What Could the Canucks Have Done Differently With Their Lineup Saturday?

Ryan Biech
January 09 2017 01:06PM

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On Saturday night, the Canucks were forced to dress 13 forwards and five defencemen as Christopher Tanev and Ben Hutton's injuries suffered in the game prior kept them from the lineup. This resulted in Anton Rodin dressing for Saturday's game, and not playing a single minute for the Canucks.

The market's covered the Rodin angle of this extensively, and earlier this morning coach Willie Desjardins revealed Rodin wasn't 100% healthy, which gives insight into why he didn't play. 

It's not like this was an unavoidable issue, though. The Canucks had options to avoid this.

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Canucks Player Power Rankings - January 9th, 2017

Grainne Downey
January 09 2017 09:00AM


The Canucks continued to be hot this week, winning three of four games and looking decent while doing so. They scored dogs for children, found inner peace, and warmed a bench or two. Read on to see how the roster stacks up as they push for that elusive playoff spot.

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Plays of the Week: January 8th, 2017

Vanessa Jang
January 08 2017 11:00AM


This week, the Canucks continued to turn heads as they extended their win streak to six games. Their recent success led them to momentarily hold a golden wild-card playoff spot, only to be overtaken by Los Angeles the next day. Nonetheless, it was another encouraging week for the Canucks as they won three of four games, with 21 year-old Bo Horvat leading leading the way.

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Stick Taps - January 8th, 2017

Matthew Henderson
January 08 2017 09:00AM


Stick Taps is a Canucks Army feature where we link to the top news from the Canucks and across the NHL. If you've written a blog post, produced a tribute video, birthed a clever .gif into existence, have a hockey related cause you'd like to see promoted in this space or anything else - please tweet or DM us at CanucksArmy on Twitter!

After a couple weeks off, Stick Taps is back to give a nod to those around the hockey world. 

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Taylor Perry
January 07 2017 11:56PM


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For the second time in as many nights, the Canucks faced off against the Calgary Flames - but this time in Alberta. In spite of a much-improved effort compared to their dreadful winning performance the night prior, Vancouver fell 3-1 in a close and physical affair, ending its six-game win streak. Vancouver probably deserved a better fate on the evening, much as Calgary did 24 hours ago, but were unable to tie the game late. With a Kings win earlier in the day, the Canucks again fell out of the playoff picture in the Western Conference.

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