Canucks Army GDT #46 - Canucks vs Ducks

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January 27 2015 02:10PM


The All-Star break is officially over, and the Vancouver Canucks will be back in action tonight to face Ryan Kesler and the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks, kicking off a six-game home stand. The visitors from Orange County come in red hot, having won five games in a row, and have owned the Canucks of late, going 8-1-1 against their Pacific division rivals.

All three games between these two teams this season have gone to overtime though, so it's been a tightly contested series. The Canucks hope that continues tonight, as they look to distance themselves from the 4th and 5th place Flames and Kings in the Pacific.

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The Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 3: Frankfurter Sandwiches

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January 27 2015 11:00AM

Hockey Graphs Podcast 2

In the third episode of the Hockey Graphs Podcast, Garret and Rhys argue about the definition of what a sandwich is, mourn the death of Corsi, kick rocks at Mike Richards, and have a look at some prospects. Also, Garret has NEWS! Join us after the jump!

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Are the Canucks Better Without Kevin Bieksa?

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January 26 2015 10:00AM

More than halfway through the NHL season, the Vancovuer Canucks continued to have good luck with injuries. Sure, they'd lost Dan Hamhuis to a fluky leg injury and Zack Kassian to a broken finger for a short while, but they hadn't exactly been the Columbus Blue Jackets in terms of an absolutely decimated roster. In fact, in terms of man-games lost to injury, the Canucks have been the 6th healthiest team in the NHL. Weighting for cap hit of injured players, they've been the 4th healthiest team.

This will take a hit in the upcoming weeks though, as Kevin Bieksa underwent surgery on a broken hand on Wednesday, meaning that he'll be out of the lineup for the foreseeable future. Bieksa though has struggled at times this season and come under fire for his defensive deficiencies and casual appearance on the ice, leading some fans to question whether the Canucks will actually benefit from his absence.

Has Kevin Bieksa actually become so bad that Vancouver will be better without him? Let's explore after the jump.

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The Hockey Graphs Podcast - Episode 2

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January 21 2015 10:00AM

Hockey Graphs Podcast

Garret and Rhys are back talking hockey this week, taking a look at NHL Central Scouting's midterm prospect rankings, why goons are valuable, why the Leafs should trade Phil Kessel, and how to revitalize the All-Star game, all while Rhys writes love letters to Mark Fistric. Click past the jump to listen!

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Canucks Army GDT #45 - Canucks @ Lightning

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January 20 2015 12:17PM


Less than 24 hours after disposing of the Florida Panthers, the Canucks remain in the south to do battle with the other, shinier Florida team: the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts are in contention for the President's Trophy this season, and look to be a legitimate contender in the East, and they're also close to unbeatable on home ice. It'll be a tough test for a Canucks team looking to win their fourth straight game and their second in as many nights.

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