CANUCKS ARMY GDT #40 - Canucks @ Flames

Thomas Drance
December 29 2013 10:19AM

The Vancouver Canucks return to action on Sunday evening after a week long Christmas break. The first game back after Christmas is often a tryptophan induced slog, and after a full week spent idle, presumably it'll take a bit for the Canucks to find their pre-Christmas form. Luckily they'll get a soft landing on Sunday evening, as they face the relatively hapless Calgary Flames in the first leg of back-to-back games. 

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Report: Canucks sign OHL leading scorer Dane Fox

Thomas Drance
December 28 2013 11:51AM


Could Dane Fox be a sly signing for the Canucks?
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According to the Erie Otters' forward's sister, OHL leading scorer and undrafted free-agent Dane Fox has agreed to an entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks:

The team hasn't confirmed their latest acquisition yet, but as we learned when Derek Joslin's sister broke the news of the defenseman signing with the team in the summer of 2012, siblings usually know their stuff.

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Luongo's Injury will Test the Canucks' Goaltending Depth

Thomas Drance
December 27 2013 03:35PM


The evidence is mounting: Lack might be pretty good at this "goaltending" thing.
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On Friday morning the Vancouver Canucks announced the recall of Utica Comets goaltender Joacim Eriksson, a former Philadelphia Flyers draft pick who the Canucks signed as a free-agent this summer.

While there are indications from reporters that Roberto Luongo's groin ailment isn't serious, we don't really know, and the team is playing it close to the vest for now. What we do have is reasonable grounds, however, to presume that Vancouver's goaltending depth is about to be tested in a serious way. So let's look at Eddie Lack and Eriksson and see what we can reasonably expect from them if they're counted on between the pipes for a couple of weeks or so...

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Hunter Shinkaruk to undergo hip surgery, will miss the rest of the season

Thomas Drance
December 27 2013 12:08PM

There is some unfortunate but not entirely unexpected Canucks prospect injury news to sift through this Friday morning. Hobbled Canucks prospect Hunter Shinkaruk will undergo a surgical procedure this January and the highly-touted young sniper will miss the rest of the campaign as he convalesces. 

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Shock and Jaw: Canucks Streamroll Oilers

Thomas Drance
December 13 2013 11:20PM

On Friday night the Vancouver Canucks spanked the Edmonton Oilers with a 4-0 victory that wasn't as closely contested as the score might indicate. It was probably Vancouver's most thoroughly dominant performance of the season.

At the end of it Zack Kassian made waves by probably mocking Sam Gagner's jaw shield (y'know, the one Gagner wears to protect his jaw after Kassian broke it with a vicious errant stick this past September). It was such a controversial move by Kassian that it soaked up all of the postgame oxygen overshadowing the fact that the Canucks have won six in a row, have given up one goal in their last three games, and that Dale Weise scored a power-play goal... 

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