015 11:00AM

Hockey Graphs Podcast 2

On this week's podcast, Garret and Rhys build a frankenteam from the Leafs and Oilers, talk all about #Kaneghazi and how it relates to the Canucks, and break down every piece included in the trade heard 'round the world. Click past the jump to listen!

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Canucks Army Midterm Prospect Rankings: 6th & 5th

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February 11 2015 04:30PM

Here at Canucks Army, we love three things more than anything in the world: prospects, prospect rankings, and whining about prospect rankings.  Every summer we vote on and rank the top-20 Canucks prospects to take stock of what's in the system, and every summer we hear vocal complaints from our readers they disagree with our rankings.

So this year, in our mid-term ranking, we gave you the chance to vote on prospects and have a say on these players.  Since our summer rankings, we've simplified the definition of "prospect" to any player in the Vancouver Canucks' system that is eligible for the Calder Trophy if they were to play in the NHL this year.  This means that players like Linden Vey and Joacim Eriksson who were not rated over the summer will be covered in this series.

Without further adieu, here are the Canucks prospects that were rated 6th and 5th.

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Canucks Army GDT #53 - Canucks @ Blackhawks

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February 11 2015 02:30PM

The Vancouver Canucks visit the once reviled Chicago Blackhawks to finish up their short two-game road swing. The Hawks are just 5-4-1 in their past 10 games, but they still have the NHL's best goal differential and are atop the puck possession standings once again. On the other hand, Vancouver will play without their second and third line centres, as well as two key penalty killers.

It will be a tough task to get a win tonight and continue to hold off the Minnesota Wild and Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference playoff race. Read past the jump for a preview.

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