Ain't no holler Bachman - Canucks clinch playoff spot thanks to Oilers victory over Kings

Thomas Drance
April 07 2015 10:24PM

High-fives

Playoff hockey will return to Vancouver for the first time since 2013, and it's all thanks to the Edmonton Oilers and their goaltender Richard Bachman.

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VIDEO: Henrik Sedin's 700th career assist comes on a classic example of Sedinery

Thomas Drance
April 06 2015 10:35PM

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Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin and his brother Daniel Sedin were flying in Monday night's crucial tilt against the Los Angeles Kings.

Dominant throughout the contest, the twins combined on a milestone third period tally that tied the game. The goal was Daniel's - a hard, accurate slapshot that resulted from several give-and-go passes between him and his brother - and the assist was the 700th of Henrik's career.

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Quantifying the expansion of Bo Horvat's role, and his in-season improvement

Thomas Drance
April 06 2015 05:24PM

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Obviously you don't need numbers or a graphing calculator to know that Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat, who just celebrated his 20th birthday this weekend, has improved enormously over the course of his rookie season. All you need is two eyes, a commitment to following the Canucks closely, and a basic understanding of hockey. 

Quantifying things can be fun though, and graphs can be fun too, especially when they're telling us good news and confirming what we already know. 

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The Canucks Army guide to 2014-15 Canucks Team Awards voting

Thomas Drance
April 05 2015 09:49AM

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At the end of every regular season the Vancouver Canucks hand out their team awards. Four of the club's major awards - the Fred J. Hume award, the Pavel Bure award, the Babe Pratt trophy and the Cyclone Taylor trophy - are selected by fan voting, and the ballot is open through Wednesday, April 8 over at Canucks.com.

Confused over to who to vote for? Need some help making your award selections? We're here to help out with Canucks Army's official guide to 2014-15 Canucks Team Awards voting.

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Ryan Miller: 'It's not realistic to say I'm going to be 100 percent ready to go'

Thomas Drance
April 04 2015 03:23PM

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Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller is rushing to get back into the lineup, but even he doesn't believe that it's realistic to expect him to get to full speed in time for the postseason.

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