On the Canucks' Reported Interest in Shawn Matthias

Thomas Drance
November 17 2013 05:05PM


Good Ontario Boy Shawn Matthias is reportedly on the market. Time for #BoldMoves?
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On Sunday night when the Vancouver Canucks host the Dallas Stars, the club is expected to roll with Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler, Mike Santorelli and Brad Richardson down the middle of their four forward lines. Or at least that's how Vancouver's forward groups will deploy start the game. That group of four centremen is surely as strong as any group the Canucks have iced in at last three years, which sadly says a lot about Vancouver's persistent dearth of quality centre depth over the past few seasons.

While Santorelli has been excellent and Richardson has been servicable through the first quarter of the season, it's pretty clear that the Canucks remain thin at centre. One potential sollution that has emerged over the weekend is Florida Panthers forward Shawn Matthias, who is reportedly available on the trade market. Would he make sense for the team?

Let's take a quick and dirty look after the jump.

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The Week Straight Up: Oct 28 - Nov 3

Thomas Drance
October 28 2013 05:02PM

 

Obviously we at CanucksArmy are big supporters of sports betting, in part because we buy into the Nate Silver theory that putting your money where your prediction is will help improve the aggregate accuracy of forecasting. So this is a natural fit for us. That said, make sure to gamble for fun (or for bragging rights), not to make money. From all of us at CanucksArmy and PlayNow: a gentle reminder to use your game sense!

Read past the jump for special offers to CanucksArmy.com readers from PlayNow Sports, and a preview of this upcoming week of Canucks hockey.

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This Week Straight Up: Oct 21 - Oct 27

Thomas Drance
October 21 2013 03:57PM

Obviously we at CanucksArmy are big supporters of sports betting, in part because we buy into the Nate Silver theory that putting your money where your prediction is will help improve the aggregate accuracy of forecasting. So this is a natural fit for us. That said, make sure to gamble for fun (or for bragging rights), not to make money. From all of us at CanucksArmy and PlayNow: a gentle reminder to use your game sense!

Read past the jump for special offers to CanucksArmy.com readers from PlayNow Sports, and a preview of this upcoming week of Canucks hockey.

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This Week Straight Up: Oct 14 - 20

Thomas Drance
October 15 2013 10:34AM

Obviously we at CanucksArmy are big supporters of sports betting, in part because we buy into the Nate Silver theory that putting your money where your prediction is will help improve the aggregate accuracy of forecasting. So this is a natural fit for us. That said, make sure to gamble for fun (or for bragging rights), not to make money. From all of us at CanucksArmy and PlayNow: a gentle reminder to use your game sense!

Read past the jump for special offers to CanucksArmy.com readers from PlayNow Sports, and a preview of this upcoming week of Canucks hockey.

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Canucks Postgame: Telegram... Land Shark

Thomas Drance
October 11 2013 12:21AM

On Thursday night the Canucks lost, once again, to the San Jose Sharks. The Canucks just can't seem to get over the hump against this Sharks club, which at least to my eyes appears to be bigger, faster, and better where it counts than Vancouver is.

We'll get into it more after the jump.

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