October 01 2016 12:20AM
Drawing conclusions from a pre-season game is already a fool's errand. Trying to do so when so little of the game is at even strength makes it an especially impractical exercise.
Special teams accounted for over a third of tonight's game. They ended up tipping the scales in Calgary's favour, too. Vancouver put Calgary on the power play eight times, and they were able to capitalize twice -- an ample amount to seal the deal for the host team. Tonight's game wasn't a particularly entertaining affair, but we're gluttons for punishment at Canucks Army. Let's dive in.
September 30 2016 03:00PM
The Canucks are now two pre-season games deep, with another coming tonight, and they've also made a number of cuts to their current roster. Some have been sent to Utica, while others to their junior franchises and some interesting names have emerged from the group. Players like Jordan Subban and Michael Carcone draw some initial eyebrow raises, but it's the nature of the business this time of the year. With that in mind, I asked our writers this week who they wish the Canucks had kept around a little longer.
September 30 2016 01:00PM
Can the Canucks carry their high-flying offence with them against the Flames tonight? Can Troy Stetcher continue to be lights out awesome? Probably not, but don't let that get in the way of the hype train. The Richmond, B.C. native put on an electric performance, after all.
Then there's Thatcher Demko's debut in a Canucks uniform. Oh, let's not forget Ben Hutton and Erik Gudbranson.
So, tonight Calgary welcomes Vancouver, and we'll watch with intent, because there isn't any filler hockey tournament taking away valuable TV time anymore.
September 30 2016 08:00AM
The preseason has begun, meaningless hockey is being played, and it is a blast! This week, some young hopefuls made their Canucks debuts, Ben Hutton danced (again), and some veterans celebrated a birthday.
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September 30 2016 05:00AM
Jacob Trouba no shows at Jets camp, Babcock for coach of the year, a look back at Canucks draft picks and the season ahead, will Edmonton send Puljujarvi to the AHL, the Gaudreau dilemma in Calgary continues, every team kicks tires on Trouba, fantasy hockey, cherish your father and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.