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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Jim Benning on Ryan Miller: 'Hopefully he can get into a game or 2' before the playoffs

Thomas Drance
April 03 2015 12:56PM

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It wasn't too difficult to read the writing on the wall from the Vancouver Canucks' decision to have Ryan Miller fly out to Winnipeg to join the club for a Friday practice. Miller, 34, was Vancouver's workhorse starter prior to sustaining a knee strain in a late-February game against the New York Islanders, and it would seem that the club is intent on getting him back into the lineup in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

On Friday afternoon in an appearance on the Brady and Walker show on Sportsnet the Fan590, Canucks general manager Jim Benning addressed the topic of Miller's health status. During the course of the interview Benning confirmed that the team is hoping to get Miller a tuneup start or two prior to the end of the regular season.

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Canucks recall Sven Baertschi from Utica

Thomas Drance
April 03 2015 11:17AM

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On Friday morning the Vancouver Canucks announced the recall of recently acquired former Calgary Flames top prospect Sven Baertschi from the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League. 

Since being acquired by the Canucks at the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline for a 2015 second-round draft pick, Baertschi has been on fire in Utica. The diminutive, skilled Swiss-born forward has scored seven goals while contributing 13 points in 12 games with the Comets. For the year he's managed 15 goals and 23 assists in 48 AHL games - a solid scoring clip for a 22-year-old.

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Report: Ryan Miller flying to Winnipeg to take part in Canucks practice Friday

Thomas Drance
April 02 2015 08:21PM

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Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller is set to parachute into Winnipeg this week where he's scheduled to practice with the club on Friday, according to Sportsnet's Dan Murphy.

Miller, 34, hasn't appeared in a game since February 22 when he sprained his knee in a collision with Jannik Hansen. It was reported by TSN's Farhan Lalji several weeks ago that Miller was unlikely to begin skating before early April and surely wouldn't see any game action prior to the conclusion of the regular season. That report was eventually repudiated softly by Miller's agent and the Canucks.

Though the team has told TSN's Jon Abbott that Miller's timeline remains the same as it ever has, it certainly seems a bit odd that Miller is flying out to Winnipeg to practice with the team if he isn't preparing to get into a game before the end of the regular season. Perhaps he's very committed to 'just having fun.'

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