November 16 2015 12:00PM

It wasn't that long ago, a few weeks, in fact, that the Vancouver Canucks ended the Canadiens win streak to start the season at 9 games. It felt good, not gonna lie. Since then, hasn't been entirely fun to watch. Now the Canucks are in Montreal this time and are looking to repeat some of that magic they had back in Vancouver. Token french player, Alex Burrows, may not be in the lineup. Read below to find out the exciting news!

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Canucks Player Power Rankings - Nov. 16th, 2015

Grainne Downey
November 16 2015 11:00AM


It was, once again, not a banner week for the Vancouver Canucks. But between some hometown love, some Danish revenge, and a really, really bad team photo, there are some positives to pull from a week that saw more than a few fans express a longing for Luca Sbisa. 

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Hunter Shinkaruk to make NHL debut as lineup shuffles up

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 16 2015 10:03AM

It's go time for Hunter Shinkaruk. A few days after being called up, and a day after Alex Burrows was confirmed to be heading on personal leave, it appears that the 21-year-old winger will be making his NHL debut against the Montreal Canadiens.

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Alexandre Burrows Takes Leave of Absence for Personal Reasons

J.D. Burke
November 15 2015 05:25PM

Hunter Shinkaruk's recall is beginning to make considerably more sense than originally suspected.

Just a day after the diminutive winger was recalled from the Utica Comets, the Canucks have lost another key contributor for an indeterminate amount of time. Alexandre Burrows is reported to have left the Canucks for what are being described as "personal reasons".

The pesky winger is one day removed from a power play goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs and a phone call with league officials to discuss his part in the Jordin Tootoo controversy. It's been a stressful week, spent entirely on the road as the Canucks are in the midst of a season long seven-game road trip. One which is looking increasingly likely to end without their core piece and renowned shift disturber. 

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Benning Eye for the Stats Guy: Erie vs Mississauga

money puck
November 15 2015 01:00PM

This was the second time in a week that Jim Benning had caught an Erie Otters game, this time lacing up against the Mississauga Steelheads who boast three potential first round draft prospects in Alex Nylander (PCS pace 26%), Michael McLeod (PCS pace 18%), and Sean Day (11%). The Otters, of course, boast the dynamic offensive weapons Alex Debrincat (PCS pace 40%) and Taylor Raddysh (PCS pace 41%), who was my Benning Eye for the Stats Guy Prospect of the game from last week

The Otters young guns came to play today, powering their team to a 5-2 victory over the Steelheads.

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